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What Exactly Is a Hot Rod?

The original hot rods were an ingeniously simple idea.

At least the hot rod started out as a simple idea: Take a vehicle that's cheap and readily available - cut it up to remove some weight - lower it and fit some fat tires - soup up or swap out the engine - open up the exhaust - then customize it and paint it a wild color. By using some good ol' Yankee ingenuity, you were able to modify an inexpensive vehicle into one that performed better and looked cool.

Rods were about self-expression and doing something un-conventional. There wasn’t a prescribed set of rules. In fact, rules were meant to be broken.

How come that simple formula has become so rigid and difficult today... not to mention expensive? Street rodding started out as kinda fun and easy going, why can’t it still be? Well, it can...

The Rodster Street Rod. An ingeniously simple idea re-born.

Take a readily available and inexpensive used Chevy S10 Blazer - cut it up to remove some weight - lower it and fit some fat tires - soup up or swap out the engine - open up the exhaust - then customize it and paint it a wild color. Sound familiar?

With a Rodster conversion you make a few body cuts and remove close to 500 lbs., then fit new body panels to give it a retro look (some customers have transformed their S10 Blazers into a Rodster Street Rod ready to go to the paint shop in under 100 hours), put on you favorite wheel/tires, and your off cruisin' EZ.

Ready to cruise.... even across America.

When you factor in “cruiseability” (GM parts are cheap and easy to find) and total cost (build-ups can be under $10,000), the Rodster Street Rod is one unbeatable combination.

It makes it so you can enjoy the easy-going fun and cruisin’ attitude of the ol' hot rods and roadsters that many of us promised ourselves we’d have someday.

Some validation from: wikipedia
HOT ROD: “Originally the term was used to describe the practice of taking an old, cheap car, removing weight (usually by removing roof, hood, bumpers, windscreen and fenders), lower it, change or tune the engine to give more power, add fat wheels for traction and paint it to make it stand out.”
STREET ROD: “In the 1970s hot rodders tried to clean up their reputation and thus they started to use the term ‘street rod’ instead.”