1931 Desoto Rat Rod Magazines Tour Rat

1931 DeSoto

Make: DeSoto
Type: Rat Rod
Year: 1931
Mileage: 25,000
Engine: 350 Chevy
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota, United States

Description for DeSoto 1931

1931 Desoto Rat Rod. This was built at Dagels Refinishing & Fabrication in Sturgeon lake MN,, home to all of Rat Rod Magazines Tour Rats. This was built back in 2011, we started with a 1931 desoto 4 door sedan, shortened it to a 2 door. Sedan was chopped 3 inches and channeled about 4 inches. Frame is a Chevy S-10, all rebuilt with new ball joints, bushings. brakes, frame was pinched in the front to fit the cab.Motor is a rebuilt 350 chevy,, 350 HP, Built by Mora Motor Works in Mora MN. Aluminumintake with a new Edlebrock carb, HEIdistributor, headers, new Dillion Radiator with new cooling fan. Has a single wire alternator. Rat gets about mid 20's for milage and still has NO problem burning rubber. Tranny is a rebuilt 700R4 Overdrive tranny. Has a B&M shifter withNeutralsafety switch., with a cool scull shifter knob. Box is made from a 1960 Golden Super Commando station wagons rear clip. Use factory taillights and gas filler, all still work. 1936 Hudson Terriplane grill and head light buckets. Interior is all inexpanded steel, door panels, complete interiorincluding the roof. The roof has a Rat Rod logo banner to keep out the rain & sun. In great weather pull the top, it's a blast to have the wind blowing through your hair rolling down the highway. Top snaps on and off. Seats are Jamey Jordan Hand Made Seat company seats,, all aluminum bomber seats. Now for the history. In 2011 i built this and took Brent Bonneville on the first ever Rat Rod Magazines tours down to the Redneck Rumble inTennessee, and came back with out one break down.Other than a speeding ticket for 112 MPH in a 70 we had NO problems. Say 1600 round trip, Then in 2012 it went again on the Rat Rod Magazines tour to Las Vegas, inthe movie 4000 miles of Rust. Rat Rod Magazine 4000 miles of rust can be seen on youtube. They won't let me add the links. In 2013 it went south the the Cajun Nationals inLouisiana, came home agin with out a hitch, run flawlessly. Another say 2000 miles. In 2014 Back on Tour again with the mag going toSteelfest in St Loius,, came home again runningflawlessly. Another say 1600 miles,, no break downs,,, EVER. The stories the rat could tell,, the people it met, the kids in awe. Was a blast, now it's time to pass it on to another Rat Rodder. Call me with questions,, Bryan at 218-372-3835 Have to give a big thanks to all who helped build this rat,, French Lake Auto was a big part of this build,, Should mention Steve from Rat Rod Magazine,, he gave me the OK to build what i wanted,, Thank you sir!! THANKS GUYS You also get a the Magazine from the 2012 Rat Rod Magazine Tour AND A FREE 4000 MILES OF RUST MOVIE WITHPURCHASE OF RAT.