Category: Corvette suspension

Jul 10

The Original Morbid Rod.

Here’s a blast from the past. A few days ago I stumbled across a few more pictures of the original Morbid Rod and thought I’d add them and bump this post back to the top to show everyone the car that started Morbid Rodz. This car was built over the course of many months during 2005 – 2006 in a small shop here in Paris, Texas. It started life as a 1930 – 31 Ford Model A sedan but was highly modified with a chop and channel job. The frame started life as a 36 pickup piece that was boxed and clipped with Corvette donor suspension front and rear and the finished sedan body was mated to it. The same Corvette donated it’s drive train to this beast and after hours and hours of work the car was finished and terrorizing the streets. The original Morbid Rod featured several unique touches that would later on be used on almost every rat rod that rolled out of the shop. Features such as chopped roof profiles, channeling the body over the frame, aluminum roof skins and braces, and wrenches modified for things like accelerator pedals and handles. This car also had a fully custom grill shell, a miniature coffin air breather, flame thrower exhaust, custom skull shaped tail lights, and chainsaw chain accents around the roof line to complete the horror theme. The car was a blast to ride in but eventually it was sold on Ebay to fund the next project and the shop known as Morbid Rodz was born!