Rat Roaster

Rat Roaster

One of the most iconic cars ever built was the ’32 Ford Roadster. Not just in it’s original form, but also in it’s potential as a hot rod. The Rat Roaster project is a glorious tribute to this ultimate hot rod, designed and built with Stacey David’s unique touch. Built entirely from the ground up, it serves as a showcase of what a guy can do in his garage. Stuffed full of go-fast parts, cool one-off tricks and a large dose of late 60’s attitude, this is one car that will literally stop traffic when it’s rolling down the road and take your breath away when you stomp the throttle. With it’s matching custom Gibson guitar and Revell model kit, the Rat Roaster really is the baddest car in the valley!

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Rat Roaster
  • 32 Ford Roadster (Season 1 Episode 7)

    It's anniversary time! The '32 Ford is 75 years old and we take a look back at what made this car so popular for so long. Stacey shows you that the deuce is not dead... it's just getting started, as he walks you through the assembly and building of a brand new steel '32 roadster body at Brookvill...

  • The Rat Roaster (Season 1 Episode 12)

    There is no doubt that the '32 Ford is one of the most legendary cars ever built. Stacey shows that you can actually build one of these cars yourself and that hot rodding is alive and well, by jumping into a wild, late '60's-style roadster project called..."The Rat Roaster". If you were a street-...

  • The Rat Roaster Part 2 (Season 1 Episode 13)

    Stacey deals with one of the most talked-about issues facing the hot rod hobby - cost! Then, he shows you that it is actually possible to build a steel-bodied ‘32 Roadster for around 20 grand. But, you’ve gotta get back to nature to do it! So, strap on your snake boots because the junkyard is cal...

  • The Rat Roaster Engine (Season 2 Episode 2)

    The “Rat Roaster” returns and Stacey finally reveals the kind of power plant that would have made this wild deuce roadster the fastest car in the valley in 1968. And if dual carbs, a blower and about 600 horsepower don’t get you going... maybe the fact that he’s stuffing a 5-speed manual transmis...

  • Rat Roaster: Jekyll and Hyde Exhaust (Season 2 Episode 3)

    Stacey not only brings the “Rat Roaster” ‘32 back in the shop, but he also takes it under the knife as he creates a very unique Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde style exhaust system and does some custom modifications to the frame to hide it all from the casual on-looker. If you are interested in taking you...

  • The Rat Roaster - Building Floors (Season 2 Episode 7)

    Stacey pulls out the tools and starts working metal as he dives into the subject of what to do when your floors are gone… I mean literally gone…nothing there! It’s not as big of a problem as you may think! Stacey rolls in the Rat Roaster and shows you how to create solid metal floors from nothing...

  • The Rat Roaster Details & Billy Cox (Season 3 Episode 7)

    The Rat Roaster is back and this wild little ’32 Roadster gets even wilder as Stacey starts adding some cool details to lock it into the Hot Rod and Rock and Roll culture of 1969. A cool microphone shifter with a touch of James Bond, a bass drum kick pedal, bobbed fenders and a wild custom Gibson...

  • The Return of The Rat (Season 4 Episode 10)

    The Rat Roaster '32 Ford roadster rolls back into the Gearz shop wearing a new coat of green paint and sporting a custom interior... but how did it get that way? It went for a visit at the Hot Rod Institute in South Dakota and Stacey takes you there too, as he shows you what makes this tech schoo...

  • Rat Roaster/Ridge Runner/V8 Interceptor Updates (Season 4 Episode 15)

    Stacey brings the Rat Roaster two steps closer to completion as he installs a custom exhaust system underneath the car to quiet it down and then lays out the 3” chopped top that is going to cover the top of the car when it’s raining. If you’ve ever wondered how they do convertible tops, this is t...

  • The Rat Roaster Details (Season 5 Episode 1)

    Stacey rolls the Rat Roaster back into the shop to dig into the final assembly of this wild roadster. First it is the final fitting of a cool soft top, and then the final layout to the steering and the brakes to all bring this project one step closer to completion. Then it's on to Heartthrob exha...

  • The Rat Roaster Final Assembly (Season 5 Episode 2)

    One of the most exciting and time consuming parts of any project is the final assembly. This is where you bring it all together into a finished vehicle and where attention to detail is so important. Stacey walks through some of the things that need to be done on a project before you can actually ...

  • The Rat Roaster Pay-Off (Season 6 Episode 15)

    In every project there is a beginning and an end. Stacey walks you through the incredible build up of the "Rat Roaster", a wild '32 Ford roadster and shows off the finished car in true Gearz fashion! It's Hot Rods, Rock & Roll, and flyin' wrenches galore, as Stacey demonstrates the incredible sat...