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The RAT PATROL  - US Style!!!

Heres an email I got from Matt Petco.  I met Matt and his dad in Detroit...Matt owns the original Rat Patrol !!
 
........HIs car is the first of 2 readers cars are featured in this edition.....Moparmal
 
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Hi Mal, good to hear from you.
 
The Rat Patrol was one of the fastest street cars in Detroit in the late 70's early 80's
 
It was tubbed, with giant 14/32 slicks, max wedge motor, nitrous.  The car was named Rat Patrol because of how they used to beat up on all the Big Chevys. 
 
 
 
 
 

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In the Mid 80's the car caught on fire!!!!, it was disassembled and garaged  until 2004 when I purchased it. 

We wanted to keep the theme of the old Rat Patrol, but  with 2005 technology.

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We had the car painted black on a rotisserie, the car was tubbed, a 16 point chrome molly cage added, all new superstock interior, a 500 Cu inch indy cylinder head wedge motor added.
 
The rear end was changed to a narrowed dana with all strange components, strange 4 wheel brakes, and caltrac mono leaf suspension.

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Recently the wedge motor was sold and the car will be getting a large cubic inch Hemi. 
 
Go right ahead with using the name, i don't mind, and yes id like to be copied on EZine.
 
Good to hear from you
 
Matt Petco

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