from Wildomar California
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U.S. RAT 25 Dodge Bros
1925 Dodge Brothers Roadster
- Engine: 66 Dodge 440
- Transmission: 727
- Suspension: Underslung on stock leafs
- Brakes: custom disc
- Tires: Oldies
- Exhaust: custom
- Other: Superleggeria as the Italians would say
- Steering Wheel: stock
- Steering Column: stock
- Pedals: custom
- Noise & Heat Insulation: Huh?
- Seals & Gaskets: Felpro
- A/C & Heat: Wind in yer face
- Body Mods: everywhere you look
- Wheels: stock
Audio & Electronics
Rich Riddel was a genius with many cars to his credit. Rich passed away Mar 08. He is survived by his wife Pat who grew up with Don Garlits & the wild crowd of early Top Fuel. They met because rich was an innovative builder for these early cars. Rich picked this truck up from a farm equipment collector. It was a cut up farm truck with a flatbed that had sat idle since 1955. The tub was purchased in Riverside.
History of this Vehicle
The Dodge itself was largely original chassis and drivetrain wise. The original frame was flipped and everything hand fabbed by Rich in his shop. Notice the friction shocks and links. The 66 440 and 727 was donated by our shop and was originally purchased for $50. Pics of this car our in front of our tiny little shop. The car was built largely from parts that Rich wanted to take to swap meet.
Plans for this Vehicle
This car was taken to the Hot Rod Reunion at Famosa shortly after completion where it was spotted by the staff from Hot Rod magazine. They shot a feature and sent an issue to Rich. When he showed Pat she saw where her new skillet had went that she couldn’t find. It was the air cleaner lid. She say’s Rich was always doing that. The car was sold to Joe Moreno another famous hot rodder in Dec 08.
Sponsors & Special Thanks
Pat Riddell for her funny stories about Rich and life around us car guy’s. Hot Rod magazine for featuring this car in the June 06 feature Underbudget Underslung.