from rustbucket to ratstyle rod
In the spring, Platform21 adopted this sweet little microcar. Completely rusty, the car was stalled-out on our driveway and wouldn't drive again. Who would take pity on this little one?
Car mechanic Jesper van Koningsbruggen was up for it and together we decided to make it into a challenge: to turn this rustbucket into a rough-riding RAT-STYLE ROD!
Rat style is a car-customising subculture that uses original parts only and strictly forbids showy touches. It’s all about function over fashion, and it’s perfect for Platform21=Repairing.
Together with visitors we went to work with grinders, Dremels, filler and spray-paint. Watch this stop motion movie made by Sergio Davila to see if we succeeded.