Here’s how I’m Building an electric rat rod in my basement

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we continue to see how badly we can mess up this electric rat rod build, and how mad people are about it
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  • WireAddict
    WireAddictMuaj më parë

    Awesome! Go check out my ground up built hot rod! Maybe I need to make mine electric??!!!!

  • Tyson Seabrook
    Tyson Seabrook2 muaj më parë

    The sitting on the drill is genius

  • Mark Vasquez
    Mark Vasquez2 muaj më parë

    That's definitely Not Aluminium Bro. LoL

  • Roy Kipkurui Kosgei
    Roy Kipkurui Kosgei2 muaj më parë

    😂😂Its actually steel. I liked that

  • Jeffries Wallis
    Jeffries Wallis3 muaj më parë

    That’s about as punk rock as it gets!

  • Andrizzle
    Andrizzle4 muaj më parë

    11:30 What happened to your kids?

  • Rich
    Rich4 muaj më parë

    Dude.... clamps and a solid secure table for cutting that metal. So glad that plate didn’t kickback into your leg. Ok.. back to this build- love it

  • Shaft0
    Shaft04 muaj më parë

    cough long paintbrush cough

  • usertogo
    usertogo4 muaj më parë

    @3:00 glasses is good, but what about hearing protection? Some would also use a dust mask, but hearing at least is essential!

  • J R
    J R5 muaj më parë

    where's the handle from the grinder?

  • t4thfavor1212
    t4thfavor12125 muaj më parë

    I would definitely not recommend the "Ass drilling" method unless you like sharp, hot, and broken drill bits to penetrate your ass region.

  • gReGsKi GmAiL
    gReGsKi GmAiL5 muaj më parë

    Concept 9 out of 10 Entertainment 10 out of 10 Humor 11 out of 10 Execution... 2 out of 10 sorry bro, you make me look like a master fabricator, not being rude just saying, you are an idea man and that's a complement

  • Anmol Dalal
    Anmol Dalal6 muaj më parë

    Drilling would have been easier , if you had someone continously syringe ice water on the drill tip while drilling!

  • Thomas Kelly
    Thomas Kelly6 muaj më parë

    Eh, aluminum, galvanized steel, ?? Same difference bro. Lol. Let haters hate. You do this stuff as a hobby, completely self taught, and your finished products look professional OEM. Amazing work even if you have weird DIY ways of working. Keep the videos coming

  • Thomas Kelly
    Thomas Kelly6 muaj më parë

    New project idea. Electric jet car. Wind turbines, solar panels, tesla batteries. Even add a water wheel just because you can. Haha.

  • TheRealObiWahn
    TheRealObiWahn7 muaj më parë

    So of course I'm late to the party but why does one not simply search for the 305 pattern (maybe even the machine shop has one), give it to the shop, and let them cut it with all holes. If you measure the hole pattern on the new motor beforehand they could allign it with the driveshaft and cut it all in one... Would be precise, timesaving and easier than cut and drill it yourself. Especially if you lasercut it anyway...

  • Tomer Mahlis
    Tomer Mahlis7 muaj më parë

    He is using the wrong disk for the angle grinder use a diamond disk 10x easier

  • billy bowbob
    billy bowbob7 muaj më parë

    So painful watching you cut that plate with the cutting wheel spinning away from you 😖

  • vaso opel
    vaso opel7 muaj më parë

    ass assisted drilling !!! great!! :-)

  • masakayne
    masakayne8 muaj më parë

    i thought the whole point of rat rods was to piss off the classic car people and give a giant middle finger to the entire restorative industry? it felt like punk rock to me that's why i dig them. you can always put in a stereo with engine revving noises for the puritans vroom vroom mofos!!! lol keep doing what you're doing don't mind the haters. if you're pissing people off you're probably doing it right \m/

  • Kyle McDowell
    Kyle McDowell8 muaj më parë

    try a plasma cutter instead of a grinder for that thick of steel. Might not work but if it does it will cut faster

  • Dawn. FL
    Dawn. FL8 muaj më parë

    Ford and Chevy drivers r ass

  • Ales Geppert
    Ales Geppert9 muaj më parë

    17:05 when you see something slice like butter, when you had a hard time to even drill it while ago ((-;

  • Aron Oddi
    Aron Oddi9 muaj më parë

    Looked good though , rich .

  • Aron Oddi
    Aron Oddi9 muaj më parë

    Mark the edge of bell housing ,top and bottom . Transfer marks to plate , then make your paper or cardboard template including said marks . Match the marks scribe without hassle . 👍

  • RWM
    RWM9 muaj më parë

    Congrats on the Rat Rod EV, the video encourages me to build an uncommon EV. Note: No body pisses off more people than Sam, yet.

  • Jose Delmonte Almansa
    Jose Delmonte Almansa9 muaj më parë

    because to the gearbox because you do not put the direct motor in the differential by the way you are a genius from Mexico.

  • harleycharley
    harleycharley9 muaj më parë

    Painful to watch

  • Richard Hayes
    Richard Hayes9 muaj më parë

    OK- you got me at cutting up a sharpie....a Pick and Hook set is like $10 at Harbor Freight...They also have cutting oil...

  • Matthew Williams
    Matthew Williams9 muaj më parë

    I can't believe, Rich, that you were sitting on that wood. Way to drill. Lol!

  • matt69savage
    matt69savage10 muaj më parë

    I knew your fat ass was good for something Rich, lol.

  • Anthony Markarian
    Anthony Markarian10 muaj më parë

    GJ RICH! I also always put my hobbies before my kids!

  • crispchaos
    crispchaos10 muaj më parë

    Lee seems like a great friend hes in like half ur vids or more and is always down to help out, and just genuinely seems like a really good guy.

  • Lazarus
    Lazarus10 muaj më parë

    Have you ever started a fire when cutting metal ???

  • Waterlec
    Waterlec10 muaj më parë

    Cool video 👍 And, @17:29 I noted the CNC tracing and cutting the steel says TRUMPF ...liked that

  • John Nero
    John Nero10 muaj më parë

    You love danger

  • Spider Brandt
    Spider Brandt10 muaj më parë

    WTF have you done and what kind of welding at 9:95 is that on the steering idler arm ? Engin mount ?

  • Ar Da
    Ar Da10 muaj më parë

    Bye primitive engine

  • Wulfleyn
    Wulfleyn10 muaj më parë

    Gotta give props for your confidence in pissing of so many people and calling it mission accomplished. Also, what i think is weird about gas powered cars is the amount of alien green and blood red colored liquids those things have in different parts.

  • Torez Naidoo
    Torez Naidoo11 muaj më parë

    Personally I think what your doing is cool

  • Tony Allison
    Tony Allison11 muaj më parë

    I am a Chevy guy and even I don't want a 305...

  • TheAdventure bro
    TheAdventure bro11 muaj më parë

    Get some cutting oil for that drill too, it'll change your life

  • TheAdventure bro
    TheAdventure bro11 muaj më parë

    Im not mad that you did it im just mad i didnt do it first lol

  • Hudson Ohio
    Hudson Ohio11 muaj më parë

    Hold on Rich! - I was OK with you destroying the bike to get the guts, I was OK with you trashing that Chevy V8 and hacking away at the rod's frame BUT you crossed the line when you destroyed the Sharpie... That's it! I am unsubscribing (until your next video) :-)

  • Shayne Williams
    Shayne Williams11 muaj më parë

    This is heart breaking to to watch killed that pore rod

  • Jon D
    Jon D11 muaj më parë


  • josh Robinson
    josh Robinson11 muaj më parë

    Building cars is about building cars! Honda or electric or muscle. Just do your thang mang! Keep it up!

  • Nate Hill
    Nate Hill11 muaj më parë

    Maybe rent a magnetic drill press instead of manipulating a hand drill anally?

  • Zeitgeister
    ZeitgeisterVit më parë

    The coopler's weldind won't cause vibrations?

  • Jamezz 35
    Jamezz 35Vit më parë

    This is worse than the 2j swapped 32, atleast the 2j was a gasser

  • James Taylor
    James TaylorVit më parë

    More people go to the ER every year because of grinders than because of Chain saws “Marty Raney”

  • Joshua Adler
    Joshua AdlerVit më parë

    Rich: Im building an electric powered ratrod powered by a 305 and replacing it with the motor from the bike i wanted to ride "Everyone Disliked That"

  • Eric McGinnis
    Eric McGinnisVit më parë

    That trumpf machine at the machine shop, that cut your bracket out, is bad A$$!

  • Eric McGinnis
    Eric McGinnisVit më parë

    What your doing is awesome !!! You get a bunch of credit from me! Awesome vehicle to do it in too! I wonder if you could use a harbor freight motor to run accessories! Tesla extracts heat from the electric motor and runs the lines somewhere I'm guessing to a heater coil but idk but it got me thinking about a few things! I think it's also time for generators to come back into play! Why not recharge batteries while driving or use it to power headlights and tail lights so as to not run the battery dead!

  • Matthew Zoelle
    Matthew ZoelleVit më parë

    Or you could use the bell housing much better to trace off of.

  • Matthew Zoelle
    Matthew ZoelleVit më parë

    You could have uses spray paint in their to get your template. Or take the plate off Trace the transmission side onto the cardboard and transfer it to the steel plate.

  • King Delamuela
    King DelamuelaVit më parë

    Just throw him away in the middle of a deserted island he will be back in a week with a brand new EV lol

  • Jadox t
    Jadox tVit më parë

    that was hard watching you grind that plate 😅 😂

  • Zuhir True
    Zuhir TrueVit më parë

    My life when it come to my family choosing who they think I should date.

  • Zuhir True

    Zuhir True

    Vit më parë

    Me I don’t know trying to figure it out it’s

  • resdevelopment01
    resdevelopment01Vit më parë

    What the Hell man...your wearing sneakers?...stop wimping out and put the flip flops back on!! So what if you cut off one of your toes with the angle got 9 more to spare! Awsome job though...👍🏾👍🏾

  • Francisco Martinez
    Francisco MartinezVit më parë

    Your going to get hurt grinding like that it should of been set waist hight and clamped down . and running that cutting wheel down that long slot you were cutting grinds the side of the cutting wheel down making it weaker i would of used a sawsall with a metal blade . a but to each his own it got done either way

  • l l
    l lVit më parë

    yay bubbles everywhere! (Dumps soap)

  • New Memer
    New MemerVit më parë

    At the end of the build, well be the most hated awesome ev

  • rn reajr
    rn reajrVit më parë

    Next time try some of that spray paint they use for temp marking and let the bell housing be the paint mask.

  • SoManyBasses
    SoManyBassesVit më parë

    I’m pretty sure no ones nearly as mad as the clickbait intro infers.....

  • Bracknell CyclingCampaign
    Bracknell CyclingCampaignVit më parë

    By hanging the motor on the gearbox shaft to mark the bellhouse, do you build a tension into the bearings? If not, It is alot easier than the a long & geeky way,...... " First drill a hole in the plate to snuggly fit the motor shaft, use this to centre the motor & drill its mounting holes. Then take the fly wheel off the ICE, expand the plate hole till it fits the crankshaft & use the ICE block to mark/ drill the holes for the bellhousing. Thus centring the plate to both. Then enlarge the plate hole to clear the coupling."

  • Tristan N
    Tristan NVit më parë

    Nice mini tesla

  • Zena Flaptoise
    Zena FlaptoiseVit më parë

    Spray paint

  • pereti wallace
    pereti wallaceVit më parë

    Stay safe, one big safety issue from start to finish mwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • Andrew Schmidt
    Andrew SchmidtVit më parë

    You sir, have the best editing of all ALthe!! You are so entertaining yet very informative.

  • Michael Moewes
    Michael MoewesVit më parë

    You really suck when it comes to metal work. There is no need to rip of the grinder disk, never.

  • Gluluman
    GlulumanVit më parë

    what the hell happen to the completion of this car?? 1.2.3 and no more ...i coming to believe Rich is a fraud !!!

  • Gluluman
    GlulumanVit më parë

    what the hell happen to the completion of this car?? 1.2.3 and no more ...i coming to believe Rich is a fraud !!!

  • Gluluman
    GlulumanVit më parë

    what the hell happen to the completion of this car?? 1.2.3 and no more ...i coming to believe Rich is a fraud !!!

  • Gluluman
    GlulumanVit më parë

    what the hell happen to the completion of this car?? 1.2.3 and no more ...i coming to believe Rich is a fraud !!!

  • TheSingularity
    TheSingularityVit më parë

    Haha, all of the comments are dissing you for being dumb.

  • Wkwk
    WkwkVit më parë

    Nice keep on

  • James Carr
    James CarrVit më parë

    please take a shop class

  • _____Tweety____
    _____Tweety____Vit më parë what brings in viewers.....I'm out......

  • MegaDyte
    MegaDyteVit më parë

    Just utter shit work lol

  • um yaknow
    um yaknowVit më parë

    blocks and a simple vice? do you suffer on purpose?

  • um yaknow
    um yaknowVit më parë

    but check how many times you say the word "actually"

  • um yaknow
    um yaknowVit më parë

    f yeah

  • Dan Allison
    Dan AllisonVit më parë

    Rich do you still have the 305

  • NetizenZ
    NetizenZVit më parë

    "thick" you killed me

  • Jeffrey Tipton
    Jeffrey TiptonVit më parë

    Hey Rich.... Weld nuts on the electric motor side of the adapter plates, over the drilled that it works the same as it would on the 305....bolts through the bell housing into the plate(welded nuts)....use (grade 8 or 10) 7/16"-1/2" x 20 bolts and nuts.

  • Roland Mitchell
    Roland MitchellVit më parë

    If this is your full-time gig now, and you're trying to "whole-ass" this thing, you should invest in some quality whole-assed tools!

  • C-Shepard
    C-ShepardVit më parë

    Bang Bang Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Our fine four fendered friend.

  • Zclass Entertainment
    Zclass EntertainmentVit më parë

    You are a MAN

  • min bannister
    min bannisterVit më parë

    That cut down coupe body is not Ford model A and neither is the chassis.

  • Jose Roque
    Jose RoqueVit më parë

    What motor did you used? Where I can buy it?

  • fordgrunt351
    fordgrunt351Vit më parë

    You forgot to mention that you also pissed off the Tesla guys as you didn’t use a Tesla motor for the build (as many probably thought you would) 😁

  • AMC guy
    AMC guyVit më parë

    I love everything about this

  • Frank Martinez
    Frank MartinezVit më parë

    I work in Jeffersonville Indian which the guys would go nuts. Good look keep me posted. Downey California

  • Couch Surfer
    Couch SurferVit më parë

    10 points for the seated drill Genius

  • ScorchGD
    ScorchGDVit më parë

    Is most likely the motor is insufficient and will over-heat. Kindest regards; }:>

  • DesertFox
    DesertFoxVit më parë

    You need a work bench dude , and a cart to keep your tools on

  • Sergey Chukanov
    Sergey ChukanovVit më parë

    Ear protection Rich... Those drums won't last :)

  • توم ريتشاردز
    توم ريتشاردزVit më parë

    Trumpf 👀🙄🤷

  • Always Tempted
    Always TemptedVit më parë

    Funny. "Purists" used to be mad about ratrod builders, because they were freaking ratrods. Cobbled together hot rods. I'm only upset that you removed the power steering lol.