Picked up an old VW chassis ‘rat rod’ named ‘Gus’ from these two Pike County gentlemen. The dad said they found it deep in the woods covered in leaves and stuff. The son cleaned it up and brought it back to life. Some rot, plus a distinct lack of basic safety features. It looks like it might have been made as some sort of shop project as all the framework is hand-welded plate (not sheet) metal. Came with a very nice 1500cc single port engine and decent transaxle, which more than covered the purchase price. Probably never gonna be ‘street legal’ but it’s fun to drive on some of the private roads around there.
Avocado felt like a good color for Gus.