yeah and he had a "rat" hood ornament made out of a circular saw blade cut in half and some other pieces welded on it to make it look like a rat head. Truly was a "rat rod"
Oh another one I've done a few times over the years...aluminum pop can cut up and used for shims on exhaust pipes, bearings, or whatever, etc. Or just a exhaust pipe hole repair, little mechanics wire to hold it on and perfect
and don't forget coat hangers, they will outlast a standard muffler hanger any day
make great filler rod when used with oxyacetylene tanks too...