The term “Rat Rod” usually refers to a vehicle that’s been thrown together using random parts to create of one of one masterpiece. Sometimes that could mean old rusty looking parts, and others just a wild combination of custom fab work that’s unlike anything else on the road. If you ask me, that’s the perfect way to describe the vehicle you’re seeing here. It started life as an early ’80s Peterbilt semi truck but it doesn’t look like there’s a single part of that original truck remaining on this beast, well maybe the Peterbilt badge on the front grill. It has a fully custom built tube chassis like you’d see on a race car, only if you notice the actual size of the tubing is significantly larger than what you’d normally see. There’s almost no bodywork and its got an open wheel design so in a sense it’s kinda like an Ariel Atom because you can see the suspension and all the other moving parts working as you drive down the road. Or better yet, this is what we would imagine would be the result if a Semi truck and an Atom magically had a baby, how about that for a visual. We also thought it was a great touch to have the massive exhaust pipe, often referred to as “stacks”, sticking straight up off the enormous motor that’s been painted bright green and is a major focal point of the truck. Whether this is your style or not, you have to admire the amount of time, money, and effort it took to build something like this.

 

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