Custom US Army Rat Rod with guns instead of fenders!

Custom US Army Rat RodCustom US Army Rat Rod with guns instead of fenders! This incredible Rat Rod was filmed at the Hot Rod Riot 2015. When this enthusiast started out with a 1943 Ford that began life as a military Deuce and a Half, he didn’t even realize that he would end up with something spectacular.

Custom US Army Rat Rod with guns instead of fenders!

Custom US Army Rat Rod

The radiator overflow is an old canteen, the shift knob an old hand grenade. He used destroyer headlights with blackout pods and old jeep tail lights. The fronts are military jeep tires, and the rears are 20″ spare tire rims from a 2010 Dodge flipped around and mounted backwards. The battery is housed inside some old ammo boxes, as well as lots of other military accents. Of them, his favorite is the lettered significant dates, battles and events from WWII on the doors. He also paid tribute to some family members and friends that served in the war and listed their battalion numbers. There are guns instead of fenders, but fortunately, they’re not functional ­čÖé

Darrik built the blower motor himself and it turns out 700+ hp. All totaled, he spent about 16 months on the build. Check out this patriotic ride featuring a 460ci engine and 671 blower in the video below and tell us what you think of this hand built custom US Army Rat Rod.


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