REDNECK RAT ROD

A 1958 FORD F-100 WITH A 5.9L CR CUM­MINS & AL­LI­SON TRANS­MIS­SION

Diesel World - - Contents - JA­COB WHITE

Rat Rods are some­thing ex­tremely pop­u­lar in the hot rod mar­ket th­ese days and do­ing a diesel con­ver­sion on some old rusted-out vin­tage chas­sis just makes it that much cooler in our opin­ion. But for Holden Jung, a pro­fes­sional horse trainer in Boun­ti­ful, Utah, grow­ing up around the farm and ranch life­style al­lowed him to put his own redneck flare on this 1958 F-100 rat rod build.

Jung de­vel­oped a love for old hot rods and cus­tom car fab­ri­ca­tion in his early teens work­ing at his un­cle’s re­pair shop. With a lit­tle ex­pe­ri­ence un­der his belt, Jung went to work at Weaver Cus­toms in nearby West Jor­dan. Known as a high-end hot rod shop, Weaver Cus­toms has pro­duced some the most im­pres­sive diesel-pow­ered builds we’ve ever seen. On his own time, Jung con­verted his per­sonal 1986 Ford F-250 with a 12-valve Cum­mins and re­ally started to get at­tached to the diesel per­for­mance mar­ket. He later helped his par­ents con­vert their Ford F-450, which orig­i­nally had a 6.0L Power Stroke, to a less prob­lem­atic com­mon-rail Cum­mins backed with an Al­li­son trans­mis­sion.

Af­ter a few years at Weaver, Jung men­tioned to his boss, Randy Weaver, that his grandma had this 1958 Ford F-100 just sit­ting out be­hind the house in a hay field, and he’d re­mem­bered

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