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