REDNECK RAT ROD

get the truck to a drag strip. For brak­ing, the fac­tory Crown Vic calipers and pads up front and Ford Su­per Duty calipers and pads out back are fed by a dual mas­ter cylin­der Wil­wood brake sys­tem.

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With some cus­tom mo­tor mounts and a hand-fab­ri­cated trans­mis­sion cross­mem­ber, the 2005 5.9L Cum­mins en­gine and 5-speed Al­li­son trans­mis­sion were bolted into the chas­sis. There was a ton of cut­ting and mas­sag­ing re­quired to get that big mo­tor and trans to clear the cab, and a cus­tom fire­wall and trans­mis­sion tun­nel had to be fab­ri­cated to make it all fit. But with some plan­ning and time, it all worked out great. The Cum­mins en­gine is at­tached to the Al­li­son trans­mis­sion with a kit from De­stroked; it in­cludes a bell­hous­ing adapter plate, fly­wheel, wiring har­ness and com­plete trans­mis­sion con­troller. Jung had to build the shift link­age him­self and uses a TCI Out­law ratchet shifter in the cab to se­lect gears from the driver seat. GRS Driv­e­lines built the cus­tom drive­shaft to con­nect the Al­li­son trans­mis­sion to the Ford rear axle.

The heart of this lit­tle beast is that 5.9L Com­mon Rail Cum­mins en­gine, which re­mains all stock in­ter­nally. Jung did plan ahead and in­stalled a set of ARP head studs with the higher boost lev­els and abuse he knew he’d soon be throw­ing at it in mind. For fu­el­ing, an Air­dog 150gph lift pump feeds an 85% over CP3 in­jec­tion pump and 180hp in­jec­tors from In­dus­trial In­jec­tion. For air­flow, an In­dus­trial In­jec­tion Sil­ver 69 tur­bocharger feeds boost through an in­ter­cooler off a 7.3L Power Stroke. The in­ter­cooler piping was all cus­tom fabbed, along with the sim­ple 4-inch in­take. The en­gine was wired with a Pain­less Per­for­mance 5.9L wiring har­ness and is tuned with a Smarty S06 pro­gram­mer. Tun­ing has been left in the lower set­tings in hopes of keep­ing that stock 5-speed Al­li­son alive un­til Jung can af­ford to fully build it with a triple-disc torque con­verter and bet­ter clutches.

In­side the cab, Jung has done quite a bit of work to give the truck a race-in­spired Redneck Rat Rod feel. Row­els off some old spurs

 The hand-fabbed trans­mis­sion tun­nel uses some steel Jung found ly­ing around the ranch, along with some barn wood and an old horse­shoe for good luck. The cus­tom cen­ter con­sole also houses a couple cup hold­ers, some Kicker speak­ers and the TCI Out­law ratchet shifter to con­trol the Al­li­son trans­mis­sion.

 The back end of the truck is pretty much all stock ex­cept for that sweet rear bumper that was just some scrap steel tub­ing Jung found hid­ing in a big pile of scrapes be­hind the barn.

 While the main idea was to build some­thing fun to drive that not ev­ery­one had, with­out break­ing the bank, money was spent where it made sense. The cus­tom suede race seats were one of those places, the Crow race har­nesses help keep things safe in the cab as well. Jung had to fab­ri­cate the seat brack­ets for both sides of the truck him­self and they worked out per­fectly.

 The steer­ing wheel came from JOES Racing and goes right along with the nice bucket racing seats Jung found for cheap on­line.

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