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.
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.