REDNECK RAT ROD

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were used for wash­ers around the switches on the dash and an old worn horse­shoe is fit­ted to the cen­ter con­sole for good luck. The com­plete con­sole and trans­mis­sion tun­nel was hand-fab­ri­cated and some old barn wood was used to cover it all; the same wood was also used in the bed for a pan­eled floor. The stereo sys­tem was in­stalled us­ing a Kicker 40PXIBT50.2 two-chan­nel amp con­troller, along with Kicker 6x8s for the doors, Kicker 6x9s for the cen­ter con­sole, and a Kicker 10-inch subwoofer be­tween the seats. The suede racing seats were in­stalled us­ing brack­ets Jung built him­self, and Crow lap belts keep oc­cu­pants snug. The dash is filled with Au­tome­ter Arc­tic White gauges and an Edge CTS2 In­sight mon­i­tor is used to watch the other en­gine and trans­mis­sion vi­tals like boost, EGT and trans­mis­sion tem­per­a­ture.

The project took Jung around three years to com­plete to driv­ing form, but he says it’s far from over. As a new­ly­wed, his bud­get has been pushed far enough, so the truck will sit as-is for a while and make for a fun lit­tle street truck. His build plans in­clude beef­ing up that Al­li­son trans­mis­sion, fabri­cat­ing a com­pound turbo kit, adding some mas­sive rear tires, and push­ing the mo­tor to its max­i­mum po­ten­tial at 1,000+ horse­power. With the cur­rent setup, the lit­tle F-100 put down 495 hp on the Su­per­flow Chas­sis dyno at a re­cent North­west Dyno Cir­cuit event, which seems to be more than enough to scoot this lit­tle shorty around town. Jung says he’s had a blast build­ing the truck and is ex­tremely happy with how it’s turn­ing out. His main goal was to build some­thing fun to drive that was dif­fer­ent from any­thing else around, and while rat rods are be­com­ing more pop­u­lar, this F-100 Redneck Rat Rod is def­i­nitely some­thing new and unique.

 An In­dus­trial In­jec­tion Sil­ver 69 turbo is bolted up to the stock com­mon rail ex­haust man­i­fold to help sup­ply enough air to the en­gine. With an 85% Dragon Fire CP3 in­jec­tion pump and 180hp In­dus­trial In­jec­tion in­jec­tors, the lit­tle truck would have the po­ten­tial to go 700+ on the chas­sis dyno. But the stock Al­li­son trans­mis­sion wouldn’t take it for long, so tun­ing is kept low to keep the trans alive.

 On the North­west Dyno Cir­cuit Su­per­flow chas­sis dyno, the truck put down 495 hp on the Smarty S06 tuner’s Level 3. Once the trans­mis­sion has been built to han­dle more, Jung plans to turn the power up and pos­si­bly add a set of com­pound tur­bos and shoot for 1,000+ horse­power.

 Sup­port­ing the hand-made 4-inch in­take tube you’ll find a slightly mod­i­fied ad­justable end wrench—to­tal rat rod, right? Think his grandpa will ever no­tice it miss­ing from the tool­box?

 The Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 whiskey bot­tle be­ing used for a coolant overflow tank adds some style un­der the hood for sure.

 Feed­ing fuel to the en­gine is an Air­dog 150gph lift pump with lines and brack­ets Jung had to make specif­i­cally to fit the chas­sis.

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