REDNECK RAT ROD
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.