COINED BY JONATHAN WARD of ICON 4x4 (don’t let the name fool you, they build everything), derelicts bridge the gap between rat rods and Ridler contenders. Not to be confused with your run-of-the-mill patina’d ride, a derelict is a high-end build that happens to look like something you just dug out of your great grand-uncle’s backyard. Maintaining a weathered exterior, everything else about a derelict is flawless, from the fully restored interiors to the custom chassis and modern drivetrain. However, up until now, all of JW’S derelicts have been cars.
We’ve been waiting on Jonathan to take on a truck as a derelict build (all of his trucks thus far have been built as ICON TRS with restored exteriors), and based on a rendering that popped up of a
Thriftmaster 4x4 crew cab on the ICON 4x4 website, we’re hoping that such a build will be coming sooner rather than later.
To stay up to date on ICON’S builds, check out Icon4x4.com.