I’m from the UK and im a mechanical engineer and machinist everything is made by me in my workshop
And this is my custom rat truck :
It running a BMW 525TDS TURBO DIESEL engine remapped to 200 bhp with a custom turbo manifold , 5 speed gearbox with an English axle on a 4 link suspension setup and independent front suspension.
Electric power steering pump
Everything underneath the shitbox exterior is brand new
It has a custom wiring loom I made to run the stand alone bmw ecu and the rest of the truck functions
Hoses, brake lines, bushes, wiring etc it handles like a sports car with the setup I’ve engineered
The body is made up of loads of different parts all modified to fit everything else has been fabricated :
The main bits
1941 Ford truck cab channeled onto chassis
1955 Chevrolet bed sides shortened
Model a rear arches
Grille is from a 1927 Austin
The tailgate I made from scratch
Headlights dodge, rear lights Cadillac
The wood bed is a false floor and hinges up to the storage compartments
There are aircraft parts all over the truck all with a function and work
The fuel tanks are WW2 b-17 bomber oxygen tanks converted into fuel tanks for a dual fuel setup one diesel one vegetable oil and I made a copper tube heating coil inside which is heated by engine coolant. Under the bed there are dual pumps dual filters all with switch over valves.
All of the switches and gauges are mostly Ww2 aircraft era all modified to work in a new system.
Shifter is made from a helicopter rotor brake
The flap control on the dashboard controls the bonnet vent and hot and cold of the heater.
Rear indicators are from a Vulcan bomber wing marker lights
The headlight brackets are from Russian mig jet engine afterburner flaps
Expansion bottle is from a ejector seat assembly
Fog light and interior light are from a Lancaster bomber
There’s so many details on this truck to many to write on here took me 4 years to build I’ve included loads of photos you can use any of them if you need anymore information please let me know