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18 of the Weirdest, Wildest Rat Rods From Around the World

For a time it seemed like hot rods were becoming luxuriously painted eggs. The Rat Rod movement grew from the desire to put the rough edges back in the cars. Here are some extraordinarily creative expressions of the Rat Rod genre, both from here in the US as well as elsewhere around the world.

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Rat rodding from Japan

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Mini Cooper Rat Rod from South Africa

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The well-known Cummins turbo-diesel powered Welderup Rat Road “rolling coal”

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Rat Rod from …?

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Super low vintage Datsun pick-up Rat Rod

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A BMW Rat Rod build in process

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AMC Gremlin Rat Rod with four inches chopped off the roof

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Just a rendering, but what a beautiful design

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Upcycled Postal Jeep Rat Rod

 

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Studebaker Rat Rod

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Chopped, rear-engined Chevy Van Rat Rod

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A 1963 Pontiac Tempest Rat Rod in Metallic Mint Green (get the reference?)

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A beautifully detailed Rat Rod, one of my favorites

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From England, a Morris Minor Rat Rod

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Another Volvo Rat Rod, this one a PV544

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A stylish Rat Rod kicking up a little dirt

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Rat Rod pickup cab with the rear end of a 1957 Dodge Coronet

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