Hot or Not? Trophy Rat

ByWes WhitworthJuly 14, 2020
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Hot or Not? Trophy Rat

It’s not just your average Wednesday when you’re scrolling around the intergooglewebs and happen across an amazing piece of machinery like this. For this week’s Hot or Not we found the Trophy Rat.

We happened to spy the Trophy Rat, which is a Rat Rod modified into a rather neat Trophy Truck, over at Driving Line. The entire build is based around an old 1937 International truck, with a proper trophy truck driveline and suspension build, but with more-than-pleasing rat rod aesthetics (read: rusty patina). The entire build took the team at Northrup Fab just over 1500 man-hours, and it was built to fulfil more than one job.

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According to Keith at Northrup Fab, the build was to create something that could be daily driven yet still be able to take it out to the King of the Hammers and, after swapping out some road-biased tyres, run around a race track. The entire build is handmade, with a pipe and tube chassis and cage mated up to a 5.7-litre LS6 from a Corvette with associated running gear. The chassis and cage is made from 1.75-inch DOM tubing, which is the same stuff many Ultra4 chassis’ are made from.

1937 Internatinal Pickup Northrup Fab Trophy Rat 8

Aside from the A-arm front suspension, the rear features a four-link with trailing arm setup, with a set of 10-inch 2.5-inch King coil-overs that give a total of 14-inches of wheel travel. Holding the old darlin’ to the ground is a set of 35×12.5R17 Nitto Trail Grapplers wrapped around a set of 17×9 TrailReady HD beadlocked wheels.

But that’s enough out of us about the Trophy Rat – check out these awesome images!

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**Image Credit: Kyle Wells – Driving Line.

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