Way up in a front corner, right on Las Vegas Blvd, sat the Resurgence Rat Rod. This rat rod was built by Resurrected Rust Garage out of Hood River, Oregon for the SEMA 2015 Build Off. In fact it won that year.
This rat rod drew a lot of attention and getting pictures was a challenge. But since the detail on this car was amazing, I fought off challengers to get pics for you!
While I didn’t get to do a video interview, I did find out a bit about this awesome ride.
Rat Rod Magazine is who hosted the build off and one of the rules was that a team can only spend up to $3,000 on the project. Believe or not, the Resurgence team only spent $2,600.
Who knew you could build something like this on such a limited budget?
Think that is pushing it? They built this in just 23 day!
It has a 16’ 6” frame and is out of a 1972 Dodge motor home.
The engine is a small block 360, also out of a 1972 motor home (not sure if it is the same motor home as the frame, but guessing it is, since their budget was so limited.)
The cab is off of an Autocar COE truck.
The headlights buckets are off of a Diamond T.
This rat rod has pieces and parts from a wide variety of things. I say things, because it isn’t all just car and truck parts. It has bicycle parts, Harley parts and even parts off a snowmobile. Now you have to be REALLY creative to get all into just 1 build.
Speaking of creative, the cut out designs on this rat rod are beyond amazing! Maybe it is the “little old lady” in me that is so fascinated with the art.
The entire roof is a cutout! Oh be still my heart, who knew you could have such a classy rat rod? Honestly, it did remind me of a badass lace.
There is also a cut out covering the radiator and this piece really stands out since the front of the cab is so open. The back side windows also have a touch of design.
The wheel covers…they are something! I don’t even know how to explain the cutout on these. You will see what I mean in the video.
Ok, I will stop there and let you watch the video. I tried to show as much detail as I could. I am hoping that the guys will bring this car to RatCity Rukkus and maybe then I can get an interview.
Want to see what they are doing next? Well hop on over to the Resurrected Rust FaceBook Group. I am sure you will see something to blow your mind!
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