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<p>Filed under: <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/timewarp/" rel="tag">Classics</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/sports/" rel="tag">Performance</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/trucks/" rel="tag">Truck</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/videos/" rel="tag">Videos</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/chevrolet/" rel="tag">Chevrolet</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/ford/" rel="tag">Ford</a></p><a href="/2014/05/08/chevy-rat-rod-diesel-pickup-video/#continued"><img alt="Rat Rod Diesel Pickup" data-credit="1320 Video via YouTube" data-mep="248595" src="http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/GLOB/crop/1032x694+247+46/resize/628x417!/format/jpg/quality/85/http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/1f583662d965f9548af71864955e5305/200098173/Rat-Rod-Pickup.jpg" /></a><br /><br />Cool comes in multiple flavors. One one hand, we have the sophisticated attraction of svelte design and the efficient use of power. Of course, on the other hand there is the allure of being the bad boy and going against the grain. That is part of the appeal of rat rods. Ideally, they are built without rules to an owner's specific tastes, and this widened and heavily modified 1947 <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/chevrolet/">Chevrolet</a> pickup rod is a perfect example of that spirit.<br /><br />Coming down the highway with a bent grille, rusted body and pouring smoke, it looks like the pickup from hell. It backs up the looks with some very impressive mechanicals too. Owner Troy Gubser says that the truck packs a <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/ford+power+stroke/">Ford Power Stroke</a> diesel with to 42 pounds of boost that runs out of 8-inch exhaust stacks at the back. He claims it managed 505 horsepower and 885 pound-feet of torque on the dyno. To harness all that power, this hot rod has a <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/zf/">ZF</a> five-speed manual gearbox with a ceramic clutch and short-throw shifter. Plus, it has cool little features like a doorbell on the tailgate that operates an air horn.<br /><br />You might not expect a truck like this to actually be useful, but it has a fifth wheel coupling to haul an RV around drag races and car shows. The air suspension also probably keeps the ride fairly comfy when Gubser wants it to be. <a href="/2014/05/08/chevy-rat-rod-diesel-pickup-video/#continued">Scroll down</a> to check out this beastly rat rod pickup and watch it engage in some diesel drag racing. Warning, there is some NSFW language.<p><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/05/08/chevy-rat-rod-diesel-pickup-video/" rel="bookmark">Continue reading <em>1947 Chevy rat rod pickup leaves rubber and smoke in its wake</em></a></p><p style="padding:5px;background:#ddd;border:1px solid #ccc;clear:both;"><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/05/08/chevy-rat-rod-diesel-pickup-video/">1947 Chevy rat rod pickup leaves rubber and smoke in its wake</a> originally appeared on <a href="http://www.autoblog.com">Autoblog</a> on Thu, 08 May 2014 20:00:00 EST. Please see our <a href="http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/">terms for use of feeds</a>.</p><h6 style="clear: both; padding: 8px 0 0 0; height: 2px; font-size: 1px; border: 0; margin: 0; padding: 0;"></h6><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/05/08/chevy-rat-rod-diesel-pickup-video/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to this entry">Permalink</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/forward/20881983/" title="Send this entry to a friend via email">Email this</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/05/08/chevy-rat-rod-diesel-pickup-video/#comments" title="View reader comments on this entry">Comments</a><div class="feedflare">

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