This 1949 Ford pickup sports one modification that we don’t see too often, never mind done well. In addition to the requisite chopping and channeling, the body for this Rat was also narrowed. At some point in time, there must have been a lot of metal pieces on the floor.
According to the seller, the underhood hardware includes one of the General’s 350 cui V8′s with Z/28 cylinder heads installed. A 2-speed Powerglide hooks up to that and then passes on the goodness to a Ford 9-inch rear end. New Torque Thrust wheels and Mickey Thompson tires make up this Rat’s rolling stock.
Topping up the 15-gallon custom keg gas tank in the pickup bed is about all you’ll need to start driving this hot rod, according to the seller. Crank up some tunes on the hidden CD player and the hot rod world could be yours. There has been no bidding action to date and a reserve bid is in place on the truck. Currently located in Katy, TX, the opening bid is set at $5000.
If you are not local to the area, it would be prudent to have an independent inspection done if you are seriously considering a move on it. This certainly looks like a fun rod to get into, with very little work needed to start cruising and showing this year.