Killer ’49 Willys Flat Rat Will Slay Jeep-Rod Fans

Rat Rods have been around for a long time. They fill a niche of inspired pieces of art with unconventional designs. In recent years, a new phenomenon has appeared … the Flat Rod. A flat-fender Jeep that has been decked out in rat rod-ish form. An impressive example of an extremely well-built and well-thought out Flat Rod is now up for sale on Hemmings.com.

With a brand new frame topped with a brand new reproduction body that was professionally shortened by 16 inches, this Willys CJ-2 has details galore. The four-cylinder engine and three-speed manual transmission were completely rebuilt along with every other mechanical component. Though, the real fun begins with the war components.

A 30-caliber machine gun and a tail gunner seat are installed out back. The tail gunner ought to get a thrill by riding directly over the rear differential with no sheet metal between them. An authentic bomber steering yoke sits in place of a traditional steering wheel, legitimate military switches and a couple genuine aircraft gauges give the minimalist dash a different look. The shifter is a dangerous looking bayonet-inspired, high-grip piece that offers the classic rat rod look. The stark interior may not be the most comfortable, but with bomber seats, it is certainly a work of art.

Sporting a significantly stretched wheel base and machine-gun inspired exhaust pipes, this Flat Rod is a major head turner. For more info, go check it out on Hemmings.com.

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Jake Headlee

Jake's passion started at a young age wrenching on cars with his Dad. Obtaining that glorious driver's license sparked his obsession with grease and horsepower, and the rest is history. Soon, he was a general mechanic and suspension specialist, and currently designs and modifies products for the off-road industry. Jake enjoys rock crawling, desert racing and trail running, and writing in his spare time.
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