These days its hard to be unique and build something that really stands out from the crowd. Seem’s like so many builds just copy each other but change a few colors and add more lights.
Well Nate from Cattaraugus, New York sure found a way to stand out!
With a love for the Rat Rod look, and an interest in diesels he found a way to put the two together. Nate started with a 1940 Dodge in 2015 in a back yard garage!
This past spring he decided it was time to go all in! A quick 73 days Nate took a 3500 2nd gen Dodge frame and cut it in half! Coil overs in the front, air bags in the rear. P-pump 6.4L Cummins with 64mm and 82 mm turbos. He spent many days going to scrap yards looking for parts to make it a budget build but in the end still has about 40k in this bad ass unit!
“Favorite part was building the frame, I had an image in my head but was unsure how I was going to do it… So I fired up the grinder and went to town. This build has really pushed my limits with getting everything to work right and working the bugs out. At the end of the day its a dream come true to be able to say I have built this truck front to back, no bolt went untouched.”
Nate has attended a few shows local to his area and has taken home 3 awards so far for this incredible build! His plans for the future include attending UCC next year (maybe more) and also building Rat Rods for customers!
It’s safe to say whether you love the rat rod scene or the diesel truck scene, everyone can appreciate this unique and wild build! We can’t wait to see more of the DomiNATEing Fab truck, and other builds that Nate has in store!
Beach, suntan lotion, and the fresh smell of diesel. This must mean summer is here and truck events are coming in hot…literally! But you know what sucks? Having to stand on steaming asphalt all day for an event and strolling through Instagram watching others enjoy the ocean breeze at the beach. Well, let me fill you in on the upcoming BEACH truck event happening June 22-23. That’s right, its time to take a mini vacation and come to a show you can actually enjoy! The NJ Truck Invasion, in Wildwood NJ, is set on becoming the “Daytona of the North East”. For only its first year, they already have over 500 trucks registered! By the way, the registration closes June 17, 11:59pm EST. Click here to register now because you can NOT register after the day of the event.
Grab that sweet tea and let’s dive a little more into what this event has to offer! From 9am to 5pm vendors, spectators, and a great deal of builds will be basking in the sun at the best beach in the NJ, DE, and MD area. Trucks from North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and every state around have registered their truck to compete for the hand-built Top 20 and Best of Show trophies. Top sponsors such as Goodies Auto, Dirty Diesel, BAMFled off-road lighting, and Causeway Ford are just a few that support Blinker Fluid Productions’ show. Head of Marketing and Promotions, Mark Wickline, gave me the insight on how quickly this event has grown and how top stream vendors Lftdxlvld, TIS Wheels, and DropStars Wheels will be setting up tent as well as the famous Diesel Hotties who will be doing some of their calendar shooting that same weekend!
Need one extra push to help convince your significant-other/pals to head over to NJ? Check out just a few who have signed up already:
If you haven’t heard already, there is going to be a F350 Shelby addition! Yeah, that’s right a truck that might give those other diesel powered trucks a run for there money. (Maybe)
On March 8th-11th in Las Vegas, NV at the Vegas Bash (Team Shelby) this truck was presented for the world to see, check out the specs and details below of the new Shelby 1000 F350 Diesel edition.
1000 lb-ft Torque Stock!
From reviews the Shelby addition Ford F350 is suppose to produce 1000 lb-ft Torque emissions legal, but wait a minute, the 2018 F-250 & 350 series produce 935 lb-ft of torque! So what makes this truck anymore special other then the luxury of having the name Shelby?
In reality we all know this is just a luxury truck. You’re going to be paying for the name itself, when you could just go buy you a standard 2018 F350 and be just as good. I’m not knocking what they have done, the truck looks badass. I just think if they’re going to put the name Shelby on it, you would think the performance would be a little bit more Top Notch! I guess only time will tell if this truck will be something to be all hyped about.
Check out the video below for more overview of the truck.