Founded in 1905, the Diamond T Motor Car Company became a significant player in American automotive and truck manufacturing. Known for their production of touring cars, commercial vehicles, and military trucks, Diamond T garnered recognition during World War II with their 47th ranking in military production contracts. Their vehicles were admired for their power and durability, making them a popular choice among consumers. Presented for sale today is an extraordinary 1938 Diamond T 404 Custom Car Hauler Rat Rod. This exceptional vehicle packs a punch with its 5.9L 24V Cummins Turbo-Diesel engine generating 650HP, an ATS Single Turbo, a Built 48RE transmission, air ride suspension, and a winch. Designed to handle any hauling task, this beast allows you to transport your prized possessions with ease. Crafted by Weaver Customs in Utah, it earned its place among the Top 25 SEMA Battle of the Builders contenders in 2016, while also gaining recognition through appearances on the Velocity Channel's Battle of the Builders in 2017 and captivating the attention of Speed Hunters. This 1938 Diamond T 404 Custom Car Hauler Rat Rod is a testament to the exceptional craftsmanship that Weaver Customs delivers.
The Diamond T 404 features a natural patina exterior, accentuated with patina copper accents by Ogden Chrome. It rolls on 24-inch white wheels with wheel spikes and boasts a RWD dually configuration. The rear end is equipped with a hand-fabricated triangulated 4-link setup for improved performance. The truck is built on a custom chassis and decking, complemented by a RideTech air ride suspension system. LED headlights offer enhanced visibility, while the copper-dipped stack exhaust adds a distinctive touch. The steel rear bumper is customized, and Cadillac tail lights complete the truck's unique exterior design. The rugged Diamond T 404 Rat Rod showcases a brown leather interior, featuring custom diamond-stitched leather seats that exude a touch of luxury. Brown carpets add a warm and inviting feel to the cabin, while the wood grain steering wheel, complete with a turning knob, adds a classic element to the truck's rugged charm. For a unique twist, the custom pedals are skillfully crafted from a set of tools, adding a personalized touch to the interior. Auxiliary switches on the dashboard provide convenient control, while a custom drive gear selector completes the interior setup of this rugged Diamond T 404 Rat Rod.
The heart of this 1938 Diamond T Long Haul Custom Rat Rod roars with power, fueled by a remarkable 5.9L Cummins Turbo-Diesel V8 24V engine delivers an awe-inspiring output of 650 horsepower. The immense power generated by the powerplant is efficiently transmitted to the rear axle through a meticulously built 48RE automatic transmission. Equipped with a full manual valve body and a billet lock-up converter, the transmission ensures seamless and precise gear shifts, enhancing the overall performance of this extraordinary Rat Rod.
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