1941 Chevy Pickup Rat Rod, Front

(Image/Paul Sakalas – OnAllCylinders)

Rat rods, you either love ’em or hate ’em. At OnAllCylinders, we typically fall into the “love ’em” category. So when this 1941 Chevy truck rolled into the parking lot, we had to take a look.

It checks all of our boxes, right down to the Chevy inline-6 engine nestled between the frame rails.

We’re pretty sure the Stovebolt six isn’t original to the truck because of its later-style “perimeter bolt” valve cover, but that doesn’t take anything away from this ride. An Edelbrock twin-carburetor manifold probably gives this truck plenty of oomph.

The best part about this rod however, is the grille. Ever heard of a Cockshutt? Once you stop giggling, we’ll tell you that the Cockshutt Plow Co. made heavy farm equipment from 1882 into the 1960s.

Before it faded away in the ’60s, the company built some beautiful machines. Cockshutt even hired legendary industrial designer Raymond Loewy (of Studebaker fame) to design a series of tractors. This rat rod’s owner must’ve appreciated art deco design, as they’ve grafted a Cockshutt tractor grille onto the front of their machine.

Pinstripes, whitewall tires and spoke wheels cap off a well-executed 1941 Chevy truck rat rod.

1941 Chevy Pickup Rat Rod, Passenger Side

1941 Chevy Pickup Rat Rod, Driver Side

1941 Chevy Pickup Rat Rod with Inline Six Engine

1941 Chevy Pickup Rat Rod, Interior

1941 Chevy Pickup Rat Rod with Cockshutt Grille

Photos by OnAllCylinders – Paul Sakalas

Cockshutt Tractor

A Cockshutt 35L Deluxe tractor wears a grille similar to the one found on this rat rod. (Image/Cockshutt Decals – Paul Andersen – Edmonton, AB, Canada)

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Author: Paul Sakalas

Paul is the editor of OnAllCylinders. When he's not writing, you'll probably find him fixing oil leaks in a Jeep CJ-5 or watching a 1972 Corvette overheat. An avid motorcyclist, he spends the rest of his time synchronizing carburetors and cleaning chain lube off his left pant leg.