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Season 3 / Episode 9 and airs on 25 May 2017 23:00
Steve Darnell and his team of rat rod specialists are master automotive fabricators. They work out of a sprawling garage, Welder Up, on the outskirts of the Las Vegas Strip, re-building one-of-a-kind Mad Max-style "rat rod" cars out of hidden treasure for quirky customers. An expert picker, Darnell finds hidden treasure buried in junkyards, farmers' fields and swap meets. He and his crew assemble his finds into rolling works of auto-art. In each episode of Vegas Rat Rods, creativity and imagination are taken to the next level as each rat rod created represents the person it is being made for. From a shotgun gearshift and mason jar tail lights, to death row electric chair car seats and horseshoe gas peddles, each rat rod featured on Vegas Rat Rods is equal parts discarded treasure, high-tech performance parts and wild imagination from Darnell and his entire team. Characters on the series include: Barber Dave - A Las Vegas native, he's Darnell's cousin.Dan - Darnell's life-long mentor and motor specialist who brings 30 years of technical expertise to the team.Dave - "The Money Guy" and the newest member of Darnell's team. Justin - Darnell's former brother-in-law and prot?g? Kyle - An expert in chassis and sheet metal fabrication. When it comes to creating unique rides, Kyle says "if it has a motor in it, I can customize it." Mackay - The Montana-native is the crew's "Jack of all Trades." From welding and heavy lifting to comic relief, his antics push Darnell to the edge. Travis - The resident artist. From concept art to interior design to paint jobs, Travis is on hand to bring Darnell's ambitious ideas to life. Twiggy - Hailing from Toronto, Twiggy is a tatooed wonder-kid! A recent automotive student, she has left the city life behind to apprentice with Darnell and the crew.
A family man with a need for speed brings a battered 50's era pickup to Steve looking for a bad ass rat rod the whole family can enjoy. To meet their client's demands the crew need to find a way to add glitz and gloss to a smoke belching monster.
When a couple of local hot rod builders challenge Steve to compete in a race that features only period correct post-war restorations, he can't say no; his plan to make a race-ready 1931 Ford in just a week and a half has the team on edge.
Restoring a 1930's era fuel delivery truck proves a big challenge when the crew discovers a warped frame. Steve ups the anti and insists that the resurrected tanker feature 21st century technology, hydraulic brakes, and run only on bio fuels.
When Joe, Welderup's general manager, discovers that his 2-year-old son has cancer, Steve enlists the crew to build a custom vehicle that he hopes will give inspiration to anyone who is battling the disease.
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