Air suspension is becoming a massive deal in the restoration industry, so much so I did a little surfing today to delve into how these air assisted systems operated on Air Society. However, I got a little side-tracked when I came across this and the previous article on the WRX STI. Both use the system (and I will touch upon this subject in more detail in an upcoming article), but for this piece I want to bang on a bit about this simply beautifully executed Rat Rod.
Look at it; you can see into its soul through those headlamps. This brilliant build comprises from a World War II Willys-Overland Motors’ Jeep brand Willys SUV and a 1996 VW TDI lump.
Of course, the power was increased – if stage 2 cams and a Kerma K03/K04 hybrid turbo weren’t enough, other upgrades were installed such as better intercooler.
Because this thing virtually sits on the ground, four air springs powered by a compressor feed air via copper hard lines through manual paddle valves to provide the desired look this Frankenstein rod deserves.
This car is a great example of what Gargling Gas likes to see – it has a personality, it has soul, it has a heart.
After all, cars have feelings too…