Driven by his love of Steve’s Diesel Rat Rot (The D-Rod), a heavy equipment operator commissions a version for himself. Instead Steve delivers a custom ‘Go Anywhere’ rat rod that can climb mountains as easily as it whips down the highway at 100mph.
Steve faces an uphill battle meeting his client's demands for a 1930's era truck before eventually acquiring an old friend's family heirloom Diamond T. But then the real work begins to transform a gutless work truck into a mountain taming monster.
Two bodyguards from Nashville prove to be tough customers when they ask Steve to redesign their Chevy truck into a bat out of hell for their impending anniversary. While the Welderup crews lack of communication threatens to tear their union apart.
An electrical lineman from Texas tasks Steve & the Welderup crew with customizing his company’s first work truck, a trusty old early 70’s Ford pickup. Leading them to create a monstrous homage to the linemen that brought power to the West.
To appease a demanding new client Steve aims to make a big rig rat rod out of a'79 Peterbilt that he once drove for his father's steel company. But his high expectations are crushed when cousin Dave goes rogue and prematurely paints the truck.
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.
An enthusiastic cowboy is looking for a rat rod to lift the spirits of his small town. Steve quickly lands on the idea of making a death defying carnival ride on wheels. But will this rolling house of horrors bring joy to anyone but Steve?
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. But his plan to make a race-ready '31 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 two-year-old son has cancer Steve enlists the crew to build a custom vehicle that he hopes will show anyone who is battling the disease that there is life after the struggle.
After Steve pens an ode to his working class roots in the steel industry called "Blue Collar Man". He sets out to transform a rare but crumbling 70's era Charger body into the ultimate blue collar vehicle to star in the song's music video.
A client comes to Steve with a pristinely restored 1954 Tin Woody Wagon hoping the Welderup crew can "make it cool". When Steve's plans call for burning the car to achieve the look he's after some on the team wonder if he's finally gone too far.