Josh Joyce’s Willy’s Rat Rod is a controversial culmination of master craftsmanship fueled by an attitude of not giving a f***. He went into this build doing whatever he wanted how he wanted. His goal was to build something outlandish with the parts he had laying around. Pairing a Willys truck with a VW turbo diesel and then throwing tractor tires on it wouldnt sound like a typical build for anyone. However, Josh Joyce’s erratic persona drives his willingness to shock and constantly blow minds; and this car is nothing out of the ordinary for his life. People are shocked by the work and the style, but positivity always illuminates onlookers’ smiles.
Enjoy this video that showcases the dire insanity of Josh Joyce’s Willys.
Growing up in the Midwest, I was raised on domestics and healthy V8s. To this day, my dad still hassles me a little for liking Imports but despite all the heckling I still held on to what I grew up on. My upbringing is why I would laugh when seeing the Import scene’s version of a “Rat Rod” when it began to gain popularity. Beat up shells, rusted body panels and stripped off parts to make it look abused. Most credit Mike Burroughs’ “Rusty” for this fad sweeping over the Stance community and although his version was done correctly the definition has become watered-down since the creation of his masterpiece. Many will be reaching for their keyboards as they read that but one group will agree: the guys that created the “Rat Rod” style – The Hot Rod guys.