The BEST Episodes of Vegas Rat Rods

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 27, 2021

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. 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.

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Shredding Metal

#1 - Shredding Metal

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 15, 2017

A client comes to Steve with a pristinely restored 1954 Tin Woody Wagon, which Steve plans to burn in order to achieve the cool look he is after.

star 8.80
5 votes
Fuel to the Fire

#2 - Fuel to the Fire

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired May 25, 2017

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.

star 8.38
13 votes
Son of A...

#3 - Son of A...

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 27, 2017

To appease a demanding new client, Steve aims to make a big rig rat rod out of a 1979 Peterbilt that he once drove for his father's steel company.

star 8.37
46 votes
Bussin' Out

#4 - Bussin' Out

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 4, 2018

The WelderUp tour bus receives an interior steampunk makeover, while Merlon converts a Cummins diesel engine to run on vegetable oil and Travis installs triple turbos. In addition, Steve stands to make his largest profit yet off of an unusual flip.

star 8.29
34 votes
Steel To Heal

#5 - Steel To Heal

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 1, 2017

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.

star 8.29
7 votes
Tricks No Treats

#6 - Tricks No Treats

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 23, 2018

When Steve is commissioned to build a spooky car, he digs up a haunted '55 Chevy and Justin and Travis battle to modify the cursed car; Steve and Merlon flip a Depression era Plymouth.

star 8.21
29 votes
American Muscle

#7 - American Muscle

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 8, 2017

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 1970s era Charger body into the ultimate blue-collar vehicle to star in the song's music video.

star 8.17
6 votes
Race and Reveal

#8 - Race and Reveal

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 2, 2018

With the delivery date for the ultimate Vintage Dirt Bike Hauler imminent, Steve pushes his crew to complete his vision; Welder Up's reputation for building the meanest and fastest rat rods is challenged.

star 8.17
36 votes
The Real Iron Man Revealed

#9 - The Real Iron Man Revealed

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 20, 2018

With only two weeks left to go, the Welder Up crew still has to build an engine for Tyrone's Iron Rod truck and install it and then re-cut the frame to add shocks.

star 8.15
33 votes
Stevel Darneval

#10 - Stevel Darneval

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 1, 2018

The crew transforms a 1958 Chevy Apache into a bad-ass Vintage Dirt Bike Hauler; Steve jumps at the chance to bring Evel Knievel's Formula 1 Dragster back to life.

star 8.10
39 votes
Curse of the Haunted Rod

#11 - Curse of the Haunted Rod

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 31, 2018

The Haunted Rod is cursed. The suspension and the engine don't fit, triggering major body work; and when the engine doesn't fire they miss the deadline. Steve flips a 1920 Old Wayne Gas Pump to off-set extra labor costs on the Haunted Rod.

star 8.09
32 votes
Heroes and Villains

#12 - Heroes and Villains

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 8, 2018

Steve is asked to build a scary villain rat rod in three weeks and a vintage-inspired charity bike for military veterans in two weeks; Steve worries when the villain car frame takes longer than expected and the Vet Bike won't start.

star 8.06
35 votes
Gassed Up Bootleggers

#13 - Gassed Up Bootleggers

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 15, 2018

Steve takes on one of his funkiest projects ever when he agrees to build a crazy 70's-era gasser racecar for a Navy Vet. Also, Steve tries to make money by restoring and flipping a Prohibition-era bootlegger Model A truck to a Vegas police captain.

star 8.06
36 votes
Big Bad Bus

#14 - Big Bad Bus

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 27, 2018

Steve faces his toughest challenge yet while designing a tour bus that represents Welder Up and meets the high standards of his sisters, Donnalee and Stacy; Justin drifts into unfamiliar territory with his 1962 Lark.

star 8.03
30 votes
Iron Man and the Mullet

#15 - Iron Man and the Mullet

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 13, 2018

Steve and the Welderup crew have to get creative when they're tasked with building an iron-worker themed rat rod that doubles as a work truck. Justin makes a big mistake and Steve then tries to flip a beat up '67 Coronet that he finds in a junkyard

star 8.03
32 votes
One Big Gas Car

#16 - One Big Gas Car

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 16, 2018

The Welder Up crew scramble to finish the 70's gasser, but they run into several problems while testing the car out. Also, Merlon plans a surprise gift for Steve to replace a bike he loved as a kid but lost.

star 8.00
33 votes
Water Rat

#17 - Water Rat

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired May 4, 2017

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.

star 7.98
51 votes
Joker's Wild

#18 - Joker's Wild

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 9, 2018

Steve and the crew commit to meeting the original Superhero build time and delivering the Villain Rat Rod in three weeks; with no sign of a transmission, it doesn't look as though the crew will escape the clutches of this perilous deadline.

star 7.97
35 votes
Freakshow on Wheels

#19 - Freakshow on Wheels

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 30, 2017

An enthusiastic cowboy is looking for a rat rod to lift the spirits of his small town; Steve gets the idea of making a death-defying carnival ride on wheels.

star 7.95
122 votes
Franken Rod

#20 - Franken Rod

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 9, 2015

The Welderup crew turn a Chevy C10 into a true monster with rivets, scars and a wicked-cool Cummins diesel engine.

star 7.94
77 votes
Battle of the Model B

#21 - Battle of the Model B

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 16, 2015

Steve transforms a beloved 1932 Model B for an old-school client, turning this classic beauty into a roadworthy beast under the suspicious glare of a hotrod clan.

star 7.93
68 votes
Rock 'N' Rollin' Pickup

#22 - Rock 'N' Rollin' Pickup

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 13, 2017

Darnell and the Welder Up crew have their work cut out for them when a couple commissions a build to celebrate their impending wedding anniversary; a pair of body guards are looking for a rat rod that truly reflects their rebellious streak.

star 7.93
80 votes
Electro Rod

#23 - Electro Rod

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired May 1, 2014

When client Jonathan Mill brings Steve a 1928 Buick filled with rotten wood his excitement at rat rodding an original 'gangster' car soon fades when he learns his client wants it to be an electric car. The creator of the award winning electronic emergency brake, the E-Stopp, wants the car to promote his company at SEMA, the largest car show in the world. His crew doesn't want anything to do with it, so Steve takes the car to a new level that has nothing to do with green, and everything to do with creepy.

star 7.92
36 votes
Timber Busting Diamond T

#24 - Timber Busting Diamond T

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 6, 2017

A trucking company owner comes to Darnell looking for a vintage ride that celebrates the roots of his business; Darnell faces an uphill battle meeting his demands for a 1930s era cab.

star 7.89
98 votes
To Hell You Ride

#25 - To Hell You Ride

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 23, 2015

The Welderup crew pay tribute to the railroad that put the West on the map by building a rat rod with a train theme for a client from Telluride. It's all about locomotives, rivets, and even a train whistle for this road warrior.

star 7.89
80 votes