Watch Vegas Rat Rods

In this auto renovation series, a Nevada mechanic cobbles together fanciful vehicles from old cars, trucks and other parts. His creations are quirky and interesting. The series debuted on the Discovery network in 2014.

Monday 10:00 PM et/pt on Discovery Channel
4 Seasons, 43 Episodes
May 19, 2014
Automotive, Reality
6.5/10
Cast: Dave Lefler, Twiggy Tallant
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Vegas Rat Rods Full Episode Guide

  • The Welder Up tour bus receives an interior steampunk makeover; Merlon converts a Cummins diesel engine to run on vegetable oil; Travis installs triple turbos; Steve is poised to make his largest profit yet with an unusual flip.

  • Steve faces his toughest challenge yet when must design a tour bus that represents WelderUp while meeting the high standards of his business partners- sisters Donnalee and Stacy. Steve stands to make his largest profit yet off of an unusual flip.

  • With only two weeks left to go building the Iron Rod truck for Tyrone. The Welderup crew still has to build an engine, install it, and re-cut the frame to add shocks. They're going have to pull a rabbit out of a hat to get it finished on time.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • When longtime friends commission Steve to build a spooky car, he goes above and beyond the grave when he digs up a haunted '55 Chevy. While Justin and Travis battle to modify the cursed car, Steve and Merlon flip a Depression Era Plymouth.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • With the delivery date for the ultimate Vintage Dirt Bike Hauler imminent, Steve pushes his crew to complete his vision. And when Welder Up's reputation for building the meanest and fastest rat rods is challenged, Steve races a local ****-talker.

  • Steve and his Welder Up crew are back, their builds bigger than ever! Welder Up takes on transforming a 58 Chevy Apache into a badass Vintage Dirt Bike Hauler. And Steve jumps at the chance to bring Evel Knievel's Formula 1 Dragster back to life.

  • Steve gets ready for epic new year of Vegas Rat Rods while paying tribute to all that got him here: his dad, his crew, his city and his most bitchin' builds.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 use spare parts from his own junk collection to restore a '31 Ford in just a week and a half has the team on edge. To defend Welderup's reputation, Steve calls in a visit from Hot Rod legend Gene Winfield who inspires the gang to embrace the spirit that drove the original hot rod builders almost 70 years ago. But a last minute glitch threatens to leave their finished masterpiece idling in the dust.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A zealous cowboy is searching for a rat rod to brighten the spirits of his small town; Steve sparks the idea of creating a death-defying carnival ride on wheels.

  • The famous D-Rod is reborn as The Destroyer when Steven and the crew give their iconic rat rod a badly needed badass makeover.

  • 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?

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