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Shell Rotella Truck Of The Month! – Chain Smoker


An Owner-Built ’47 Fargo Rat-Rod Packing Cummins Power and Compound Turbos

Winner of this month’s Shell Rotella Truck Of The Month Goes to Warwick Andrews.

What are you willing to do to chase your dream? Would you sell off all your toys to pursue it? Would you spend every waking hour thinking about it or working on it? Would you be willing to sleep on the shop floor until it’s complete? Warwick Andrews did that and more to see his vision of the ultimate rat-rod—a ’47 Fargo FL1 wrapped in welded chains— come to life. After locking himself in his shop for months on end leading up to the 2019 SEMA Show, Chain Smoker 1.0 turned plenty of heads when it debuted in Vegas. But never satisfied, Warwick put the truck under the knife again soon after, effectively transforming it into the work of art it is today. “It’s an ‘art rod,’ not a rat-rod,” he tells us. “It’s a work of art at this point.” We agree, 100-percent.

Found By Chance

The -pumped 5.9L Cummins in Warwick Andrews’ ’47 Fargo proved to be the turning point in this build, as a diesel powerplant wasn’t originally in the plans. But although Warwick scored a built 12-valve (which the first owner paid more than $39,000 for), engine…

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