IH rat rod history can be traced all of the way back to the 1830s to Cyrus Hall McCormick. However, this history is based in agriculture machinery and related markets. Move forward 80 years, and International introduced their first trucks in 1907, and produced utility trucks until 1975. International custom rat rods form a great foundation for unusual rods. You do not find many IH street rods on the road. 

IH would also eventually stop producing passenger vehicles in 1980 and focus on commercial vehicles.  The scarcity of IH rat rod trucks opens up new design ideas for creative rat rod builders. Ebay is the leading site to find International Harvester rat rods for sale. Watch for you best deal and build on heck of a rat rod.