Ringbrothers Turned The "Rat Rod RV" Into A WWII Tiki Pizzeria Bomber

It doesn't fly, and by the looks of it back when it hit the auction block earlier this year, it didn't even drive. But Ringbrothers turned that 1972 Winnebago Brave into a tiki-wagon, with an interior inspired by WWII aircraft, in six months. Shut up. Oh. It has a pizza oven.

Leaving aside that "rat rod" is often auction-catalog code for "junkheap," this "rat rod" RV once had a cedar-and-plaid interior that looked like something out of the June, 1952 issue of Better Hunting Cabins and Gardens. It also had a tired Mopar 318 that produced the bulk of its horsepower during the Carter administration. Remember that slammed suspension that made the once-compliant vacation cruiser ride the interstate like an empty boxcar off its rails? It's still there, but the brakes got a serious rebuild.

Ringbrothers Turned The "Rat Rod RV" Into A WWII Tiki Pizzeria Bomber

With the 318 out, the brothers opted for 6.0-liter LS-based V8, built by Wegner Automotive of Markesan, Wisconsin, hooked to a Bowler Performance automatic transmission and a B&M shifter on top. "We know, not another LS motor," they wrote in a blog post, "but it is hard to argue with power, reliability, weight, and cost effectiveness (especially on a silly shop project)." The "Happy Camper" silly? Pshaw!

Ringbrothers Turned The "Rat Rod RV" Into A WWII Tiki Pizzeria Bomber

Ringbrothers Turned The "Rat Rod RV" Into A WWII Tiki Pizzeria Bomber

Ringbrothers Turned The "Rat Rod RV" Into A WWII Tiki Pizzeria Bomber

The interior is bric-a-brac central. Surf cabin meets B-24 Liberator. Yes, it has an electric pizza oven and a tailgate bar in the rear, with a TV for outdoor party viewing. It's not quite what you guys recommended, but for a party bus, it's serious stuff. Check out the entire build here, here and here.

Ringbrothers Turned The "Rat Rod RV" Into A WWII Tiki Pizzeria Bomber

Ringbrothers Turned The "Rat Rod RV" Into A WWII Tiki Pizzeria Bomber

Ringbrothers Turned The "Rat Rod RV" Into A WWII Tiki Pizzeria Bomber