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Hailproof Vehicle by Michael Ratliff

We call it the "Rat Cage"

Not just hail resistant, this truck is hail-proof! Read the Newspaper Article on it.

Mike Ratliff, who joined us as a driver on tour 2 in 2011, designed and built his own completely hail-proof vehicle. The exoskeleton has 6 steel mesh window screens that are controlled by linear actuators so that they can be lowered into place whenever there's large hail stones coming down. The whole truck is also covered in a thick coat of Bullet-Liner, a protective substance that is used on pickup truck cargo beds.

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