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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Lone Rider, Dec 10, 2007.
I have the same question .
Make sure they're Bias Ply Interco Super Swampers so they wear out really fast then howl like a banshee down the highway.
Is that guy by the rear axle getting ready to hurl?
They DO come in handy here during the spring flood season. One of my neighbors had one jacked up that high (but a "mudder" not a Show Pimp like this one) and he would ferry people to their property & back and police/EMS as needed when the roads were well covered.
If that is "too much lift", then these are examples of "not enough lift".
Lift is not the answer.
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couple trucks from a local show this weekend:
and my "Truck" I drove to the show.
I had no idea that Brats were available with tee tops!
We recently did a long Interstate Highway trip to Wisconsin in the Stalker Van... mostly on I-80. Saw thousands of trucks, but only one cabover; a really cool, well kept KW that looked a lot like this one:
I miss seeing all the cabover rigs on the road. I still have a soft spot for them.
Problem is that a lot of vehicles float once submerged - even the army truck above.
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True. And side-currents, or any currents, are a bitch.
BTW, Dale's "flood prep" was as follows;
- Change to his Tall & Skinny tires.
- Check all snorkles and vent tubes,
- Check all electrical waterproofing, with a good spray/soak from the hose.
- Throw about 1,000 lbs of old engine blocks in the bed, up near the cab.
- Put small john boat w/ 5-hp outboard engine in bed ("Gotta' have a Backup Plan.")
Funny part was that he was the first person around here with a freewheeling propeller mounted to the back of his rear differential, as a joke. As he would pull out of the water it would be spinning. The Old River Rats down on the Meramec thought it was functional.
"Lookie there, Cleatus. It's like one 'o them Ducks I drove in Ko-rea!"
That thing is clean in person too.
My Tow Rig
Saw this 1965 F100 on the side of the road the other day...
...all original, nice and relatively solid for the year and living in New England...
...but not a straight panel on it.
Make a nice runner, though.
its based on a truck anyway
Dad drove one of those back in the '70's. Manual steering, 4 speed trans (granny low). It ran better than it should have. We were told it was a 390 but I've always suspected it was really just a 352. This one appears to be an inline 6 if the badge on the hood is any indication.
I still have part of dad's; the somewhat elusive 5-lug Dana 60. For whatever reason, these didn't have the 9"
very nice. I got a good look at a '63 yesterday. They are nicer in person than online.
I had a 63 longbox unibody 4*4 and a 64 shortbox 4*4...both conversions from 2wd. The unibody was unique but they tended to rust badly and body parts were hard to find. It also had a very tired 292 that ate as much oil as fuel.
The shortbox was cool for it was a little old man pickup and had an excellent interior and body. I moved all the 4*4 stuff from one to the other then dropped in a 69 360hp 429 and a 78 full gear transfer case and C6. It was a great rig but I tired of it quickly and sold it for a small profit.
The 61-64 had less headroom than the 65/66. The floor was configured differently as the 61-64 had built in steps when you opened the door, and the 65/66 had a more modern style floorpan.
I think the early ones had better grill designs and were just a bit cleaner in appearance. Also, 65 was the start of the twin I beam front suspension instead of the straight axles on 2wd's.
By 65 the box matched the cab in the factory 4*4's. The early ones look stupid with the 58-60 box on the 61-64 cab...it didn't match any of the body lines.
I like the green flairside...I could easily own that!
The Camping units
It's nice but... Hennessey I think I'll keep mine!