I’m not sure that this picture does justice for the ungodly size of the wheels and tires on this truck. In person, this truck is massive, and disturbingly awesome. The tire size was claiming 22.5 inch, and I’d agree. The rear differential must have weighed about 800 pounds, and the brake drums looked big enough to stop a large locomotive. I’m not sure who’s idea this was, but they deserve a high 5 and a free sandwich or something for pulling it off. Just gawk at the rear tire for a while and let me know what you think.
If you are going for the ’55 gasser look, you’ll want to first get some advice from this guy because he has clearly got it locked down. The headlights and the rear quarter work are really what seal the deal for me. A…mazing.
When I first spotted this at a car show, it felt so wrong, and yet… oh so right. I instantly realized that all of these years that I have watched patiently as my toaster added crispy deliciousness to my bread, I had totally overlooked its true calling. The toaster wasn’t intended to further cook my already-cooked dough. Oh no! This baby was dipped in chrome at the toaster factory for a very different and specific purpose. A toaster’s destiny is to be inside a car! My life was forever changed. Toasting bread, bagels, and english muffins would never, nor could ever, be the same again. Do your thing toaster, it’s what you were always meant to be.
It’s always refreshing to see creativity used to the fullest advantages on a hot rod. This evil looking hotrod pickup is slightly extended in the nose region due to the front mounted roots type blower! WUT!? Yes, settle down now. While I can’t confirm exactly what goes on within the walls of those silver intake tubes, I have to assume that they aren’t the only thing holding the boost inside. How does it work you say? Well… The crankshaft has a …well… shaft coming off the front of it. That shaft passes through some bearings, and has a dual pulley on the front side. That dual pulley spins the supercharger, which begins moving air. The air then flows up the duct work to the blow-thru carb, and voila, “Bob’s your uncle.” Like it, Love it, Lust it. The choice is yours and yours alone.
Recently a friend of mine was at a car show with his ’63 Thunderbird. It’s a really nice driving car, has a perfect interior, and has very few flaws in the paint. The chrome is beginning to show it’s age, but it’s far from rusty. That day at the car show, a guy came over to my friend and voiced his amazement at how a car that appears to be falling apart (while pointing to my friends T-bird), can actually still be driven. Needless to say, the conversation ended somewhat abruptly.
Fast forward several weeks, I’m at a different car show, and I see this Chevy panel truck-shaped beauty. From a distance I thought it was quite cool because you don’t see many of this body style out there in the wild. I walked up to it, and meandered around to the drivers side to find something truly spectacular. On the side of this truck, in some kind of chalk or wax pencil, it read:
“Hey thanks for telling me how nice this will look with paint and that it’d be a shame not too!”
I instantly began to wonder if the owner of this truck had met the same courteous individual that commented on my friends t-bird weeks earlier! They do say it’s a small world ya know…
2011 must be the year of the hotrod tow truck or something, because everywhere I go, I find myself surrounded by them. They must see what I drive and just assume that I need help anytime I stop. Anywho… As promised last night, I have more pictures from the ungodly awesome Milltown show. Tonight’s display of hotness is a hot rod wrecker of epic proportion. It’s low. It’s menacing. It’s basically everything I have ever wanted. After spending about 15-20 minutes staring at this truck from every angle, I can assure you that it is bigger and badder in person than it is in the photos. Keep that in mind.
Also worth noting: Notice how all the people in the above picture are staring in different directions. A strange moment in time no doubt!