While cruising through the forums on my social media adventures, I tend to spot some pretty cool and interesting vehicles throughout the country. So what we’ll do is every month is I’ll pluck a vehicle that to me stands out above the rest.
As a “Car Guy” that’s into vehicles in general, I really enjoy checking out some of the masterpieces, that the forum members have poured their blood sweat and tears into, to create one heck of a ride.
1ATony’s month of May pic for 2014, is Jon’s customized 1964 Chevy truck. He goes by the name Sick Boy on the 67-72chevytrucks.com forum. Man…. does this thing scream COOL!
Here are some of the details that Jon, has sent to us about his ride.
SBC 350 with vortec heads
Edelbrock 600CFM carb
Edelbrock intake manifold
ram horn exhaust
700R4 OD transmission
Iditit tilt steering column
Autometer gauges “old tyme” in a billet gauge panel
new wiring harness
Custom Air Ride set up by Hales Speed Shop
Factory cross-member with plated LCA’s
2″ drop spindles
Firestone air bags
Custom 2-link and C-notch with adjustable PH bar
Firestone air bags
Still need to finish the interior (seat upholstery) and raise the bed floor to finish this truck.
Very nice truck Jon!
The other day, we shared with you the amazing video of Jean Claude Van Damme performing an epic split between two Volvo Trucks driving in reverse. Well, if you didn’t think that was wild, we have another amazing video that has also gone viral in the past few days. We feel obligated to share it since, well, it’s just plain awesome to watch.
In the video, TORC Series racer Adrian “The Wildman” Cenni is driving a bright orange, modified four wheel drive truck. The truck speeds up the ramp that is positioned on the dirt track, hitting its target and then flying through the air, then does a barrel roll before landing on the ground upright and in one piece. A barrel roll is usually reserved for planes (or James Bond flicks), as shown below, not trucks.
The stunt, which was performed at the 2013 Tecate Score Baja 1000 in Mexico last Friday, apparently was the world’s first barrel roll in a truck. Check it out below, pretty amazing stuff. Oh, and don’t try this at home.
Somewhere in Massachusetts there is a double nosed truck that doesn’t know if it is coming or going. This is what it looks like. I wonder what it has under the hood..s….?
Recently we posted a picture of an awesome 1956 Chevy truck with some massive wheels tucked under the fenders. Today I have an interesting update on it. A nice guy named Tim sent me an email with some pictures of what the truck used to look like when he owned it back in the late 1990′s. As it turns out, this thing used to be a Massachusetts fire truck!
The story goes that Tim bought the fire truck around 1997 (Lucky guy! Who doesn’t want to own a fire truck!?). He then removed the fire truck parts, and turned it into a flat bed with some storage boxes on the side. He had it for a couple of years, and then sold it. The truck then seemed to lay low for several years. During that time, it apparently got a chopped top, shortened wheelbase, lowered stance, “normal” truck bed, and some seriously subtle custom touches here and there. Here is the evolution in front of your very eyes.
Special Thanks to Tim W. for sharing the pictures and the history with us!
If you have ever hung out in a garage before, you know that seating is usually limited to old wheels, plastic crates, and cold concrete. While this concept may seem crazy to some, the reasoning for this is quite valid. Floor space in garages is extremely valuable, and it should not be wasted with non-tools, parts, or vehicles.
GREAT NEWS THOUGH! There is a solution that is logical, comfortable, and down right decorative! I found this amazing idea posted by “Outcast99″ on Killbillet.com and was instantly filled with jealousy. You basically grab an old truck bed from your back yard, a nearby field, a scrap yard, or the woods, and start cutting. Once the bed is commandeered, you begin the project by cutting the sides and floor out of the bed. You then weld the front to the back with only a couple inches of space between the front of the bed and the tailgate. Next up, you add a metal base made from the scrap steel you have under your workbench. Before long, you have sweet folding seating for up to 2 adults or possibly 3 lovely ladies! When you need the extra space, you simply kick your friends out and fold the tailgate up. How cool is that? Jealous yet?
Pictures borrowed from Outcast99′s build thread HERE
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.