Over the years, I have had the opportunity and pleasure of working on a wide variety of cars and trucks. The ones with hydraulic suspension systems were some of my all time favorites. It combined huge amounts of electricity (8-10 Car batteries in 1 vehicle) and the unimaginable power of hydraulics. The hostile symphony that appeared when these two forces came together made for months of non stop entertainment. We bounced cars around, lifted 1 wheel off the ground for “3-wheel motion”, dragged them around, and laughed hysterically at just how ridiculous it all was. Looking back, it was some of the most fun that I have ever had working on cars. It was endless work, tons of money, long days, late nights, and I enjoyed every single second.
Pictured above is my friend Chris’s old 1989 Chevy truck. The amount of work put into that truck by he and I was unmeasurable. From what I understand, it’s gone from the earth for good, but the lessons learned from that truck will be around for decades to come. Mental Note: 8 car batteries in parallel will liquify and throw a wrench more than your expect.