Wed Oct 23 2013 19:48:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
1949 Chevrolet 3600 - $3,000.
This truck is greatly modified/customized. The engine,a 1958
\"Jimmy\" 302, runs perfectly, was never rebored, crankshaft
bearings are std size, has Thompson Exh. valve rotators, 12v
electrical system. I just replaced the spark plugs, fuel pump and
rehuilt the (Holley) 2-barrel carburetor. It is a dump truck with a
1 1/2 cu. yd. box and hydraulic hoist that was originally (factory)
installed on a 1930 vintage Ford truck. The hydraulic pump runs
off a PTO on the side of the transmission which is a Clark 204VO
5-speed (overdrive in 5th) gearbox from a WW II \"Deuce-and-a-
half\" military truck. The radiator is a heavy duty Modine unit
from the same army truck and features 3 staggered rows of
water tubes. Two extra fuel tanks installed, 1952 doors, turn
signals added. Wheels are 8-19.5 tubeless truck. The brakes are
from a 3800-14 inch rear and 12 inch front. Quite a few extra
The body needs refurb. (rust, some dents, windows, seat). Could
use fresh tires. Speedometer needs o-haul and a cable,
Instrument cluster needs cleaning up. Electric windshield wiper
conversion not completed. Brakes need looking at. Not currently
Mon Oct 14 2013 14:44:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Pro Racer and Hollywood Stuntman, Mike Ryan, annually accepts the challenge of wrestling his purpose built Freightliner Cascadia up the Pikes Peak Auto Road. Mike Ryan has driven numerous trucks to 13 Pikes Peak Hill Climb Championships and records out of 16 races and continues to push the boundaries of his truck and the limits of the mountain.This year 2013in Colorado Springs. This year Mike came prepared with a whole army from Banks Engineering with a new 8.3L Supercharger feeding a monster 110mm Borg Warner turbo putting out a massive 5000 ft pounds of torque, to get the truck up the mountain like a jet. the noise is INCREDIBLE!!
Drifting a high horsepower 3,000 pound sports car...easy.
Try it in a 10,000 pound purpose built Semi Truck....not so easy.
This video feature shows the amazing talent and commitment it takes to pilot a 10,000 lbs. Semi Truck with 2500 twin charged horsepower up an extremely steep and narrow mountain road.
Take charge of your summer travels, go, and stay anywhere in the 1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 Troopy ($TBA). This rare Land Cruiser is based on the troop carrier edition, and features a Westfalia type pop-top camper, so it can sleep up to four people. A 4.2-liter six-cylinder engine powers four wheels through a four-speed transmission with a low-crawler first gear, making it an uncommon camper that can actually go off-road. Additional features include skinny mud tires, a worm-gear winch, an awning, an Alpine stereo, dual water tanks, a propane tank, and two fuel tanks.
This 1987 Lamborghini LM002 (chassis HLA12046) competed in the 1996 Granada-Dakar Rally, and is said to have gone through 24 shock absorbers before it had to retire due to lack of spare parts. There were two other LM002s entered into the event in previous years when it started in Paris, but one is said to be hidden in a collection and the other was returned to stock configuration according to this article on This truck is said to be the last Lamborghini entered into competition by the factory before the brand was sold to Audi. Find it here at Auto Drome in Paris, France for 160,000 Euro (today ~$209k USD). Courtesy of
Fri Mar 22 2013 18:32:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
There's no question, the coolest rides take cubic dollars to build. But the great thing is that once they're done, you can have show-winning machines for pennies on the dollar. This 1957 Chevrolet Cameo pickup is just such a truck, and one glance at the photos and spec sheet will show you that this one is a screaming bargain considering the quality of the build.
This truck has an amazing story behind it, having been practically scratch-built from just a cab, and the result is simply jaw-dropping. The Cameo was arguably the first truck designed to be as good looking as it is practical, and the curves lend themselves to customization as much as any '57 Chevy. The bed, fenders, and hood are all fresh sheetmetal, and the rest was plucked from rust-free donors and hand-assembled to exacting specifications. The whole thing was smoothed and sanded, then covered in sizzling Viper Red paint that practically vibrates off the bodywork. Using a laser cutter, the custom Bel Air-style side panels were fabricated just for this truck, and along with the stainless side trim, you'll agree that it looks totally OEM. A gorgeous wood bed floor went in and was covered in several coats of varnish, the rear bumper was painted and chromed, and the cab was filled with lightly tinted glass that gives it a sleek look. And those Fuel Injection badges are no joke, but more on that in a minute.
First, let's talk about that ostrich-skin interior. It's based on a pair of buckets from a late-model Tahoe, cut down four inches to clear the rear window, then custom fitted with fresh foam and new seat covers that look as inviting as a leather bomber jacket. Custom door panels were stitched up to match and a custom center console adds practicality. The original dash was filled with Dakota Digital instruments in a triangular panel that mimics the 1957 piece, and a banjo-style wheel is wrapped with matching ostrich skin leather. A/C, power windows, cruise control, and a tilt wheel are what you'd expect of a top-flight truck, with entertainment provided by an AM/FM/CD head unit with speakers throughout the cab.
Starting without a frame meant they were free to go wild, so the tube chassis under this truck carries a thundering Chevy LS6 V8 and a fully independent suspension from a Corvette ZR-1. It runs like a stocker thanks to the miracle of factory fuel injection, which was sorted out by the pros at Howe Engineering, who also got the 4L60E transmission talking to the engine. A custom stainless firewall features Corvette emblems laser-etched into its face, and all the wiring and plumbing are stashed out of sight. Underneath, the chassis was finished to match the body, and offers power disc brakes at all four corners, as well as coil-over shocks and an amazing custom exhaust system that hides the mufflers outside of the frame rails. It rides and handles like a 1996 Corvette, with explosive power and handling that'll bounce your head off the side window. 17-inch Billet Specialties wheels wear 275/40/17 BFGoodrich radials that grip like Velcro.
This truck undoubtedly cost three times the asking price to build and has been featured in "Classic Chevy" magazine. To own it, all you have to do is call!