Shot in Austin, Nevada by Curtis Perry
We’re not going to that tyre depot again.
That is definitely making use of what you have.
Reminds me of a story a coworker told me. He had a side job at an agriculture supply company. He was charged with making a power source for the stirrers in the fertilizer tanks but could not buy anything. He had full domain on anything currently on-hand. Looking around there was an old one-ton Chevrolet which had been rear-ended, bending the rear of the frame. He cut the frame in front of the rear axle and hooked the driveshaft up so that, at idle, that otherwise useless Chevrolet would stir those tanks at the needed speed. He said the company used it for years.
“That’s close enough…”
Yep…my thought as well. Might want to back away slowly now.
“No worries, I got this metric/U.S. thing figured out.”
Tanks, tank you very much
It looks like something that Jethro Bodine would build. I think that the dog wants a Milk Bone.
Many years ago, when horses were replaced by tractors on small farms, those who couldn’t afford a tractor would use an old car, whatever big rear axle, tires, and transmission they could scrounge up and would build their own “tractor.” They were often called doodlebugs, and a lot of work was done with them. This may be similar: an inexpensive, unsophisticated source of pulling power for grunt work.
It made me think of the Swedish “A Traktors” I once read about on this site. It sounds like pretty much the same concept:
Once geared down, with enough traction the doodlebug rear could wind the S10 up like a pastry roll.
And if it “bites in” that low doodlebug gear could be used to wind up the S10 chassis up a pastry roll. lol
The mythical Jackalope edition!
That looks like the ‘yard cars’ junkyards used to have to drive out to pick parts back in the days before everything was nicely cataloged, stripped and shelved for you.
A good bit of work was done to the wheels. The centers were removed from ancient probably riveted multi-piece rims which were offset for dual wheel operation. Then the centers were welded to relatively modern tubeless rims, with the offset shifted towards center to be used as single wheels.
Result is a wheel that would not be available otherwise.
That dog’s grin doesn’t look much like “I am happy to see you” but more like “come closer so I can get a better look stranger.”
That’s the face my dog made when I pulled out the brush to tame the floof!
I love how someone thought that fresh paint on the wheels would help.
They are custom built wheels, old center in a newer wheel as JimDandy noted above. So I figure they didn’t want the areas of the new welds to rust and while you are spraying that might as well do the entire wheel.
I thought I would get better gas mileage because I’m driving downhill all the time.
PS, that’s a real junkyard dog and that’s the look you get about a second before you get bit.
I wonder if the next picture actually caught the dog in the air….teeth first? That guy is definitely NOT looking to make a new friend.
Buddy’s rabies tag says that he’s expired.
Austin Nevada – about mid point of the loneliest highway. Why does it not surprise me that Austin would be home to such a mod. Or perhaps someone just drove down for the day from Jarbidge Nevada. It would look at home there too. Having recently spent a few days in Terlingua Texas, I can state it would look right at home there too. A vehicle like has to hail from a certain type of home town.
All I can think is: GIT-R-DONE!!!
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