posted at the Cohort by GPoon
Gotham Garage (Netflix: Rust to Riches) built a COE car hauler during one of the seasons. Taking cabs from classic COE trucks and mating them to modern chassis is a hot trend in the customization/hot rod scene. It wouldn’t surprise me if the frame and mechanicals under that body and bed are from the last 20-30 years.
Considering the wheels are from a later Super Duty I’d say you are right that the chassis and running gear relatively new.
I learned that this has been a many-year project, and that I actually know the owner, but didn’t recognize his truck! I also posted his 1947 Studebaker pickup to the Cohort a while back, and Paul “picked up” on that one, too.
The truck has been in the works for ten years. The chassis and mechanicals are from a 1987 Ford F-250; the wheels from a 2004 F-250. The mechanicals and chassis are complete, which is why it suddenly appeared in public. Finishing work on the body and interior continue, and from having seen his Studebaker pickup, I’m expecting a perfectionist-level result.
An astute observation. I like this truck a lot. I would love to see it when it’s finished.
It’d be even taller if they lifted the bed to where it would sit relative to a conventional cab.
Now if it had a Detroit in it……….
Wanna see a tall truck ? Check out the “Limo Copter”.
Someone has a COE Chevy done like this here set up as a classic tilt bed car carrier its mounted on a lte model chassis and running gear.
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