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lowrider work truck and custom trailer

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by praisethelowered, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. praisethelowered
    Joined: Aug 14, 2003
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    I am temporarily living out in the desert (Joshua Tree, CA) building some houses. I thought some of you might like to see my rig.

    See, I could just get a normal worktruck. . and spare my custom from the dirt roads, etc. . . but I figure I'll just wash it all off in a few months and find the shiny car underneath when I return to civilization.

    I also needed to carry a bunch of material . . I thought about putting a lumber rack on my ranchero but then I came across this old fiberglass trailer(see "before" photo). They were built for National Rentals (like U-Haul I guess) -so there must be a bunch of them around. They have a cool shape with a diagonal beltline that runs up the side, over the roof and back to the rear. It caught my eye because my ranchero b-pillar has a similar line.

    I chopped it, channeled it over the frame, built a flush door, added some 55 chevy fenders and tail lights, and built a rack for it. It is lightweight, perfect for my use, and looks right with my ranchero.

    Somebody should make a 60's style mini camper out of one of these things.
     

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  2. low springs
    Joined: Jul 10, 2003
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    from Long Beach

    truly an artist...... it looks cool. :D


    whenever your in the neighborhood stop by.
     
  3. Spridle
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    ABS pipe burns really well. Nice trailer though.
     
  4. chrisntx
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    from Texas .

    Great looking trailer!
     

  5. FONZI
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    Man, only you would build that! Glad you didn't put an actual rack on the ranchero.


    FONZI
     
  6. praisethelowered
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    what does this mean? The plumbing pipes sitting on top of the steel rack are not likely to be exposed to open flame. . unless I eat too much chilli at the next hamb bbq.
     
  7. Skattruggles
    Joined: Jul 1, 2006
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    from Dixon, CA

    Damn i wish i had 1/2 that tallent. I have an old uhaul trailer like that that my band uses. If only it looked like that.
     
  8. 133
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    haven't seen yo around much. the trailer is cool, nice work.
     
  9. Spridle
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    Light some on fire once. Its pretty cool, bubbling oozing flaming mess. Still a neat rig though.
     
  10. 33films
    Joined: Jun 19, 2006
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    awesome work dude
     
  11. happy hoppy
    Joined: Apr 23, 2001
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    happy hoppy
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    cruzing to work, life is good!

    I dig it man !
     
  12. Derek Mitchell
    Joined: Nov 22, 2004
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    That came out nice lookin.
     
  13. Cool idea, nice to see what would normally be a unsightly box on wheel's have some style. Now all you need is some matching wheels, and to paint it the same color as the ranchero.


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