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Mass Transit to Bonneville

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jive-Bomber, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. Jive-Bomber
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    Mass Transit to Bonneville

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  2. Holy smokes ... the crazed eyes at the end of that trip had to be floating in some sort of alcohol. Having said that, the load capacity of that lil' truck is damn near amazing. Here's to food and drank' on the salt .... cheers gents' ! Engineering miracle.
     
  3. olcurmdgeon
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    now that's cool!
     
  4. I'd like to know about the gearing in that thing!!!
     

  5. Gearhead Graphics
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    I'd love to have been a fly in the wall of that shop for the build.
    The rears are interesting to me.
    Man,,, what a ton of work and a party that must have been
     
  6. Okie Pete
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    Wow that was a engineering marvel . Only thing missing is Granny Clampit sitting in her rocker on top.
     
  7. typo41
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    I have seen the pics of that amazing vehicle. Remember back in the day, Wendover was a little, little military town with almost no food stores and maybe one gas station and don't think they had a racing fuel pump.
    I believe it was Ab Jenkins that actually laid rail on the salt bed to get supplies for his attempts.
    Oh and the rare food wagons,,, another story.
     
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  8. Super cool!

    Home ingenuity at its best.
     
  9. Dodge Brother
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    Too Kool, Now that's a road trip!
     
  10. Tn. Trash
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    Show hot rodder minds at their best, be cool if that thing was hiding in a barn somewhere.
    Thanks for the story.
     
  11. seb fontana
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    Interesting blog, thanks..Man, lot of work to make both rears live; the drive [rear] pinion in the forward rear axle must have been crying from the load...Big time Gotta Wanna...Be cool if its still around, only 59 years agoo_O
     
  12. jroberts
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    All I can say is WOW!!!! What a beast -- a cool beast--- but a beast nonetheless. Thanks for the pics and comments on this view of the early days.
     
  13. flamingokid
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    Cool as it gets.
     
  14. Budget36
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  15. catdad49
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    Holy Shit! That's just plain crazy. I'm in, who else is going to sign on?
     
  16. The Anarkist
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    from Canada

    LOVE it!! Thanks!
     
  17. Tman
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    And we complain about the drive with modern AC!
     
  18. I like that, and sure would like to know what happened to it. :)
     
  19. Tman
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    Still see some neat haulers on the salt,old and new.
     
  20. Rustygt
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    Probably need a class A lic. to wheel that rig.
     

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