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Monster Garage - 2004 Panoz Esperante The Flying Car
Monster Garage - 2004 Panoz Esperante The Flying Car


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Monster Garage 1963 International Fire Truck Brewery

Monster Garage 1963 International Fire Truck Brewery
16,000.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage 1963 International Fire Truck Brewery 16,000 LotNumber 431 Teaming up with the brew masters from Coors and Stone Brewing Co. Jesse converted an old fire truck into a brewery, turning up the heat on any fire call. Most fire trucks, pump out water. Jesse took things his typical one step further, teaming up with the brewmasters from Coors and Stone Brewing Co to convert a fire truck into a brewery. Stainless-steel sanitary welds were performed on all the brewery tanks and fittings, with the stainless cooling coil requiring 23 separate welds on a 1" pipe. In addition, a perforated stainless steel screen had to be cut, welded and sized to fit a curved-bottom tank. This includes a stainless steel brewery, dairy and food-service tanks, a variable-speed (0-11) 220-volt to 110-volt frequency drive for the 1hp wash down centrifugal pump, a stainless steel counter-current water/beer heat exchanger, two 180,000BTU propane burners, a high-flow propane regulator with a 100lb propane bottle, a self-contained glycol chiller unit, miscellaneous stainless-steel fittings, hose barbs, Tri-Clover adaptors, stainless-steel valves, beer hose, stainless piping, a carbon dioxide tank, a regulator, tubing and an oxygen bottle with regulator and a draft system, cooling coil, insulated beer line and draft faucet mounted to the existing fire pump on the front bumper of fire truck. They removed all hose reels and hose from the fire truck, dismantled the storage lockers and reinforced the frame for a new steel floor, which they then fastened. They also framed the wheel well fenders and shrouded them in new steel, covered the floor frame with sheet steel, welded all brewery tanks in place and mounted the propane burners on custom stands. The team's biggest challenge was making sure all the brewery systems worked together as one unit. THE DESIGNERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, David Bright, master brewer, Coors Brewing Company, Golden, CO, Lee Chase, head brewer, Stone Brewing Co., San Diego, CA, Ron Krol, wine- and brewery-tank manufacturer, AAA Metal Fabrication, The Dalles, OR, and Ron Mendell, concept artist, Newhall, CA. THE BUILDERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Lee Chase, head brewer, Stone Brewing Co., San Diego, CA, Ron Krol, wine- and brewery-tank manufacturer, AAA Metal Fabrication, The Dalles, OR, John Legnard, brew master, Sandlot Brewery, Denver, CO, Otto Petersen, welder and fire truck mechanic (retired), Jackson Heights, NY, and George Plumlee, firefighter and fabricator, Marshall, TX. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: 98"; Width: 88"; Length: 275"; Ground Clearance: 17"; Weight: 20,000 lbs; Annual Beer Production: The Firetruck Brewery makes approximately 6 barrels of beer per batch and is capable of producing 156 barrels, which translates into 312 15.5-gal kegs or 51,584 12-ounce bottles per year. These production numbers are based on a 6 barrel brew every two weeks.
by Douglas

1990 FORD MUSTANG LAWN MOWER FROM MONSTER GARAGE

1990 FORD MUSTANG LAWN MOWER FROM MONSTER GARAGE
30,000.00 USD
1990 FORD MUSTANG LAWN MOWER FROM MONSTER GARAGE $30,000 Stock: 13070 Mileage: 99999 Engine Size: 5.0 LITER V-8 AND A 10HP BRIGGS Transmission: AUTOMATIC Exterior Color: GREEN METALLIC Interior Color: RED AND GREEN Vin: 1FACP45E8LF207358 MONSTER, MONSTER GARAGE! WORLDS FASTEST LAWN MOWER, CUT GRASS AT OVER 100 MPH! THIS IS THE ACTUAL MUSTANG MOWER, NICKNAMED SWITCHBLADE THAT WAS BUILT BY JESSE JAMES AND HIS GANG ON THE VERY FIRST EPISODE OF MONSTER GARAGE. THIS IS THE MOST FAMOUS OF ALL THE CARS BUILT DURING THE LIFE OF THE SHOW, IT HAD ALL KINDS OF TOYS AND MERCHANDISE BASED OFF OF IT INCLUDING DIE-CAST MODELS, MATCHBOX TOYS, T-SHIRTS, BOOKS AND MORE! THE PALLET WAS A 90 MUSTANG GT CONVERTIBLE THAT RECEIVED A CUSTOM METALLIC GREEN PAINT JOB, 20 INCH WIRE WHEELS, CUSTOM INTERIOR, FLAME THROWING EXHAUST STACKS, CHROME PLATED, DOOR MOUNTED, FAUX CUTTING BLADES. ALSO A RETRACTING MOWER DECK LOCATED IN THE TRUNK POWERED BY A 10 HP BRIGGS AND STRATTON ENGINE! SINCE THE MUSEUM HAD PURCHASED IT, THE CAR WAS ENHANCED IN DETAIL AND QUALITY TO BE USED AS AN ATTENTION GETTING SHOW PIECE, AND A SHOW STOPPER IT IS! EVERYONE REMEMBERS THIS CAR. RECENTLY IT WAS USED AS PART OF OUR DISPLAY AT THE MILWAUKEE AUTO SHOW, WHICH WE RECEIVED THE CHAIRMANíS AWARD FOR BEST DISPLAY! IT IS A MEDIA AND PUBLIC MAGNET! IF YOU WANT TO DRAW PEOPLE TO YOUR BUSINESS OR EVENT, THIS CAR WILL DO THE JOB! OR ELSE USE IT AS A DARE TO BE DIFFERENT SHOW CAR, EVERYONE LOVES HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITIES! Offered For Sale By: Volo Auto Museum 27582 Volo VIllage Road Volo, IL 60073 Phone: 815-385-8408 Email: sales@www.volocars.com Website: www.volocars.com
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Monster Garage Lyons Rail Hot Dogster

Monster Garage Lyons Rail Hot Dogster
23,000.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage Lyons Rail Hot Dogster 23,000 LotNumber 435.2 Take a New York City hot-dog cart and a top fuel dragster that can hit speeds over 130 mph, and you've got the ultimate hot dog serving machine. This monster was so loud and so fast that the New York City police shut down an attempt by Jesse to show it off live on Letterman. Additional machine parts included a radiator, steering wheel and fuel tank. The team also completed a number or body modifications. They cut the hot-dog cart in half, using the hot-dog dispensers and umbrella as the dragster's body. The '66 Woody Gilmore front-engine slingshot dragster served as the monster's frame. The team's greatest challenge was ensuring the hot-dog cart body was cut with enough room to allow the tires to expand as they drag-raced. They also had to make sure the coupler that rests between Jesse's legs, connecting the transmission to the rear end, was running smoothly; if something went wrong with that, Jesse could be seriously injured. THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Tom Betar, senior master tech, Ford dealership, West Nyack, NY, Steve Bonge, classic customizer, New York, NY, Mike Desmond, graphic artist and custom-car designer, MAD Machines, Long Beach, CA, Louis Di Raimondo, hot-dog cart manufacturer and owner, All American Hot Dog Carts, Miami, FL, Dan Ferrazzano, mechanic, Ferrazzano Service Center, Philadelphia, PA, Pete Finlan, custom painter, car builder and artist, Hot Dog Designs, Vista, CA, Indian Larry, motorcycle builder, Gasoline Alley, New York, NY, and Dave Tucci, street-rod fabricator, Tucci Engineering, Marcy, NY. VEHICLE SPECS: Engine: GM ZZ502 crate motor with Lyons 6-71 Super-charger and scoop; Pistons: Jeg's stock; Camshaft: Jeg's stock; Ignition: MSD; Exhaust: custom headers; Transmission: B&M Racing & Performance Products; Rear Axle: 128" from center of wheel to center of wheel; Chassis: '66 Woody Gilmore front-engine slingshot dragster; Steering: custom; Brakes: Wilwood disc; Tires: Mickey Thompson 32x14x15 / 32; Wheels: original to dragster (diameter: 14"; width: 15"); Paint: Pin striping by Pete Finland of Hot Dog Designs; Height: 4.5' without umbrella; Height With Parts Extended: 7.5' with umbrella; Width: 5'; Length: 10'; Ground Clearance: 8"; Weight: 1,800 pounds.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 1997 Ford F-150 Truck Nut-Shaker

Monster Garage 1997 Ford F-150 Truck Nut-Shaker
8,500.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage 1997 Ford F-150 Truck Nut-Shaker 8,500 LotNumber 61 Summary This tough Ford F-150, complete with a 800-pound shaker head from Orchard Machinery Corporation, is sure to leave the trees shaken in their roots - literally. Sold on a Bill of Sale only. Special conditions apply. Description Monster Garage do something strange and obscure!? Never! Okay so we lied. Jesse took a 1997 Ford F-150 and monsterized it into a tree shaker. Using a hydraulically powered clamp and rotating mass device, this harvesting device latches onto a tree, shakes vigorously, then collects the falling nuts in an umbrella, all without damaging the tree. Able to shake up to three trees a minute, this machine has revolutionized the agricultural industry. The main component of this build was an 800 lb hydraulically powered shaker head, custom-made for Monster Garage by Orchard Machinery Corporation. The team removed the bed so the head could be mounted directly onto the truck's rear frame. To hold the 800 lb device, the team reinforced the pickup's frame with steel and created a 4-link suspension system, which included 2,500 lb air bags. As directed by Jesse, the team went on to build a canopy to catch the falling nuts (and fruit) from the tree as well as a conveyer belt to take the captured produce to a hopper. The finished tree shaker became one of the most successful builds in Monster Garage history. The biggest challenge was: running the hydraulic pump off the engine and constructing the conveyer belt and nut-catcher structure. THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Russ Angold, agricultural engineer, San Luis Obispo, CA, Tim Beghoefer, hydraulics technician/ journeyman mechanic, Milwaukee, WI, Mike Pittinger, mechanical engineer/underwater welder, Baltimore, MD, Tom Prewitt, custom painter, Damon's Motorcycle Creations, Brea, CA, Dan Robinson, farm equipment repairman/welder, Omaha, NE, and Ralph Westerhoff, service manager, Orchard Machinery Corporation, Tulare, CA. VEHICLE SPECS: Engine: 4.2L V6 split port intake; Transmission: 5-speed; Rear Axle: 3.08; Steering: power; Front Suspension: 2500 coil replaced with air bags; Rear Suspension: leaf springs replaced with 4-link suspension; Brakes: power; Tires: 23" wheels by Alba Wheels; Wheels: Toyo Tires. Paint: House of Kolor Dark Teal Pearl Shimeron with wood-grain flames. Height: 7.5'; Width: 8'; Width With Parts Extended: 10.5'; Length: 21'; Length With Parts Extended: 21'; Ground Clearance: 1.5' MONSTER SPECS: Hydraulics: 2,500 lb Firestone air bags. Moving Parts: conveyer belt, nut-catcher canopy and nut-shaker head. Special Welds: hydraulic pump welded to engine, and truck's frame reinforced with steel. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: includes 800-pound shaker head from Orchard Machinery Corporation, conveyer belt, hydraulic pump and motor, bushing adaptor for engine pulley (to power hydraulic pump), hydraulic hose and air bags, 4-link suspension system
by Douglas

Monster Garage 1972 Peterbilt Truck Engine Trike

Monster Garage 1972 Peterbilt Truck Engine Trike
23,000.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage 1972 Peterbilt Truck Engine Trike 23,000 LotNumber 73 Summary Picture your parent's pushing you on your very first trike. Now picture your parents as a 3,000-pound Peterbilt Semi. Get the picture? Description Jesse is a master bike builder. So it's no surprise to see him conquer the challenge of transforming a semi truck, of all things, into a diesel-fueled 3-wheeled trike. Team member and co-owner of Blastolene Brothers in Santa Cruz said the toughest obstacle in this build was the front end. "The steering and mounting of the front wheel. There were a lot of design changes and a lot of thoughts about the design. A lot of mental effort was expended on that front end. And the final solution was great because it really utilized the truck parts, including a piece of the front axle and the steering box." The team also had problems adjusting to changes in the design. It went from being a 2-wheeled chopper to a three-wheeled trike. The axle of the semi soon became the front end of the trike. "Failure is an impossibility to a Blastolene Brother. It was merely what design would be executed, that was the only challenge. We had three or four different options for the front end; we just had to choose one." This kind of determination on the team led them to victory on this build. In the end, Jesse and his team a tremendously loud trike, whose main body consisted of a 3,000-pound Peterbilt semi engine. THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Randy Grubb, glass artist, engineer and co-owner, Blastolene Brothers, Grant's Pass, OR, Michael Leeds, artist and co-owner, Blastolene Brothers, Santa Cruz, CA, Bernard Juckli, Jay Leno's chief mechanic and former aircraft mechanic, Los Angeles, CA, Dan Owens, head machinist, Panavision, Wenatchee, WA, and Robert Vaughan, maintenance engineer, Vanguard Plastics, Wylie, TX. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: 59.5"; Width: 88"; Length: 158"; Ground Clearance: 3.5"; Weight: approximately 4,000 pounds. Artist: Michael Leeds, artist and co-owner, Blastolene Brothers, Santa Cruz, CA. MONSTER SPECS: Special Welds: Special welds were performed on Jesse's custom-built side pod and the fabricated gas tank. Body Modifications: A 3,000-pound Peterbilt Motors Company semi served as the trike frame. The semi's air brakes, foot pedals, air horn, five-speed transmission, clutch and steering box were also used.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 1975 Datsun 210 Honey Bee Drifter

Monster Garage 1975 Datsun 210 Honey Bee Drifter
6,000.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage 1975 Datsun 210 Honey Bee Drifter 6,000 LotNumber 64 Summary Floats like a butterfly, and stings like a 1975 Datsun 210 Honey Bee With the help of a 280hp engine from a brand new Nissan 350Z, this car is sure to "bee" one sweet-as-honey drifter. Sold on a Bill of Sale only. Special conditions apply. Description For those of you unfamiliar with the sport, drifting calls for a high-powered car with enough rear-wheel power to slide sideways through corners at high speeds. Some compare it to Rally racing, but in drifting the winner isn't the first to cross the finish line. Rather, judges determine who wins based on execution and style. All drifting competitions take place on closed courses where racers maneuver their cars into spectacular power slides around corners. To successfully execute this type of racing, a driver must figure out the balance of the car's engine power, gears, brakes and steering to go beyond the normal limits of the suspension and tire traction. That said, Monster Garage took a classic 1975 Datsun 210 Honey Bee and transformed it into a drift car with the help of a 280hp engine from a brand new Nissan 350Z. Mario Lozano, Nissan specialist and certified engine guru stated that the steering was probably the more difficult aspects to the vehicle. Lozano also dealt with having to fabricate without any drawings or dimensions and a time limit. The team also shared the joy of fitting the new 280hp Nissan 350Z engine into the little Datsun and completing all of the wiring. Jesse, and the rest of the team finished the Honey Bee on time, and the end product was a bee-utiful drift car. THE DESIGNERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Toshi Hayama, vice president, A'PEX Co. Ltd., Orange, CA, Robin Scott Hoot, transportation designer, Pasadena, CA, and Naoto Negishi, engine expert and fuel-management specialist, Irvine, CA. THE BUILDERS; Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Jeremy Allyn, BMW technician, engine expert and hot-rodder, Van Nuys, CA, Chrissie Beavis, mechanic, fabricator and drift-car competitor, San Diego, CA, Frank Brown, mechanic and EFI engine expert, Bermuda Dunes, CA, Mario Lozano, Nissan specialist, fabricator and owner, TSR Fabrication, Carson, CA, and Naoto Negishi, engine expert and fuel-management specialist, Irvine, CA. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: 51"; Width: 56"; Length: 189"; Ground Clearance: 7.5"; Weight: 3,000 lbs. Painter: Pete "Hot Dog" Finlin, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA. Special Welds: The team performed special welds on the engine mounts, steering linkage and roll cage. In addition, Mario welded an aluminum piece for the throttle body that fit onto the plate Naoto fabricated. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: Includes a silver-plated machined part for the throttle. Body Modifications: The team modified the Datsun's front end by cutting out a large piece behind the grill and modifying the engine compartment to fit the new radiator. They also welded in a piece of stainless steel to connect to the exhaust system.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 1996 Lincoln Towncar "Fire Truck Limo"

Monster Garage 1996 Lincoln Towncar "Fire Truck Limo"
5,000.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage 1996 Lincoln Towncar "Fire Truck Limo" 5,000 LotNumber 71 Summary It's a good thing this limo delivers 1,250 gallons per minute, otherwise this "hot" Lincoln might go up in flames. Description If you're going out to some hot night club, you'll need something to cool you down afterwards. Enter Monster Garage. The team took a 1996 Lincoln Town Car limousine and turned it to a stretched, super-soaker limo. To begin the transformation, the team ripped out the car's midsection and cut the roof so that it would open like a clamshell and allow the main nozzle to come through. A water pump was then installed capable of delivering 1,250 gallons per minute at 1,500 rpm with 150 pounds of pressure and a system of pipes that would deliver water to 2 additional hoses. Emergency lights, a chrome handrail and a diamond-plate step extending from behind the limo's front door to the rear-wheel well rounded out the town car's functional transformation. For its external makeover, House of Kolor really laid it on. The limo received a base coat of Blue-Blood Red paint and two coats of Ice-Red Pearl. Two coats of Mini-Fireball Red metal flake were then applied, followed by one coat of Fireball-Red metal flake and two coats of Candy Apple Red. A coat of clear sealer, KMC Clocker-model wheels and a metal-flake naugahyde roof with French-seam stitches all completed the job. In the end, Jesse and his team had successfully created a 5,000-pound firefighting limousine able to extinguish flames atop a six story building. "Putting out a fire is fine, but I still think we should go to the Oscars and squirt the paparazzi," said Jesse James. THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, Long Beach, CA, Vini Bergman, custom-limo builder, CA, Ed Blanford, car designer, Southern CA, Steve Dennish, Hot Rod creator, La Mirada, CA, Wink Eller, custom-bike builder, Wink's Performance and Machine, Orange, CA, Rick Goodell, fire-engine engineer, WI, Paul Johnson, mechanic, Artesia, CA, Lisa Legohn, welding instructor, Los Angeles Trade Technical College and Compton Community College, Los Angeles, CA, Tom Prewitt, custom painter, Damon's Motorcycle Creations, Brea, CA, and Michael Shrout, fireman, Long Beach, CA. V8 4.65 Liter engine with rear-wheel drive and automatic transmission. Monster Machine Specs: Waterous fire pump, nozzles, emergency lights, diamond-plate step, chrome handrail, KMC wheels (Clocker model), metal-flake Naugahyde roof, and House of Kolor paint.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 1975 Chevy Dirt Track Camaro

Monster Garage 1975 Chevy Dirt Track Camaro
10,000.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage 1975 Chevy Dirt Track Camaro 10,000 LotNumber 433 Third times the charm. Jesse and his all girl team decided to once again tackle the dirt track Camaro. The first attempt was a success, the second, well, not so great. However this time, they set their sights to make the sweetest dirt track Camaro that runs entirely on Girl Power. The team gutted the car, then installed a racing seat, added a fuel cell, ran all new fuel lines, altered the trunk with welds and the front and rear suspension, welded in the roll cage, safety loops under the vehicle and added a custom race exhaust system. On top of all that, the transmission came with a broken fitting for the fluid cooler. The team had to make re-machine and tap to make the transmission work. When it was done, the team had a mud-tossing, track-crossing monster. THE DESIGNERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Michelle Christensen, transportation designer, Pasadena, CA, Mandie Gordon, mechanic and drag racer, Oakland, CA and Kathy Pierson, mechanic and racecar driver, Hermitage, MO. THE BUILDERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Wanda Sue Benton, welding instructor, Florence, SC, Mary Jo Emrick, welder and fabricator, Austin, TX, Mandie Gordon, mechanic and drag racer, Oakland, CA, Tammi Milford, welder and fabricator, Middleton, ID and Kathy Pierson, mechanic and racecar driver, Hermitage, MO. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: 51"; Width: 7"; Length: 192"; Ground Clearance: 4" (lowest point underneath car); Weight: 1,200 pounds. Special Welds: Rear-end housing TIG welded. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: Lots. Roll bar, wheel studs, rackets, wheel stretch with a baseball bat and seat brackets. Moving Parts: Machined rotors and axles to accept larger studs for racing wheels. Rebuilt the distributor, replaced intake manifold and carburetor. Bypassed emissions to vehicle. Degreed cam for low-end torque. Installed new rotating rear assembly and gears. Welded third member to act as a posi-traction. Installed new transmission with dirt-track race converter. Removed all unnecessary parts under the hood to save weight and horsepower. Added new performance fuel pump, battery box and hold down. Rewired and relocated electrical system to the inside of the vehicle.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 1959 Chevy Dairy Truck "Milk Bomb"

Monster Garage 1959 Chevy Dairy Truck "Milk Bomb"
6,500.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage 1959 Chevy Dairy Truck "Milk Bomb" 6,500 LotNumber 69 Summary This 1959 Chevy Apache, complete with a cow-milker/dispenser, pasteurizer and even a chocolate milk ability, leaves other dairies looking "utterly" ridiculous. Sold on a Bill of Sale only. Special conditions apply. Description Apparently Jesse and his team think that the local milkman isn't fast and fresh enough. Thus, the mobile milker is born. But in order to make this Milk Bomb, Jesse and his team first had to hollow out a beat-up 1959 Chevy Apache milk truck to make room for a milking machine, a custom pasteurizer, a cow stall and, finally, a 1,400-pound dairy cow. The cow enters from the rear of the truck on a custom build steel ramp and is milked. The floor, side panels and rear entrance were all modified to accommodate the cow as it does what it does best. After being milked, the milk goes into a custom pasteurizer, cooled, and then sent to a set of taps on the outside of the truck. There is even a chocolate milk dispenser. There is no milk fresher than milk straight from the monster. (The truck, not the cow.) THE BUILDERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Mark Clarke, marketing manager, Madison, WI, Jerry Galyen, installation manager, Modesto, CA, Kyle Brodowski, supervisor, Laguna Beach, CA, Bob Norland, overhead crane technician, Long Beach, CA, Susan Schalk, business analyst/certified master mechanic, San Diego, CA, and Craig Zell, research technician, Madison, WI. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: 79"; Width: 79"; Length: 223"; Ground Clearance: 14.5"; Weight: about 9,000 pounds. RAMP MEASUREMENTS: Height: 48.5"; Width: 35"; Length: 81.5" when attached to truck; 88.5" by itself. Special Welds: Include wire welds, MIG welds, stainless steel welds, pneumatics and TIG welds. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: Include milking equipment such as meters, pumps, tubes, gauges, vacuum for pump and valves. Moving Parts: There were a number of moving parts in this build: the milk pump, lock gates, heat exchangers, cooling system for milk pasteurization, rebuilt engine, new brake system (front leaf springs), motor pump, carburetor, radiator, suspension system and complete engine tune-up. Biggest Challenge: The team faced a number of challenges: First, they had to adapt the design so cows could be milked from the rear of the vehicle. Then, a part called a pinch (a nipple clamp for the hose) disappeared. The team also spent a lot of time, three of the five days, on the floor fabrication to ensure stability once the cow was inside, and working in a confined, unbearably hot space (from the welding) was no picnic. Finally, as always on Monster Garage, locating tools and parts in working condition proved a problem.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 1964 Chriscraft Steam Powered Boat

Monster Garage 1964 Chriscraft Steam Powered Boat
6,500.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage 1964 Chriscraft Steam Powered Boat 6,500 LotNumber 67 Summary A 1964 ChrisCraft wooden boat converted into a successful turn-of-the-last-century steam launch deserves the title of "Oldie, but Goodie." Full steam ahead. Description In a quest to harness the awesome power of steam, Jesse and his dream team attempted to convert a 1964 ChrisCraft wooden boat into a turn-of-the-last-century steam launch. The team gutted everything from the boat. They added a new propulsion system and mounted the steam engine and boiler. They created new auxiliaries to keep everything working as well. There was also a custom-made coal bunker installed on the boat. So the ship would not sink on its maiden voyage, all of the cracks, leaks, and holes in the boat were filled and sealed. This is the first time the garage has tried to harness steam power. Hydraulic lines were not up to the task of handling steam at 150 psi and 375 degrees Fahrenheit. All the steam lines were made from heavy, seamless black iron pipe with extreme schedule-80 black iron fittings. All auxiliary non-steam plumbing was made using heavy-walled 1/2" copper pipe annealed to allow the use of flare fittings. The overboard discharge for the bilge pumps was made from a garden hose. THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Misc Pippa Garner, cartoonist for "Car and Driver Magazine", Santa Fe, NM, Robert Dessert, journeyman machinist/steamboat hobbyist, Standwood, WA, Dick Vennerbeck, steamboat hobbyist, Campbell, CA, Paul Boschan, boilermaker, Carson, CA, Capt. Dave Holden, firefighter/boat restorer, Long Beach, CA, and Jon Baverstock, boat restorer/fabricator, Long Beach, CA. SPECS: EXTERIOR: Height: 28"; Width: 71"; Length: 223"; Weight: Boat: 800 lbs; engine: 120 lbs; empty boiler: 550 lbs: steam auxiliaries: 25 lbs. INTERIOR: Height: 104" (including steam stack); Width: 63"; Length: 117.5". Special Welds: Jesse fabricated a nontraditional mount for the engine and V-drive. He also fabricated a special transition piece to fit from the top of the boiler to the bottom of the smokestack. It was made of copper and he made an invisible TIG weld to join the sections. Special "non-welds" were the 85 hand-rolled tubes inserted into the boiler, which were subsequently pressure tested to 275 psi with no leaks. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: Robert machined a flange to adapt the engine to the V-drive. Paul supplied a code boiler shell, a reflex water gauge, steam gauge and about 50 lbs of high quality steam pipe fittings. Dick built a displacement lubricator for the engine from pipe fittings and lagged the boiler in wood scraps, which were donated from John's shop. Dick supplied the feed water pump, the injector, the engine and a historic Jesse James train robbery whistle from a train robbed in Missouri in 1859.
by Douglas

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