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Pictures of Monster Garage vehicles from the hit TV show where take ordinary and extrordinary cars and trucks and turn them into weird, wacky, ridiculous cliches and gags.



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


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Monster Garage 1992 Honda Civic Nitro

Monster Garage 1992 Honda Civic Nitro
7,500.00 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 1992 Honda Civic Nitro 7,500 LotNumber 65 Summary Jesse and the students of Lakewood High School took an old Honda beater and transformed it into a street-racin', girl-chasin' monster, complete with an air ride suspension system and a nitrous system. Sold on a Bill of Sale only. Special conditions apply. Description Jesse headed back to school in this episode of "Monster Nation" to instruct the students of Lakewood HS on transforming a beaten-up 1992 Imported Honda Civic into a street-racin', girl-chasin' monster. Jesse James underwent surgery during the main portion of this build. Luckily the Garage Manager was there to help the students with whatever faced them. The team gutted the interior of the car, clearing out backseats, front seats, and steering wheel. New racing seats were installed, along with racing steering wheel. A nitrous tank was installed where the space that the back seats formerly occupied. An air ride hydraulic system and new exhaust was also installed in the Honda. The Nitrous tank brace was welded by Jesse James, and finished by Andrew Fifer, the schools master welder. The brace is hinged above the tire well, where the hydraulic system sets. The hoses for the Nitrous run alongside the brake cables to the front of the car to the engine. Jesse returned as the students finished the monster. Jesse took the car to Master Pin-striper Pete Finland for detail work. The Honda received a full, glossy black coat and tribal flames. The purple flames with green trim engulf the front end of the import. VEHICLE SPECS: Length: 147"; Width: 67"; Height: 48"; Ground Clearance: 6"; Transmission: 5-speed manual. Paint: Black gloss, purple tribal flames and green trim applied by West Coast Choppers, Pete Finlan. Special Welds: Jesse James and Student Master Welder Andrew Fifer welded a bracket to hold the Nitrous tank in place. It is hinged for easy access to the air tank below. The exhaust was also cut and welded to fit the shape of the Honda Import. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: Front seats removed for Racing seats. Interior was removed entirely. A racing steering wheel was added and a new gearshift was installed. THE BUILDERS: Jesse James- Custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Andrew Fifer, Student Master Welder, Lakewood HS, Tony Bearden, Student, Lakewood HS, Kamran Haghbin, Student, Lakewood HS, Carlos Zazueta- Student, Lakewood HS, Jason Stoltz- Student, Lakewood HS, and Curtis Irwin, Faculty, Lakewood HS.
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Monster Garage Custom Baja 1000 Trophy Truck

Monster Garage Custom Baja 1000 Trophy Truck
36,000.00 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 Custom Baja 1000 Trophy Truck 36,000 LotNumber 430 Jesse James long dreamed of racing the Baja 1000 so he assembled a team of top off-road builders to help him make a Trophy Truck capable of running the most legendary of all desert races. The team started with a bare chassis and turned it into a monster capable of running through washes and gullies 3" deep at 100mph. Normally, it takes a skilled team almost a year and $300,000 to build a truck that can take the punishment of 1,000 miles of desert racing. But this team managed to do it from scratch in 5 days. The truck is custom-welded, fabricated and custom-built by team. THE DESIGNERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers of Long Beach, CA, Billy Gasper, trophy truck builder of Riverside, CA, Paul Perrizo, electrical superintendent/Baja racer of Long Beach, CA, and Tony Barazza, artist/designer of San Jacinto, CA. THE BUILDERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers of Long Beach, CA, Billy Gasper, trophy truck builder of Riverside, CA, Paul Perrizo, electrical superintendent/Baja racer of Long Beach, CA, Danny Porter, trophy truck builder of Riverside, CA, Rick Geiser, trophy truck builder of Phoenix, AZ, Jason Campbell, pre-runner kit manufacturer, of Huntington Beach, CA, Jimmy Weitzel, pre-runner builder of Santee, CA, Joey Davitian, trophy truck wiring expert of Sylmar, CA, John DeVillier, owner of Wizard Fabrication Schools of Riverside, CA, Paul Mischel, trophy truck mechanic of El Cajon, CA and Tom Geviss, Baja co-rider/turbo expert of San Diego, CA. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: 77" Width: 78" Length: 216" Ground Clearance: 17" Weight: 4,500lbs. Additional Parts: Donahue Racing Chassis. Geiser Chevy body. 600hp Jegs small block Chevy 454 motor. Custom Jesse James exhaust with Flowmaster mufflers. dual Holly fuel pumps, Earls braided stainless steel lines & fittings, K&N and Uni filters, MSD6 off-road ignition system, Ron Davis 4" radiator, Howe custom 2.5 power steering rack, Turbo 400 transmission from B&M, Fluidyne oil coolers, Desert Specialties 9" C-Mac rear end housing with Currie third member with 5.14 gears, front tubular upper A-arms, boxed steel lower arms, 37x12.5x17 BF Goodrich T/A Radials, Walker Evans custom 17x8 beadlock wheels, King shocks with progressive coilover springs and "piggy back" reservoir with multiple stage bypass and air pump shocks. Four piston Wilwood calipers and 13" rotors with CNC brake accessories, custom front spindles, custom Chrissman Driveline, Mastercraft seats, 5-point Simpson Racing Harness, Duel Optima Gell batteries, 8 Lifeforce lights. 80 Gallon Jesse James/Fuel Safe fuel cell. Safecraft fire suppression system, Autometer Gauges, Custom Pro-Wire wiring harness, PCI Race Radios, Lawrence GPS system, Duel Parker Pumper air systems and Fleet Management Services Satellite Tracking System.
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Monster Garage 1998 Ford Crown Victoria "Doughnut Shop/Cop Car"

Monster Garage 1998 Ford Crown Victoria "Doughnut Shop/Cop Car"
12,000.00 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 1998 Ford Crown Victoria "Doughnut Shop/Cop Car" 12,000 LotNumber 74 Summary A nearly all-cop team converted a Crown Victoria squad car into a mobile doughnut shop complete with coffee maker and pastry display case. Description This mostly all-cop team converted a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria squad car into a mobile doughnut shop complete with coffee maker and pastry display case. The moving parts are three electronic actuators. Additional machine parts were Belshaw Bros. Inc. doughnut-maker and robot. Body modification include "suiciding" the rear passenger door, removing the rear hinges, pinning down the trunk and cutting a hole out of the trunk in order to fit the doughnut maker. The biggest challenge for the team was fitting the doughnut-making mechanisms into the car. Scotia, New York Police Chief John Pytlovany who assisted on this donut driver said that building the conveyor belt was the biggest challenge. "It had to be in three sections and made out of stainless steel, and we had to be able to remove it from the car for cleaning. Our first attempt at bending the steel for the sides failed. This was a key element to the conveyor belt, and we were all worried after that day. The next day Brian Armstrong and Mike New found a place that had a large brake and were able to create the pieces perfectly. Even though we had a lot of work left to do on the conveyor we knew that we were home-free." THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Brian Armstrong, police helicopter pilot, Long Beach, CA, Alan Dively, food technologist, Dunkin' Donuts, Braintree, MA, Jay Hillebrandt, doughnut-equipment technician, Belshaw Bros. Inc., Seattle, WA, Jason Hulst, Hot Rod and custom automotive designer, Pasadena, CA, Mike New, sheriff's deputy, Chesapeake County, VA, Tom Prewitt, custom painter, Damon's Motorcycle Creations, Brea, CA, John Pytlovany, police chief, Scotia, NY, Frank Torres, police officer, Long Beach, CA and Randy Villata, firearms dealer and former motorcycle officer, Los Gatos, CA. MONSTER SPECS: Tires: 45/35/20 tires by Toyo Proxes; Wheels: 20" gold Enzo spinning wire; Interior: Stitchcraft black and white vinyl racing seat; Height: 56.8"; Width: 78.2"; Length: 212"; Ground Clearance: 6.1"; Weight: 3,900 pounds.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 2003 Toyota Celica Jet Car

Monster Garage 2003 Toyota Celica Jet Car
17,000.00 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 2003 Toyota Celica Jet Car 17,000 LotNumber 435.1 To date, it's the fastest monster ever, topping speeds of more than 200mph. And its engine? A Rolls Royce Viper MK22 that generates 6,300 pounds of thrust. "The biggest technical challenge was converting the suspension from wheel-driven to thrust-driven. But no, there was never a time when anyone was worried about being able to complete this challenge," Segal Motorsports owner Jerry Segal said. Segal was asked to participate after being recommended by the National Hot Rod Association. In addition to the suspension, the frame of the car needed to be extended 30" to build the sub-frame to mount the 640lb behemoth engine. Body modifications included removing the stock engine, dash and seats and lengthening the Celica's body. Jesse and his team also built a supporting sub-frame and network for the jet engine and fuel system, a roll bar around the driver's seat and parachute tubes. THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers in Long Beach, CA, Joe Ruggless, racecar driver, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works in Palmdale, CA, Marty Schwerter, Toyota Pro-Celebrity Celica project manager, Toyota Grand Prix in Huntington Beach, CA, Ralph Snider, jet-car builder and truck driver from Mcloud, OK, Jerry Segal, owner, Segal Motorsports in Las Vegas, NV and Ben Wood, fabricator and assistant manager, Monster Garage in San Jacinto, CA. SPECS: Make: Toyota Model: Celica Year: 2003 Height: 51" Width: 63" Length: 202" Length With Parts Extended: 217" Ground Clearance: 6". Artist: Craig Kember, designer, Calty Design in Newport Beach, CA. Painter: Mike Lavallee, Killer Paint in Snohomish, WA. Special Welds: Includes those performed on the roll cage and jet engine, as well as lengthening the vehicle with the sub-frame. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: The jet engine, a Rolls Royce Viper MK22, was acquired from a two-seat British military trainer. The monster's machined parts include its tires, which were shaved, trued, balanced and spun-test to 220 mph at 60 seconds.
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Monster Garage 1994 Ford Explorer White Trash Truck

Monster Garage 1994 Ford Explorer White Trash Truck
9,000.00 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 1994 Ford Explorer White Trash Truck 9,000 LotNumber 434.1 "I trashed my truck" usually implies something bad has happened. Usually. In the first episode of "Monster Garage", Jesse and his team transform a 1994 Eddie Bauer Edition Ford Explorer into a tricked-out trash truck. Jesse bet $500 that this design to transform a Ford Explorer into a garbage truck wouldn't work. He lost. How can a 1994 Ford Explorer house enough equipment to make this one killer garbage crusher? Garbage equipment and storage take space, so the team started their transformation by pulling out the Explorer's back seat. They then installed a customized hydraulically powered metal arm (designed and redesigned many, many times) to grab garbage cans and empty them into a receptacle that included a hydraulic crusher to compact the trash. The roof was cut and fitted it with a hinge and a hydraulic system to lift it up, creating room for the arm to pick up cans and dump their trash. Under its hood the Explorer has a 21hp, 4Liter V6 engine and automatic transmission. Since most trash trucks are all trash and no flash, Jesse decided that this mechanical monstrosity deserved a new sleek look. Its mechanical metamorphosis complete, the Explorer got an extreme makeover from House of Kolor, beginning with a primer sealer coat and white base coat. Two coats of Ice White Pearl were added and a silver base coat followed. Then silver metal-flake flames were applied to the vehicle, and a final clear coat of paint. KMC wheels rounded out the package. The end product was indeed a success. If you thought your garbage cans were in danger before, you should see them being picked up by this monster machine. "I can't believe this actually worked." Jesse James. THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, Long Beach, CA, Brent Davis, bike builder, Brentwood, CA, Nick De Avila, off-road truck mechanic and racer, Hermosa Beach, CA, Jay LaRosa, customizer, Carson, CA, Ivan Sanchez, graphic artist and "parts guru," Long Beach, CA, J.P. Schoenbeck, tattoo artist, Highlands Ranch, CO, Tom Prewitt, custom painter, Damon's Motorcycle Creations, Brea, CA, Thom Taylor, hot-rod designer, Laguna Niguel, CA, and Gregorio Urueta, mechanic and sanitation-truck engineer, Harbor City, CA. VEHICLE SPECS: 4.0 Liter V6 engine, 210hp, automatic transmission rear-wheel drive and "Eddie Bauer" interior trim and exterior paint. Monster Machine Specs: customized hydraulically powered metal arm, hydraulic garbage-crusher, hydraulic roof-lifter, KMC wheels and House of Kolor paint.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 1984 Porsche Golf Ball Collector

Monster Garage 1984 Porsche Golf Ball Collector
8,000.00 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 1984 Porsche Golf Ball Collector 8,000 LotNumber 1536 This is no ordinary range-picker. It's a 1984 Porsche 944 that Jesse and company transformed into a player-harassing, ball-snagging monster. The cars moving part is a pull-wing door powered by 300-pound AutoLoc electric linear actuator. The ball collector moves up and down by the driver's side power window mechanism. A 100V motor-driven golf ball conveyor lifts balls from lower collection bin to cannon hopper. There are animatronic golf-ball clown eyes to scare golfers. There is also a custom-built 3-barrel nitrogen-powered rapid-fire golf-ball cannon. All the glass was replaced with approximately 30 square feet of expanded steel, custom wing. The biggest challenge for the team was moving the golf balls from the lower collection basket to the cannon hopper without jamming. The transition from a stock Porsche 944 to a range picker was a challenge. THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Alex Anderson, custom-car builder, Temecula, CA, Mac Gillum, former drag racer and range-picker builder, Different Designs, Stanton, CA, Pete Pepe, creative designer, Disney Animation, Tom Prewitt, custom painter, Damon's Motorcycle Creations, Brea, CA, Eric Scarlett, custom-car builder/shop owner, Ventura, CA, Wendy Schmidt, animatronics specialist, Los Angeles, CA, and Jay Skwarlo, bicycle mechanic/builder and hot-rodder, Long Beach, CA. VEHICLE SPECS: Engine: 151cid aluminum block Bosch L-Jetronic Fuel Injection; Pistons: 4 Inline; Heads: aluminum; Exhaust: dual straight pipes routed through front fenders; Transmission: 5-speed rear transaxle; Rear Axle: rear-wheel drive; Steering: power; Front Suspension: Porsche stock; Rear Suspension: Porsche stock; Brakes: 4-wheel disc; Tires: P215/60R15 by Toyo Tires; Wheels: Porsche stock 15-inch aluminum, polished at West Coast Choppers. Electronics: (3) BXE 2140 15mm solenoid air valves by SMC controlling cannons, standard 110V motor driven from a Wagen Tech 600 W Inverter controlling conveyor, animatronic golf-ball clown eyes driven from windshield wiper circuit, 10W RadioShack powerhorn (for harassing golfers) and Kenwood stereo system. Interior: Front passenger seat removed to accommodate golf-ball cannon; rear seats and trunk removed to accommodate picker mechanism and conveyor system. Body: All windows replaced with expanded steel, aluminum '70s van wing custom-made by Jesse James. Paint: Damon's Motorcycle Creations House of Kolor black base coat and urethane clear coat; flames painted with House of Kolor Ultra Orange pearl, Sunrise Pearl, blue pin striping. Height: 49"; Height With Parts Extended: 54"; Width: 70"; Width With Parts Extended: 102"; Length: 170"; Ground Clearance: 8"; Weight: approximately 2,500 pounds.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 1964 Lincoln "Open Road Racer"

Monster Garage 1964 Lincoln "Open Road Racer"
9,500.00 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 Lincoln "Open Road Racer" 9,500 LotNumber 68 Summary Start with a '64 Lincoln Continental, then add a NASCAR chassis, a 600hp 427 Motown engine and a T-100 4-speed manual transmission and you'll have a racer thats track consists of the entire world. Sold on a Bill of Sale only. Special conditions apply. Description Imagine a stock '64 Lincoln Continental. Then add a NASCAR chassis, a 600hp 427 Motown engine and a T-100 4-speed manual transmission. Jesse and his crew did just that. "The biggest technical challenge was getting the old body off the chassis, as it was a unibody car. The steel was five layers thick in some places, so it took forever to plasma and saw away. I spent at least two full days of the build plasma-cutting that body off. They definitely knew how to build cars back in '64!" says racecar engineer Craig Jull. Jull smashed his tooth out on a grinder during the build of this car. His sweat and blood literally went into the creation of this monster. THE DESIGNERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, John Caswell, car designer, Glendale, CA, David Golder, apparel-store owner, Highland, CA, and Craig Jull, racecar engineer, Bellflower, CA. THE BUILDERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, David Golder, apparel-store owner, Highland, CA, Matt Goodsell, fabricator/designer, Orange, CA, Brian Haynes, construction supervisor, Janesville, CA, Craig Jull, racecar engineer, Bellflower, CA, and Pat McElreath, racecar consultant, Portland, OR. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: 52"; Width: 78"; Length: 203"; Ground Clearance: 7"; Weight: 3,400 pounds. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: Includes fabricated brake components and a front-bearing retainer for the transmission. Body Modifications: The team separated the unibody from the Lincoln and removed 17" (lengthwise) from the middle of the body. They also fabricated a spoiler for the rear and an air dampener for the front.
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.
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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.
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Monster Garage 1954 Cadillac Hearse with Backhoe

Monster Garage 1954 Cadillac Hearse with Backhoe
7,000.00 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 1954 Cadillac Hearse with Backhoe 7,000 LotNumber 1533.1 Monster Garage suffered its first failure with the Grim Ripper build. Immediately, discussion boards filled up with posts that the guys should be given a second chance. The original team was assembled to build the ultimate corpse delivery vehicle. Doran Hirschkorn returned to Monster Garage after the previous attempt failed. "I jumped at the chance to come back on the show. There were dozens of times I thought about what I would have done differently if I had another chance, so when they called I didn't hesitate to jump back on a plane and come out for another shot." Hirschkorn, a Bobcat manufacturing engineer, says aside from getting the hydraulics for the Bobcat arm to work, his biggest challenge in this build was fitting the backhoe into the hearse. "The backhoe frame was too wide to fit inside the car's frame, so the ends had to be torched off and reinforced. I spent 2 days just cutting through the material and welding it back together. It took more time than I expected, but we all put in a bunch of overtime on this project." THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, George Barris, custom-car designer, Barris Kustom Industries, North Hollywood, CA, Mike Desmond, custom-car designer, MAD Machines, Long Beach, CA, Tim Conder, mechanic and motorcycle customizer, Seattle, WA, Jose Gonzalez, heavy-equipment tech, Yale/Chase, Long Beach, CA, Bart Grande, software consultant, Carlsbad, CA, Doran Hirschkorn, Bobcat manufacturing engineer, Bismarck, ND, and Steve "Tombstone" Sterle, horror-prop manufacturer, Hollywood Tombstones, Woodland Hills, CA. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: 70"; Width: 77"; Length: 21'; Length With Parts Extended: 30'; Ground Clearance: 2"; Weight: approximately 4,000 pounds. Paint: By Mike Lavallee, Killer Paint, Snohomish, WA. Hydraulics: A belt-driven pump on the motor builds up pressure for the hydraulics operating the Bobcat arm. Special Welds: Includes welding the plow to the car's front end and the Bobcat loader to the back end. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: Includes a 9' Bobcat loader (for digging the grave), a bungee-cord catapult contraption (for delivering the casket) and a plow (for filling in the grave).
by Douglas

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