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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 1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
|Monster Garage 1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow|
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 1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Sewage Sucker 8,000 LotNumber 62 Summary This tricked-out 1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow designed to empty outhouses and portable toilets makes you number one in a business that's all about number two. Sold on a Bill of Sale only. Special conditions apply. Description If there was ever a case of worlds colliding, it was this build, in which Jesse and a team of high-class hired hands converted the notoriously temperamental 1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow into a plush pump vehicle designed to empty outhouses and portable toilets. Bodie Stroud, owner of the portable toilet company Portosan Company, assisted on the transformation of this sleek sewage sucker. "Portosan is one of the largest toilet and temporary-fencing companies in the nation. We provide services for construction, special events and studios." Stroud being number one in the business that's all about number two, was the guru of the vacuum pump on this build. In fact, the rest of the team turned to him so much, he hardly found time to work on anything else. Along with the vacuum concerns was the difficulty of working around the rolls original wiring and hydraulic system. The team finished on time and had one monstrous Rolls Royce that made other models look like, well┐ you know. THE DESIGNERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Bodie Stroud, co-owner/operator, Portosan Company, Sun Valley, CA, and Tony Vanderploeg, owner, Vanderploeg Motors, Carmel, CA. THE BUILDERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Gleek Chapman, machine builder, Cookeville, TN, Matthew DeAnda, service technician, Rolls-Royce and Bentley of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, Juan Martinez, welding instructor, Boise, ID, Bodie Stroud, co-owner/operator, Portosan Company, Sun Valley, CA, and Tony Vanderploeg, owner, Vanderploeg Motors, Carmel, CA. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: 62"; Width: 76"; Length: 199"; Ground Clearance: 9"; Weight: 6,800 pounds. Painter: Pete "Hot Dog" Finlan, Hot Dog Designs. Hydraulics: The original hydraulic braking system was cleaned and recharged. Special Welds: The team welded the waste and water tanks, struts, shock mounts, tower plates, pump bracket, secondary filter trap and exhaust and pipe fittings. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: Includes the vacuum pump, water pump, switches, brackets, secondary filter trap, pipes and fittings, hoses, ball valve, oil trap, high idle cable and wheel adapters. Body Modifications: The guys adjusted the vehicle's wheel wells, removed the trunk wall and rear seats, added a dump valve to the rear end, and gold-plated the bumpers and grille.
Monster Garage 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Wood Chipper
|Monster Garage 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Wood Chipper|
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 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Wood Chipper 12,500 LotNumber 435.3 It was a simple plan: Take apart a PT Cruiser and transform it into the slickest tree chipper. Maybe too simple. The Cruiser didn't have much room to work, so once the car was gutted, the team turned their attention to an out-of-commission chipper. They torched the chipper's feed mechanism and engine free, then went about putting together the precise size and weight measurements necessary to squeeze the chipper mechanisms into the car. The team removed the Cruiser liftgate and fitted it with a pelican hinge, reversing the liftgate so that when functioning, the closing liftgate would pull objects directly into the chipper's feed mechanism. And since the car needed an air-bag suspension to support the excessive weight, the team removed the MacPherson strut independent suspension and rear springs and refitted them with an EAI air-suspension system. Finally, because it's just plain cool, the team decided to create a monster amplifier by directly routing both engine exhausts into the discharge tube so that the Cruiser's motor and the chipper's engine would roar together. THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Johan Bakker, mechanical design engineer, Unisys, Brighton, MI, Pete Finlan, custom painter, car builder and artist, Vista, CA, Mick Gifford, tree-chipper expert, Morbark, Inc., Winn, MI Tom Prewitt, custom painter, Damon's Motorcycle Creations, Brea, CA, Erich Woodall, certified and master welder, fabricator and street racer, Edgewater, MD, and Matt Zabas, artist, engineer and fabricator, 13 Choppers, Cardiff, CA. VEHICLE SPECS: Engine: 2.4 Liter DOHC 16-valve SMPI I-4; Exhaust: retrofitted with flame-thrower kit; Transmission: 5-speed manual; Converter: 150 bhp at 5,200 rpm; Drive Shaft: front-wheel drive, displacement: 148.2cid; Steering: power-assisted rack & pinion steering, 18:1 ratio; Front Suspension: independent suspension retrofitted with EAI 4-inch x 4-inch hard shaft, Parker top and side port air cylinder; Rear Suspension: solid trailing arm twist beam with EAI 255C 2,500-pound, 3/8-inch port; Brakes: front: disc; rear: drum; Tires: Toyo Proxes 245/35/20; Wheels: 20" #44 Jesse James. Electronics: stock plus EAI 5 switch air-suspension system controller. Body Honduran mahogany veneer, with ash strips and mahogany Maltese-Cross inlays. Paint: House of Kolor black base coat, Root Beer Kandy base coat and Pagan Gold Kandy base coat were blended and applied, with a clear coat sealing the deal. MONSTER SPECS: Hydraulics: Morbark hydraulic pump is Vickers vane style with a 4-gallon ring. It's engine-driven (live hydraulics) at a speed that pumps 6.5 gpm. Moving Parts: Morbark Feeder Model #2070 XL Twister Special Welds: A sub-frame was built to hold the Morbark chipper's additional weight.
Monster Garage 1972 Peterbilt Truck Engine Trike
|Monster Garage 1972 Peterbilt Truck Engine Trike|
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.
Monster Garage 1964 Chriscraft Steam Powered Boat
|Monster Garage 1964 Chriscraft Steam Powered Boat|
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.
Monster Garage 1996 Lincoln Towncar "Fire Truck Limo"
|Monster Garage 1996 Lincoln Towncar "Fire Truck Limo"|
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.
Monster Garage 1988 Chevy Blazer Pike's Peak Hill Climber
|Monster Garage 1988 Chevy Blazer Pike's Peak Hill Climber|
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 1988 Chevy Blazer Pike's Peak Hill Climber 15,500 LotNumber 431.1 Ain't no mountain high enough for Monster Garage, not even Colorado's Pikes Peak, 14,110 feet of purple mountain majesty. And what better way to test the chops of this 1988 Chevy Blazer than the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second-oldest auto race in the world, second only to the Indianapolis 500. It is held annually and consists of cars in various classes racing 12.5 miles (156 corners) on pavement and dirt, at a continuously increasing elevation and through rain, snow, hail, etc., in order to reach the summit of Pikes Peak. In other words, Jesse and his crew made this bad boy solid enough for the terrain they would be facing. The team did welding work on the climber's roll cage, front clip, rear axle and suspension mounts, engine mounts, steering system, brake pedals, fuel and water cells, and radiator core support. Includes the engine, supercharger, transmission, front end, rear end, drive shaft, wheels, tires, steering quickener, steering wheel, seats, belts, fuel cells, radiator and mister. The team cut air scoops for the rear brakes into both sides of the vehicle, lowered it 10", shaved the wheel wells, and added fiberglass front fenders and hood. The biggest challenge the team faced was mounting the Ford front end onto the Chevy truck, which needed to be aligned and calibrated correctly so that it was straight and level. THE DESIGNERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Patrick Janicke, concept designer, Los Angeles, CA, Larry Ragland, race-car driver, Cave Creek, AZ and Randy Ruyle, director of competition, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Cascade, CO. THE BUILDERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Mike Cook, special projects director, West Coast Choppers, Wilmington, CA, Doug Evans, fabricator/mechanic, San Marcos, TX, Sarah Grenier, mechanical engineer, Manchester, NH, Rhys Millen, racecar driver, Huntington Beach, CA, and Randy Ruyle, director of competition, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Cascade, CO. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: 66"; Width: 80"; Length: 178"; Ground Clearance: 3.5"; Weight: 3,800 pounds. Painter: Pete "Hot Dog" Finlin, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA.
Monster Garage 1984 Porsche Golf Ball Collector
|Monster Garage 1984 Porsche Golf Ball Collector|
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.
1996 LINCOLN FIRETRUCK MONSTER GARAGE LIMO
|1996 LINCOLN FIRETRUCK MONSTER GARAGE LIMO|
1996 LINCOLN FIRETRUCK MONSTER GARAGE LIMO $18,000 Stock: 13076 Engine Size: 4.6 LITRE Transmission: AUTOMATIC Exterior Color: HOUSE OF COLOR RED METALFLAKE Interior Color: BLACK ON "MONSTER GARAGE" EPISODE 4, JESSE JAMES AND HIS CREW SUCCESSFULLY CREATED A 5,000 POUND FIREFIGHTING LIMOUSINE. ABLE TO EXTINGUISH FLAMES ATOP A 6 STORY BUILDING. THIS IS THE ACTUAL CAR. IT IS A RUNNING, DRIVING LIMO WITH A VERY FUNCTIONAL FIRE ENGINE PUMP. CAPABLE OF PUMPING 1,250 GALLONS A MINUTE! ROOF HYDRAULLICALLY OPENS LIKE A CLAMSHELL TO ALLOW THE MAIN NOZZLE TO COME OUT. THERE ARE ALOS 2 ADDITIONAL HOSES THAT PUMP WATER. ALL 3 CAN BE USED AT ONCE. EMERGENCY LIGHTS, A HANDRAIL, AND DIAMOND PLATE RUNNING BOARDS WERE INSTALLED. IT'S EXTERNAL MAKEOVER INCLUDED 9 COATS OF HOUSE OF KOLOR PAINT, RED WITH LOTS OF FLAKE. MATCHING RED METALFLAKE VINYL TOP. 20" CHROME WHEELS AND A REAR SPOILER ADD EVEN MORE BLING. FRONT SEATS HAVE FLAMES STITCHED TO THEM. JESSE GAVE IT SOME NOISE WITH SIDE EXHAUST THROUGH THE ROCKERPANELS. THIS IS A WORLD FAMOUS VEHICLE. GREAT FOR PROMOTIONS, A REAL CROWD PLEASER. VERY AMUSING CONVERSATION PIECE. THIS REALLY FUNCTIONS, PUMPS WATER LIKE NOBODYS BUSINESS. COMES WITH DVD OF EPISODE 4. Offered For Sale By: Volo Auto Museum 27582 Volo VIllage Road Volo, IL 60073 Phone: 815-385-8408 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.volocars.com
Monster Garage 1970 Ford Ranchero Low Bull Rider
|Monster Garage 1970 Ford Ranchero Low Bull Rider|
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 1970 Ford Ranchero Low Bull Rider 8,500 LotNumber 434 This 4,300-pound low-ridin', high-buckin' bull started out as a 1970 Ford Ranchero before Jesse and his crew fed it a week's diet of 12 batteries, eight solenoids and four hydraulic pumps and cylinders. Not to mention a mean set of 6' steer horns as a hood ornament. The hydraulics include four pumps and four dumps with .5-inch Parker Plumbing, four #8 wire hoses, four strokes, 2.5-ton coil springs (in front) and 2-ton coil springs (in rear), 14-inch casings with 8-inch shafts in front and 16-inch casings with 10-inch shafts in rear. Special welds include MIG-welded chassis, front A-arm reinforcement and rear stroke platform, as well as Jesse James TIG welding expertise in constructing the monster bull frame in the rear bed. Additional machine parts include custom-built battery racks and front spring towers, as well as interior roll cage, sub-frame connectors and 6' horns on hood. The biggest challenge for the team was finding someone with the guts to ride it. THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Chad Denton, bull rider, Oroville, CA, Eric Jones, hydraulics expert, Pro Hopper Inc., Van Nuys, CA, Quinter Pittillo, custom-car builder, Sacramento, CA, Edgar Sifuentes, hydraulics expert, Pro Hopper Inc., Van Nuys, CA, and Rob Smets, bull fighter, Shamrock, TX. VEHICLE SPECS: Engine: 8.5:1 351 Cleveland; Carburetor: 4-barrel; Transmission: C4 automatic; Front Axle: individual A-arm independent suspension; Rear Axle: fully reinforced Ford 9"; Chassis: custom-built Monster Garage chassis made from 2' box tubing; Front Suspension: A-arm independent with chain-suspension limiters; Rear Suspension: leaf and coil springs with chain-suspension limiters; Front Brakes: disc; Rear Brakes: drum; Tires: 275/70/13 white walls; Wheels: custom white powdercoated 100-spoke 13x7 Enzo wheels; Electronics: includes Pro Hopper 10-hole switch box, 16 solenoids and four electric motors. Paint: custom air-brushed bull and stretched leather effect by Mike LaValle. Height: 5' when frame on ground; 7' when lifted up; Width: 70"; Length: 11' Ground Clearance: 4' hopping; 0" slammed; Weight: 3,300 pounds stock; 4,300 pounds with hydraulics added.
Monster Garage Lyons Rail Hot Dogster
|Monster Garage Lyons Rail Hot Dogster|
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.