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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 2003 Toyota Tundra 'The Tundrinator"

Monster Garage 2003 Toyota Tundra 'The Tundrinator"
20,000.00 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 Tundra 'The Tundrinator" 10,000 LotNumber 1532.1 In "Terminator 3", machines battle mankind. In Monster Garage it was the other way around -- man against machine. In this episode, Jesse James paid tribute to the radical stunts and ingenuity that made the Terminator movies so awesome. He and his gang took a 2003 Toyota Tundra and transformed it into a tricked out stunt truck capable of launching a motorcycle and driver, while the truck is roaring down the highway. As the "Tundrinator" rolls along, the passenger side panels slide open revealing a hidden motorcycle and driver ready ride. A hydraulic-powered ramp pushes the bike out and lowers allowing the driver to blast off without skipping a beat. It was crazy cool and now, like the man said, "It's back!" This episode first aired: 6/30/2003 and was also commemorated as the end of a successful first season. The build team was made up of Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer from West Coast Choppers in Long Beach, CA, Tom Conard, car-maintenance adviser, Toyota, Redondo Beach, CA, Sean Gibbs, welder/pipe fitter, Middletown, CA, Dwaine Jungen, rock-crawler builder, Tucson, AZ, Jeff Mann, production designer, "Terminator 3", "Swordfish", etc., Los Angeles, CA, Paul Moore, custom racecar builder, Seaside, CA, Eric Roy Ortega, fabricator, California Street Rods, Cypress, CA and Monte Rex Perlin, stunt double, "Terminator 3", etc., Los Angeles, CA. Vehicle Specs: Exterior Length is 217.5". Wheelbase is 128".190hp, 3.4 Liter V6 engine. **SOLD WITH LOT 1532.2 AS A PAIR. SOLD ON A BILL OF SALE. SPECIAL CONDITIONS APPlY**
by Douglas

Monster Garage 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Wood Chipper

Monster Garage 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Wood Chipper
12,500.00 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 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.
by Douglas

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.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 2005 Dodge Magnum Train Car

Monster Garage 2005 Dodge Magnum Train Car
13,500.00 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 2005 Dodge Magnum Train Car 13,500 LotNumber 1532 Jesse has had the idea on his list of turning a fast car into train since Monster Garage began. The Dodge Train Car was transformed from a 2005 Dodge Magnum RT complete with HEMI into a speeding train. The hydraulics on this car includes a 12-volt DC motor, 1.25-gallons-per-minute pump, two-station parallel manifold, directional control valve, crossover relief valve, pilot-operated check valve and cylinders powered by nitrogen accumulators. Note: The hydraulic system was "overbuilt" due to safety concerns. The moving parts include an arm system attached to the frame, body and fender for the train wheels. The heavy load-bearing arm system that holds the four train wheels required strong vertical up-weave welds. MIG and TIG welds were both used on the "cow-catcher" in the front. Using an engine lathe, the team machined a new train wheel from a blank block of steel. The team also removed the Dodge's rear storage area to fit the hydraulic system and did minor fender work to make room for the train wheels. The team's biggest challenge was designing and assembling the train car without having the wheels available, which didn't arrive until the last day of the build. THE DESIGNERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Joe Nemmer, railroad-restoration specialist, Sonora, CA, Tony Settelmeyer, hydraulics expert, Corona, CA, and Kenny Youngblood, graphic artist and car designer, Henderson, NV. THE BUILDERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Alton E. Burkhalter, welder and rail tank car builder, Houston, TX, Ryan Doty, Dodge Viper technician, Montclair, CA, Robert W. Morris III, manufacturing engineer, Santa Rosa, CA, Joe Nemmer, railroad-restoration specialist, Sonora, CA, and Tony Settelmeyer, hydraulics expert, Corona, CA. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: 58.4"; Width: 74"; Length: 198"; Ground Clearance: 5.6"; Weight: 4,100 pounds; Paint: black base with gold detail.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 1988 Chevy Blazer Pike's Peak Hill Climber

Monster Garage 1988 Chevy Blazer Pike's Peak Hill Climber
15,500.00 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 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.
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 1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

Monster Garage 1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
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 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.
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 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 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

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