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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 1982 Zimmer Golden Spirit Log Splitter

Monster Garage 1982 Zimmer Golden Spirit Log Splitter
15,000.00 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 1982 Zimmer Golden Spirit Log Splitter 15,000 LotNumber 1534 For this build it was "goodbye, crash helmet" and "hello, wool cap," as Jesse and the crew created a log splitter out of a 1982 powder blue Zimmer Golden Spirit, a car made famous in the early '80s for an over-the-top, pimped-out luxury style. Jesse and his team cut the Zimmer in half, extending the car. After a log was dropped in, the car would come back together via a couple of hydraulic cylinders and thus split the log. The Log Splitter boasts an 18hp gas-driven V-twin engine, a 4-way/3-position control valve and a 7-gallon oil reservoir. Hydraulics expert Eddie Nahir assisted with the build of the Log Splitter. He was skeptical about getting the car working properly in five days, and he became very frustrated when Jesse changed the specs of the opening from 36" to 24". Among other things, Jesse and his team struggled on how to support the car to keep it from splitting in half while splitting the wood. THE BUILDERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Eddie Nahir, hydraulics expert and race-car driver, Woodland Hills, CA, Tim Rogers, mechanic and hydraulics expert, Benson, VT, Sam Vigliotti, welder and fabricator, Syracuse, NY, "Shovelhead" Willy Wilson, welder, fabricator, gearhead and biker, Mims, FL, Paul Hall, welder and fabricator, Moreno Valley, CA, and T. Jon Mayer, automotive designer, Philadelphia, PA. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: 57.5"; Width: 77"; Length: 208"; Ground Clearance: 3"; Weight: 6,000 pounds (1,500 pounds heavier than when they started). Painter: Pete "Hot Dog" Finlin, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: Includes a log splitter, drive shaft, wheels and long lines for brakes and fuel system. Body Modifications: To make the Zimmer split in half, the team had to convert the unibody chassis into a rail-type one. Moving Parts: Includes a hydraulic cylinder and railing system. The telescopic drive shaft enables the car to lengthen 24 extra".
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 1970 Ford Ranchero Low Bull Rider

Monster Garage 1970 Ford Ranchero Low Bull Rider
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 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.
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 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 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

Monster Garage 1986 International Armored Truck Dunk Tank

Monster Garage 1986 International Armored Truck Dunk Tank
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 1986 International Armored Truck Dunk Tank 6,500 LotNumber 63 Summary Any robber trying to break into this money-hauling armored truck will end up all wet. This splash sensation can hold over 7,000 pounds of water in its customized dunk tank. Sold on a Bill of Sale only. Special conditions apply. Description Jesse and his team turned a money-hauling armored truck into a crowd-pleasing mobile dunk tank complete with hydraulic doors and a power seat-trigger mechanism. Sounds easy enough for Monster Garage, right? Well, not when you consider the watertight requirements, on-the-fly design changes, budget issues, miscommunication and a late-week injury that made this undertaking anything but a slam dunk. The team cut the roof out in two sections for the tank, ladder and dunk seat. And cut two side holes on truck to install windows. They also reinforced the framing underneath and welded a new floor for the tank to sustain the weight of the acrylic and water. The hydraulics for the rear door and the roof of the truck are controlled in the cab by a series of levers. Keeping the tank watertight proved to be a bigger task than anticipated. There were leak problems with the tank due to the sealant no having enough time to set, but the "Special Scottie Welds" from Scottie, Larry and Wayde. Helped make the tank, watertight. THE DESIGNERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Wayde King, acrylic tank manufacturer, Las Vegas, NV, Harry Sze, transportation design student, Chino Hills, CA, and Mark Willett, carnival supply company manager and fabricator, Long Beach, CA. THE BUILDERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Larry Archuleta, armored car designer and fabricator, Roy, UT, Scottie Chapman, welder and fabricator, Oakland, CA, Wayde King, acrylic tank manufacturer, Las Vegas, NV, Christian Ristow, effects and animatronics specialist, Los Angeles, CA, and Mark Willett, carnival supply company manager and fabricator, Long Beach, CA. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: Tank: 57.5", without tires: 72" and with tires: 100"; Width: Tank: 75"/ 93"; Length: 57.5"/ 210"; Weight: 13,716 pounds empty/ 21,000 pounds full. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: Neoprene to line the acrylic sheets to keep the water in, and special washers on the acrylic sheets. Had to use the armored truck's cylinoids instead of new ones because of budget constraints. Kept having to get new batteries because the truck used up so much juice.
by Douglas

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.
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 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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