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How many "Swamp Thing"s are out there?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mountainexplorer, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    I've had this idea for a while, and now I have an extra 4 door cab to play with.

    I have an regular 3/4 ton 4x4 frame that has been extended a couple feet. I'm going to take a cab off an '84 Crew cab thats totally rusted, and another cab off a '74 2wd Crew cab, graft them together to make a 6 door cab, and set that on the frame. Maybe cut the top off to make a convertible, and make all the doors half doors.

    Use regular 3/4 ton 4x4 axles with 4.10s with welded spiders in the rear, shave the 14 bolt, no lift, no fenders or bed, and my freebie 44" Swampers, turned by a 350 that we'll throw a big cam in just to sound mean, and a TH350/fulltime 203 always in low range.

    It will be the low budget (no budget) rig that we'll let all the girls in the group enter out at the mud races for fun, and something the rest of us can play around with in the swamp.

    I hope Im not copying anyone elses idea... and if I am, you must have some serious issues like me. :grin:
     
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    ... I just wanna see pictures when you are done!:thumb:
     
  3. timmay

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    Put a D60 and the 44's under a bus. Take everyone wheelin'! :D
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Screw the light duty axles, a bus and 5-ton rockwells :D
     
  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    try this on for size

    try this

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  6. timmay

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    That's cool, but I rode the short bus to school.

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    I wanna make a redneck limo in the worst way!! Take misc burbs/crew cabs and put together a truck limo out of it. Am thinkin would be easy using a long dumptruck frame that could be had for free/cheap. And just use a crew cab with rear doors welded and filled and all that good stuff then put another crew cab and burb rear section or just a burb out back for the passenger area. maybe even a hot tub in the bed :grin: I think a 4x4 setup in either drw or twin axle drw setup would be sweet. :grin: One of them built with "leftover" parts projects I will work on over the years. :waytogo:
     
  8. darkshadow

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    well it a good thing tha put that 4x4 on the bus other wize i might not have knowen.

    sounds like a cool idea, is that all you can fit 6 doors? couldent go for 8?
     
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    I had seen pics of a factory like 8 or 10 door burb before. I was like :saweet: Don't think they made many though.
     
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    Actually those were conversions done by a different company for air ports/limo places/stuff like. Can't remember the name of them, but they were back in the mid 70's and there were actually quite a few of them done up.
     
  11. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    i didnt like the ford grill so i did the 4x4 on it

    and there is still 2-3 conversion companys out there , less than a year ago thay did a show on discovery or tlc on them.
     
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    Yeah that's the one. :grin: I sometimes insert "factory" in places that it shouldn't be I had meant not done by someone like me :grin:
     
  13. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    o.k. i will let it slide this time but no more ya hear :grin:
     
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    you are reffering to current conversion companies that build limos right?
     
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    place out west in the tv show cant remember to much about it but thay did a 6 door excab ford and a 4 door excab old body dodge.
     
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    HOLY CRAP you seee the frame rails on that thing? they look like a set of "I" beams from a bridge
     
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    :confused: Did anyone notice the 2 foot 'hanger' extensions on that first Furd bus monster truck, with some (probably) non-lift leaf springs??? They may as well have welded the bars from the frame to the Rockwell.....:rolleyes: WTF?!?!?!?!
     
  18. jekquistk5

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    There is a couple of school busses that cruise the Silver lake sand dunes... they call it Dune school!!

    Oh no I'm blue again.... better get the credit card out!!
     
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    I think I can only fit 6 doors (3 between front and rear tires). I thought about 4 but that frame doesnt have enough wheelbase, and Im going for ultra simple w/out having to make any more modifications than necessary.

    Eventually, I have a '76 Buick Electra that will become a 4x4, a 4x4 motorhome conversion, and I'm waiting to see what I come up with for one of the buses. ;)
     
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