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Scratch built Hummer

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by tRustyK5, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I don't think this is a repost. This guy in Quebec is almost done building a Hummer H1 from scratch...except it uses an F-150 frame and Ford drivetrain. Amazing project and well worth the read if you have some time to kill.

    http://fullsizebronco.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25748

    Rene
     
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    Even if it is a repost, I hadn't seen it. Still a very cool build IMO.

    Rene
     
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    Focking crazy. I only read the first page, but wow.
     
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    i really think that is beyond words:D

    but..

    im a young business man..


    time =money

    metal = lots of money

    and a titled military h1 sold on ebay a week or so ago and had a 7500 buy it now... the time and skill is impressive, but at what cost, I hope he does not have kids or a wife, if so Im sure they miss him a bit.
     
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    Ive seen these builds a few times, the tremur muv, all do it yourself....But i think the real question here is why was rene on a Full Size Bronco site:eek1::deal:
     
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    I've seen it before. Man that guy has talent, and I do believe he does have a wife. Man I wish I had that kinda cash.
     
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    Cause he was using an e van chassis converted to 4wd if I remember right.
     
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    i think the one on extreme 4x4 was awesome... the twin turbo banks on a suburban frame and the hummer body... that one was pretty sweet to... but this one is amazing!!!
     
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    Read the thread

    Metal = free
    Learning to weld on this project = free
    building your own truck = priceless
     
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    that is simply badass period. building your truck completely from scratch...thats bragging rights if ive ever seen them
     
  13. tRustyK5

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    Yeah, he was only into it for about $3000 and it was mostly complete. His estimate is under $15K cdn when completely done to civi H1 standards using a 6.0 L PSD. I do think he has run into some really good deals along the way too though. The PSD he stumbled on for next to nothing, and both his other donor vehicles he got really cheap. There is an advantage to living in the rust belt, lots of late model stuff going for cheap because it won't pass inspections anymore.

    He has to be an older guy, somewhere he mentioned he had been an engineer with some company for the last 30 years which has to put him in his mid 50's I'd think.

    As for what I was doing on a Ford site...I followed the link from somewhere else and thought I'd share. :wink1:

    Rene
     
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    But it was a kit body...versus an entire scratch built body (except for the hood)

    Rene
     
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    I could build one like that...........With plywood and Elmer's glue:D :haha:
     
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    That I'd love to see Corey...:haha: :haha:

    Rene
     
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    Thanks a lot Rene! :D I'm supposed to be up for work in 3 hours, I woulda got plenty of sleep if I hadn't read 12 pages of that incredible build. Man I wish that guy was my buddy. What a great way to learn just hanging out giving a helping hand.
     
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    I just read all 25 pages of that thread, that truck is awesome, I can't believe the level of work involved!:bow::bow::bow:
     
  19. tRustyK5

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    Isn't it amazing?? Thanks for bringing this back to the top BTW!! I had actually forgotten about it and hadn't read the latest updates in about 4 months.

    Rene
     
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    I remember that build.

    Pretty awesome build, to say the least!
     

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