Last week I played things pretty safe with the Vintage JDM Theme Tuesday This week I’ve decided to not go as safe and finally post up a Theme Tuesday I’ve been working on for awhile:
Slammed Big Rigs.
Sure slamming a big rig is kind of a silly thing to do but I wouldn’t complain if I saw these on the road hauling McDonalds patties.
If nothing else it would make mundane commutes much more exciting.
This one was sort of hard to pull together because I had no idea where to start looking and often ended up coming across the same trucks over and over again when searching via Google. Last night I made enough progress to call this one a wrap.
Hopefully you guys enjoy it.
A full feature of the above truck can be found here.
This video below has footage of the convertible Peterbuilt driving and dragging:
On a somewhat unrelated note does anyone else remember the show Highway Man? According to wiki I’m too young to actually remember when this show was on pre-syndication but I do remember seeing it somehow. As I have fairly vivid memories of it.
Highway Man, combined with the obvious Transformers and Optimus Prime, are probably the reason I have a desire to see more modified big rigs.
Something more normal next week, maybe 😉
call me a hater but I don’t see anything that special about these trucks.
That powder blue Peterbilt is so dope, nice post!!
For comparison, here’s what transport trucks normally look like: http://www.berryandsmith.com/images/Berry-and-Smith-truck.jpg
awhile is the understatement of the century dude lol
Those trucks are pretty sweet, i live just outside of winnipeg and theres a few companys out here that build shit like that
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im so suprised i havnt seen any of the trucks with spinners.. I was in north alberta on an oil patch when some east indian pulled up with a chromed out blue peterbuilt with CHROME spinners and a HUGE front guard that basically pushed the dirt as he pulled into the truck yard
some nice trucks
Lol Cameron you know what I remember seeing a truck with spinners on youtube years ago…
There are actually quite a few custom truck owners who use them to haul freight regularly. Dave, you’d do well to find and post a pic or two of an Ontario-based Peterbilt called The Gambler.
Why is slamming a Peterbilt or any semi silly? Car hauling trucks sit inches off the ground at stock height and most of the low trucks you posted are bagged like stance scene. Unlike the stancet cars, you can still drive the truck without changing wheels because it has enough lift to function as a workhorse. What I’ve found out and probably the reason why you can’t find more pictures is because O/O only make up about 10% of new truck purchases which means owning your own truck is becoming a thing of the past translating into less custom trucks. The scene is super small as well as it’s a big dollar toy to mod which unliess your a car guy, most don’t see the reason to blow the cash on it. A lot of those you see are retired 10-20+ year old trucks (379 and previous models) only for show while there are a few newer custom models (389) that daily them. Another thing to think about is you’re making a good deal of money so why not blow some money on your truck instead of paying the tax man?
I’ve actually found some killer trucks through extensive searches but I’ll be using those for my stuff I have going on. I figure I’d at least pass on this: http://www.stacksncracks.com/
I just had to come back and give you something cool to think about: Mechanical lift-up bumper https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwph1FBi_4E; pneumatic flip-up bumper https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfpEExdLpdw; bagged fron ends (now more reliable) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAyJgI0V5lU; and etc.
The silly comment was really an extension of people saying lowering trucks was silly. I didn’t mean it to be offensive. I’m all for it!
Those flip bumpers are pretty cool. I take it you are building a lowered big rig? If so what’ve you got cooking?
Wasn’t offended, just was kind of shocked that a stance person would use the word silly. I daily drive a car that’s a little over an inch off the ground so going low isn’t a pain, especially since the highways are usually good when you stick to the main arteries.
As for lowering a truck, we’ll see if things ever work out to the point I can blow the money or find the time to do some modding. Working on fitting my passenger seat with a woman is number one on that list and anything else falls into place after that LOL.