Hooniverse Truck Thursday: Another Monstrosity From The Library


It’s still Hooniverse Truck Thursday, isn’t it?
Anyway while I was out and about at some event in the recent past, this truck was spotted parked in a vacant parking lot across the street from Bellair Plaza down on A1A here in sunny Daytona Beach. Now this olelongrooffan can hear my fellow Hoons screaming what the hell is so out of the ordinary about a monster truck front axle? Well, my fellow Hoons it is quite a different monster truck than those I shared with you a few months ago.
You see it is


not a truck after all. Yes, some Hoon engineered this beast to accept the fuselage of a small airplane as its body. Why? Who the hell knows?

As I mentioned, it was parked in a vacant lot and no one around, not even the guy collecting the $20 per day parking fee could tell me anything about it.

But I can tell you it was a rough piece of artwork that has definitely seen some coarse off road action.

And those wings on the top of it? Downforce! Baby! Downforce!

Do you think the huge springs on the rear of this monstrosity make for a smoother ride?

23 Comments

  1. What do you call those windowlettes? Winglettes? Are they really all that useful considering the missing front glass? Who cares, I'm jealous!

    1. i would call them rodent/feline entry ports, myself…. but still… i'm with you.. i would certainly enjoy the WTF factor of owning/driving this.

  2. After looking it over (and failing utterly to see how it steers), I must conclude that it is the world's most Redneck Awesome swamp buggy known to man or Dog!

    1. In the first picture, you can see an horizontally mounted hydraulic ram, on the back side of the axle. The end where the hydraulic hose connects is clearly visible.
      What puzzles and bothers me is the lack of side to side control on that front axle: it appears to be relying on the leaf springs alone…

    1. This is a pretty common setup for rock crawlers. You do have to trust the gears inside your differential though… Then again, a Rockwell axle is pretty strong.

  3. I want to see this thing compete at LeMons against that eight-wheel two-motor monstrosity that was making the rounds a few months ago.

  4. Also, I'm pretty sure that trailer is at least partially mobile home based. It has the same homemade vibe as the plane/truck.

    1. *note… if you check out the tubes of ewww, the search for "CUBDRIVER" will result in a large number of awesome short videos of STOLs (Short-Take-Off-Landing for those not in the know).
      also, "bush-flying" will land you some equally incredible video search results… and some of them have to do with small air-craft!

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