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?

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23 responses to “Hooniverse Truck Thursday: Another Monstrosity From The Library”

  1. JoeyM Avatar

    sometimes I'm ashamed of our state

  2. mr. mzs zsm msz esq Avatar
    mr. mzs zsm msz esq

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

    1. chrystlubitshi Avatar

      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.

  3. Mike_the_Dog Avatar


  4. Mike_the_Dog Avatar

    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. dwegmull Avatar

      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…

  5. facelvega Avatar

    The brake! Totally sufficient. Wowzas.

    1. dwegmull Avatar

      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.

  6. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
    Peter Tanshanomi

    Downforce? nah…shade.

  7. ptschett Avatar

    The driveshaft angularity looks reasonable.
    …and now I'm out of nice things to say.

  8. $kaycog Avatar

    It's hilarious! I've never, ever seen anything like it.

  9. tonyola Avatar

    Gotta give the builder a lot of credit. For what? I have no idea, but he deserves it.

  10. citroen67 Avatar

    I'll bet it really flies through the mud, though!
    /cue the crickets…

  11. Thrashy Avatar

    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.

  12. alcology Avatar

    Looks like something out of the Twisted Metal or Carmageddon video games

  13. fede6882 Avatar

    is that brake disc the only thing that stops this "plane"?

  14. P161911 Avatar

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

  15. dukeisduke Avatar

    What is that, an old Aeronca? It looks like a fabric over wood and metal plane.

  16. Age_of_Aerostar Avatar

    Y'all see here that the problem with this is that it needs more:
    <img src="http://3werks.com/bmw/images/E46%20M3%20Front%20cross%20drilled%20rotor.jpg&quot; width="400">

  17. CBQ_241 Avatar

    This needs to sent to "scary steering!"
    Page after page of redneckery such as this.
    (nsfw-language, but funny)

  18. chrystlubitshi Avatar

    i have an unconditional love for piper cubs (due to the fact that i built a 1/6 scale R/C model with my dad as a child). and that pic looks like it's a plane capable of doing crazy STOL stuff like this video:
    [youtube bPSElw8qEsI&playnext=1&list=PL7EF7028425DC130F http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPSElw8qEsI&playnext=1&list=PL7EF7028425DC130F youtube]

    1. chrystlubitshi Avatar

      *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!

  19. CptSevere Avatar

    It's kinda sad when you consider that a proud Deuce and a Half gave two of its three axles so that this may live…

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