So what the hell am I supposed to do with THIS?!?

Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

December 3rd, 2017, 5:00 am #1

Spent the morning out in the ice-rain dragging this chunk of debris home:



For the gearheads, that's a complete, rolling chassis out from under a 2014 Chevrolet 2500 4WD pickup truck. Complete with the 360 HP Generation IV 6.0L iron-block L96 V8, a 6L90 six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, NP261 (I think) transfer case, and AAM 11.5" full-floating rear axle.

All with less than 10,000 miles on it, and for just $1,200.

Now. What do I do with it?

Doc.
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Joined: March 8th, 2004, 11:48 pm

December 3rd, 2017, 5:21 am #2

Or turn it into a horizontal mill. Either one.
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Joined: August 16th, 2016, 11:47 am

December 3rd, 2017, 5:29 am #3

Spent the morning out in the ice-rain dragging this chunk of debris home:



For the gearheads, that's a complete, rolling chassis out from under a 2014 Chevrolet 2500 4WD pickup truck. Complete with the 360 HP Generation IV 6.0L iron-block L96 V8, a 6L90 six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, NP261 (I think) transfer case, and AAM 11.5" full-floating rear axle.

All with less than 10,000 miles on it, and for just $1,200.

Now. What do I do with it?

Doc.
3/4 in Dom tube body with 6 mil visqueen sheets duct taped to make weather title. N/t
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Joined: February 2nd, 2017, 2:27 pm

December 3rd, 2017, 5:35 am #4

Spent the morning out in the ice-rain dragging this chunk of debris home:



For the gearheads, that's a complete, rolling chassis out from under a 2014 Chevrolet 2500 4WD pickup truck. Complete with the 360 HP Generation IV 6.0L iron-block L96 V8, a 6L90 six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, NP261 (I think) transfer case, and AAM 11.5" full-floating rear axle.

All with less than 10,000 miles on it, and for just $1,200.

Now. What do I do with it?

Doc.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

December 3rd, 2017, 7:06 am #5

I clearly have far too much free time, and way too much surplus money, along with an insufficient number of concurrent projects, so I decided to go out and find something to keep me busy.

So, I figured I'd go out and find myself a 1980 Austin Mini, a 4" angle grinder, a couple of turbochargers, look into this whole "tea" thing and start Project Super-Binky!

Then, since I have so much more money, free time and shop space available- and since I'm so well renowned at finishing all my personal projects on time and under budget- I figured I'd race those Brit nutballs to see who can finish their first.

Of course mine, being American, will be 20 feet long, 1,200 horsepower, get two miles per gallon, and will kill fourteen endangered snail-darters every time I start the engine. But hey, such is the price of Freedom.



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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

December 3rd, 2017, 7:08 am #6

Or turn it into a horizontal mill. Either one.
It was a crewcab truck, so you mean mount six VW Bug bodies to it.



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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

December 3rd, 2017, 7:09 am #7

A transparent dirigible?

Or maybe a Dymaxion?



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Joined: September 12th, 2014, 3:38 pm

December 3rd, 2017, 8:04 am #8

It was a crewcab truck, so you mean mount six VW Bug bodies to it.



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Time to go full Max Max on this thing! NT
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Joined: August 3rd, 2015, 8:49 am

December 3rd, 2017, 12:18 pm #9

Spent the morning out in the ice-rain dragging this chunk of debris home:



For the gearheads, that's a complete, rolling chassis out from under a 2014 Chevrolet 2500 4WD pickup truck. Complete with the 360 HP Generation IV 6.0L iron-block L96 V8, a 6L90 six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, NP261 (I think) transfer case, and AAM 11.5" full-floating rear axle.

All with less than 10,000 miles on it, and for just $1,200.

Now. What do I do with it?

Doc.
Since neither the body nor the tires are in the way, you could build some tracks for it, cage in the passenger compartment and give wildlife tours in the frozen wilds! Might want some pontoons and propellers too, just in case you need to ford (chevy?) any raging rivers!

On a more serious note, mobile mini machine shop? Dedicated machinery hauler for a machine-tool restoration side-line business? I don't know, but it looks like fun!
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Joined: October 8th, 2014, 2:05 pm

December 3rd, 2017, 1:44 pm #10

Spent the morning out in the ice-rain dragging this chunk of debris home:



For the gearheads, that's a complete, rolling chassis out from under a 2014 Chevrolet 2500 4WD pickup truck. Complete with the 360 HP Generation IV 6.0L iron-block L96 V8, a 6L90 six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, NP261 (I think) transfer case, and AAM 11.5" full-floating rear axle.

All with less than 10,000 miles on it, and for just $1,200.

Now. What do I do with it?

Doc.
Or is that a question best left unanswered until the statute of limitations runs out? Because getting a rig like that for that price smacks of, "get it out of my sight, I never want to see that blasted thing again!"
If it ain't broke, I'll fix it!
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