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1969 Kaiser M135A2 - 2007 Top Truck Challenge Competitor

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Ken Brubaker
| Senior Editor, Four Wheeler
Posted November 1, 2007
Contributors: Douglas McColloch
Photographers: Sean P. Holman

Herr Kaiser

Well, here it is folks, the number one vote-getter for Top Truck Challenge '07. Unique doesn't even begin to sum up this massive rig. From its Detroit Diesel engine to its homemade articulating chassis, this Florida-based, farmer-owned machine is anything but subtle. Owner Wesley Wells hopes his creation will do as well in California as it does in Florida.


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Owner name/city: Wesley Wells
Vehicle model: '69 M135A2
Occupation: Farmer
Engine/aspiration: Detroit 6V53 V-6 diesel/3-inch-diameter exhaust, dual stacks
Transmission: Spicer 3053A
Transfer case(s): Rockwell T-136
Suspension (f/r): Stock leaf/Leaf, single shock at each wheel
Axles (f/r): 2 1/2-ton Rockwell, Detroit Locker, Ouverson alloy axleshafts, hydraulic steering/2 1/2-ton Rockwell, spool
Axle ratio: 6.72:1
Wheels: 24x10 USA 6x6
Tires: 54x16.9-24 Goodyear Dyna Torque II