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Vintage Trucks - Old Iron Readers' Rides

Front View Side By Side
Jerrod Jones | Writer
Posted May 9, 2005

Solid submissions from the readers of 4-Wheel & Off-Road.

WDX Addict
VEHICLES: '47 WDX300, '48 WDX300, '42 WC 1/2-ton open cab
OWNER: Lee George, Nampa, ID
OTHER DOODADS: 12-volt conversions
BEST MOD: [Having rigs so cool that we showed 'em even without a spec sheet--Ed.]
WORST MOD: Having one called a "Jeep"

Flag Flyin' Burb
VEHICLE: '69 Chevy Suburban
OWNER: Daniel Bigham, Bishop, CA
TIRES: 33x12.50-16.5 Cooper Discoverers
WHEELS: 16.5x9.75 Chrome Stars
SUSPENSION: Stock
DRIVETRAIN: 350ci, SM465 tranny, NP205 transfer case, Dana 44 with Dana 60 knuckles, 14-bolt rear
Performance Mods: Crane Cam, Edelbrock intake manifold, HEI distributor
OTHER DOODADS: 12,000-pound PTO winch, Auto Meter tachometer
FUNNIEST WHEELING INCIDENT: Beating all the new trucks in a tractor pull
BEST MOD: Full-length American flag
WORST MOD: Dents

Pw Special
VEHICLE: '42 Ford GPW
OWNER: Richard Venola, Golden Valley, AZ
TIRES: 31x10.50-15 Cooper ASTs
WHEELS: Steel (you sissies)
SUSPENSION: Rancho 1-inch
DRIVETRAIN: 4.3L EFI, Getrag five-speed tranny, NP207 transfer case, Dana 30 front, Dana 44 rear with Truetrac limited slip, 3.73 gears
PERFORMANCE MODS: K&N air filter, IROC-Z steering box
OTHER DOODADS: Built-in 12-volt blender drive, six custom storage boxes
FUNNIEST WHEELING INCIDENT: 13-point turn on Lion's Back with leaking clutch cylinder Best Mod: No rollbar or roof
WORST MOD: Homemade seats

Hurst Built?
VEHICLE: '71 Hurst Jeepster (one of 100 made)
OWNER: Albert Dunkle, Clovis, CA
TIRES: 32x11.50-15
WHEELS: 15x8 chromes
SUSPENSION: 5-inch Alcan leaf springs
DRIVETRAIN: 350ci, 700R4 tranny, Atlas II transfer case, Widetrack CJ front, Dana 44 rear with Powr-Lok, 4.56 gears
PERFORMANCE MODS: Hurst dual-gate shifter, Hurst tachometer
OTHER DOODADS: 8,000-pound Warn winch, Vintage Air heating and A/C, 23-gallon Aero fuel tank
BEST MOD: Atlas II

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