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40 Fabulous Readers' Rides - Not Your Everyday Rides

Posted in Features on February 1, 2007
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Vehicle: '74 Ford/Marmon Herrington 4x4 school bus
Owner: Aaron Johnson, Chattanooga, TN
Tires: Semi-dry and rotted 9.0x20 mud terrains
Suspension: Barely any
Drivetrain: Ford 361ci engine, Clark 285 five-speed tranny, has a transfer case, Marmon Herrington front axle, Rockwell rear axle
Other Doodads: Curtains
Funniest Wheeling Incident: What's not funny about driving a purplish-brown 4x4 school bus?
Does everything work the way you want?: No! The bus needs an 800hp diesel engine, and I need a fuel card
Anything to Add?: We could use a sponsor to support us driving to the tip of South America and back (preferably Pabst Blue Ribbon)

Vehicle: '53 REO/Studebaker M-45 chassis/cab
Owner: Tony Borglum, Waseca, MN
Tires & Wheels: Michelin 16.00x20 XMLs on 20x10 three-piece split rims
Suspension: Homemade 3-inch drop hangers
Drivetrain: B Series 5.9L Cummins Spicer 5th overdrive, Rockwell transfer case, Rockwell axles
Performance Mods: Lock-out hubs on rear axle for lack of bind on highway
Other Doodads: 3-inch body lift, LED light conversion, 12-volt conversion, hydraulic power steering
Funniest Wheeling Incident: When I pass people on the freeway with six 52-inch tires
Does everything work the way you want?: It works excellently
Anything you would change: Yep
Anything to Add?: I did all the work myself

Vehicle: '88 Chevy Caprice
Owner: Chris Hardy, Webster, NH
Tires & Wheels: N/A (tank tracks and skis)
Suspension: It's there
Drivetrain: Stock Chevy
Other Doodads: Tracks and skis in front
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes
Anything you would change: Solid bogie tires

Vehicle: '69 VW Squareback
Owner: John Burges
Tires & Wheels: 33x12.50-15 Swampers
Suspension: 4-inch lift
Other Doodads: '79 Toyota frame, 3-inch body lift, Warn 8,000-pound winch
Anything to Add?: My rig would look better with a 4-Wheel & Off-Road plate

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