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  • Who needs a ‘lift’?

    Anyone need a lift?

    This bright orange forklift hot rod can probably load more pallets in 30 minutes than a traditional forklift could load all week!  Has a chromed out hard hat, shiny good year tires, and can go from 0-60 in 7 seconds flat. The only thing this bad boy is missing is a set of bright forklift blue lights. Now we certainly don’t recommend you actually trying to use this thing to move around pallets; it’s too beautiful to scuff up. But whenever they create a reality tv show called “Warehouse Races”, this awesome hot rod would definitely be a shoe in!

  • The Hard Hat Hauler (Hot Rod Forklift)

    Hot Rod Forklift

    The famous hard hat hot rod forklift, created by Model Products Corporation as a hobby kit. This amazing hot rod concept was then brought to life by Mr. Bob Larivee of Promotions Incorporated and Mr. George Barris of Barris Kustom Industries.

    When asked about how well this machine might perform in an industrial warehouse setting, the folks over at Forklift Train the Trainer jokingly had this to say, “Forklift Safety takes priority over everything else. If using this machine properly, someone might be able to get a whole days work done in only 2 days.”

    The designs are created by Harry Bradly, were then duplicated in replica to a full size working automobile. Incorporated in its concept is the image of the American Hard Hat workers. Race Car Specialties of Tarzana, California did a magnificent job with the machine work and construction of the chassis and torsion bar suspension. Dual air shocks were installed on the front end and Carrera 50/50 shocks were used on the center mount of the rear frame.

Vintage Ford Flatbed Truck Turns To An Amazing Hot Rod

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Vintage Ford Flatbed Truck Turns To An Amazing Hot Rod

This amazing hot rod heavy duty truck we’ve come across is the best so far. This induces that jaw dropping aspect all hot rods should give off and is a definite hit! This classic Ford Flatbed truck is so detailed and filled of personality. The most outstanding part of this car is the hand painted vintage red Coca-Cola Logo on the rear side panels and the door. What a...

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Unique Hot Rod – Semi Truck

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Unique Hot Rod – Semi Truck

This sight is refreshing. Look at this amazing Hot Rod Semi Truck! Many people wouldn’t believe that someone would build a hot rod out of one of these classic trucks. A late 40s/early 50s White Motor’s COE Semi Truck that features the original White Cab and it’s attached to what looks to be a late model Chevy Silverado bed. Totally...

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1928 REO SPEEDWAGON

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1928 REO SPEEDWAGON

Don brought the Speedwagon to us from his family’s farm in the Manitoba Interlake district. A very unique piece. After doing research on the truck to locate some much needed body parts, we determined that the cab had been hand crafted using a 1926 Hudson car as a donor for the sheetmetal. The suicide doors, the cloth upholstery and the large back window gave it away. The original REO parts consisted of the grille, hood, cowl and fenders. The original frame had been welded and patched beyond salvage. The style is what appealed to Don. He wanted a larger cab and the plans were to make an extended cab version of the existing truck. After determining the extense of the rought and damage to the cab, it was decided to replace it with something suitable. While searching for aanother Hudson body we located a slighly newer car with the ’30 Essex. Essex was a division of Hudson supplying slightly smaller and more affordable automobiles. The shape of the rear window is what sold us on the...

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1941 Diamond T

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1941 Diamond T

This 1941 Diamond T began life as a 1-ton farm truck complete with a grain box. After many years along a fenchline, the discarded truck is being brought back to life. This is the very first vehicle that Joan learned to drive. The truck was a workhorse on her fathers farm. Needless to say, it will be a bit more comfortable to drive once it leaves the Lo-Boy’s shop. The suspension has been upgraded to a reproduction independent system derived from a Mustang II utilizing a Macgyver Street Rod Products Crossmember and an International KB frame, shortened some 18 inches, fully boxed. Macgyver’s also supplied the 11″ Disc Brake Kit. A Ford 9″ differential is used out back with 3:30 gears. The rear suspension is a parrellel leaf design from Macgyver’s Street Rod Products. The engine is a 350 smallblock Chevy built by George Keyes at Smith’s Cylinder Head and Engine Rebuilding in Lena, MB. Sanderson blockhuggers move the exhaust to the 2-1/2″ pipes.A TH400 completes the drivetrain. Gear selection is handled by a Gennie shifter. The cab will remain basically stock. We fortunately located a good parts vehicle with the required parts to bring the truck back to life. The roof on the original truck was extensively rotted above the windshield from moisture trapped within the former home of a large field mouse family! Originally, our intent was to use the pickup box from the donor truck, make it smaller, more in scale with our pickup project. But we opted to hand fabricate a stepside box. The front fenders from the 2nd truck have been modified to work on the rear. We also hand formed full length smooth running...

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