1984 - Volume #8, Issue #6, Page #19[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Chandler started with a 1974 Ford F-250, modifying it to go virtually anywhere in the rugged hills of Missouri. One thing led to another and Bigfoot kept getting bigger and bigger. The appearance of the truck in the movie "Take This Job And Shove It" created a demand for it on the show circuit and Chandler hasn't gotten to use it for recreation since. Because of the great demand for the truck, Chandler has since built three more versions and may soon build a fourth copy.
The engine in Bigfoot is a 460 cu. ft. Ford. Highly modified, the engine is fitted with Hampton 671 blowers and two 1000 cfm Predator racing carburetors.
The truck uses a Rockwell military 5-ton axle. A beefed-up Ford C6 transmission and a Harvester transfer case are also used on the truck.
The most distinctive items on the truck are, of course, the huge tires. The trucks are sometimes shown in 66-in. Goodyear Terra tires that are considered "normal" wear. With adaptors, however, the truck can be fitted with 10-ft. tall Firestone tires that Chandler found in a salvage yard in the Northwest.
The two latest model Bigfoots have '84 bodies and essentially the same equipment inside.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bigfoot 4X4, Inc., 6311 N. Lindberg, Hazel-wood, Mo. 63042. (ph 314 731-2822).
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