1999 - Volume #23, Issue #2, Page #34[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Streach Limousine Dually Pickup
A roof panel off a Chevy Suburban was welded to the top of both cabs in order to hide the joint welds between them and we painted the pickup black. A commercial company redid the interior and I'm installing a wet bar, TV, and VCR.
The pickup is powered by a 350 cu. in., 350 hp engine coupled to a 5-speed transmission. It has a 198-in. long wheelbase so we had to lengthen the driveshaft and install two carrier bearings to support it.
It's fascinating to watch people try to figure it out. Many of them crawl underneath to see where we stretched the frame.
I want to thank Danny West of West Diesel, Hereford, Texas, for helping me on the project. (Jim Bob Perrin, Rt. 4, Box 146, Hereford, Texas 79045 ph 806 289-5876)
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