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Look What He's Doing With Old Cars, Cycles
Vehicles that come out of Bill Cruff's farm machinery repair shop often defy description. As a hobby, he builds hybrid machines that combine parts from two completely different vehicles. For example, there's his strange looking "three wheeler" that has the rear end of a Chevrolet Corvair and the front end of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
"It was easy to put together," says Cruff. "I cut the door posts at the top of the windshield and at the rear of the door opening. The Corvair has the engine the rear, so there was nothing to move. The Harley-Davidson motorcycle is what I had around, but any other cycle would work. It only took me about two hours to make the basic changes and a few more hours for refinement."
Other Bill Cruff creations are a Sears moped made into a mailbox and a 1971 Toronado with front wheel drive, rear engine, and 36 in. tractor wheels and tires.
Why does Cruff do it?
"I like to do something different in between other repair jobs, so I make these odd vehicles." Cruff was a farmer for many years, before deciding in favor of running his own machinery repair shop.
For more information, contact FARM SHOW Followup, Bill Cruff Cycle, Rogers, N. Dak. 58479 (ph 701 646-6013).

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1981 - Volume #5, Issue #6