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Shorty pickup savaged from '64 Dodge
"It has more pulling power than a conventional pickup and has no bed which eliminates the need for a truck license," says Roger Fisher, Spirit Lake, Iowa, about the "shorty" pickup he built by cutting off the rusted-out bed from a 1964 Dodge 3/ 4-ton pickup and moving the rear axle forward.
Fisher cut off the pickup frame right behind the cab, shortened the drive shaft by 4 ft., and slid the axle and springs up to the cab. He mounted 15.00 by 78 dual tires on the rear axle, used half-barrels as fenders over them, and added a rear hitch. He left the pickup's original 4-speed trans-mission intact.
Fisher uses the pickup to pull a round bale trailer that he built from a 32-ft. long, 8-ft. wide single axle trailer house frame. He stripped the trailer of everything but the floor and bolted 4 by 8-ft. sheets of 3/ 4-in. plywood to it.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Roger Fisher, Box 9048, Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360.


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1990 - Volume #14, Issue #6