Reason for building: Son wanted s ride for to and from high school
How long have you been in the hobby: 38 years
Who helped: Ethan Kirk, Brandi, Bryce, Murdoc
Previous rides: 78 Peterbult, 65 Plymouth Fury, Pro Street Dodge Dakota
Name of your ride: Frankincar Why? Its a mess of parts.
Engine: Detroit 318 Transmission is a 13 speed.
Suspension: The frame was home built out of tubing by David himself. Front axle is out of a Chevy C70 , airbags control ride height, and the shocks are Munro. There is a four link setup in the rear using air bags off a 2007 Freightliner.
Paint: is flat black out of a rattle can.
Body mods: The body was chopped and channeled 3 by the owner. Interior: A custom dash was fa bricated out of 1/8 steel plate cut and placed in pieces. Gauge are from a 1970 GMC General sitting behind a home built roller chain steering wheel.
Tires/wheels: The front wheels are 22.5 Alcoa and rear are Super singles. Front tires are Dunlop SP160 225/235/22.5 on the rear there are monster Bridgestone Greatec 445/22.5
I have had many people ask me what was the toughest part of the build, I would have to say Plumbing the brake system was the toughest thing I've been a big truck mechanic most my life but I have never built a air system from scratch... This is been a wonderful project between me and my son I would encourage any dad to take time and make wonderful memories...