1965 Ford Pickup Tough Mudder

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If lovin’ you is wronnng, I don’t want to be right… Here’s one that could drive over your barn! This 1965 Ford Pickup has been turned into a monster mudder and it’s located in Russellville, Alabama.
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When I ran across this pickup I wasn’t sure if it was real or not! A couple of the photos make it look like a radio controlled machine, like this photo. See what I mean! It’s definitely real, and real cool. For a guy who likes tiny vehicles so much, I have no idea why this one appeals to me as much as it does.
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An impressive amount of work – engineering and fabrication – has gone into this build. It looks like it’s almost ready for paint, but I’m not sure if I would even paint it. There is no title, so the next owner isn’t going to be driving it on the street if that would even be legal with those 48-inch tires. I’m guessing that there would have to be some monster fender flares to cover up those exposed tires at a bare minimum. It comes with “transport tires”, as well.
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Owner mentions that this pickup runs great and is very solid. It has a 4-speed manual transmission and 4-speed reverse, and there is also 2.5-ton Rockwell axles and orbital steering. Crazy! You’ll need a 40-foot long ramp to get your dirt bikes in the back of this thing. Or, just jump them in.
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There are no engine photos, unfortunately, and not one mention of the engine other than it runs great. It has to be a V8 to turn those giant wheels but what is it?! The interior looks solid and pretty clean for a mini-monster-truck. I’d want to at least stuff a nerf ball in the gas filler to keep the bugs and dust out. There’s no mention on if the Mountain Dew bottle on the seat comes with the sale.. If a person had some land and was just looking for a fun vehicle to bomb around the acreage and didn’t have to worry about a title, this could be it. Have any of you made anything like this tough mudder?
 
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