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Ok i was surfing around the net today about trucks and such and came across this page and found an interesting link....called scary steering, needless to say there are some really really really stupid people out there. When i saw some of the designs i nearly had a heart attack, on of the truck has 3 blocks in the rear for lift!!!! Heres a link to check out the stupid stuff people build. Everything you want to see is probably there from 10 shocks on one axle to 60 degree driveshaft angles!! When you reach the bottom click next page, theres about 10 pages of this stuff and its actually really funny.


Stupidity at its best
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The future engineers for Chevy. HAHA

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The future engineers for Chevy. HAHA
That was pretty good, but thats a Ford.....

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^^ lol
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i have seen a few of those "show" trucks in there in person.....
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really? personally i dont see why someone would spend so much money to chrome out everything get huge a$$ tires and all that pointless stuff if your NEVER EVER going to use it, they be nice and SOME of the craftsmenship is respectable but overall its just stupid and a waste of money and time, but hey what ever tickels your pickle.
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Actually you're all wrong. It a Jeep with Ford emblems

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Actually you're all wrong. It a Jeep with Ford emblems

Actualy its a ford made jeep look it up ford built jeep during the war
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um ford made those in WWII. they took the three designs of the jeep (one of which Ford designed & built) and made it into the *****'s (sp?) that went to the field.

I dont have the complete history so chime in if you know it.
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I got some awsome ideas for when i do my lift..thanks for the great info!!
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That was pretty good, but thats a Ford.....
Yeah Ford is smart enough to say hell no and Chevy says OK.
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this one would have to be one of the most stupid ideas ever....
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is that the pitman arm welded straight to the drivers knuckle? lol
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YEA!!!! its a tiny pitman arm at that too!
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I think I'll pass...
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um ford made those in WWII. they took the three designs of the jeep (one of which Ford designed & built) and made it into the *****'s (sp?) that went to the field.

I dont have the complete history so chime in if you know it.

1908 John North ****** buys the Overland Automotive Division of Standard Wheel Company.
1912 John North ****** renames the ****** Overland Division to ******-Overland Motor Company.
1936 Coming out of bankruptcy following the Great Depression, the company is reorganized as ******-Overland Motors, Inc.
1940 Working from a Bantam Car Company design, ****** contracts to build military Jeeps for the war and produces about 360,000 vehicles by 1945.
1945 ******-Overland begins producing the Civilian Jeep (CJ) line, with the introduction of the CJ2A model.
1946 Production begins on the ****** Jeep Wagon. Over 300,000 are manufactured between 1946 and 1965. Initially the all-steel wagons are only available in a burgundy and cream color scheme, the appearance of which suggested the "Woodie" wagon look typically found on wagons of this era.
1946 CJ3A is introduced, and more than 132,000 are made before the production ends in 1953.
1947 Production begins on the ****** Jeep Truck. From 1947 to 1965, more than 200,000 are manufactured.
1948 Production begins on the ****** Jeepster. Only 19,000 vehicles are manufactured from 1948 to 1950.
1949 ****** Wagons become available with 72 horsepower six cylinder motor, and four wheel drive - thus creating the first "sport utility vehicle".
1952 ****** CJ3B Jeeps go into production, with a raised hood to accomodate a taller "F" head engine with 25% more horsepower. By 1968, over 155,000 are sold.
1953 Kaiser buys ******-Overland and changes name to ****** Motor Company.
1954 CJ5 debuts at the start of its three-decade run.
1954 Four wheel drive versions of the ****** Wagons and Trucks are now available with the "Super Hurricane" 115 HP 6 cylinder motor.
1956 Kaiser-Jeep announces the FC-150, a "cab-forward" style pickup truck based on the CJ5 chassis.
1956 Kaiser-Jeep announces the CJ6. Based on the CJ5, the CJ6 has a 20-inch longer wheelbase, adding to the passenger and cargo room. Roughly 50,000 units are produced between 1956 and 1983. The CJ6 proved more popular overseas than in the US, and to this day remains the "forgotten model" between the CJ5 and CJ7.
1957 Kaiser-Jeep announces the FC-170, smiliar to the FC-150 but with a 103.5" wheelbase and L-head 6 cylinder engine.
1963 Company changes name to Kaiser-Jeep corporation.
1965 Kaiser-Jeep discontinues production of ****** wagons and trucks, retiring the ****** name with the line.
1970 American Motors Corporation takes over Kaiser-Jeep.
1972 CJ5 wheelbase is lengthened to accomodate the AMC straight six engine.
1975 ******-Overland resurrected as a wholesale/retail parts business.
1983 By the time the last CJ5 rolls off the line in 1983, more than 610,000 of the vehicles have hit the highways in the U.S. and around the world.
1987 American Motors is purchased by the Chrysler Corporation.

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interesting how ford was actually invovled in jeep production (not much design)


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this one would have to be one of the most stupid ideas ever....

brilliant! high steer at its finest!
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LOL untill those raisin welds break going around turn.
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really? personally i dont see why someone would spend so much money to chrome out everything get huge a$$ tires and all that pointless stuff if your NEVER EVER going to use it, they be nice and SOME of the craftsmenship is respectable but overall its just stupid and a waste of money and time, but hey what ever tickels your pickle.
Agree !

I feel the same way about cars in museums, why own the car if it is never going to be drivin.
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really? personally i dont see why someone would spend so much money to chrome out everything get huge a$$ tires and all that pointless stuff if your NEVER EVER going to use it, they be nice and SOME of the craftsmenship is respectable but overall its just stupid and a waste of money and time, but hey what ever tickels your pickle.
Its ' something to do '. A project.. something to pass time. Some see it as an investment, some to be different.

To each their own.

I can say I'll never own a ' trailor queen '. I prefer function over fashon.
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um ford made those in WWII. they took the three designs of the jeep (one of which Ford designed & built) and made it into the *****'s (sp?) that went to the field.

I dont have the complete history so chime in if you know it.
Actually.. The design of the original Jeep wasn't from the ' Big 3 ' at all. ALL of the auto makers in the US ramped up and made ' war vehicals ' durring the period of WWII. Some Jeeps were made by ford, some by GM.. Misc parts were made by outsourcers.. It was quite a dynamic vehical with MANY contributers to it.

I believe having so many sources of input is what made the jeep the ledgend it is today. The best input from all was used and to its own History, Jeeps were in service till the early 80's while I was on Active duty.

When the Hmmmv came out, we all laughed at it ( I still do today ) as it cant manuver like the old 3 speed jeeps. The original jeep could take a beating like no vehical I have ever seen. You could roll one out in an LZ, flip it back on its wheels and start it right up ( And peel potatoes for 4 weeks afterwards to avoid being busted down for it ).
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I prefer function over fashon.

im with you on that one, BUT if you can make it nice and still perform then heck why not? but if its like some of the trucks on that link then the word "Truck" shouldnt even exist for them, technically they maybe a truck but will never be used for a what a truck is intended to be used for.
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wow those are crazy
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what's wrong with people building trucks for show? you build your truck to drive, they build their truck for show...
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