View Full Version : mini-monster truck

01-03-2009, 10:03 PM
I saw this truck in Santa Rosa, California, a few days ago. Is this for some motor sport? If it's for racing, I hope they have a track going through some serious mud holes.


01-03-2009, 10:19 PM
Rock crawling?

01-03-2009, 10:29 PM
Yep Rock Crawling1
Thats why theres bead locks on the tires, so he can run the tires with about 6-8psi for a beter footprint to grab with. Its also why the axles are trussed and there are no bumpers on it.
I do some rock crawling in my 38 year old Jeep I'm just not that serious about it.

Your Old Dog
01-03-2009, 10:34 PM
Well if he is a rock crawler, he must be pretty damn good at it. Don't see know rock-rash on the paint !

01-04-2009, 01:20 PM
Hard core videos for you.


and one more

01-04-2009, 02:11 PM
It looks like the truck in the pics is still in progress. If it is destined to be a crawler, even a good driver can't keep them pretty forever.

I don't think I have ever posted this on here before, but here is mine. I built the whole thing myself in my modest shop, over about 6 months time. Four wheeling is the reason I got into machining as a hobby, and now I am not sure which I like more :)

Pic of my buggy:


Short video of it in some little rocks:

Drummond Island (http://www.rollmeover.com/Video/drummond_TR.wmv)

Both of the above were just shake down runs. Last summer was the first year I felt it ready for anything big, but fuel prices and time did not allow me to get out anywhere with it. Hopefully this summer will be different.


01-04-2009, 03:16 PM
do i see a chev powering your toy ? and, i could not hear any difference of engine rpm, nor front and rears spinning together. . . . . are you driving the rearends with char lynn hydraulic motors ? that would be a cool concept ?

looks like lots of fun. around here they do crazy things with snowmobiles.

01-04-2009, 03:25 PM
Nope, it is a fuelie ford 460. When I first went into the pit in the video, I had it in 2wd, the transfercase is a aftermarket piece with 5:1 low range gearing, and was brand new out there. I had a bit of trouble getting it to shift into 4x4--sticky new synchros, once it was, it just idled over pretty much everything there.

I have toyed with the idea of a hydraulic powered rig. Actually, I am quite tempted to do it for my kids once they are old enough. A mini-crawler, it would be unstoppable.

I have seen a thread with a guy doing a full blown buggy with all hydraulic drive. It is very impressive. The guy is a top notch fabricator and machinist. He works in the hydraulics industry, and got all the best chit for it, I assume for little or nothing.