The beast!!!!

Discussion in 'Photo & Video Gallery' started by Red Z71 Max, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Red Z71 Max

    Red Z71 Max New Member

    This monstrosity was what got me into 4wheel drive vehicles. This was built by one of my best friends when we were graduating high school in 1981. "THE STOMPER" is a Chevy 3/4 ton drivetrain with a 283 small block and a turbo 400 transmission. The body is a 1973 Chevy Impala mounted to the frame on solid rubber blocks. Top speed was 65 mph and was fairly smooth. The vehicle had to be registered in New York State as a custom vehicle because of the unmatching numbers on frame , motor, and body. My buddy decided to build "THE STOMPER" because it wasn't any fun with just 3 people 4 wheelin and drinking back in the day. This was much better and we could invite some of the female persuation to go 4 wheelin with us. This monster NEVER got stuck once and we used to run power lines with this so you know we went through some deep stuff!!!! He won 2 best in show 4x4 awards at car shows. It later became a plow vehicle and worked nicely and didn't need plow lights because of it's heighth!! LOL. I hope you find it as interesting as we did!!!! THOSE WERE THE DAYS!!!!!

    Last edited: Feb 24, 2012
  2. silverhobey

    silverhobey New Member

    that's awesome........guy in our town had an El Camino...same idea!!!
  3. Untouchable

    Untouchable New Member

    :great: That's awesome. For some reason I love that body style of Impala...not sure why, but I do lol. There's a guy back home that did that with a '70 model Camero.
  4. Red Z71 Max

    Red Z71 Max New Member

    I just remembered that the true name we gave it was "THE STOMPER" which was fitting for this thing!!!
  5. dsfloyd

    dsfloyd New Member

    thats too cool:lol:
  6. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    I have a pic of a Camaro and a Vega both were on old bronco frames.. SWEET!!!

    TELORVEHC New Member

    That's so awesome. What ever happened to it?
  8. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

    that thing looks amazing. I want one!

  9. Red Z71 Max

    Red Z71 Max New Member

    It was sold to a local farmer for a snow plow vehicle and when the body got rusted beyond repair, it was taken to the local scrap yard and crushed for recycling! :-( :frown: :frown: :frown:
  10. sevi084x4

    sevi084x4 New Member

    O my sweet awesomeness! That is the best haha nice man
  11. Red Z71 Max

    Red Z71 Max New Member

    Thanks!! I know its not something that everyone likes but I always liked how unique it was. Not something you see everyday!!!
  12. MTM

    MTM New Member

    That's an awesome toy wish i had it
  13. Red Z71 Max

    Red Z71 Max New Member

    I talked to my friend the other day and sadly he told me that the body became too rusted into disrepair from using it for plowing. The New York road salt took its toll and the floor boards were gone, the trunk rotted out and fenders and quarters were in bad shape. The poor thing was sold to a farmer and latter put to rest in a local scrap yard and crushed. I almost shed a tear hearing about it.:sarcastic:
  14. moogvo

    moogvo Moderator

    I have a buddy who took a full size Bronco chassis and put a ranger body on it with a shortened bed. It looked AWESOME, but with the 44" tires, it was not something you wanted to drive down the street!

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