The beast!!!!

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

  1. Red Z71 Max

    Red Z71 Max Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    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 Rockstar 3 Years 500 Posts

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

    Untouchable Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    :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 Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

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

    dsfloyd Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    thats too cool:lol:
  6. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Loving the Outdoors Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

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

    TELORVEHC Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

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

    Sierraowner5.3 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    that thing looks amazing. I want one!

  9. Red Z71 Max

    Red Z71 Max Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    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 Rockstar 100 Posts

    O my sweet awesomeness! That is the best haha nice man

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