CAROLINA CRUSHER

OWNER: Gary Porter of Wadesboro, NC

VEHICLE: 1972 Chevy C-10

ENGINE: Chevy 454 cu.in. bored to 460 cu.in.

CARBURETION: 930 cfm. Predator

HORSEPOWER: 525

TORQUE: 300 ft.lbs.

TRANSMISSION: Allison 80AT540

RUNNING GEAR: 2 1/2 ton transfer case, 5 ton Rockwell military axles with planetaries

TIRES: 66X43X25 inch Goodyear Terras

SUSPENSION: 7 leaf rear, 11 leaf front with 16 inches of arch. 20 Trailmaster Invader N-7 shocks

FEATURES: Reflexion bumpers, 3 inch double chrome roll bar with 5 chrome KC Day lighters, a hydraulic scissor lift bed which got removed in 1988, and a Warn winch.

TIME TO BUILD: 800 hours in a 2 month period.

I met Gary and saw this truck in April 1988 in Wilson, NC. Then again in Raleigh, NC. in the Fall of 1988.

Alex and me at our first truck show in Wilson, NC. 1988

Don Sheehey sent me this picture.

Jeff Bates sent this shot.

Trading Cards

I took these pictures in Wilson, NC. 1988.

I took these 2 pictures in Raleigh, NC. 1988.

Dennis,

 Here is a photo from Mike Stroud's collection taken somewhere in North Carolina of "Carolina Crusher". Hopefully Mike will dig up some for us.

 Richard Scott

I scanned these pictures from Magazines that I purchased.

Army Armstrong interviewing Gary Porter and Scott Stephens.

These shots were captured from a Toledo 1988 show.

I built this model for Gary Porter in May 1989. It was built using parts from a Hammer Head, Bigfoot, and Scavenger models.

Cost to build; $27.oo Time to build; 32 hours Scale; 1/25th

Features; Hand fabricated frame, front bumper, winch cover, brake sheilds, exhaust, and scissor lift bed. Completely hand painted.

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