OWNER: Mark Bendler of Milwaukee, Wis.
VEHICLE: 1980 GMC
ENGINE: 454 cu.in. Chevy bored to 496 cu.in.
CARBURETION: two 660 cfm. Holleys
TRANSMISSION: TH400 and a Clark 5 speed
FRAME: consists of two 3/4 ton truck frames stacked and welded together, then reinforced with welded tube subframe and a channeled lower frame
RUNNING GEAR: 2 1/2 ton Rockwell military transfer case and 140 ton Pettibone Planetary axles which provide gear from 16.5:1 to 716:1
TIRES: 66X43X25 inch Firestone Flotation 23's
SUSPENSION: 20 ton military leafs and 28 Rugged Trail shocks
FEATURES: 12 KC Daylighters, 3 inch triple roll bar, custom front and rear bumpers, home made brush guard, and a Tulsa 60 ton winch.
COST TO BUILD: $145,000.00
TIME TO BUILD: 3 years
HEIGHT: 14 feet
WEIGHT: 22,000 lbs.
Being a fan of the old days, I feel this is a very impressive work of art. This one won't only move the house but the entire town.
I scanned these shots from Michael Bargo's book "Monster Trucks".
I scanned these pictures from Magazines that I purchased.
John Poe sent me this picture.
Steve Hurt sent me the next two shots. Steve said they came from Tim Greenfield that built the INTIMIDATOR.
I built this truck for MTM2.
This is a model I built of Kodiak using two Chevy Monster Truck models.
Cost to build: $25.00 Time to build: 50 hrs. Scale: 1/25th
Features: Hand fabricated frame, bumpers, winch, and drop boxes.
Completely hand painted.