WALKIN' TALL

OWNER; Rickie Lewis sold it to Charlie "Kid" Rarig of Catawissa, PA.

VEHICLE; 1979 Ford F-250

ENGINE; 1970 Ford 429 Cobra Jet bored to 490 cu.in.

CARBURETION; Holley 800 cfm. and nitros oxide system

HORSEPOWER; 800

TRANSMISSION; Ford C-6

RUNNING GEAR; 2 1/2 transfer case, 5 ton axles with planetaries

SUSPENSION; leafs and 12 shocks built on a 2 ton International truck frame

TIRES; 67X34X30 inch Goodyear Terras

FEATURES; a chrome double roll bar, chrome front and rear bumpers, red velour interior and a Pioneer 120 watt stereo

TOP SPEED; Tested on a drag strip, hit 68 mph and it got out of control. This was not as fast as it would go, but was as fast as they dared take it.

WEIGHT; 15,000 lbs.

TIME TO BUILD; 6 months

COST TO BUILD; $65,000.00

I scanned these shots from Bill Holder's book "Monstrous Trucks". Photography by Harry Dunn.

I scanned these pictures from Magazines that I purchased.

The pictures below came from Richard Scott and Ricky Lewis.

This was built using the Destroyer model.

Cost to build; $15.oo Time to build; 8 hours Scale; 1/25th

Completely hand painted.

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