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grass disaster
01-10-2008, 10:51 PM
this is something i have always imagined. try to picture this.


have a vehicle similar to a NPR(or a 1 ton pick up) with a flat bed that goes inside of the rear wheels. kind of like a cross between a truck and a open trailer. the truck could even be front wheel drive.

the bed would be the same height as a standard open trailer. the bed could be about 11' or long enough to fit a 36" a 48" walk behind and a rider on. could build a little multi level system and have the 36" above the deck of the walkbehind.

no need to ever pull a trailer and it would be nice and close to the ground.


what do you think? would something like this ever be possible?

hosejockey2002
01-11-2008, 12:55 AM
It would be possible, but not very practical IMHO. If the bed was inside the rear wheels it could only be around 5 feet wide which is a waste of available space. You would need a bed 20 feet long to get the same square footage as a 12 foot long bed that was full width. With a low profile beavertail bed the deck could be over the rear wheels, a full 8 1/2 feet wide and yet still reasonably low to the ground.

Southern Signature
01-11-2008, 01:01 AM
Patten it, It could make you millions, who know...

grass disaster
01-11-2008, 01:43 AM
It would be possible, but not very practical IMHO. If the bed was inside the rear wheels it could only be around 5 feet wide which is a waste of available space. You would need a bed 20 feet long to get the same square footage as a 12 foot long bed that was full width. With a low profile beavertail bed the deck could be over the rear wheels, a full 8 1/2 feet wide and yet still reasonably low to the ground.

a little over 5' wide is all u would really need. a 60" would fit on there great with the shoot up. i run a 54". i would have no need for it to be 8 1/2 wide.

grass disaster
01-11-2008, 01:33 PM
does anyone want to build me this truck

Accu-cut Lawn Care
01-11-2008, 02:47 PM
does anyone want to build me this truck

here it is! http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=174319

grass disaster
01-11-2008, 03:17 PM
here it is! http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=174319

yes now make the bed 11' or 12' long and make it fit in my garage.

cantoo
01-11-2008, 07:12 PM
Wanna do it cheaper? Use a front wheel drive car. Olds Tornado, old Cadillac, lots of cheap cars available.

packey
01-11-2008, 08:59 PM
Already been dun look in Hemmings mag you can find these occasionaly built to haul show cars. Most all a chevy trucks with caddy front wheel drive trannys that have been beefed up. I thought about going that route then decided not to because the trucks are so hard to find. When I lived outside of texarkana texas a local towing company used several of these trucks for hauling fwd cars. I know the rear is set up with air bags so it will drop and then ramps are pulled out and even the lowest profile cars can roll up without a problem.

grass disaster
01-12-2008, 07:04 AM
Already been dun look in Hemmings mag you can find these occasionaly built to haul show cars. Most all a chevy trucks with caddy front wheel drive trannys that have been beefed up. I thought about going that route then decided not to because the trucks are so hard to find. When I lived outside of texarkana texas a local towing company used several of these trucks for hauling fwd cars. I know the rear is set up with air bags so it will drop and then ramps are pulled out and even the lowest profile cars can roll up without a problem.

they would be cool if i could find a picture of this.

packey
01-12-2008, 10:08 PM
i have been looking on the net and not alot is coming up but their was one that sold on ebay in mid december that I saw I just could not figure out how to impot the pic. Their are also plans on the internet that I have seen. I will see if I can find a pic for you

grass disaster
01-14-2008, 11:18 PM
I'M still interested in seeing some pictures if anyone has any luck finding some.

packey
01-15-2008, 12:51 AM
http://www.centralvalleyclassics.com/cars/chevy/93chevytrans/93chevtrans.html
They have a neet fwd chevy car hauler that has a drop deck. I will see if I can find more for you

dbear
01-15-2008, 01:22 PM
Try this:

Axleless Vehicles (http://www.dallassmithcorp.com/)

Eclipse
01-15-2008, 01:55 PM
Try this:

Axleless Vehicles (http://www.dallassmithcorp.com/)


Very cool!

I would spend the money on this before I bought a SLT

TruckerT
01-15-2008, 05:29 PM
After seeing your comments on a crazy idea for a truck and someone's reference to Dallas Smith Corp.'s (http://www.dallassmithcorp.com) website, i came across the vehicle you were describing.

http://www.dallassmithcorp.com/images/truckpickupf450stake-bed.jpg
http://dallassmithcorp.com/images/cabchassis1.jpg