Tuesday, 10 May 2011

'77 Loadstar lowrider



An unusual choice for a lowrider, but you can't deny it has presence...

International Harvester's Loadstar was built from 1962-79, with the majority being school buses and fire engines. However, quite a few commercial vehicles were also built on the platform, and it's one such truck you see here.
This '77 model's days of back-breaking labour are behind it now, having been reborn as a uniquely badass show machine. The standard truck wheels, 22.5" and 24.5" in diameter, have been milled down to 22" & 24" in order to run low-pro car tyres. The stance is acheived by a gargantuan air-ride system, while the body wears classic custom touches such as the suicide doors with shaved handles. Power comes from a 7.3-litre Ford diesel with a vast turbo strapped on, bellowing through a 5" exhaust stack. So, not subtle then.

You can learn more about this truck here.







2 comments:

DaveT said...

Wow! So cool to see that this came by you man been reading this blog for awhile now, can't remember where I found the link but I am a big fan I have several of your posts starred in my reader

magi said...

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