Specific monster truck - help wanted
Posted 07 April 2010 - 11:25 AM
I have been trying to find the name and some pics, of a certain monster truck I remember seeing, some years ago in tv.
Well, monster TRUCK is maybe not the correct word, since it was a locomotive, and it ran - not on wheels - but on belts. I think it was built over the chassis of a Sherman tank.
The body was an old style locomotive, and it was orange....
Can any of you guys help with a name, a website, and/or pics? It was way cool....
Thanks a lot
Posted 07 April 2010 - 12:05 PM
Posted 07 April 2010 - 01:56 PM
Here it is in action:
Note that it is incorrectly called Orange Blossom Special in this vid. The OBS was a '37 Chevy puller.
Edited by Junkman, 07 April 2010 - 02:03 PM.
Posted 07 April 2010 - 02:13 PM
You might be thinking the Bigfoot Fastrax, M48 personnel carrier chassis with two Ford 460ci engines and C6 automatic transmissions. The body is the upper half of a fiberglass replica of a 1990 Aerostar.
Saw Dan Runte drive...fly this sucker......WOW...30 ' in the air!!!
Posted 08 April 2010 - 06:20 AM
Man, its difficult to find anything on the Express, pics OR websites
Posted 10 April 2010 - 01:39 PM
Posted 10 April 2010 - 01:51 PM
Edited by Aaronw, 10 April 2010 - 01:54 PM.
Posted 10 April 2010 - 03:33 PM
Edited by DanielG, 10 April 2010 - 03:36 PM.
Posted 10 April 2010 - 04:29 PM
You are probably right, the M4 tractor was based on the M2 light tank, just like the M3/M5. Looking at both the M3/M5 has 3 return rollers, the M4 tractor only has two like the truck in the photo. Hobbyboss recently released a 1/35 kit of the M4 high speed tractor.
They probably used the high-speed tractor, less armour to get rid of. This could be done in one of the 'military' scales, I would opt for 1/16 or even better, for these tired old eyes, 1/6!