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Semi Semi Truck

A 5/8th scale 18 wheeler
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When a mere SUV is not enough. Built on a pickup truck chassis, the SST is a street legal, scaled down tractor and trailer. A not so big rig that delivers the macho style that the "station wagon on steroids" SUVs can only aspire to. Fully detailed down to the big grill, vertical exhaust pipes and chrome fuel tanks.

A company actually tried to sell a converted full size Ford tractor truck as the ultimate SUV, but it was way too big. The SST is a more manageable size but with more cargo capacity than anything else on the road with its articulated trailer. Doesn't require a special license either.

An entire industry could be built around the customization and accessorizing of these Demi Semis.

wombat, Dec 01 2003

Grand Dominator http://poseur.4x4.org/futuresuv.html
A joke version of the Ford [wombat, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Ford Tonka Concept http://www.mytonka.net/
This reminds me of a little semi truck [SystemAdmin, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

1/14 scale R/C tractor truck http://pub44.ezboar...ge?topicID=10.topic
[wombat, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       Just think of the better gas mileage you'd get from a diesel powered "mini-semi"!
muzer, Dec 01 2003

       Very nice, [wombat] ... my vission is getting fuzzy from all the testosterone
Letsbuildafort, Dec 01 2003

       I'd give you a roll for poking fun at people but I'm afraid someone might actually do this.
tedhaubrich, Jun 01 2004

       Me want SST!   

       Me want it NOW!
DesertFox, Jun 01 2004

       Yeah, dude. I want really loud engine braking as well. That beast-like sucking/popping sound scares the crap out of weak-ass gas engined SUV drivers. The exaust pipes could be tall enough to clear the roof of regular sized cars, but pump fumes directly in the windows of Escalades, Hummers, etc..
bmadigan, Aug 30 2004

       This was "baked" back in the '70s, with a fiberglass kit that changed a Ford, Chevy/GMC, or Dodge pickup into a Kenworth or Peterbilt clone, in about 1/2 scale.
whlanteigne, Mar 01 2008


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