It’s shameful, really, how excited I am about ten-seconds of grainy vertical video. But sweet crusty rusty goodness check out this Cummins-swapped 1925 tow truck!
I still think the whole smoke-bellowing coal-rolling phenomenon is gross, but this little caricature of a car is so wacky I’m basically ready to give it a pass.
Mega X 2 appears to be a Utah-based truck customizing outfit that specializes into turning heavy-duty diesel pickups into six-door off-road limos.
White of course built many amazing multi-door vehicles for the National Parks Service over the years. But apparently “circa WWII” the vehicle in this video was fitted with a Ford Model A cab, and the frame was shortened to convert it into a tow truck. Mega X 2 says the truck worked wrecker duty until 1976, and that they bought the vehicle without its original drivetrain.
The company then dropped in a Cummins 4BT diesel engine, a common small-displacement diesel engine swap into off-road rigs, along with a T18 four-speed transmission, AxleTech 600 transfer case and AxleTech 4000 series off-road axles.
And just like that, they had what might be the coolest Cummins-powered off-road rig I’ve ever seen.
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