Lil Big Rig Converting Pick-ups into Mini Semi Tractors
Today, we are going to present you one very interesting example of contemporary coachbuilding. You can call this aftermarket conversion or whatever, it doesn’t matter - it’s awesome!
Lil Big Rig from Nashville, Tennessee is a company that is keen on giving used pickups a new, shining second life. The team of enthusiasts is using pick-up trucks as a base for building scale replicas of big trucks, as pickuptrucks.com reports. Yes, we’re talking about mini semi-tractors here.
Enthusiasts can have their 1980s-1990s two-wheel-drive Ford F-250, long-bed full-size Chevrolet pickup, belonging to the 1973-1987 model years and coming in a four-wheel-drive or two-wheel-drive form or 1994-2003 Dodge Ram standard cab pick-up (4x2 or 4x4) converted into a mini big rig for around $13,000.
The body of the vehicle is replaced with a fibergalss one that uses a Peterbilt or Kenworth design. Thus, the vehicle gets a new cab and front fenders. The company also modifies the rear end of the pick-up, fitting the vehicle with two axles in order to give it a proper appearance. Just to have an idea, the Lil Big creations measure about 5 feet (1.52 meters) in height.
The story is continued in the interior: the cabin gets a complete makeover, which can even include a bed. However, the resulting vehicles are not “all show and no go” , as they can be fitted with a Chevy 454 big-block V8.
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