1954 Twin Engine Semi Tractor Assembled Vehicle

Price: US $6,400.00 Item location: Spokane, Washington, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Other Makes
  • Model: Semi Tractor
  • SubModel: One Of A Kind
  • Type: Semi
  • Trim: Sleeper
  • Year: 1954
  • Mileage: 37,000
  • VIN: wn5401184985
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: Twin 302 GMC 6cyl
  • Number of cylinders: 12
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: Tandem
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1954 Other Makes Semi Tractor One Of A Kind

AS IS! HAS NOT RUN FOR MANY YEARS, UT WE HAVE CHANGED ANTIFREEZE AND TURNED THE MOTORS OVER EVERY YEAR TO KEEP THEM FROMSEIZINGUP.MY DAD HAD THIS BRAINSTORM BACK IN 1952 AND STARTED OUT WITH JUST 2 CLEAN FRAME RAILS, OOK GI 6X6 REAR END HOUSINGS SO ONEDRIVE LINE COULD GO OVER THE FRONT REAR END TO DRIVE THE BACK REAR END (EACH ENGINE & TRANSMISSION DRIVE EACH REAR END) POWER BY 2-302 INLINE 6CYL. GMC ENGINES WITH 4-SPEED DUAL RANGE AUTOMATICS. HE HAD THE FRONT & REAR AXLES WIDENED OUT SO THE ENGINES WOULD FIT BETWEEN THE FRAME RAILS ( I THINK 6" to 8") HAD SPECIAL RINGS TO BOLT THE 2-SPEED REAR ENDS 3rd MEMBERS IN AND THE AXLES WERE CUSTOM MADE ALSO, HERE IS 2 COMPLETE WIRE SYSTEMS ONE FOR EACH ENGINE, GAS PEDDLES NEXT TO EACH OTHER, BRAKE PEDDLES THE RIGHT ONE FOR THE FRONT AND BACK AXLES AND THE LEFT ONE FOR THE FRONT REAR END, TACHOMETERS AND TOP IT OFF WITH A NEW INTERNAL SLEEPER CAB THAT WAS USED BY INTERNATIONAL AND A COUPLE OTHER MANUFACTURES AT THE TIME. MY DAD PASSED AWAY AND NOW IT'S MINE. I ALWAYS WANTED HIM TO RESTORE IT WHEN HE WAS ALIVE! HE WAS A USED TRUCK DEALER HERE IN SPOKANE WA. FOR MANY YEARS. OUTSIDE OF A LITTLESURFACERUST IT IS VERYSOLID!!!! THE REASON HE BUILT THIS BRAINSTORM WAS BACK THEN IN THE EASTERN STATES YOU HAD A 45' OVER ALL LENGTH RESTRICTION AND NO HORSE POWER AND WANTED TO BE LIGHTWEIGHT. HE FINISHED IT IN 1954ITWEIGHED 10,500 LBS FULL OF GAS WITH A SLEEPER CAB. MOST SEMI TRACTORS WERE OVER 14,500 LBS BACK THEN. IN THE 1st 6 WEEKS (IN THEEXPERIMENTALSTAGE) HE AND ANOTHER DRIVER WERE IN 18 STATES AND CANADA WITH PAYLOADS GETTING THE BUGS OUT. HE NEVER HAD A LOADED SEMI PASS HIM ON ANY MOUNTAIN PASS. YOU SEE THE ENGINES ARE NOTSYNCHRONIZED SO ONE ENGINE WOULD KEEP PULLING WHILE SHIFTED THE OTHER ONE A HALF GEAR. WHEN HE WOULD PASS THE UNITEDBUCKINGHAM TRUCKS GOING OVER LOOKOUT PASS THEY WOULD HAVE A FOOT OF FLAME COMING OUT OF THE TOP OF THERE STACK TRYING NOT TO BE OVERTAKEN (THEY WERE THE KING OF THE ROAD BACK THEN AROUND HERE) WITHEXCELLENT DRIVERS TO KEEP FROM MELTING THEDIESEL (280 BUDA PUMPED UP) ENGINE.