Watch Roadkill’s “Stubby Bob” Pop the Most Epic Wheelie
Fans of the YouTube show “Roadkill” will no doubt be familiar with “Stubby Bob,” the 1950 Ford F6 2-ton dump-truck chassis cab that debuted as a project vehicle on Episode 44. If you haven’t watched the episode yet, here’s what you need to know: the dynamic duo, Mike Finnegan and David Freiburger, take a 1950 Ford F6 truck that doesn’t have a bed (just a chassis with a cab) and they shorten it significantly to make it a bobber rat rod. They aren’t able to get the truck running during episode 44, and it’s been largely absent from the show since then. That doesn’t mean it’s been sitting in the meantime — far from it.
Shortly after pulling the Flathead V-8 that originally resided between the front fenders of the ’50 Ford, the Roadkill guys added a few things: a massive Chevrolet Big Block V-8, Holley Supercharger, 4L80E four-speed automatic transmission built by Gearstar Performance Transmission, and a wee-bit of custom fabrication to get it all to work.
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One of the most curious details you’ll probably notice after close inspection: the engine is backwards, but it’s driving the rear wheels. Inside the cab is what appears to be a V-drive from a performance drag boat that sends the power that comes off the back of the engine down to the rear end.
Maybe you noticed the big multi-colored thing on top of the supercharger and wondered what it was too. We’re thinking it’s a scoop made from parts off the NASCarlo.
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Keep an eye out for the full story, with more details, in a future episode of Roadkill. In the meantime. tell us what you think of this wheel-standing monster in the comments below.