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DRR Sportsman
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Where did they all go? Is it reasonable to have a back half car on the truck then still pull a large bumper pull trailer if you arrange the cargo properly, to compensate for tongue weight?
 
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I stil think they're cool, to see. Goes back to the 70's/80's, seeing race cars on ramp trucks. I dont think there's much of a market for the ramp bodies anymore, unfortunately. The enclosed trailer market killed that.


You have to put in the effort, to get anything out of it.
 
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Where did they all go?

To the junkyard. They stopped building them
Because there hasn’t been a market for them for 30 years
 
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Hodges is still cranking them out, though not in the same volume they used to. Very much a niche market.
 
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Wastebook has a page called Ramp trucks new and old. Always someone showing off a new one,and just as many old ones,from usable to something to laugh at.
 
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I built this for a friend 20 years ago. He still uses it.

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Originally posted by David Covey:


AFTER



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Dave that is bad azz!


Raceless in California!
 
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Originally posted by fivecentcharlie:
Hodges is still cranking them out, though not in the same volume they used to. Very much a niche market.


my customer had one done by them a few years ago. He ended up having a local guy fix it. Horrible finish work and it was big $$$$
 
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Originally posted by stk 758 BP!:
Dave that is bad azz!


Thanks.

All I did was frame and skin it. One piece aluminum roof.
Kenny is a carpenter so he finished it with vinyl covered luan, and he wired it for 120/12 volt. I has a generator in one of the boxes on the side.

I did his hauler and he built the wife a sunroom on the back of the house.

Dave


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Dave! Ididnt know you built that truck! It’s always been a great piece and made me want one.

But the enclosed trailer is such a better deal these days.
 
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Illegitimi non carborundum
 
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Ramp trucks are cool as hell. Wish I had one.


Mike
 
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Originally posted by FastLane:
Dave! Ididnt know you built that truck! It’s always been a great piece and made me want one.

But the enclosed trailer is such a better deal these days.


Big Grin

Thanks Lane..

Dave


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Always loved these..

Dave


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I'd love.one because outside of towing a trailer I have very little use for a pickup. I didn't enjoy dailying my 2500 diesel the 5 miles to work, and it's hard to have $60gs tied up in just a weekend vehicle like that.
 
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