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Flashback Friday to Muscle Madness

This week we are flashing back to one of the most controversial rides we've had on the site.  Now, don't scratch you head at this one.  At KruzinUSA.com we keep an open mind about all things hot rod and if this truck isn't hot rodded out, I for one don't know what is.  We thought it was high time to revisit this motor with a Typhoon wrapped around it.  We are rewinding to a purists nightmare friends, so reader beware.  Yes the Typhoon has become a highly collectable truck and yes when you modify a numbers matching collectors car (truck) it does ruffle some feathers but hey a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do!  Who doesn't love a ride that's sooooo in your face with an unapologetic owner that had a vision and saw it through.  This gal thinks it's awesome.  Forget about coloring outside the lines, this Typhoon annihilates those stuffy lines and that's that.  So without further ado read on about this one of a kind ride that got so many of our followers all wound up like a raging ......  "Typhooon".

A number of you have commented to us about the unusual looking GMC Typhoon truck in the public gallery and have asked for more info on it, so we decided we'd do a Spotlight feature on it.

It started out as a stock, all wheel drive, turbocharged V-6 Typhoon bought new in 1993 by it's current owner, but after he grenaded the 'tweaked" V-6 for the third time, he decided he'd try something completely different with it.  To the chagrin of the purist Typhoon collector, he junked the entire drive train and dropped in a 438 cu. in. blown, nitrous small block V-8 that puts out close to 900 HP.

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He sandwiched in a turbo hydro 3 speed tranny, hooked it to a burly GMC transfer case that now feeds those 900 horses to a beefed up differential in the front and in the rear to a Currie 9" Ford rear end. (Yes, it's still all wheel drive!)

While he was at it, he junked the entire stock suspension too.  Now, it's got  tubular A arms with coil overs in the front.

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In the rear, the truck now has coil over ladder bars (with wheelie bars to keep the front end planted)

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And to heap insult on injury to the classic purist mentality, the owner decided he could improve on the stock Typhoon's look by chopping the top 2 1/2 inches.

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And oh yeah, he added a tilt front too!

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The end result is one bad, hot rodded, Pro-Street Typhoon - take a gander.

 

Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!