BIGFOOT 1 is "The Original Monster Truck" first owned by Bob Chandler in 1974. In 1976, Bob began the first of what would become an endless series of modifications along the road to what is now recognized as a monster truck. BIGFOOT 1 began its career at local mud runs and truck pulls. The famous rear steering was introduced on BIGFOOT 1 in 1979. The same year, it also starred in the movie "Take This Job And Shove It". BIGFOOT 1 was also the first monster truck to drive over cars for an audience in 1982. BIGFOOT 1 evolved over a period of eight years, and has seen 18 different tire and wheel combinations from its original street truck setup through 120" Firestone Tundra tires, to the current standard-issue 66" Firestone 23 degree Flotation tires.
BIGFOOT 1 - TRUCK SPECIFICATIONS
1974 F250 FORD Pickup with original steel body and frame, modified, fabricated and assembled by BIGFOOT 4X4, Inc., (formerly Midwest Four Wheel Drive, Inc.) in St. Louis, Missouri, from 1974 through 1982
640 CI FORD, with an 871 BDS blower, 3 Predator carburetors, Isky Cams, K&N air filters, Mr. Gasket gaskets and System 1 oil filters
FORD C6 automatic with Hurst shifter, a TCI race converter and a 2 1/2 ton vehicle transfer case
5 ton military with hardened axle shafts
14 Trailmaster BIGFOOT Signature Series Shocks
66x43x25 Firestone Flotation Tires
Racing Fuels - Jaz fuel cell
KC HiLites Off-Road Lights, Hedman Hedders, Hobrecht chrome roll bar and roll cage, Auto Meter gauges, Wiseco pistons. BIGFOOT is also sponsored by MAC Tools, Lawson Products, Race Rock restaurant, Intercomp Scale Co., Parker hydraulic components, DuPont paint, Milodon Inc., Hayden Inc., Taylor cable, ARP fasteners, Ringer high performance gloves, and Clevite 77 engine bearings. BIGFOOT is transported by FORD Heavy Truck L Series Tractors and Aeromax Tractors and uses Wheel Master caps.