Snapper’s Caterpillar Buggy

Snapper's Caterpillar Buggy 1928 Studebaker Commander with a CAT C12 diesel I6

This Caterpillar hot rod was created as a tribute to the builder’s Grandfather who was an excavator. The builder had fond memories of operating those Caterpillar machines with his Grandfather. The builder had always wanted to build a hot rod using heavy machine parts and received his starting point after his Father offered him a 1928 Studebaker Commander he was no longer interested in.

Snapper's Caterpillar Buggy 1928 Studebaker Commander with a CAT C12 diesel I6

The Studebaker Commander body sits on a 1996 International 9200 chassis with a custom Z’d rear. The front grill is off a 996 front end loader. The engine is a 732 ci (12.0 L) CAT C12 inline-six diesel which produces 430 horsepower and 1,650 lb-ft of torque. Connected to the engine is an Eaton Fuller ten-speed transmission and Freightliner Airliner rear. The front suspension is a custom air suspension.

Snapper's Caterpillar Buggy 1928 Studebaker Commander with a CAT C12 diesel I6

The videos below follow the build process and show the owner going through the ten gears.

Source: ScottieDTV, Snap1843, and photos by Summit Racing FB page

2 Comments

  1. John Albany

    Hi guys
    Are you able to help me to contact that guy that has built this fantastic machine?
    I can feel it in my bones to build this or something like it!

    Regards
    John
    from the land down under!

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