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    Bed dancing hydraulic trucks - GIF and videos

    The lowrider-car-hydraulics automotive subculture has always been difficult for me to fully understand, although it's certainly not the strangest automotive subculture in existence (Dekotora, I'm lookin' at you).

    Nevertheless, I do get a kick out watching them do their thing, preferably from afar. My favorite is a specific sub-subculture that I believe peaked in the '90s, called "bed dancing".

    Here we have a dashcam-recorded meeting in the wild:



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    3:09 video:



    Previously:

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    You've got to give them one thing though. they are creative. that last video the freak show is an engineering marvel
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    I suppose they could put a saddle in the bed and give mechanical bull rides.
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    And then there are these guys:


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    I understand the benefits of negative camber for handling. But, I can't guess at what these guys were trying for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by high-side View Post
    I understand the benefits of negative camber for handling. But, I can't guess at what these guys were trying for.
    They probably launched over a speed bump fast enough to go air born the landing gave them a new suspension alignment
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    Popping hopping jumping lowriders were about the only thing the cars of the 80's were good for and not really much good for that.
    Just because someone figures out how to create a means to add hydraulic cylinders and air bags to the suspension using high pressures and high volume pumps to create extreme rapid deployment, doesn't mean that any part of the vehicle was designed to take the abuse.
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    I retired from 26 years in pump manufacturing company and got the opportunity to be involved with some of the prototypes. The guy with negative camber problem was result of system failure most likely busted hose causing suspension to bottom out. When my daughter got married 25 years ago, one of the guys loaned me his 64 chev lowrider to escort them from church. I was afraid to even touch the control pendent that had about 20 toggle switches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stillldoinit View Post
    I retired from 26 years in pump manufacturing company and got the opportunity to be involved with some of the prototypes. The guy with negative camber problem was result of system failure most likely busted hose causing suspension to bottom out. When my daughter got married 25 years ago, one of the guys loaned me his 64 chev lowrider to escort them from church. I was afraid to even touch the control pendent that had about 20 toggle switches.
    And the guy who owned it probably could play the switches like a piano and make his vehicle do some of the strangest things
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