View Full Version : "Super Swamp Buggy",Bigfoots Grandpa

Richard Scott
February 20th, 2010, 11:23 PM

From 1937, the Ford/Marmon-Harrington "Super Swamp Buggy". It used 1-1/2 ton Marmon harrington axles.

Can you guys picture it crushing some cars? :)


February 20th, 2010, 11:41 PM
So far I have had a crappy weekend, and that is the first thing that truely made me smile. That thing would be a blast to drive doing anything. I wonder what it had in it for a motor and drivetrain?

February 21st, 2010, 12:00 AM
The front and rear wheelwells look factory, that is awesome :yo:

February 21st, 2010, 10:42 AM
-looks like a moon-shine runnin' truck, equipped for runnin' from the feds way up in the back woods, but I could be wrong:confused2:

dominator crew
February 21st, 2010, 09:16 PM
running in the back woods? the trees would have to be 10 feet apart! looks it would be a bear to steer, is there any way it has power steering?

February 21st, 2010, 11:26 PM
any idea what year that truck was built, because i doubt the ford v8 flat head could turn that much rubber back in 37.

February 22nd, 2010, 01:07 AM
-they have roads in the back woods, duh-LOL!!! Maybe the use that truck to, uh, er, haul the logs they cut down to clear roads, (it could happen).

Sinister '32
February 22nd, 2010, 11:22 AM
Wow, Rich! 1937 pre-dates the Military "Monsters" that I remember in Off-Road way back when. Those were made in the early '40's. The one I remember seeing didn't have a pickup bed either. It had a simple flat bed or maybe no bed at all, can't remember for sure. In any case, thanks for sharing it's always a treat to see what you have in your archives.

Richard Scott
February 23rd, 2010, 06:48 PM
I wish I would have kept the magazine instead of cutting it up for the "Archives". I would have alot more info to share then. And as far as I can tell, it was 1937 according to a photo I have of "Swamp Buggy", the first version with single tractoe tires parked next to a stock 1937 Ford p/u. The article was inf Ford Truck magazine in the late 90s. I am looking for another copy.