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The "stance movement" refers to an automotive style that looks at vehicles and thinks they need to be sitting lower... a lot lower. If there was a way to push the frame rails through the ground, someone in stance nation would do it. The style of these "stanced" cars and trucks is hit or miss, some look low and lovely while others just look broken. We thought this style was only popular amongst the standard daily-driven machines populating our roadways, but we were wrong. We've just learned that in a very big (yet still low) way thanks to one individual's slammed 1977 International Loadstar.

This is more than just a cut-down big-rig, content to crush the pavement beneath it. This truck has received major attention, and the fabrication work is quite impressive. All the seams on the body have been welded to give the cab a clean look. The wheels have been milled down to wear Falken rubber. Running under the cab and out the back, the frame has been sealed so air can pass through it, allowing it to serve as a 25-gallon tank used to operate the air-bag suspension system. No small task, considering the truck weighs over 10,000-pounds.

Under the hood, this International is powered by a 7.3-liter Ford diesel engine pulled from a 1991 E-350. It's been upgraded with the turbocharger from a 2002 Powerstroke, and the intercooler courtesy of a Dodge vehicle. Put it all together and it's one impressive piece of machinery. We'd love to see it sitting a few inches higher than zero, but we'll gladly give a thumbs up if we ever get to see it rumbling by.

Head over to StanceIsEverything.com for more information and some excellent photographs of the customized rig.


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      Xedicon
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is this entirely my thing? Eeeeehhh maybe a little but not really. Even so, I have to respect the effort and talent that went into it. One thing we have to remember is the sheer size of this thing would've presented plenty of extra challenges, and more power to the builders for overcoming them!
        LUSTSTANG S-197
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Xedicon
        My thoughts exactly. This is definitely not my thing, mainly because I view lowriders as useless for the most part, but one must give credit where it is due. A lot went into this.
      Eric
      • 3 Years Ago
      Using the frame as the air tank is so cool.
      throwback
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm not a truck guy but that thing looks sweet. I iwsh I had those fabrication skills.
      Michael
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow the low pro tires on that thing must have cost a fortune!
      Charles
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bad asssnesss!!!
      _I_I_II_I_I_
      • 3 Years Ago
      Love it! Put me in the 'not really my thing' camp but man, so much creativity, cleverness, and skill went into that and it _is_ very mean & clean. Respect!
      Uncle Herb
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lets get technical, the International has an International engine seeing as they made all the diesel engines for Ford until just a few years ago.
      Sean B
      • 3 Years Ago
      This herrafrush stuff is getting old. Just a bunch of hipsters attempting to be in the car community with rusted fenders, zero offset wheels, and ridiculous suspension geometry. NEXT
        Shawn Brinker
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Sean B
        Lowered vehicles have been around for decades. Just let people enjoy doing what they like, no need for negativity. Car people are car people, I don't see why we all can't just respect other people's tastes, and respect a quality build. If the car is done right, and not a half-baked hack job, I do not see any reason to be hateful. I am sure there are some things that you enjoy that would get you laughed at in certain circles.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Sean B
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          LUSTSTANG S-197
          • 3 Years Ago
          They may be having fun, but I'm not so sure they're getting laid.
      Shawn Brinker
      • 3 Years Ago
      I always get a chuckle when people who do not understand cruisers like this say things like, "it's not functional", or, "it wouldn't be able to get over a speed bump". People, that is what the air-bag suspension is for. Personally, I love lowered vehicles, as long as they are done RIGHT. I know a lot of people do not like them, but to each their own. No need to berate someone if they have different tastes.
      m
      • 3 Years Ago
      While I can appreciate the creativity, craftsmanship, and attention to detail, I personally think it looks stupid. To each his own, but I find the look of functional suspension rather attractive.
        • 3 Years Ago
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      diffrunt
      • 3 Years Ago
      what for?
        tscurt
        • 3 Years Ago
        @diffrunt
        Almost exactly what I said before I saw your post except my reaction was why?
      brian
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't get it.
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