The Beast By Elizabeth Truck Center
Feltenstein from ETC (Elizabeth Truck Center) tell us all about "The Beast"
who is behind "The Beast"?
The beast was fabricated from the ground up by a team of 11. We never had all
11 people working at the same time, but different people had different roles
in the project. All fabrication was done under one roof in our Staten Island
facility. We planned the truck out very well to be complete by the deadline
and we accomplished all of our goals. There are a few items that we are
going to add. For instance, all the doors open and close by remote control
actuators. We plan to do the same for the hood, only it is more complicated
because of the weight and alignment issues. We've polished and chromed a few
extra fittings on the engine. We upgraded the alternator and installed a
supplementary power system to keep the batteries charged for the extended
use the Audio and Video systems gets at shows. We will most likely be
upgrading the subwoofer system.
thing this rig can not run!?
The Beast is 95% road legal and would require very few modifications to meet
DOT specifications. Right now the truck is strictly for show, but at any
time it could connect to a trailer and pull any load it had to.
Tell us about
Elizabeth Truck Center, ETC, along with it's sister company Car Craft Truck
Works has grown from a 5,000 square foot facility in the Red hook section of
Brooklyn, in 1978 to the sprawling three location, state of the art operation
that exists today, employing over 100 people. With locations in Staten Island
and Elizabeth, New Jersey, they are centrally located and easily accessible
from all points in the North East. Priding themselves on the highest
standards of Integrity, Service and Quality, founder Bert Pesce and his sons,
Anthony and Steven, who each operate their own full service locations; have
raised the bar on the commercial collision repair industry.
What make ETC
so well known?
ETC is now a third generation family business that is making a name for
themselves as leaders in the custom truck industry. Every facet of repair and
customization is done in house by an impressive crew of frame specialists,
welders, mechanics, fabricators and finishers. The Elizabeth NJ operation has
recently completed the addition of another facility that gives them the
largest capacity for and service in the industry. This new facility is now
the home of a specialized tow-industry facility offering a dedicated parts
department, sales department offering a wide range of tow apparatus and state
of the art warranty, repair and customization facilities.
Who are your
ETC caters to Owner Operators, Fleets (small and large), corporations and
truck enthusiasts. In addition to turning out hot custom rigs, ETC is also
home to their Custom Chrome Shop, which offers a tremendous selection of
chrome accessories and trim, LED lights, exhaust systems, custom fabricated
parts and all the affects you could ever want to fully pimp out your ride.
What you do
to expend your business?
ETC has a mobile chrome shop trailer that frequents truck shows along the east
coast. Their impressive trailer boasts the largest selection of lights and
accessories ever seen and always draws in the crowds.
Is the web a
good tool for your activities?
The company has two very impressive websites that are a must to check out.
The latter offers online shopping of many great products and as on of their
latest projects is growing rapidly.
ETC plans to continue to set the bar in the industry in Big Rig Truck
Customization and expand their existing chrome business and online store.
Other expansions and additions are planned for the web site in the near
future, including our own online forum.
Thank you very much Andrew for all this details! We hope to see "The Beast2 on
the European Truck Show in near future!