Just goes to show there are no rules.
Looks like a snowmobile in its summer driving arrangement. (Or a Sandmobile)
I think the original rear axle placement would have been somewhere in the middle of where the two rear wheel are in the picture.
Must be a fun car. Ol' Hawk looks like a happy go lucky kinda guy.
Unless that rear axel is driven he won't be happy on wet grass when he is hung up!! There is a reason dead axel tandum's with no lift are seldom seen! Bud.
Bud, there used to be a lot of those dead axle tandems around here in the fifties and sixties on farm trucks. They usually had about a 60/40 split on them to help with traction, but they still got stuck pretty often. There was usually a tractor or another truck close by for a quick pull though. The airbag setups became popular in the late sixties around here which helped a bunch. I remember seeing several over the road tractors with the belt drive setups on the dead axle tandems in the early to late fifties around here. They didn't seem to be very popular for very long though, I suspect that there was a lot of problems with belt tension. I was just a kid then, and never really heard much about them. Dave