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Old 08-16-2010, 08:06 AM   #1
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Default The Raybestos RPU



I typically stay away from commercial posts here on The Jalopy Journal. This site started with a personal lean and despite what some of my detractors might say or think, I continue to work hard to keep it on a personal level. I can't tell you how man...

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Old 08-16-2010, 08:52 AM   #2
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Made room in the shop for it last night.
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:58 AM   #3
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This is pretty cool.... Great looking truck..... I had heard about this but had not checked it out... Guess I will buy a set of pads and enter and see if I can win it....
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:00 AM   #4
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I first read about it and thought, "oh no!, Another traditional car image that will be turned into an aftermarket billet queen!". Following its progress, I am happy to say that they have avoided this pitfall.
The truck is nice and somewhat reminds me of Ladd's AMBR contender. This is not a negative comment in any way. It is a nice mix and appears to be another quality build.
Hats off to Raybestos! This is surely the best message they could send to Hot Rodders that they believe in the hobby and want to service our needs.
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:01 AM   #5
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Hope a lucky HAMBer wins it!
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:03 AM   #6
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Made room in the shop for it last night.
good I'll be able to park inside when I come to visit in it.
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:04 AM   #7
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I wish I could make room for it, but I work for a Raybestos plant here in California. That is a beautiful RPU!
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:08 AM   #8
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What's the scoop on the motor???

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Old 08-16-2010, 09:09 AM   #9
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Very nice. I wonder what brand of brake shoes they plan to use? Bendix?
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:11 AM   #10
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Thanks Ryan, now my wife is pissed, she might have to give up her space in the garage and park in the mud.
You have a great site, thanks for keeping it heading in a traditional direction.
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:18 AM   #11
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good I'll be able to park inside when I come to visit in it.
You visiting the Black Hills and Dave and I would be worth it.
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:51 AM   #12
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I entered to win this thing a few months back. Glad you posted it I'd rather a hamber wins it than some schmuck who donesn't appreciate it.
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:56 AM   #13
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Cool story and love the truck! Btw....The picture of the rear suspension with the brakes showing...they installed the rear brake shoes backwards The big shoe goes in the rear
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:03 AM   #14
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That thing is about as nice as any car I have ever seen. Troy and the crew really are some of the most talented builder out there right now. I love their work and this truck is an example of them at the top of their game for sure.

I can't wait to drive it!
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:04 AM   #15
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Looks like a wicked little rpu and an awesome rendering by Norwell.
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Love the truck. I am entered.

Love the story good to see regular Joes makin' it. Its a lot like the stories you read about the fellas from the good ol' days. just out to have fun and makin' it to the top in the process.

BTW I have always liked Raybestos Brakes. I run them when I have an option. This is not a plug just the truth.
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:08 AM   #17
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you dont have to buy anything to enter....

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Old 08-16-2010, 11:10 AM   #18
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Great thanks!!!!! Now I want to run out and buy a set of brake pads. you say you arent doing it for advertising purpose. well it worked.......

No seriously I do want to buy a set of brake pads now.

oh and that RPU is amazing. I like when it is a community effort to make a really cool hotrod.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:22 AM   #19
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motor does not look very traditional. I figure if I look at a motor and can not identify it it does not belong in a HOT ROD.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:25 AM   #20
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