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What's a Henway?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hemi, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. hemi
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    Seriously, besides depending on the size of the bird?

    I always thought that Norm Grabowski's Henway was a kooky one-off deal, but then I saw another one in Nashville. I didn't get a chance to speak with the owner... were these real trucks? Was there a Henway company and where was it based?

    My google search only yielded riddles...

    Anyone?
  2. brianangus
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    Its a joke. There never was a Henway truck produced. Some guys have spent big money to make "fool you" false identity tags.
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    A little more than a rooster?
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    About 4 lbs.
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    I think the Henway and the Piecost were both made by the same company :rolleyes:
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    Same company that makes a dickfer.

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    Well, this is an awful lot of work for a joke...

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    That's an awful lot of work for that end result no matter what the reason.
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    HAHAHA! reminds me of some of my lego creations as a wee lad. seriously though, is that cab made of the cabinet for a pac man arcade game?
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    I actually talked to the guy that builds those bodys yesterday, I was given his number and told he was a 'Model A guy'

    We talked a little while and he says - " If you're into the 'Hot Rods' I got something you need to come and see." I had to pry it out of him, he didn't want to give me any details. When he finally said he was making bodys from scratch out of wood, I knew EXACTLY what he was talking about. I've seen the yellow truck (at least I think it's the same one pictured ) at a couple of local shows - 'Henway' emblems and all.
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    Looks like a cross between a golf cart and a festival ride.
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    Its still creating the mystic after maybe about 26 or so years so I would believe it may have made its mark.......
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    Well then where did it originate, who had the first one, and why would anyone want to make another after that?

    I don't get it....
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    Well fellas, If this is a Henway. Then a Henway is an ugly bastard
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    Good aerodynamics, compared to a skyscraper.
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    I cant believe that you guys dont remember that the Henway was built by Norm Grabowski...as a joke....but he used the truck daily for years, I think that he was restoring the Henway , after it had been sitting for years unused....That pic of the yellow truck, how recent was it?
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    Yep, that yellow one is THE Grabowski truck, not ANOTHER one.
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    That pic was taken June 24th, and the old guy was adamant about telling everyone that it was NOT Grabowski's truck....
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    I knew Grabowski had built one, and I've always heard the joke...but then this trucked popped up, and after a little internet research I ran across a few references to Henway trucks...so is the yellow one indeed Norm's? Did he restore and then sell it? Did this guy build another one?

    Anyone have a pic of Norm's truck?
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    OH the 70's were a sick time....lol
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    Now I'm PISSED!

    You guys told me that the mystery doors I've been keeping in my shed for 5 years were for a Henway and neither one of the trucks have doors!!!!!:mad: :p
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    The yellow Henway was in the December '79 Hot Rod, as "Homer's Henway". It seems I saw Norm's Henway in NSRA coverage on ESPN pulling wagons full of spectators around to view all the action. I didn't like the blue paintjob, missed the original orange.
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    Yeah, if that picture was taken at Goodguys' Nashville like I think it was then that's most likely the guy I was talikng to. 'Rick' was his name I believe.
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    Where's a tree hugger when you need one? To each his own. Be interesting to see up close.
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    It was in Nashville, and I did a little digging...found out the guy's name is Homer, and prolly the same guy who was in the '79 issue of Hot Rod. I'd imagine a jewel like that would be a little hard to unload....:D
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    Norm's Henway was the better one of the two that used to go to the nationals.

    I always liked Norm's best.

    If you see him ask him about the polish chicken he used to haul around in the back of the truck.

    No joke, he really had a pure bred polish chicken. Fluffy feathers and all. Norms family used to sell eggs in the forties and fifties. He really knows his chickens.

    And thats no yoke!!!
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    the little ones running around my yard weigh about 2 lbs - game hens :D
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    after reading this thread, I've seen quite a few so-called ratrods that will qualify for Henway status in ten or twenty years. The Henway was purpose built as a joke... I sure hope those r-rods were too.

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