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Hot Rods After 800 some passes, something had to give on the Rebel Reaper!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Don Moyer, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. 69fury
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,419


    Have you ever tried to estimate the distance you wheelie? I think i'd settle for a slower 60' time if i could say i 60' with the rear tires! LOL!!!!

    Bad Ass ride, brutha!

  2. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 7,003


  3. Great videos,cool car and righteous mechanical carnage. Doesn't get better than that. OK;without the carnage...

    Ya know,there's this great product called "JB Weld";patch that baby right up!:D
  4. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,038

    1. 60s Show Rods

    I do need to go to Ohio one of these day to shoot some stuff...

    I would mount camera underneith on the rear end, on the hood, Facing you, facing out the window... maybe 3d???
  5. dorf
    Joined: Dec 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,087

    from ohio

    sorry about the carnage don, but we all know it comes with the territory . that kinda gives new meaning to the skys the limit
  6. CalGasser
    Joined: Apr 11, 2005
    Posts: 793



    Thanks for the memories, glad I got to see you do your thing before the mishap - you KICK ASS!!! :D

  7. Don: Sorry to hear you broke! One heck of a wheelie though! My son David does our trans building. We've gotten a couple of seasons out of the trans. Gear Star custom built our converter. We went spragless lock up. Their in Akron. Check out their website. One of the best trans shops in the country. We/re not going to Marion. The Gas supercharged guys at at Dragway 42 that weekend. Seeing it's down the street from the house, well thats where I'll be. Aaron Dupont
  8. Oh! That reminds me. I got to go see my dentist.
  9. BigChief
    Joined: Jan 14, 2003
    Posts: 2,084


    Definitely one of my heros! Don, you rule. I can't wait to see that thing hanging the hoops again this fall.
  10. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,974


    I don't suppose you can score a new sfi approved flexplate for an AMC at your local corner speed shop...

    Your car rules. The oddball powerplant makes it just that much more bitchn.

    Good luck, -Abone.
  11. spoons
    Joined: Jan 1, 2004
    Posts: 1,738

    from ohio

    Aren't race cars fun...!!!

    Been there and did all that...Got rid of the olds/pontiac rear and put a 9" in it, 35 spline axles and pro gear....
  12. Can you run ladder bars?
  13. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,211

    from Burton, MI

    That's rad. Can I have a ride some day?
  14. 52pig
    Joined: Jun 9, 2007
    Posts: 436


    That was a damn takeoff! Sorry for the scatter but that car is off the hook bad.
  15. donut29
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,518

    from canton MI

    If you ain't braking parts you ain't trying hard enough:D
  16. Tony
    Joined: Dec 3, 2002
    Posts: 7,350


    Don the Reaper is honestly one of my FAV Willys!!
    Sorry you broke a few bits, BUT DAMN did you do it in STYLE!
    The car RULES and i hope to see it nosed up again in the future like i did a few years back at Thompson.
    Someday i would still LOVE to build a Willys coupe! SO F&*KING BADSS!!!
  17. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,426

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    Dam..I hate it when that happens

  18. There was a thought about that, but I just dumped money in the axles and spool last year.
  19. not many tracks let me take riders.....but I hear they will at the jalopy showdown drags.....thanks for all the kind words guys!
  20. hog mtn dave
    Joined: Jul 14, 2004
    Posts: 1,348

    hog mtn dave

    18 passes in 2 days? Wow, that's impressive. Why wasn't I there? That's like 2 years worth of racing for us.
  21. Ramblur
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
    Posts: 2,101


    No doubt you got all the "goody" outta that ring and pinion. They can now
    be repurposed as "trophy" parts or wallhanger "sacrifices to the gods of
    wheels up launches". Even 30 yrs from now they're guarantied to put a smile
    on your face. Your living the life Don.
  22. Don, watching you is like watching the Lone Ranger and Silver..." Hi Oh Silver!! UP, Up and Awaaaaaayy!! Always exciting to watch.
  23. 55chieftain
    Joined: May 29, 2007
    Posts: 2,188


    Rebel Reaper is badass
  24. HemiRambler
    Joined: Aug 26, 2005
    Posts: 4,208


    I have a 110v Mig Welder and a 4" grinder - I think we can get that ring gear whipped back into shape in no time!
  25. It never gets old watching your car! The new lettering on the deck lid looks killer! I need a ride in it someday too...

    Sent from my iPhone using TJJ
  26. Sell tickets for those pay for the new parts......:D

    there's company in Texas I know of that sells new low gear sets for the Olds/Pontiac, don't know if you need the info but here it is anyway

    Fabcraft Metal Works - 800-208-8242
  27. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,245


    Your Willys is a monster bad ass racer. Thanx for showing us your misfortune. Its been really reliable, but thats probably becuase you baby it so much. Yahooo ~sololobo~
    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,617


    We were wondering why you didn't go by the S&S camp when they announced the wheelstand constest. Then we heard that you had broke but we didn't know what or how bad. Your car is one of our favorites.
    Gasser Girl
  29. ags41dave
    Joined: Mar 17, 2010
    Posts: 96

    from midwest

    Don;You're just plain hard on equipment,Dave
  30. Man that car can stand up proud, to bad the rear didn't stand up so proud though. You know how it goes, break it and then go back and build it stronger, still sucks though.

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