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Backup Pickup Wheelstander

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by DAVE SHUTEN, Jul 27, 2013.

    Joined: Aug 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,259


    Dave's built some killer stuff, to bad we had to run him off!
  2. CruZer
    Joined: Jan 24, 2003
    Posts: 1,929


    Well said. I have been on here since the beginning and I can't remember a time when there were so many negative people on here. It seems like no matter what you say, someone is right there with negative comments.
    I don't check in as often as I used to because of that. This is suppossed to be a fun,informational place. What happened????
  3. butti
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 86


    That attitude is not unique to this website. The internet is filled with know it alls who have an unhealthy obsession with telling other people why things cant be done.

    Its the elitist attitude observed here by the same handfull of posters on a regular basis that is a big turnoff for me. This place is a great resource but healthy community it is not..
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  4. cayager
    Joined: Feb 10, 2012
    Posts: 293


    love the backup pickup. I do love this site for all the cool things you can find here. I don't care about a few big mouths that hide behind a keyboard. probably never accomplished much in their lives anyway.
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  5. abc123
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 436


    I'm kinda late to this but here's my photo of it in action at the 1970 Fuel and Gas Championship on the Famosa drag strip near Bakersfield, CA.
  6. ronnieroadster
    Joined: Sep 9, 2004
    Posts: 904


    Had the pleasure of seeing the Backup Pickup in person at the GNRS this past weekend. The work performed on this truck is outstanding. Very few wheel standers from the era exist to see an example by way of a recreation takes nothing away from the Backup Pickup. To all involved you all dun good.
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  7. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 3,813

    from Colorado

    Wasn't this in the Galpin Auto Sports tent at the GNRS?
  8. More than likely;Dave does a lot of work for them.
  9. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 7,090

    from Oregon

    Totally agree Dave! Unfortunate that many of us miss out on some great builds because of the responses a few make here. Some seem to think it's pretty cool to be negative or rude.
  10. hemiwheelstand
    Joined: Sep 29, 2012
    Posts: 100


    First off I would like to apolgize for coming across in such a crass manner in my last statement here.I was not realizing that Dave was building an EXACT replica of the truck.
    I have seen pics of it on the internet and I will be the first to say that the truck is BEAUTIFUL.But I was coming from the angle of building a functioning wheelstander,built to run in the NHRA today what is 2014.
    I am not coming from a high horse but I do know how one of these things are put together and that this machine and the one that I am building are different animals,but I was thing it would just be nice to have another period wheelstander wheels up at 150mph.
    Would it not be cool to see an Econoline and A100 in 2014 on the line at Indy.

  11. powrshftr
    Joined: Mar 29, 2013
    Posts: 4,550


    Don't worry about it Chris.
    Things are easily misinterpreted (sometimes by both sides!) on the Internet.
    No harm,no foul Brother.
    It takes a pretty big man to realize he has made a mistake,and an even bigger one to admit it.
    Don't think too much,and enjoy awesome ride that is the HAMB. :)


    Posted using two Dixie cups and a medium length piece of string.
  12. GNRS 2014 002.JPG I saw this truck at the GNRS, not only was it a very pleasant surprise to stumble across it in the Galpin Ford tent. But one of Dave's other projects was also in the tent.

    Here is a picture, and by the way Dave amazing job on both of them.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2014
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  13. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 7,090

    from Oregon

    Doesn't look like a PU truck in the picture? Did the pics get mixed up?
  14. midnightbluS10
    Joined: Aug 23, 2011
    Posts: 5


    It's not suppose to be. That would be a pic of Dave's other project that was in the tent.
  15. Hogride
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
    Posts: 73


    For the young pups Those cars were called zinger's based of the rat fink decals of the 70's IN the late 80's saw the green zinger bug and a few of Ed Roth's cars at Dale Starbirds in OKC I Think ! Maybe belonged to steve magnante at one time. I Could Be very wrong its happend before...
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2014

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