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Featured Customs Bobber Trucks. Are They HAMB Rods?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TheSteamDoc, Oct 9, 2021.

  1. twenty8
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    Ok, can anyone clearly define what a "bobber truck" actually is ???? As far as I know, the term bobber was used for early Harleys with the front fender removed, the rear fender shortened (or "bobbed"), and all unneccesary shit removed. Would a more apt description of what we are talking about here be "fenderless hot rod pickup"? Subjective, I know, but I am all ears if someone here actually knows......................:confused::confused::confused:
     
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  2. Yes, the term was co-opted from the motorcycle world and applied in the 90's when Rudy made his creation from a LATE 30's cab. That was a new paradigm.

    Olden days fenderless early 30's pickups are a different thing.
     
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  3. anthony myrick
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    I’ll try.
    It’s associated with no fenders, truck cab with a shortened bed. It’s a modern term for that style truck. However it seems there are lots of vintage trucks that fit that. During this threads extensive research, it looks like there are a lot of pre 35 trucks built that fit the definition. Seems like a small number of post 34 trucks were also built. Those are hot rods but just like RR it seams it can get confused with pre65 builds.
     
  4. twenty8
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    Two replies...........two differing opinions. I'm not out here to call one or the other "right". Just wanted to highlight the folly of debating and trying to compartmentalize these builds when there is such a diverse range of both styles and perceptions.

    Are these both "bobber trucks" ????? Maybe it is more a case of the term "bobber" being irrelevant and offensive around here, and not so much about cool trucks.o_O
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  5. anthony myrick
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    The top truck looks like a hot rod and can also be associated with the more modern term, bobber by some.

    The bottom truck (according to research here) is a bobber. The “it takes more than a couple examples to be traditional” won’t call it a hot rod.

    I like em both
     
  6. twenty8
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    I like 'em both too, and would not apply the word "bobber" to either. Like I am saying, it is more likely the term that creates debate. If the build is cool it speaks for itself, without the need for people to put their own tag on it.....:)

    Here is my take on it.
    (1). In my opinion, the later the year, the harder it is to go fenderless and have it look right. Although some manage it extremely well, a lot miss the mark.
    (2) The term "bobber" should probably best be left to the early fenderless Harleys and the gal @alanp561 knew all those years ago.......................
    Your results may vary.
     
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  7. MeanGene427
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    Here, I fixed it for ya

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  8. anthony myrick
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    Just search “bobber” here.
    Very interesting.
    I could care 2 craps less whatever ya call em.
    I’d love to build something like either one

    I’m the furthest from anyone that would get wadded up about seeing a build thread on either one. I’m just figuring out this crap myself. Apparently we have folks that struggle with 4 doors no natter how many were used “back in the day”.
    This has been a fun topic anyway.
    I didn’t know guys built gassers out of big ole heavy full size cars until this thread happened.
    Learnin is fun
     
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  9. wvenfield
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    That's what I have garnered from the discussion but I'm still at a loss why something that has been done for decades wouldn't be welcomed here.
     
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  11. anthony myrick
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    Well, that’s up to the boss. However it seems we found at least 3 post 34 examples. However, the OPs question of post war truck versions seem elusive if any.
     
  12. Tman
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    I knew a girl once that was a bobber......................

    Too much? HAMB circa 2002 ;)
     
  13. twenty8
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    Amazing coincidence that you guys knew the same girl. I think I knew her too..............:D
    It seems that type of bobber was traditional.
     
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  14. anthony myrick
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    I had a 51f1 cab. Mocked it up. It’s way too wide to suit what I think is pleasing to my eyes.
    The 37 cab I had looked much better.
    I’ve seen a couple of narrowed and sectioned post war cabs look ok.
    But I like crap like busses and step vans.
    So what do I know.
     
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  15. twenty8
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    Ugly girls need love too......................at least you know what you like.:rolleyes:
    That's not an insult by the way. I like people who can operate outside the box.
     
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  16. Tman
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    OT, I partied with Carrot Top one night about 30 years ago after we hosted his show at SDSU, he went for the fat lonely girl at the bar, in his words "she needs love too, a perfect score"
     
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  17. Jones St.
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    Napoleon Complex aside, this example is not gate keeping for the ego. download - 2021-10-13T175113.340.jpg
     
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  18. twenty8
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    Really, they named a shopping center after the icecream? Where is this Napoleon Complex? Sounds like fun..........:rolleyes:
     
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  19. anthony myrick
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    I’d drive it
     
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  20. anthony myrick
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    But I’m getting close to being up 24hrs straight.
    Probably got another 12 or more to go.
    Trying to find a store that’s open to buy some hot dogs.
    All these trees have moss. Kinda cool
    Drove across a draw bridge. We ain’t got those where I live.
    Hope these deer stay out of the way
    Don’t know if that bright light is a star or a plane.
    This bridge is steep. Cant tell where the road or night sky end
    dang it’s dark. Lot more stars here than at the house.
    These fat palm trees look like big pineapples
     
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  21. That would be neapolitan icecream.
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  22. Napoleon Complex
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  23. twenty8
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    Yes it would. Glad to see you get my humour.........................;)
     
  24. anthony myrick
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    I don’t like pink ice cream
    Neapolitan ice cream is a scam to force people to buy punk ice cream.
     
  25. Stogy
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    Your going to be bobbing for apples soon...get some sleep.
     
  26. anthony myrick
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    Nope. Probably sometime this evening
     
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  27. House fact: more strawberry is left in the tub after people serve themselves than the other two. Validated by university research.
    As a youngin, when my parents would dole out the icecream and if it happened to be neapolitan, I would mix it all up to avoid the pink concentration.;)
     
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  28. anthony myrick
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    Blasphemy
    I still use divider plates
     
  29. twenty8
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    It's the only way they can get rid of the shit.
     
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  30. anthony myrick
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    I’ve never liked Napoleon because of him adding the pink ice cream
     
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