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Dave Williams' C-cabover???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mr57, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. Th thread on Normie-poo's Hennway got me to thinking about this thing. Is it still around? Anyone got pics? It wouldn't be that hard to duplicate, I don't think....
     
  2. Can you be more vague? Seriously, a better description of the vehicle and any history you know of it may help.

    When was it around?
    What color was it?
    Did it win any national events?

    Fill in the details you know and it may jar some memory banks.
     
  3. OldSchoolObee
    Joined: Feb 24, 2005
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    As I recall, williams built it as a shop vehicle, he used to build shop equipment and parts....it was a mid engine,flat nose c.o.e. c cab...all handbuilt...there was an article in Street Rodder a ways back about him, and it showed the truck decaying in a storage garage....
     
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  4. Bdamfino
    Joined: Jan 27, 2006
    Posts: 306

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    from Hamlet, NC

    I believe it was featured in August '75 Hot Rod as well, and I think Pat Ganahl reported that it was still sitting in Dave's shop, dusting away, about 16 years ago in R&C.
     
  5. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
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    I think 292 Chevy 6--it was a well known vehicle at the time. That's William's lowbuck tools, right?? Why not go to the site and email him?
     
  6. Bruce Lancaster
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  7. cruzr
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
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    Went to high school with Dave, dont know if he still has it or not,he still runs Low Buck Tools in Norco. I havent spoke with him for about a year now. Pat Ganahl is close with him and he would know. Dave is a cool guy and goes way back in the Hot Rodding circles. He was a part time worker for Stan Betz when he was a kid. He had a Model A coupe striped for him by none other than Von Dutch,when he was in High School.
     
  8. OrangeT
    Joined: Jan 15, 2017
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    The Dave Williams c cab is for sale on Craigslist and includes pictures from the June 1975 copy of Street rodder. I believe they are asking $7,500 for the truck

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  9. OrangeT
    Joined: Jan 15, 2017
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    It was in the two 1975 edition of Street rodder. It was a flatbed truck with a flat front and on the front of it was a Model t radiator grille, the engine was mid engine

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  10. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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    13yr old thread but here goes, June 1975 Vol 4 No 6
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  11. David Tucker
    Joined: May 12, 2019
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    David Tucker

    I recently purchased the Dave Williams C cab
     
  12. David Tucker
    Joined: May 12, 2019
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    David Tucker

    I recently purchased the DW C cab if you have any more information or pics I would really like to see them, thanks
     
  13. David Tucker
    Joined: May 12, 2019
    Posts: 5

    David Tucker

    I recently purchased the DW Ccab any info would be appreciated
     

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  14. David Tucker
    Joined: May 12, 2019
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    David Tucker

    I recently purchased the DW C cab any info would be appreciated
     
  15. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
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    Dave has always been one "crafty" man, with metal or wood and a real gentleman to boot !
     
  16. pgan
    Joined: Apr 7, 2009
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    I watched Dave literally build this truck from the ground up. His original red barn shop was across a vacant field from the first Street Rodder offices. And of course I put the finished product on the June '75 Cover.. The feature inside included several construction photos. No, I don't have any now. They disappeared long ago with other old SRM photo files. Yes, after many miles, Dave parked it and let it sit. Then he sold it to someone in Colton who started to disassemble it, then let it sit some more. I went to see it with Dave and a potential buyer 7 or 8 yrs. ago, and took pictures to include it in my Lost Hot Rods II book. You can see what it looked like then on pp. 164-165. It looks like you bought it from the same place, in much the same condition. It wouldn't take much to restore it. I'll be interested to see if you do.
    Pat Ganahl
     
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  17. KevKo
    Joined: Jun 25, 2009
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    from Motown

    I have that issue at home. I really like that era of hot/street rodding, lots of imagination, and fun.
     
  18. David Tucker
    Joined: May 12, 2019
    Posts: 5

    David Tucker

    I recently purchased the DW C cab and trying to find any info I can get on her, I’m not sure what to do with her at first I thought just The parts had value or selling as a collectible but now it appears to be pretty well known so I may try to keep it
     

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