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Dodge wheelstander

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ol'chevy, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. guffey
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
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    guffey

    It might be Shumbert. I need to dig out some old magazines. If I remember correctly he had a max wedge Dodge 330 with a Radio Station call letters on it, before the wheelstand truck. I think maybe his first name started with an O . I will try to find the article.
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2012
  2. slowmotion
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  3. ol'chevy
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  4. edweird
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    i know lettering paint has a way of etching its way into the metal. just wondering if you cleaned it down to bare metal in that area if could tell anything..........just a thought.
     
  5. It looks like it steers from the front? but has slicks on the front too? I know there were a couple that went backwards....
     
  6. ol'chevy
    Joined: Nov 1, 2005
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    It was rear wheel drive, those tires are rollers only.
     
  7. The "Backup Pickup" was an Econoline I'm sure.
     
  8. ol'chevy
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    "Showing Off"? maybe??
     
  9. 87notch
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    from kentucky

    The first letter looks like a capital t shaped like the F in ford maybe "Thumbs UP"
     
  10. i'll bump it for the midnight crowd. sweet ride
     
  11. Ghost28
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    I am guessing it might be one of shumperts earlier rides. The colors and lettering are right (Shumpert Ge) and he had some problems with the early ones. like crashing them into a few cars on a return run down the track.
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2012
  12. ol'chevy
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    Anyone know this Shumpert character?
     
  13. Ghost28
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    Is the roof damaged? I read that he also broke a shock on one of his early runs and put the truck upside down.
     
  14. fuzzface
    Joined: Dec 7, 2006
    Posts: 1,315

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    Here is a list of wheelstanders. Shumbert is my guess too. Maybe someone will see a different one that I overlooked thou. I sure would like to own that truck.

    Wheelstander List
    by www.draglist.com and Wheelstanding Fan Club

    ENTRY YR MODEL DRIVER
    Airborne Express 02 Chevy VanBob Hall
    American Crusier03 PT CrusierTom Caprio
    American Flyer 68 VW Pickup Art Morrison
    Amx Wynnstander 68 AMXRichard Schroeder
    Amx Wynnstander 68 AMXArt Morrison
    APE 72 FalconNeville Alder
    Backup Pickup 66 EconolineGeorge Tuers
    Backup Pickup 66 Ford PickupHollie Swindle
    Backup Pickup 68 EconolineKen Nelson
    Bad Bossa Nova 69 NovaRichard Schroeder
    Bandit 76 FirebirdJack Ehrmantraut
    Bardahl Bug 66 VW TruckLynwood Hardy
    Berry Wagon 28 Ford PanelBill Shrewsberry
    Berry Wagon 28 Ford PanelRick Markham
    Bob Doss 66 MustangBob Doss
    Bob Perry's Vette 69 CorvetteBob Perry
    Bottoms Up 92 MoffittBilly Moffitt
    Brewer's Millions 98 LimoJim Brewer
    Brewer's Nightmare 33 WillysJim Brewer
    Brewer's Thing 64 EconolineJim Brewer
    California Deuce 69 NovaMark Watson
    Canadian Cuda 70 CudaDoug Murrary
    Chevado 55 NomadGary Kleckner
    Chevy Rebellion 64 A-100Richard Hutchins
    Chevy Rebellion 62 VW TruckRichard Hutchins
    Chicago Flyer84 Kenworth Mike Clark
    Chuck Wagon 66 A-100Chuck Poole
    Chuck Wagon 58 VW PickupChuck Poole
    Chuckwagon 58 VW pickupDanny Burmer
    Chuck Wagon 2 66 A-100Chuck Poole
    Chuckwagon 64 A-100Chuck Swift
    Constant Chaos 84 TempoJon Oswell
    Controlled Insanity96 TunderbirdScott Kennedy
    Cool Bus 96 BusKen Nelson
    Crazy Injun 55 ChevyVirgil Sellers
    Custer's Last Stand 81 MonzaChuck Swift
    Death Ship 79 Space ShipBob Perry
    Defiance 80 White Freight.Jerry McBee
    Diesel Louie 66 A-100Louie Force
    Diesel Louie 80 KenworthLouie Force
    Detroit Duster 78 DusterErnie Petit
    Detroit Duster 84 OmniErnie Petit
    Detroit Duster 00 KenworthErnie Petit
    Dodge Fever64 A-100Richie Travers
    Dodge Material 64 A-100Richie Travers
    Dodge Rebellion 64 A-100John Ludwick
    Elementry Express 86 AstroGlen Alferes
    El Trike 71 TrikeJohn Middlebrook
    Emergency West 86 Crew CabRichard Schroeder
    E-Ticket55 Chevy puGary McWilliams
    Fabulous 50s 57 ChevyToby Ehrmantraut
    Flying Red Baron 69 MustangDale Emery
    Flying Red Baron 74 Mustang IIGary Watson
    Flying Red Baron74 Mustang IICarl Magee
    Flying Red Baron84 CorvetteBob Riggle Jr.
    Flying Red Baron84 CorvetteTom Brown
    Full Tilt Boogie 37 Chevy PUKerry Watson
    Fugitive 64 Corvair PUBob Perry
    Fugitive 2 69 CorvetteBob Perry
    Fugitive 2 69 CorvetteGary Watson
    Fugitive 2 69 CorvetteTommy McNeely
    Fugitive 73 CorvetteGary Watson
    Fugitive 73 CorvetteRandy Curtis
    Galaxy 2 79 Space ShipBob Perry
    Galaxy 2 79 Space ShipRandy Lyznicki
    Galaxy 2 79 Space ShipLance Sky
    Gandolfi Racing CorvetteCarlo Gandolfi
    Gemini Cricket 64 A-100Frank Monaghan
    Gemini Cricket 64 A-100Bill Pickett
    Gemini Cricket Backup 64 A-100Bill Pickett
    General Jerry Lee 27 Ford Model TJerry Lee
    Half Breed 66 EconolineGene Garret
    Heartbeat High 92 S-10 PickupDanny O'Day
    Heartbeat High 92 S-10Danny Burmer
    Heartbeat High 92 S-10Peter Hoenck
    Hell on Wheels 45 TankBob Perry
    Hell on Wheels 45 TankJack Ehrmantraut
    Hell on Wheels 45 TankRick Mehl
    Hell On Wheels 45 TankJoe Klimarchuck
    Hell Raiser 86 Daytona Graham Slapp
    Hells' Fire 73 Tank Bob Perry
    Hell's Fire 73 TankRandy Lyznicki
    Hemi Under Glass 65 BarracudaBill Shrewsberry
    Hemi Under Glass 65 BarracudaBob Riggle
    Hemi Under Glass 68 BarracudaBob Riggle
    Hemi Under Glass 72 Challenger Bob Riggle
    Hemi Under Glass 72 ChallengerJack Ehrmantraut
    Hemi Under Glass 79 FirebirdJack Ehrmantraut
    Hemi Under Glass 86 DaytonaJack Ehrmantraut
    Hemi Under Glass 86 DaytonaToby Ehrmantraut
    Hemi Xpress 66 A-100Bob Riggle
    Hemi Xpress 66 A-100Marty Mohr
    Hickup Pickup 69 Dodge PickupBob Davis
    High Anxiety 68 CougarBernie Bicks
    High Horse66 MustangJack Sharpshire
    High-N-Mighty 70 ChallengerChuck Swift
    High-n-Mighty 70 ChallengerScott Stevens
    High-n-Mighty 70 ChallengerJohn Booty
    High-N-Mighty 70 ChallengerWally Ostashkevich
    High Risk 67 CorvetteGary Picardo
    High Risk 67 CorvetteAllan Herridge jr
    High Roller 33 WillysJon Oswell
    Hummingbird 66 A-100Jim Brewer
    Iron Horse 70 MaverickJoe Vanni
    JAZ Flashback 55 NomadGeorge Tuers
    Jet Age Special 74 ChallengerRichard Schroeder
    Joe Antonelli Joe Antonelli
    Jolly Rancher 03 StagecoachEd Jones
    Jolly Rancher 33 Fire EngineEd Jones
    Jolly Rancher 90 SilhouetteEd Jones
    Kelly Superchargers 81 VauxhallSteve Murty
    LA Dart 66 Dart Bill Shrewsberry
    LA Dart 68 DartBill Shrewsberry
    LA Dart 70 Dart Bill Shrewsberry
    Ladder Truck #3333 WillysJon Oswell
    Last Stage West 03 Stagecoach Tommy Maras
    Lebanon Valley Raceway 92 S-10 Danny Burmer
    Lil Defiant 66 Econoline Jerry McBee
    Lil Fire Truck 99 Dodge Ram Al Barber
    LI Stang 66 Mustang Arnie Frank
    Little Red Wagon 67 Pickup Bill Golden
    Little Yellow Wagon 66 Dodge Pickup Bill Kolb
    Lucifer 67 Econoline James Harper
    Magnum Illusion 78 Magnum Jim Curtis
    Magnum Illusion 78 Magnum Rick Mehl
    Maxi Taxi 27 Model T Roy Trevino
    Mechanical APE 69 VW Neville Alder
    Mexican Jump 'n' Bean 62 Corvair Donny Huerta
    Mexican Jump 'n' Bean 62 Corvair Pete Huerta
    Mexican Jumpin' Bean 62 Corvair ---- Martinez
    Midvale VW 66 VWGeorge Stewert
    Mighty High 65 A-100Chuck Swift
    Monaghan's Dodge 64 A-100Frank Monaghan
    Moonshot 69 ChevelleTommy Maras
    Moonshot 69 ChevelleKen Nelson
    Moon shot 72 MonaroBob Skoglund
    Multipart Skytrain 81 LeylandSteve Murty
    Mystery Mover 67 Corvair Van Jack Layton
    Night Raider 76 Mustang Toby Ehrmantraut
    Night Raider 84 CamaroToby Ehmantraut
    Night Rider 84 CamaroChuck Poole
    Night Rider 84 CamaroToby Ehrmantraut
    North Coast Flyer 84 Kenworth Ken Nelson
    Odyssey Kolors 93 Escape Didier Thamie
    Ole Tater Hauler 53 GMC PickupHarold Mulligan
    Ole Tater Hauler53 GMC PickupMark Walker
    One Night Stand 86 S-10 Pickup Rick Markham
    Paddy Wagon 64 Greenbriar Gary Watson
    Paddy Wagon 65 Chevy VanGary Watson
    Paddy Wagon 72 Vega PanelGary Watson
    Paddy Wagon 72 Vega PanelBob Hall
    Peacemaker 78 VegaJim Brewer
    Peacemaker 81 Kit-car Jim Brewer
    Peacemaker 83 Seville Jim Brewer
    Peacemaker 33 Willys Jim Brewer
    Phoenix Flyer 75 Monza Bernie Bicks
    Pick Your Part55 Chevy puGary McWilliams
    Pirelli Hi-Performer 65 TruckSteve Murty
    Plum Crazy 37 Chevy PUVirgil Sellers
    Plum Crazy&Two Nuts 04 Dodge PUVirgil Sellers
    Plum Nuts 66 EconolineVirgil Sellers
    Power Wagon 74 VWRoy Trevino
    Preying Mantis 80 Vauxhall Jason Phelps
    Preying Mantis 80 VauxhallRon Picardo
    Rain X 90 Jimmy Gary Burch
    Rain X 91 JimmyRoy Trevino
    Red Volkswagen 62 VW Truck Richard Hutchins
    Riding High 67 Econoline James Harper
    Rude & Crude 55 ChevyKerry Watson
    Semi Hemi 74 CudaBob Perry
    Shower Power69 Bath Tub Randy Davis
    Show Time91 JimmyRoy Trevino
    Smokey74 ChallengerTommy Maras
    Smokey 75 DusterTommy Maras
    Smokey Red 69 NovaJoe Douthit
    Southern Cross 72 MustangGarth Hudson
    Spray Cheif 72 MustangMaurice Allen
    Star Shot 78 DragsterKen Nelson
    Stingray 67 CorvetteRoy Phelps
    Strip Tripper 71 FC WagonBarry Haygarth
    Super Blue Wagon 67Jim McDougall
    Super Bug 65 VolkswagenGeorge Ferber
    Super Bug 65 Volkswagen Mark Hildonen
    Super Bug 65 VolkswagenJim Curtis
    Super Ford64 EconolineFred Sevela
    Super Hemi Bug 62 VW Truck Charlie Holmes
    Super Stang 74 Mustang II Toby Ehrmantraut
    Super Trooper 76 DusterChuck Hopkins
    Super Wagon 81 D50Rick Mehl
    Superwinch Insanity 93 LuminaDanny O'Day
    Superwinch Superbird 96 ThunderbirdDanny O'Day
    Superwinch '34 34 Ford CoupeDanny O'Day
    S & W High Performance 70 Vega Tom Watkins
    Texas Bandit 99 S-10 Tom Caprio
    Texas Bandit 01 PT Pick-up Tom Caprio
    Texas Bandit 04 PT Crusier Tom Caprio
    Texas Rear Bear 68 Corvair Pickup Roy Trevino
    Texas Rear Bear 3 70 El Camino Roy Trevino
    Thrill Seeker 91 Jeep PickupHenry Peters
    Thunder Wagon 66 Dodge Pickup GE Shumbert
    Tijuana Toad 75 Vega PanelJerry McBee
    Toni Yenne 64 EconolineToni Yenne
    Trash Truck 66 Corvair PickupConnie Swingle
    Trevino's Classic 27 Model TRoy Trevino
    Trick Truck 65 CorvairDick Belfatti
    Triple Trouble 66 Nova Tommy Stringfield
    Valvoline 86 GMC George Tuers
    Wagonmaster 80 Vega Chet Smith
    Wagonmaster 84 Astre Chet Smith
    Wax Shop 86 GMC George Tuers
    Wells Cargo 91 Jimmy Roy Trevino
    Wheelie Man91 Jimmy Tom Sheils
    Wheelie Wagon04 Radio Flyer KC Jones
    Wheelstang65 Mustang Bill Darr
    Wichita Warrior 69 Corvette Clayton Willard
    Wichita Warrior 95 Lumina Wagon Clayton Willard
    Wichita Warrior 95 Lumina Wagon Tommy McNeely
    Wild Thang 67 Coronet Greg Raines
    Wind Jammer 66 Falcon Jim Barillaro
    Wind-Up Pickup 89 RangerDanny O'Day
    Wind-Up Pickup 89 RangerBob Hall
    Wind-Up Pickup 89 Ranger---- Sotashi
    Wind-Up Pickup 90 Ranger Danny O'Day
    Windwalker 84 Mustang Mike Wilson
    Wind Walker 89 Beretta Toby Ehrmantraut
    World's Wildest Corvair66 CorvairScotty Scott
    Young American 76 MonzaMark Hildonen
     
  15. Jimv
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    Check with"DINO the weirdo" from the dover dragstrip site!He knows every early drag car( or truck)
    JimV
     
  16. Offset
    Joined: Nov 9, 2010
    Posts: 1,700

    Offset
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    from Canada

    Fuzzfface post #44. I never knew there were so many. How did you compile that extensive list? My nomination for "most information of the day". Wow!!
     
  17. ol'chevy
    Joined: Nov 1, 2005
    Posts: 1,283

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    Got it posted over there now also......
     
  18. ol'chevy
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    Dino says maybe a Petty truck???
     
  19. fuzzface
    Joined: Dec 7, 2006
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    i could BS and say it took me years and many miles to put that list together but it only took a few mouse clicks. :)

    I originally thought it was and still think it was an early shumbert truck, so I put shumbert wheelstander in the search bar and then clicked on the thread called excuse me, while I kiss the sky (flicker). They have that wheelstander list composed in there provided by Draglist as noted in my last post right above the list, so they should get the credit not me.
     
  20. guffey
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 870

    guffey

    spring of 66


    guffeystuff 001 (2).jpg

    guffeystuff 005 (2).jpg
     
  21. ol'chevy
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    Guess it could hae been repainted along the way, but there doesn't appear to be many layers of paint on this thing.
     
  22. kinda looks like the first word could be thunder

    i never knew there were soo many wheelstanders
     
  23. Maybe it wasn't a wheelstander,but a drag race truck.Years ago there was an Econoline that ran up this way.I think it had a 406 Ford in the bed.
     
  24. ol'chevy
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    It may not have been an exhibition wheelstander, but the extreme engine setback would certainly have made it easy to hang the hoops.
     
  25. George T G
    Joined: Dec 3, 2008
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    The way it sits I would say it's just an unfinished project. The lettering may be someone working backwards or it was a race truck. No signs of a roll bar, seat steering system and too much factory junk still in it to be anything more. Still it could be a great project.
     
  26. MagnumIllusion
    Joined: Feb 21, 2012
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    from Topeka, KS

    Looks like it says "Show---y" for the first part. Not sure who it might belong to.

    In reference to the other post on missing parts, most of the wheelstander drivers I know cannibalized all the parts they could and moved them to other creations. Like many of the parts from my original wheelstander "Magnum Illusion" were removed so I am informed and put on the Dodge truck wheelstander that Rick Mehl drove when he quit driving the Magnum Illusion for Bill Golden and then made his own wheelstander. Hard to find much current info on many of these any more.

    I have been trying for years to locate the magazines my car appeared in back in 1979 or early 1980 so I can restore the car's original paint scheme before it was damaged and the original Star Wars themed paint scheme was replaced. If anyone knows anyone who might have photos, I will send out shirts or other goodies as a reward.

    Sorry I could not be of more help here.
     
  27. ol'chevy
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    I think Garlitts is the only one who can keep everything he ever drove in one piece......
     
  28. mrconcdid
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    from Florida

    First word looks like "Sharkey" or "shakey"
    Second words looks like "Boy" "or Dog"

    MrC.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2012
  29. ol'chevy
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    ol'chevy
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    I could see that......I'll have to search.
     
  30. Bluesuit
    Joined: Mar 7, 2012
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    from Ridgecrest

    Wild Bill Shrewsberry built a Plymouth Duster several years before the Knott's Berry Wagon. It was called the "Mustard Cutter". I believe a guy by the name of Roger Ward may have been a major sponsor. Wild Bill had another race car driver out of California by the name of Mike Schmitt driving it.
     

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