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Projects I finally get to change my signature: Grant Rebel SST funny car!

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Don Moyer, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. JerryLee
    Joined: Jun 27, 2011
    Posts: 22


    That's great, but with a new signature, does your total message count start back at zero?

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  2. rick finch
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 2,003

    rick finch

  3. That's going to be one badass Kenosha Combine!
  4. Congrats Don. The AMC god is looking down on you. Perseverance pays off. It will fit in nicely with your other cars
  5. porkshop
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,704

    from Clovis Ca

    congrats Don, glad to see you got the car of your dreams.
  6. Sting Ray
    Joined: Mar 24, 2012
    Posts: 997

    Sting Ray

    I remeber that! :cool:
  7. one2roc
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
    Posts: 77


    Are we talking "Grant" as in Grant Piston Rings from years ago? My mom worked there from 1960 till about 2000. I vaguely remember some of the cars they campaigned including the Olds Toronado with the second motor in the rear. It was funny seeing dual gas pedals inside the car!
  8. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,048


    Looks like it's still wearing a lot of it's original paint, too! Pretty cool. You're the most American (motors) guy I've ever met.
  9. i have a color picture i believe of this car in panama city ,fl. on display. send me your address and if i an find it, its yours
  10. Byron Crump
    Joined: Jun 13, 2001
    Posts: 1,854

    Byron Crump

    Thumbs up on that one man, very KOOL!
  11. landseaandair
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
    Posts: 4,438

    from phoenix

  12. Trophydash
    Joined: Mar 12, 2010
    Posts: 247

    from Tulsa, OK

    This is too cool!, good luck with it!
  13. an1951
    Joined: Dec 1, 2009
    Posts: 42


    Man O Man, Thats great to see what you been after all these years. In the Los Angeles area, I remember that car racing at Lions Drag Strip, old Irwindale Raceway and Orange County Intl Raceway. Good Luck and enjoy life!

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  14. ShoeStringFiftyThree
    Joined: Mar 5, 2013
    Posts: 36



    Reunited and it feels so good :)
  15. Goldy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 475


  16. captmullette
    Joined: Oct 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,929


    im stoked for you..... have fun....
  17. dragsled
    Joined: May 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,976

    from Panama IA

    Congrates Don, What type chassis did it have,, Tim Jones
  18. Very cool news, Don!

  19. 296ardun
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
    Posts: 4,388


    I went to Jr high school with Les Shockley (Pasadena, CA, a long time ago!). After he graduated, Les worked for Hayden Profitt, who ran the car, before he went on to race jet trucks. If anyone would know about the Grant Rebel, Les would. I tried to find him but only found videos of the various "Shockwave" trucks he ran...but if anyone here knows his contact information, please add it (I remember seeing Les working on the car at Irwindale, so I know he is familiar with it.

    My memory is that Frank Huzar and Dave Jeffers had a hand in building it, remember that the front crossmember was rounded instead of straight, and it had coil-overs and a straight tube axle. And, of course, the AMC nitro motor and, as AMC insisted, an AMC rear end.

    Congratulations on your find, another classic saved!
  20. Had a 69 390 AMX as a kid...Been a fan of AMC ever since. Looking forward to the resto.
  21. wow....what a "machine".....good luck with the build !!!
  22. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,301

    from Midwest

    Very cool. Looking forward to updates!!
  23. T McG
    Joined: Feb 12, 2005
    Posts: 1,255

    T McG
    from Phoenix

    I'd like to hear the rest of the story, like how did you find it and where has it been all these years.

    Good luck, it is one of a kind!
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  25. BigChief
    Joined: Jan 14, 2003
    Posts: 2,084


    Congrats on finally locating the body. I can't wait to come see it!

  26. barqsnut
    Joined: Jun 11, 2008
    Posts: 200

    from Pearl, MS

    Dug this up= a promo pic from when the car appeared here in MS

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  27. Nitro Pontiac
    Joined: Jul 26, 2005
    Posts: 112

    Nitro Pontiac
    from Wisconsin

    I'm glad you found it. It will be a fun build to watch. Very cool.

  28. haha, thanks, but that is not me in the picture. That is the previous owner Gary. He wanted to deliver it to me. I think that if he didn't like me or didn't like where he was going to leave the body, he would just take it back home with! Gary was very passionate about the car, life just kept him from completing his dream.

  29. No chassis. I have been told that it was used on a couple other funny cars in the early 70's and was used up..then cut up and destroyed (scrapped).
  30. It is a little longer than a stock Rebel. What shocked me is the grill/ tail lights, emblems etc. are original equipment!

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