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Hot Rods The Cheater

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by banjeaux bob, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. banjeaux bob
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 6,116

    banjeaux bob
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    from alaska

    I don't know anything at all about this car.If you have any information,please feel free to offer it up.It is in the Chicago area and the guys are going to get her going again.I don't know what shape it is going to take. I've prodded the owner to post his progress here on the HAMB.

    Gottagobye

    BanjeauX Bob
     
  2. The Law
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 248

    The Law
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    from N. AZ

    Awesome. Sorry I cant help.
     
  3. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,038

    Evel
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    1. 60s Show Rods

    Damn that rules..
     
  4. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,870

    Harms Way
    Member

    That is slick !
     

  5. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755

    stude_trucks
    Member

    There's something I like about this one.
     
  6. rottenrods
    Joined: Sep 17, 2010
    Posts: 211

    rottenrods
    Member

    That is cool! Man I wish I could find one like that
     
  7. Splinter
    Joined: May 14, 2005
    Posts: 1,112

    Splinter
    Member

    That's a thick slice of badass for a small piece of bread....
     
  8. Da Tinman
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,226

    Da Tinman
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    It belonged to Tim Huey from Arenzville, Il.

    I been staring at that car thru various windows most of my childhood. It held some ahra records ifn I remember correctly.

    Pops sees this He'll have more info, as Tim was one of his high skewl buds.
     
  9. model.A.keith
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
    Posts: 6,279

    model.A.keith
    Member

    Nice........

    Anyone have pics of it in action from 'back in the day'.......??



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  10. johnny bondo
    Joined: Aug 20, 2005
    Posts: 1,547

    johnny bondo
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    from illinois

    dang. boner city.
     
  11. ChicagoMrH
    Joined: Dec 28, 2010
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    ChicagoMrH
    Member
    from Chicago

    Thanks for the comments boys! I just posted some more photos as well. Will post more as time permits and progress warrants. My brother-in-law Sam Surratt of Beardstown IL just purchased this vehicle from Tim Huey's lovely widow. I went in on it with him to make it a family affair, and to allow us to share the joy and the burden of getting Cheater up-and-running again! Regardless of what shape she's in, we plan to take her to next year's Whitehall Reunion. If she's not running yet, we'll throw her on a trailer.
    Sam's been getting lots of info and ephemera from old timers that knew Cheater well back in the day. We have some old photos, a race shirt, one of Tim's old business cards, etc. But any more info and pics would be appreciated!
     
  12. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
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    pwschuh
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    Cool beans.

    What kind of engine did it used to have?
     
  13. 29ToyA
    Joined: Oct 29, 2010
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    29ToyA
    Member

    More pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. jokerjason
    Joined: Oct 18, 2006
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    jokerjason
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    Bad ass!!!! Joker jason>
     
  15. BOWTIE BROWN
    Joined: Mar 30, 2010
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    BOWTIE BROWN
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    nasty & nice......mo pix
     
  16. fanspete
    Joined: Oct 22, 2006
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    fanspete
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    SOOO glad to see this on here! I've talked to Sam a few times since you guys got it, looks like it fell into the right hands. We've all pined(sp.?) for the Cheater for years, I always feared it would end up a gold chain street rod!:(
    We're thrilled to have it a the WHDOW Reunion next year, it will be the featured car!
    My Dad knew Tim and ran against the Cheater back then.
    If you guys need any help, let me know. We're all one big ole automotive family!

    Did you guys get one of the t-shirts or pics of one of them? PLEEEASE post 'em if you did! To find those after this many years is a miracle!

    'pete
     
  17. bakes
    Joined: Feb 17, 2009
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    bakes
    Member
    from albany NY

    Sweet!!! If it were me I'd get her running again but wouldn't touch the paint at all save for a cleanup. It's only original once!!!
     
  18. model.A.keith
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
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    model.A.keith
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    Pics anyone....................????



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  19. red baron
    Joined: Jun 2, 2007
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    red baron
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    from o'side

    This thing is cool on soooo many levels!
     
  20. ChicagoMrH
    Joined: Dec 28, 2010
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    ChicagoMrH
    Member
    from Chicago

    Fanspete and other, thanks for your interest and comments. I posted a bunch of photo albums already: just search for ChicagoMrH or Cheater on this forum and you should find 'em. Sam has one of the old crew shirts: white button front Cheater emblazoned shirt that belonged to Tim Huey or perhaps his wife Jeanette. It's great to have that along with the car! Still dying to get some photos of the Cheater in action though! Any help would be appreciated.
     
  21. Da Tinman
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
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    Da Tinman
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    was it you that I talked to on the phone a couple weeks back????
     
  22. Castr8r
    Joined: Mar 10, 2006
    Posts: 121

    Castr8r
    Member Emeritus

    I went to school with Tim Huey as DaTinman says. Sam called me and I'm afraid my memory of the Cheater is fading somewhat, so I referred him to another local rod-builder that took over his Dad's trucking company. I do remember a ride in it one night. The original 'street"version used tractor lights that reached out all of twenty feet or so; fortunately, there was a full moon to see by. Tim steered with the throttle and the steering wheel due to the Lincoln Locker. We went out South and up the old Bealy hill with the pipes singing a rorty tune and the tires howling a bit as we were sliding it around the curve going uphill! I'm not sure now, but I think it had a school bus seat at the time and seat belts hadn't been invented yet as far as we knew. The later "drag" version was jacked up in the front and to a lesser degree in the rear for weight transfer; the race seat, roll bar, and seatbelts (maybe harness) were installed. It had a three speed, I think, but a fresh Corvette four speed was installed after it became a strip car. The 283 Chevy let go somewhere along the line and was replaced with a "truck block" Chev. I really didn't get to mess around with the "town kids" that much- Dad thought they were trouble. BTW, anybody remember the "BuFord"? Another totally irresponsible hair brained ride that made little old ladies dampen their bloomers. Maybe Dad was right...
     
  23. tfeverfred
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  24. casper
    Joined: Apr 27, 2005
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    casper
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    That is WAY COOL, I am patiently waiting to see some more pictures of the chassis and steering. The car is Awesome... but so is tfeverfred's avatar !!!
     
  25. ChicagoMrH
    Joined: Dec 28, 2010
    Posts: 7

    ChicagoMrH
    Member
    from Chicago

  26. And it was a HIT with everyone there, ....... especially us members.
    Here's a few pix.

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  27. jangleguy
    Joined: Dec 26, 2004
    Posts: 2,668

    jangleguy
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    Wow! Great work guys - it came out just right! How's it run???

    Scotty
     
  28. Thats a hotrod!!!!!!!
     
  29. ClayPigeonKiller
    Joined: Mar 3, 2010
    Posts: 203

    ClayPigeonKiller
    Member

    That's really fucking cool. By the way, if anybody ever wondered what "patina" is, that's it.
     

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