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Folks Of Interest The Raybestos RPU

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,198

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. Made room in the shop for it last night.
  3. HotRod33
    Joined: Oct 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,339

    from MO

    This is pretty cool.... Great looking truck..... I had heard about this but had not checked it out... Guess I will buy a set of pads and enter and see if I can win it....
  4. kookee
    Joined: Jan 19, 2008
    Posts: 526


    I first read about it and thought, "oh no!, Another traditional car image that will be turned into an aftermarket billet queen!". Following its progress, I am happy to say that they have avoided this pitfall.
    The truck is nice and somewhat reminds me of Ladd's AMBR contender. This is not a negative comment in any way. It is a nice mix and appears to be another quality build.
    Hats off to Raybestos! This is surely the best message they could send to Hot Rodders that they believe in the hobby and want to service our needs.

  5. Hope a lucky HAMBer wins it!
  6. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,555

    from Garner, NC

    good I'll be able to park inside when I come to visit in it. :p
  7. SapienKustom
    Joined: Sep 11, 2006
    Posts: 603

    from Merced, CA

    I wish I could make room for it, but I work for a Raybestos plant here in California. That is a beautiful RPU!
  8. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,664


    What's the scoop on the motor???

  9. DavidL
    Joined: Oct 6, 2006
    Posts: 82


    Very nice. I wonder what brand of brake shoes they plan to use? Bendix? ;)
  10. crash11049
    Joined: Aug 31, 2009
    Posts: 136


    Thanks Ryan, now my wife is pissed, she might have to give up her space in the garage and park in the mud.
    You have a great site, thanks for keeping it heading in a traditional direction.
  11. You visiting the Black Hills and Dave and I would be worth it.
  12. Automotive Stud
    Joined: Sep 26, 2004
    Posts: 4,093

    Automotive Stud

    I entered to win this thing a few months back. Glad you posted it I'd rather a hamber wins it than some schmuck who donesn't appreciate it.
  13. moter
    Joined: Jul 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,137


    Cool story and love the truck! Btw....The picture of the rear suspension with the brakes showing...they installed the rear brake shoes backwards :eek: The big shoe goes in the rear :)
  14. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,611

    from SUGAR CITY

    That thing is about as nice as any car I have ever seen. Troy and the crew really are some of the most talented builder out there right now. I love their work and this truck is an example of them at the top of their game for sure.

    I can't wait to drive it!
  15. RustyRedRam
    Joined: Jan 24, 2005
    Posts: 1,127


    Looks like a wicked little rpu and an awesome rendering by Norwell.
  16. Love the truck. I am entered.

    Love the story good to see regular Joes makin' it. Its a lot like the stories you read about the fellas from the good ol' days. just out to have fun and makin' it to the top in the process.

    BTW I have always liked Raybestos Brakes. I run them when I have an option. This is not a plug just the truth.
    Joined: Nov 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,147

    from TX...

    you dont have to buy anything to enter....

  18. SLAMIT
    Joined: Sep 9, 2002
    Posts: 930


    Great thanks!!!!! Now I want to run out and buy a set of brake pads. you say you arent doing it for advertising purpose. well it worked.......

    No seriously I do want to buy a set of brake pads now.

    oh and that RPU is amazing. I like when it is a community effort to make a really cool hotrod.
  19. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,798

    from California

    motor does not look very traditional. I figure if I look at a motor and can not identify it it does not belong in a HOT ROD.
  20. bluebolt
    Joined: Jan 9, 2008
    Posts: 309

    from Benton LA

    It's the new 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0 Coyote engine 412 horsepower. It has Hilborn injection and an adaptor to mount 427 Ford SOHC Cammer valve covers.
  21. VonMoldy
    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,555

    from UTARRGH!

    What a rad truck. Really well done. I think I will go buy a tarp for it in case I win.
  22. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,615

    from Nebraska

    Love this RPU... been keeping an eye on the build through a few different online souces. I'm entered -- can't wait to see who wins it!! Would be an absolute blast to drive.

  23. oldrelics
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,728

    from Calgary

    I am really disapointed it isn't painted the candy metalflake like in the artists rendering......
  24. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,024

    1. 60s Show Rods

    All partys involved are AWESOME!!
  25. Django
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
    Posts: 10,197

    from Chicago

    Thanks for the shout out Ryan!

    BTW, if you DO choose to buy Raybestos parts, you can get a FREE Tshirt that I designed using Norwell's art.

  26. iammarvin
    Joined: Oct 7, 2009
    Posts: 1,197

    from Tulare, Ca

    Does the shirt come with it when I win???:)
  27. SAVAGE
    Joined: May 13, 2002
    Posts: 910

    Alliance Vendor

    TOO Cool.. Troy has always inspired me with his amazing works..... Awesome
  28. It brings a tear to my eye how you guys look out for each other;).

    First time I saw a pic of the truck I got wood for it.:) Cool as hell. I guess the winner would just have to live with the modren Ford cammer.
    I think I'd put some 20" nice billet wheels on it and ....:D
  29. Jeff did a great job on art, of course, too bad he can't enter to win...


    and neither can I.
  30. No, it's just that the 5 of us in Western South Dakota that love traditional hotrods get a little lonely!:eek:;)

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