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Folks Of Interest The Raybestos RPU

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

  1. Django
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
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    Django
    Member
    from Chicago

    Only a few days left to enter.

    Check out the quarter panel of this Mustang I designed for next week's race.

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  2. GEBHARD
    Joined: Nov 10, 2007
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    GEBHARD
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    from TX...

    when do they announce the winner, in the rules it said "winner will be picked on or around 9/22/10"
     
  3. I got some great pic's of it last night at the Motorama. Talked to Troy for about an hour,while he walked me through all the details of the car. The engine is amazing!!!! It will have about 400HP at the rear wheels after he gets the computer reset.
     
  4. GEBHARD
    Joined: Nov 10, 2007
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    GEBHARD
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    from TX...

    its at the motorama?, sweet cant wait to see it in person in a couple hours!
     
  5. sodbuster
    Joined: Oct 15, 2001
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    sodbuster
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    from Kansas

    Who is the guy that won?
     
  6. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
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    the-rodster
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  7. lockwoodkustoms
    Joined: Dec 22, 2005
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    lockwoodkustoms
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    There has to be a mistake I am supposed to win this one............:D
     
  8. Django
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
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    Django
    Member
    from Chicago

    Here's a pic of Vin. He was super stoked and beside himself that he won the truck. It was my first time seeing it in person. It was kick ass. Troy and his guys did a great job. So a big thumbs up to them and the build partners.

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  9. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
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    JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

    Son of a Bitch! I thought I had it in the bag. Congrats to the winner!!!
     
  10. Vin you lucky $%$#....

    ...sigh...
     
  11. Did he just walk off the golf course? ;)
     
  12. dynamic88
    Joined: Jan 4, 2005
    Posts: 157

    dynamic88
    Member
    from Chicago

    One more update on our winner, Vin. When Troy and I got a chance to really meet and talk with him over dinner, turns out he's a lurker here on the HAMB!

    Thanks again for everyone's interest and support. The truck is amazing. Troy and the HHR team knocked it out of the park. I hope many of you get a chance to see it, before we give it to Vin at next year's Indy 500.

    While I didn't do the truck justice at Saturday's Optima Ultimate Streetcar Invitational, I ran it HARD! (and didn't wreck it, so that's good!). We may not have been fast, but we WERE the oldest model car there... And even more, no one can dispute that we were the FASTEST car there on bias ply tires! :)

    JR
     
  13. Big Dad
    Joined: Dec 20, 2005
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    Big Dad
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    Well congrats you lucky SOB !
     
  14. Ben Hall
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
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    Ben Hall
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    from Adelaide

    How would i find out about what size wheels and tires. They just look so right.
     
  15. aircoup
    Joined: Aug 13, 2009
    Posts: 898

    aircoup

    WAIT theres been a mistake its mine,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
     
  16. Django
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
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    Django
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    from Chicago

    Pics?!
     
  17. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
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    Jeff Norwell
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    Staff Member

    Show them new wheels!!!!
     
  18. Django
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    Django
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    from Chicago

    Okey Dokey. :D

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  19. hhrTroy
    Joined: Jun 18, 2007
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    hhrTroy
    Member
    from Burbank

    I had the wheels made. I designed them to by replicas of early Halibrand magnesium Indy car wheels. But in aluminum, and sized for this application.

    Rears are: 18 x 6, with Firestone 8.00 - 18 Indy car tires
    Front are: 16 x 5, with Firestone 5.00/5.25 - 16 tires
     
  20. The VIN
    Joined: Oct 26, 2010
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    The VIN
    Member
    from Virginia

    Well, I guess I'm not a lurker any more . . . but I am a lucky SOB.

    Honestly, I still can't believe it. It's just the coolest thing that has ever happened to me (aside from my wife and kids, of course). . . And I can't say enough nice things about Josh and Troy - they are really excellent guys. The work that they put into this project really shows, and pictures do not do justice to it - it's a work of art. If you have the chance to see it, you really should. Thanks! Vin Paladini
     
  21. The VIN
    Joined: Oct 26, 2010
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    The VIN
    Member
    from Virginia

    By the way, hat's off to Troy's crew and all of the other folks who worked on the RPU - I really enjoyed meeting you and admire your really fine work.
     
  22. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
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    autobilly
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    Congrats Vin and welcome out of the shadows.
     
  23. Congratulations! Can't wait for pics from your first road trip in it! :)
     
  24. Ben Hall
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
    Posts: 43

    Ben Hall
    Member
    from Adelaide

    Thanks Troy, for the reply. The build quailty and finish of you work is something your whole team should be proud of.
     
  25. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
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    Jeff Norwell
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    Congrats Vin!!!...boil them hides!:)
     

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