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History When Did the "Bobber Truck" Style Begin?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Strange Agent, Mar 31, 2009.

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  1. The trucks pictured may be nice...........but, they are no way "traditional". This being a traditional site, some don't believe they belong here.
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  2. McKee
    Joined: Jul 22, 2005
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    Another famous "Bobber"!

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  3. 37Nash
    Joined: Mar 21, 2008
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    from East coast

    Not traditional huh...

  4. repoguy
    Joined: Jul 27, 2002
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    Bobber trucks are gay.
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  5. chopped
    Joined: Dec 9, 2004
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    You mean that guy that played football for N.D. is a Ham member? cool.
  6. I believe we are talking about fenderless, post 1934 trucks............
  7. Norm Grabowski built the first bobber truck...
  8. coldwar
    Joined: Aug 28, 2008
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    from USA

  9. hotrodjeep
    Joined: Feb 3, 2009
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    from Tama, Iowa

    If you can build it in three weekends doesn't mean you should.
    Haste makes Waste.
  10. RichG
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
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    Are you referencing Nietzsche?

    Damn, although relevant to the discussion, I think you might be on the wrong board. Have you ever thought about joining the "Existential Jalopy Journal"?:D
  11. rustyford40
    Joined: Nov 20, 2007
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    from Mass Bay

    A coupe that is chopped,channeled, hoodless and fenderless is called a traditional hot rod. Why not a truck.
  12. I don't think everyone is on the same page here. The term "bobber truck" today means a post '34 pick up, fenderless and with out a hood. I have seen them built from '70's cabs.........not pretty.
    Norm Grabowski built the Kookie Car, a model T. The truck from Car Craft, pictured above is a 1934............The 'Rudy Truck" ,also pictured above, is a good example of a 'bobber truck'. THOSE are the trucks we are talking about.
  13. model-a-fan
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
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    from Kentucky

    I love the Sandlot!

  14. BLAKE
    Joined: Aug 10, 2002
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    Is it just me, or did all the hubbub around Jimmy Shine's truck influence the look of Rudy's truck, which was built outta what Rudy had laying around the back yard...?

    Rudy's truck had just as big an impact as Jimmy's.
  15. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
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    from Garner, NC

    bobbers are motorcycles.
  16. bibb86
    Joined: Mar 23, 2009
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    personally i like them but i might be some what non traditional cause i like everything chopped and low. here is a before and after

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  17. All studies in orthadoxy do this.
    Maybe my memories from childhood are clouded, but the later trucks being built in the "bobber" style were some sort of gasser truck evolution. Seen as an unskilled, underfunded atempt, the old guys of the time (the '70s in my experience) didn't like them though they were credited with being cheap and light along with ugly. We kids drew pictures of the idea, but those were mostly square "designs" similar to pre-35 Fords.
    None of those times were before '70. I tend to believe the bobber truck idea is a result of the dwindling population of cheap old cars at the time along with the yet to depreciate value of muscle era cars.
  18. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
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    I don't care who ya are, that's some funny stuff right there! Sounds like a doctoral thesis...
  19. Old-Soul
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  20. touchdowntodd
    Joined: Jan 15, 2005
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    they began right around the time i started really hating people
  21. Kilroy
    Joined: Aug 2, 2001
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    from Orange, Ca

    Hookers don't drive trucks...
  22. H3O
    Joined: Jul 12, 2008
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    this is what gives those trucks a bad name!!
  23. ..............this is why they make chocolate and vanilla !
  24. bobscogin
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
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    In my neck of the woods, around 1963. Don't know when in other areas of the country.

  25. Kevin Lee
    Joined: Nov 12, 2001
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    Not really. Those things just are what they are and sorry, they are not traditional in the way most people here think of it.
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