Original Water Boy trucks

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Hi there
Tell me more.
Paul was married to my cousin Linda.
I have a retro Water Boy. I know where the Original Water Boy is. He wont sell it to me.
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This one was owned by Rodney Inch Then sold to Rock Bradford front engine
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The rear engine was owned by Rock Bradford Not sure how they ended up with the paint job
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Yeah, but I seem to remember one of the Bell Concrete trucks (J10) also was built with the engine in the bed. Or did he just drive someone else's truck that was built that way?
 

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I only know of 3 rear engine jeeps.
Rock Bradford. Dave Qual. Glen emery- Carl Cook.
 

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Bro Gil You may be confusing the La Paz Party mix Ford truck that did have the motor in the bed with the Jeep J-10 they later campaigned with the same paint scheme. No J-10 I know of ever had the motor in the back.
 

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It was a J10, not a CJ and I believe it had a Chevy motor for class 4 at the time. Thought it had Bell Concrete on it. The La Paz mid engine truck was a Ford. I have seen that one recently. It was restored by the kid who grew up next door to it.
 

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I don’t think I have ever seen a rear engine J-10. Seen them. Stretched.
This was a rear engine Brian Chuchua made.
Flipped the frame around.
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to this day I cannot believe anyone would build and race some of these things, the suspension was mostly the tires at the time just like class 7 was. I remember the truck at the very top with the stripes down the side one of a small amount of long bed trucks to race and I am guessing the photo is 76-77 as any earlier nets were not required till parker of 76 and many did not get that memo and all of Parker and the surounding areas were sold out of fish net for window nets
 

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look at that roll bar!, is that crush bent muffler tube?, guess its better than a single 1" alum ' hoop' in some of the lemans prototypes when fia specs came out for a ' roll bar',(60s) didnt specifie specso_O( its a story i heard from an old f vee racer)ps, read the artical^,seems that race officials even back then ' found great Delight in routing race course through the ruffest terrain, like today
 
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look at that roll bar!, is that crush bent muffler tube?, guess its better than a single 1" alum ' hoop' in some of the lemans prototypes when fia specs came out for a ' roll bar',(60s) didnt specifie specso_O( its a story i heard from an old f vee racer)ps, read the artical^,seems that race officials even back then ' found great Delight in routing race course through the ruffest terrain, like today

Not really sure what your talking about or looking at.
There where no cages at first.
Then they made you run a 2 in cage.
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Thanks for this thread. Wondering if anyone has any info on a slightly older engine? Its in my earlier 64 J series Gladiator. Have an extra, want to try to buid a tribute. just trying for a parts list to tribute the Chuchua built one here:

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Any help appreciated.
 
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