Water Boy Honcho

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Hi
Im rebuilding Rodney Inchs J10 to look like Paul Prices Water Boy J10.
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My goal is to race it at the 2017 Mint 400
 

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Screenshot_2016-12-16-12-29-36.png 1216161530.jpg this is what it will look like.
I have waited a long time to build this for Paul Price and Dick Dahn.
 

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Things are moving along pretty good.
Little about the 79 Honcho. Rodney inch had it built and raced it for years. i know that Erik Heiden. Rock Bradford, Dick Dahn drove it. im sure there are others if you know anything about this truck. please add.
Bill Savage built it. Louie Unser Built the 401 AMC. it was Tan with brown stripe.
Thank You.
Jeff. Fandango for all the help. I found a left rear fender, hood and front fenders. and a few other hidden treasures. planning a trip to Utoh to get all of it.
Jeff Furrier for the stepside bed. The BUD truck is looking good.
I will keep the up dates coming. thank you for the support. if you have any pics or info please post.
Thank You Dennis
Mint 400
 

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Heading to Utah to get parts. Getting closer.
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nice. the Bells must of changed the roof at some point. from the bottle top. i wish i could get the original Water Boy.
 

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So this truck is the old Bell Concrete truck?

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yes Bell. Water Boy. There is some confusion on the bell truck. And the Garbino truck.
 

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So this truck is the old Bell Concrete truck?

Todd Z.

The Water Boy truck was built by Ray Russell (one of the magazines had a pretty extensive article on the build) and powered by a Louis Unser 401. It later went to the Bell Concrete guys, who flipped the baby blue and yellow paint scheme but didn't otherwise alter the look of the rig.

The Mike Giurbino truck was built by Walker Evans. It is in the Phoenix area, I believe, and well preserved, although I think it is all primer gray.
 

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I thought at one point, Ken(?) Bell had a class 4 Honcho with either a mid engine Chevy V8 or something otherwise as wild as that. Wasn't AMC powered, and i thought it was highly modified, Class 4, not anywhere near Class 3 legal. Doesn't sound like the same truck. Maybe that is where the questions about roof come in?
 

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Moving along.
Thank you Fandango. Jeff.
Found some hidden treasures. 1500 mile adventure. Im finally home. Well worth the trip. I always enjoy talking to the pioneers of our sport. Time for some sanding.
 

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After talking with Jeff.
Acuna has the Giurbino J-10.
Where is the Water Boy truck J-10. I do know it raced Vorra after the Bells had it. If you find it. Please let me know.
 

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Dennis, glad you had a safe trip. That's a real racer there, folks. Check out post #35 on page two posted by Bullock1. Pic says Roy Clark 407. Could that be the Water Boy truck?

Gill, all the roofs and grills changed in '81 to be eligible for Jeep Sport money.

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Moving along.
The one fender came off The Bud truck. Bondo red paint. More bondo and red paint. Then La Paz Party Mix put there brown paint and bondo. Did i say bondo.
 

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Got the back side of it done.
Looking for the right light blue.
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Got my #4536 today for the Mint 400.
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Cage tomorrow dark blue.
 

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Reply 5 and 10 Photos

Pike Peak Meadows 1981
north-west corner
Truck #410
Larry Casey , Fullerton Calif
Bob Roberson Anaheim Calif
B.F.Goodrich/Valoline Oil
Water Boy Enterprise
 

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