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Topic: JUST A LITTLE FUN WHO HAS A TROSTLE CAR AND WHAT IS THE S/N Email this topic to a friend | Subscribe to this TopicReport this Topic to Moderator
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a500tt
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November 03, 2009 at 06:43:44 PM
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This message was edited on November 03, 2009 at 07:00:32 PM by a500tt

OK Lets have a little fun who has a trostle car and what s/n and is it coilover 4 bar or spring front.I will start my friend has chassis number 533 and it is a spring front. just trying to see how many trostle cars are left


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N.G.
November 03, 2009 at 07:09:03 PM
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i have got two one is my dads which is my first ride back in 98 not sure of the s/n will have to go look and i have dave and bobby anderson car in the shop which was donnie anderson car and i think it is one of the last sprint cars bob built. will have to go out and look at the numbers.

nick



a500tt
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thanks nick i seen the last car bob built tonight and billy dusenbury's i hope more people give us info on these chassis


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doublenuthin
November 03, 2009 at 07:14:44 PM
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181 (1976, 4-bar house car) and 510 (originally reverse 4-bar, now standard). Have owned 328, 382, 495, 499, 516, 520, 530. 328 was a coil-over roadster and has been restored. The rest were destroyed in crashes. 499 was originally a Lee Nelson car, crashed, Bob put a coil front half on it for me. Only one I didn't like was 516, the evil twin of 510. Raced it 5 times, crashed four of them, killed it on the fourth try (RR wheel broke).



oldguy 36
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This message was edited on December 02, 2010 at 10:04:04 AM by oldguy 36
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Posted By: a500tt on November 03 2009 at 06:43:44 PM

OK Lets have a little fun who has a trostle car and what s/n and is it coilover 4 bar or spring front.I will start my friend has chassis number 533 and it is a spring front. just trying to see how many trostle cars are left



I have a trostle s/n 384



t-dub
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November 16, 2009 at 06:12:07 PM
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This is an '86 Trostle that resides in N. Nevada (Carson City) and the owner was a good friend of Bob's. Not sure of the S/N, but i can probably find out. Smile


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nancespeedequipment1n
November 16, 2009 at 06:23:31 PM
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When did bob trostle stop building?



doublenuthin
November 16, 2009 at 07:18:29 PM
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Technically he never stopped. Officially shut down the West Des Moines shop and moved back to the home shop in about '95. He still builds and tinkers in the shop and in 07 or 08 built a spring front car for Bill Duesenbury. 530 was a 2001. Most of today's cars have the same pickup points and tube heights as the 1980 Vise Grip car that Kinser won the nationals in.



a500tt
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Posted By: t-dub on November 16 2009 at 06:12:07 PM

This is an '86 Trostle that resides in N. Nevada (Carson City) and the owner was a good friend of Bob's. Not sure of the S/N, but i can probably find out. Smile



Just spoke with Bob and he thinks this car should be s/n 507 and may have been built for a Paul percel. built in nov 1995.


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a500tt
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Posted By: oldguy 36 on November 16 2009 at 06:02:16 PM

I have a trostle s/n 384



s/n 387 was built for Connie Stropaul from what Bob has said today


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a500tt
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November 16, 2009 at 08:14:00 PM
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chassis s/n 530 was built in 01

chassis s/n 531 is owned by joe the plumber

chassis s/n 532 darrel wood midget

chassis s/n 533 is a 2009/1970 spring front owned by bill dusenbury

 

this is all info directly from Bob Trostle


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Hawker
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November 16, 2009 at 08:20:25 PM
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The last time I was at Bill Utz's place (2003), he had two of them.

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a500tt
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November 16, 2009 at 08:30:56 PM
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This message was edited on November 16, 2009 at 08:33:59 PM by a500tt

here is a chassis s/n 533 2009/1970 spring front owned by bill dusenbury


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cheroger
November 16, 2009 at 09:03:27 PM
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Question, in 30-40 years will the oldtimers then be exchanging information on what s/n's the XXX

chassis have? Are they even numbered? The s/n 533 chassis in the above pic is a true example of fine

USA engineering

and craftmanship. What is the history of serial number 1 or the 1st chassis built by Trostle? What year,

owners, drivers and does it still exist or restored? This is all interesting stuff, good subject.

Roger



oldguy 36
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Posted By: a500tt on November 16 2009 at 07:56:30 PM

s/n 387 was built for Connie Stropaul from what Bob has said today



Any pic's of that car?



a500tt
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Posted By: cheroger on November 16 2009 at 09:03:27 PM

Question, in 30-40 years will the oldtimers then be exchanging information on what s/n's the XXX

chassis have? Are they even numbered? The s/n 533 chassis in the above pic is a true example of fine

USA engineering

and craftmanship. What is the history of serial number 1 or the 1st chassis built by Trostle? What year,

owners, drivers and does it still exist or restored? This is all interesting stuff, good subject.

Roger



Yes the first car is still around and was restored by Bob in about 1989. I will check with bob for sure next week but i believe the first car was built in 1961. Please keep the info coming and the questions.


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RRC
November 16, 2009 at 09:56:25 PM
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Posted By: a500tt on November 16 2009 at 09:27:26 PM

Yes the first car is still around and was restored by Bob in about 1989. I will check with bob for sure next week but i believe the first car was built in 1961. Please keep the info coming and the questions.



Where are the serial #'s located?



dirtdevil
November 16, 2009 at 10:59:49 PM
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This message was edited on November 16, 2009 at 11:06:15 PM by dirtdevil
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Posted By: doublenuthin on November 03 2009 at 07:14:44 PM

181 (1976, 4-bar house car) and 510 (originally reverse 4-bar, now standard). Have owned 328, 382, 495, 499, 516, 520, 530. 328 was a coil-over roadster and has been restored. The rest were destroyed in crashes. 499 was originally a Lee Nelson car, crashed, Bob put a coil front half on it for me. Only one I didn't like was 516, the evil twin of 510. Raced it 5 times, crashed four of them, killed it on the fourth try (RR wheel broke).



that is funney stuff, some items just turn out to be "just a piece" huh ? I have wings that are on a death wish all the time , what the hell, fortunatly for me , some kinda like life on earth, lol , I guess , I wasnt aware Bob built cars up untill that recent, mid 90's ect? My understanding is Lee went through a really bad year , 499 must have been one of the bad apples? my guess is you purchased it crashed had it repaired and finished it off ? Interesting,

Now the comment on XXX , sure the chassis history is cool, I personally have a 05 JnJ(from what I understand) I still havent found the serial #?, but, the small print for attorneys behalf is welded on , Now I understand JNJ is built here in the red ,white, n blue, so ,what gives?, maybe somebody more familiar with JNJ 's can lead me in the correct direction? , the other three I have however, are Schnee's. the chassis# is there ,but risk warnings are not. newest being 07

with that in mind , this whole racing thing has come a long ways , its a buisness for some, understandable some of you hate it going global, but, theres a market for it, and everybody wants a piece of the" American Apple Pie" pardon the pun.



oldguy 36
November 17, 2009 at 08:28:15 AM
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Posted By: RRC on November 16 2009 at 09:56:25 PM

Where are the serial #'s located?



on the dash panel.



RRC
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Posted By: oldguy 36 on November 17 2009 at 08:28:15 AM

on the dash panel.



Dang, I guess if you don't have the original dash panel, your out of luck. frown On the beautiful car pictured with the spring front, what actually holds the spring onto the perch? I see one "peg" of sorts, but what fastens to the spring itself? I have to put a perch on a old car I have but don't really know how to build it or attach the spring to the perch.





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