NOTE: The trailer was recovered in 2009 and we have reclaimed it, the truck and everything else is still out there somewhere.
For many of you that read this site you are aware of our non MOPAR pride and joy that was stolen Here is a link to the gallery, we are still looking and hope you are too.
Stolen 1979 Chevy LUV V-8 Modified
Was Stolen from The Colony, Texas from Painter Street
Friday November 21st 2003, According to witnesses, the trailer was hooked up to and hauled off between 1:pm and 3:pm.
1979 Chevy LUV V-8 unfortunately most of the photos I have were all during fabrication, there are very few of it completed as it was just painted 2 weeks before the theft occurred. And the photo's I did have were taken with an old cheep camera. But there are soo many custom fabricated components it should be easy to spot. The chassis work, welds, cage, suspension, rear end and tin and custom panel work is beautiful. The welds are outstanding. that would be the first indicator to look for . This was no backyard buildup. So please examine all the photos.
2003 Haulmark 20ft Race Trailer. White, NHRA license plate, Vanderbeck Race Cars Inc. Decal on lower right corner of rear door. See photo, various decals inside side door.
Chevy Small block 400, 186 castings heads , short aluminum Moroso polished water pump, Old style Torker Intake, 2” spacer, 700 double pumper, chrome Chevrolet valve covers, MSD distributor, Blue plug wires with R M red anodized wire holders, Fram chrome filter, wire braded 1/2 inch fuel line. Holly Blue pump, with regulator.
Strange coil-over shocks front and rear. Please look closely at the suspension components in the photo gallery.
The trailer was basically new when it was stolen, it was a 2003 model There were a few stickers inside the door. The side door had both a padlock and regular key lock the rear door/ ramp had 2 padlocks on it. there was a sticker on left rear corner of trailer "Ace Trailer Sales" Sticker on right rear corner " Vanderbeck Race Cars" The top had one single manual vent.
Aluminum bed cover was custom made with 6 panels & a Chevy emblem bead rolled in center section. held in place with Zeus fasteners We had the lexan rear window with us so that is not with the vehicle, but would make a good template to match with the stolen truck.. There was also a dresser and a craftsman tool top box full of tools with my 7 digit Oregon Drivers License # inscribed in them. Please if you find tools with numbers engraved in them write them down and send me an e-mail
rear wheels 15 X 14 Weld wheels 4 ½” back space dated 1993 32 X 14 Goodyear eagles, 14 X 6 Welds 6 lug front. Dutchman axles custom cut for narrowed rear end.
Aluminum door panels with bow tie bead rolled in center.
Aluminum radiator top cover. Aluminum radiator with plastic tanks ,electric fan.
RCI 8 gallon cell and red top Optima battery mounted in rear of bed.
The roll cage and frame work was custom made from Vanderbeck Race Cars, including loop and cross bars please see additional photos. on the fabrication page.
6AL box, blaster coil, Hurst Quarter Stick
Red Hughes converter with ballooning ring
Biondo line lock
Aluminum removable tunnel
Battery cut-off on right rear valance
Hand controls installed for brake
Yellow inside doors and inside of tailgate, white under hood, no side marker lights or front turn signal lenses.