I am in a similar position with you when it comes to information about this truck. I currently own that truck, which is sitting about 200 feet away from me- as I type this. The body has long since been disposed of, but the rolling chassis remains intact.
That truck has a rather unusual past- except for one thing, which I was able to learn from Fred Shafer- at one time it was a Bear Foot.
It wore Bear Foot blue for a period of time- until Fred sold off some of his Chevrolet fleet- and it was sold to a gentleman in Minnesota. That owner, repainted it and called it the Granite City Crusher, and invested a lot of money into it-until it was sold to an owner in Salt Lake City, Utah. The new owner in Salt Lake City- operated the truck as a show piece with the occasional use in crushing cars at dealerships. After going idle, the owner started to express interest in parting it out- and it ended up being sold to Terry Woodcock.
Terry used the truck as a bargaining tool. The truck has a soft leaf, 4 Link suspension with Coil-Overs and had a powerful BBC Injected motor- and simply parted out the goods, until a call from California came. Steve Quercio, was looking for another monster truck, wanting to expand his reach in markets and capabilities. Terry sold the rolling chassis and another Ford truck chassis to Steve where they sat in California for about six months. For some reason, Steve then sold the trucks, back to Terry- (in fact checking this, with both men- it actually happened, but can't say why.)
Terry at this time was storing these trucks in Simi Valley, California- when he needed some Firestone tires for his racing trucks- and traded the trucks (Granite City Crusher and Krimson Krusher) to a tire dealer in Central California. Tires for the trucks.
The trucks both stood there- rotting away for a time, until June 1998. It was en route to the Oakland loading docks, with 4 Monster Trucks and 8 Mud Racers in preparation for the upcoming show to Hawaii- when my father saw the trucks sitting on the side of the road, in the tire dealers lot. (He told me on CB, "we're stopping there on the way back home..")
So a day later- after loading our trucks into containers for the 1998 Hawaii show, we stopped back by there to take a look and see what they were doing there.
Later that month, my father struck a deal and bought the Granite City Crusher- for $1500. The truck was loaded and brought back to Bakersfield- where it underwent a rebuild of it's own; as the companies first ride truck. It was our plan to go back and buy the second one, but the tire dealer, Gary Nieukoop- increased his asking price and we, no longer were interested.
The truck has worn several different identities- and even made a trip to South America once- for a private party. It's currently in it's final re-build, where it will end up being finished in the image of a former West Coast 80's truck.
As for who owned it before Fred, and directly after- it's unknown. I was able to have a conversation with Fred, while in Florida on business- and he was a big help. What he could remember, it was a friend of Jack's (Willman) who he thinks built the truck, and fell on hard times. (He can't be 100% sure.) It is cool though- that in a very little way, there's a Bear Foot in my shop.
The unusual part of this- is that very few pictures of this truck in competition really exist. For a period of time, this truck was running in the midwest, but rarely photographed.
Will do. Didn't realize I needed to be a part if the "monster kliq" to be allowed an opinion. Your welcome for all the pics I put up here you ungrateful haters. PeaceGravel.... do us all a favor and just stop. You're not indearing yourself to any one else here by how you're posting and how you're acting. Stop, think about what kind of image you're portraying to us here at large, and then come back when you realize that you're not helping anyones cause by acting how you are right now.
Now hold on a second there. I never said that. Look at your last postings on this board. 8 postings replying to the BEGINNING of this thread without quotes leaving us to wonder who the heck you were talking to because of the lack of context. Then you reply to someone who traced the history of a truck and complained about it because there was "no real information" and that it was a disappointment and that you hoped one of us complained about the lack of information as well.Will do. Didn't realize I needed to be a part if the "monster kliq" to be allowed an opinion. Your welcome for all the pics I put up here you ungrateful haters. Peace
WOW! What a Blast from the Past !!!!
That should make it just easier when the wreckage isn't moving anymore! LOLIts hard to get a picture of a truck that only makes one pass and then breaks....