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Old 04-09-2013, 11:11 AM   #1
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My good friend and vintage mechanic Kenny Surabian -trained by Clint Brauner in Phoenix- bought land in the Durango area and is planning to move once his house here in Indio is sold.
Last Summer he purchased a sprintcar chassis at an auction in Mancos (the chassis had sat in the back room of a hardware store)
Can anyone ID it for him?
Link to 18 photos
NOTE- 4-13-13-Inan effort to 'improve' PB they have scrambled the photos-so they are now out of order at the bottom of the page) groanhttp://s1011.photobucket.com/user/ca...34905325628847

There is an id # stamped on the cockpit lower front cross brace of 6008
One knowledgeable person has already told him it is NOT a Gambler.

Any help would be appreciated

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Carl Schulz
Indio, CA

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Old 04-10-2013, 06:43 AM   #2
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Looks like a Challenger to me.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:30 AM   #3
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Thank you, I will pass this suggestion on to Kenny.
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That sure looks like a late 70's early 80's Nance. I'll see if I can post some photo's of a Gambler and Nance so you can compare. If I were a betting man, I'd say it's a Nance.
From Mike Arthur's "Old School volume II" Duke Cook in a 1979 Nance.

From a June 1983 "Open Wheel Magazine", advertisement.

Judging from the front roll cage bar, and the way it's bent into a point, I'd say it's more likely that it is a Gambler.
One more, from "Open Wheel Magazine" February 1987, Bubby Jones in Kathy Lewis' Challenger, a Stanton and Challenger were nearly identical.

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Old 04-10-2013, 10:06 AM   #5
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Thank you Sir.

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That sure looks like a late 70's early 80's Nance. I'll see if I can post some photo's of a Gambler and Nance so you can compare. If I were a betting man, I'd say it's a Nance.
From Mike Arthur's "Old School volume II" Duke Cook in a 1979 Nance.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:00 PM   #6
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i don't know if gambler marked them all the same, but the one i had mfg tag was on upper rear tube by the shock tower.
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Thank you all.
Info will be forwarded to Kenny.
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