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olddogg

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Anyone know about Motobilt versions of Independent trucks?




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Probably built independent of Independent.

The front truck for a Motoboard, marketed to non Motoboard users.

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Looks like an Indy-ish hangar and a Tracker or Gullwing baseplate.
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there rad and I found a place that has a bunch of them nos.  the hanger is a cross between a old lazer grinder 9 inch and a stage 1 indy.

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I just discovered this in a roll of banners:

Early 80's:



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I found out those were not Independent trucks at all. Motobilt was a company that made a motorized skateboard and so happen to make trucks also.

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 I remember when Motobilt trucks came out, they had the widest truck for awhile, I actually went to their warehouse and picked up some 10" axles from them, I wanna say they were in Fremont or San Jose.

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Those are Motoboard trucks, looked like a decent truck, maybe underrated, super light, not sure how strong they were though. Not strong enough for pro riders I guess. Later added the name Motobilt in early eighties. Checked the old magazines a while back, they had a shitty ad campaign and a stupid name which is why I think they were never popular.
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check what these indy stickers just went for, you'd never know the economy was suckin' ass right now by the way some of the vintage sk8 stuff is still selling on egay...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=190272019324&ssPageName=STRK:MEDW:IT&ih=009


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=190272013818&ssPageName=STRK:MEDW:IT&ih=009

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STICKERS???


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anybody know how to steam old stickers off of boards? i need to put these on ebay pronto!



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they had a shitty ad campaign and a stupid name which is why I think they were never popular.


They didn't turn worth a damn. Geometry sucked.

Poor marketing didn't help either I'm sure.
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Originally Posted by oldskoolrulz
check what these indy stickers just went for, you'd never know the economy was suckin' ass right now by the way some of the vintage sk8 stuff is still selling on egay...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=190272019324&ssPageName=STRK:MEDW:IT&ih=009


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=190272013818&ssPageName=STRK:MEDW:IT&ih=009[/QUOTE]

Yeah, they went for stupid cash thanks to me...winning bidder probably has to max out a credit card for the stickers. But that is the price for bidding early.

I really wanted the blue one for a color match on a reproduction sticker I made. My sticker is pretty exact down to the letters, but I am having difficulty matching the cyan with solvent based ink.
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I really wanted the blue one for a color match on a reproduction sticker I made. My sticker is pretty exact down to the letters, but I am having difficulty matching the cyan with solvent based ink.

Like many, I too have a soft spot for early indy stickers, but those two auctions were nuts. Hopefully that will flush out a few dudes with indy stickers looking for big bucks...and we can have another crack at some (at a more realistic price).

@gtamustang - I hope your reproduction stickers don't fall into the hands of unreliable eBay sellers passing them off as OG ones!

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Like many, I too have a soft spot for early indy stickers, but those two auctions were nuts. Hopefully that will flush out a few dudes with indy stickers looking for big bucks...and we can have another crack at some (at a more realistic price).

@gtamustang - I hope your reproduction stickers don't fall into the hands of unreliable eBay sellers passing them off as OG ones!

Don't worry about my reproductions; I don't give away or sell my graphic work. Like you, I can't stand the pond scum who attempt to rip others off.

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