SHOP RAG    Newslitter of the Wheat State Chapter/ATHS, April 2018

MINUTES OF THE WSC MEETING OF 3-24-18 - President Goering called the meeting to order at 12:39 pm with 24 persons present.  Secretary report given and approved. Treasurer report given and an approved.

 Bring door prizes on the meeting of the 14 April.

 Scott reported on Bob Wilhite has been taking some treatments in Kansas City and they were doing well

 Newton will again display their fire truck. Large wreckers will attend if they are not on call.

 Scott is reporting to expect a large turnout for the show.

 All who are available meet at 12:00 on 20 April.

 Security will be provided.

 BBQ supper as well as lunch Newell’s will handle this.

 Lenny and Dan reported either 476 or 500 have preregistered for the convention.

 Meeting adjourned at 1:39 pm


Our Truck Show, which is 21 April,  is almost here.

-         We will have a meeting 14 April to iron out final details.

-         Set-up begins friday 20 April at noon.  If you're free to help, we'd be very glad to have you on hand.

-         We need door prizes, and ask that everyone try to contribute one.  We plan to auction at least some of them to raise funds, part of which will be applied to Mitch's brick (which stands at $833 at this writing).  Bring yours to the 14 April meeting if you can, the show if you can't.

-         And, we hope to have you  and your truck at the show on the 21st.  We will certainly need volunteers.


Save the Truck!  (Free ads, space available, if I remember them)

AUTOCAR A64B FOR SALE: a '70s Autocar aluminum frame truck, with a large hydraulic winch behind the day cab.  VIN# AB006HB0-67819 - Model A64B.  Engine: NHC250 775237 - Transm: RTOF9513 - Rear Axle: SLHD.  The entire fuel system, tank and lines have been cleaned professionally by Quality Diesel Service, 2052 Wagner St., Vandalia, IL 62471 (618) 283-4000.  Installed new batteries, 2 new front tires, and 8 good tires all around, and repaired all headlamps, turn signals, etc. In all I spent $7000.  Drove it back from Vandalia, IL to Bloomington, IN last spring.  Needs a bit of bodywork behind the cab, and has not been restored cosmetically.  I can text photos by cell phone. Make an offer. Michael Brereton, Email me at:

1948 Ford Wheat Truck for sale, Terry Pifer, 620-662-8564, cell 620-727-5278.

8-Lug 16x6.5 Ford Rims for sale, set of 4, pre-metric 8x6.5 pattern, lug-centered.  Believe to be from Econoline, offset more to inside than 6/7 inch wide rims, will not clear front caliper on my '82 2wd F250, but will clear front caliper on my '81 4wd F250, suggest trial fit at my place before purchase.  Clears GM  and Dana 60/61 full-floating rear hubs.  $20/ea, $60/4.  Dana,, 316-772-6477 call/text.


Trip Sheet

14 April – Wheat State Chapter meeting at Newell's truck stop, I-135/US50 exit 31, Newton.  The last before our show.  Eat at noon, business follows.

21 April - our 15th Annual Wheat State Antique Truck Show, at Newell's.

28 April -  Hog  Roast at Dan Agee's, Nevada MO.

18-19 May  - Sedgwick Street Rodders Spring Swap Meet, State Fairgrounds in Hutch.

?? October – Southwest Truck Parts Truck Show, Pratt KS.  Date/info when available.


Comments?  Complaints? I'm at, 316-772-6477.  I may ignore or turn Don Rickles on you, but it'll feel good to vent.



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