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On a recent trip back to my moms house, my eye was caught by this old skateboard. It was given to me by an older cousin probably 35-40 years ago. It was missing the bearings in one wheel, which is why he gave it away. I never repaired it cuz it was skinny and big wide boards were the going thing. Now I see it as a late 70’s gold ano board that is pretty cool. All that’s history.
Today I replaced the bearings and got about 2 rides before a 40 yr Turbine wheel exploded.
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Cousin Oak:
Ouch! I didn't know wheels could do that. My skateboard days were back in the Composite Wheel period (somewhat later than the Jurassic, but not much). If it's not too private a question, what part of your anatomy did you land on?
 

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I cleaned out my folks house after we moved them into assisted living. Found my old skate board ( homemade with steel wheels from clamp on steel skates) , tossed it in the trash with so many other memories !
 
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Cousin Oak:
Ouch! I didn't know wheels could do that. My skateboard days were back in the Composite Wheel period (somewhat later than the Jurassic, but not much). If it's not too private a question, what part of your anatomy did you land on?
Amazingly, my teenage instincts came surging back and I landed on my feet and ran it out.
the story continues…
So I took this old relic to a skate shop and the kids there had to order me some wheels that they said would fit. Several weeks later, they called and I went back. Wheels did not fit. I bought them anyway and modified brand new wheels by cutting/sanding off the back side of the wheels. I think some of those wheels are still in my lungs in the powder form. New wheels work great! This thing really carves!
And so now, I have some bark knocked off my knee and elbow and a fresh X-ray of my hand. (Nothing broken!)
 
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I think a board like that would look super cool as the deck of a rack on the back of a BMX/beach bum type cruiser
No, I was thinking of those brackets that carry a surfboard on the side of the bike. I might make a bracket on my beach cruiser that holds this little gold ano board.
 

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No, sorry.

I saw a similar one on sale at the Schwinn shop in Duluth MN. It was 1967, I was about 12, and Mom took me there and bought me an aluminum ProSurfer.

They both had Chicago trucks & Chicago composition wheels.

Flat aluminum boards were so easy to make that I imagine that there were quite a number of guys out there doing it.

The ProSurfer was extruded aluminum & required an extrusion die pressing. Then it was trimmed and pressed in a forming die to turn down all the edges.

The board was a tray, upside down. Riveted trucks.

And that would be the Key, because if the trucks are riveted on, it’s a factory made board.

If screwed on, it might not be.

<edit> Clearly that board is plywood, but when I looked at it on my cell phone it appeared to be an aluminum board.

Anyhow, style-wise could go all the way back to that era, as far as I can tell.

The wheels appear to be about 1982 manufacture. That’s the first time I can remember that style.
 
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Thanks for the info and history. I can’t find any manufacturers marks on board or trucks. It is an aluminum board. I’ll post more pics with the new wheels this weekend.
 

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I seem to remember one of the Z Boys saying they carried their skateboards on the handlebars of their bikes, which is how I got myself and my deck to Skatopia in Buena Park BITD. Sometimes I skated the four miles each way.

This was a bit after my time. When the Z boys were taking off I had hung up my Chicago clay wheel skates, and I was in engineering school with a Ford and a Yamaha.

When I moved out to California, I bought a G&S warptail with blue Kryptonics and tracker trucks. Fast wheels. Not too grippy.

I joined the Mogul Bowl skate park, but then they tore it down right away.

I never really learned to skate very well in a bowl. I was strictly into obstacle course because Duluth was on a hill and the roads were crap.

Anyhow I have rusty bearings from way back…..

I like to skate on the 5/16” id Seismic bearings ($$$) but I used to skate on these 3/8” id BlueBall bearings ($) back when I was 240 pounds.
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This was an old soldier that suffered total de-lamb on me after I rammed it into the concrete too hard.
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It was any epoxy failure and the guy who built it used the same epoxy on his experimental aircraft landing gear.

It did not work out for him either.
 

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I’m thinking now I need a little tow behind chariot so I can pull some of these babies to the local park. I used to skate the 4 miles there but when I got there I only had one board to ride.

So then I built this rack that I could put in my truck and take half a dozen boards really easy.
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This is kind of rare. These Cindys trucks were built to order by a guy that builds fake cobras for a living now. This one is about 7 inches and on a super low angle baseplate, so it doesn’t turn too much as it pivots.
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This is much less rare. INDeesz from SurfRods.
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This one is raked up, wedged up, the board is raked up in the front, and it turns like a bandit.

This was designed for long distance pushing and pumping and was cut down from a 48” dancer that I ordered pressed for the purpose.
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It’s part of an unfinished series of art boards called Gods of the Bongo Congo.
 

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Here is a pro surfer from eBay and you’ll notice it only had three fasteners on each of the trucks.
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Mine was exactly like this but it was gold anodized.

It had Chicago trucks and I’m pretty sure yours had the later four-screw Chicago trucks.
 
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