Ride Of The Week 01/03/2022: Yancy Cupp's For-Yota "Dumpster"
Throw it in the Dumpster
This 1933 Ford is a hybrid…That’s right, it was crossed with a 1980s Toyota Pickup and dubbed by its creator as “The Dumpster”, mainly because “when you hit the switches, it slams to the ground and sounds like garbage truck dropping a dumpster.”
One could also infer that the Dumpster name comes from all the odds and ends that make up this awesome, eye-catching rat rod: Toyota 22RE engine, 5-speed transmission, airbag suspension, custom bomber seats, double-barrel shotgun hood ornament, barn door tonneau cover (complete with rusty barn door hinges, hand-woven horsehair lift for said tonneau, Jerry cans for exhaust and gas tank, and license plate interior accents.
This wild ride was owned by R.D. Vanetti and came to Williamsport in early 2021 to Yancy Cupp. He and pal, John McKinney, car collector and owner of McKinney’s Speed Shop, got involved in a 3-way trade with Mr. Vanetti in Nevada. Cupp says it took about 4 weeks of negotiations to make everyone in the deal happy and another 2 months to get the car from Nevada to PA.
Since his tenure as owner, Yancy has replaced the interior: artificial grass carpet, cowhide back rests and tractor seats with hand build bomber seats by Jake the Welder in Montoursville. “They not as comfortable as the tractor seats because you don’t sit as low, but I liked the bomber look.”
He also replaced the airbags on all four corners, shellacked the barn door and added white wall lips for a classic wide white look. I saw that he has it listed for sale, and I asked why, “Everything has a price.” He like his pal, John McKinney are always on the hunt for the next cool ride to bring to town.