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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Marcia, Aug 26, 2020.

  1. Marcia
    Joined: Feb 27, 2009
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    I've started my truck project with Frank "gaspumper" and its taken us a while to get it this far. Hopefully I'll be able to post every week or so and show you some progress. We are in the middle of moving to PA and we'll be racing next week in Loring Maine.
    Ill be looking for parts along the way also.
    Ok, back to work! IMG_20200824_155203687_MP.jpeg IMG_20200825_132305_581.jpeg IMG_20200825_125200909_MP.jpeg

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  2. MarcioD
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    That looks like a fun build! Subbed
     
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  3. Some drag tires on the front of that mo-chine !
     
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  4. Marcia
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  5. Marcia
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    Put the cross member for the rear shocks in this morning. Next will be the front shocks or drive shaft hoop.
    But first we're taking a week of for racing. IMG_20200828_110132679_MP.jpeg IMG_20200828_110205921_MP.jpeg

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  6. Marcia
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    Thanks!

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  7. Bearing Burner
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    from W. MA

    Building sled for bed extraction.
     
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  8. Marcia
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    We'll probably be there Sunday. Thank you.
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  9. Marcia
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    Just a side note. I got in my friends Factory Five Daytona and made a couple of passes. Ended up in the 2 club. IMG_20200905_170210_993.jpeg IMG_20200905_140739374_MP.jpeg

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  10. norms30a
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    Congratulations on 202.192.
     
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  11. 41rodderz
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    from Oregon

    Big time CONGRATS :):cool::cool::cool::cool:
     
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  12. Budget36
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    I see the TA mount on the driver side of the rear, what did the rear end come out of?
     
  13. Marcia
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  14. Marcia
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    Thanks, got that checked iff the bucket list. Now back to work on the truck.

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  15. Marcia
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    Thank you very much!
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  16. Marcia
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    Drilled out the spot welds and removed the seat riser. Anyone need one? IMG_20200910_163053322_MP.jpeg

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  17. Marcia
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    Finally got the cab apart and set thw cowl on rhe frame. The master parts book really made the decision to do this easier. IMG_20200915_154849151_MP.jpeg IMG_20200915_154910846_MP.jpeg

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  18. Marcia
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    Got the floor out of the cab and onto the frame. This will make it a lot easier to build the roll cage. The cab has wooden blocks for body mounts. IMG_20200918_133151_051.jpeg IMG_20200918_124244218_MP.jpeg

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  19. Marcia
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    Got te drive shaft loop installed. Has anyone else built a race truck? IMG_20200922_162834870_MP.jpeg

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  20. Marcia
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  22. gas pumper
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    Used drag racing front runners are perfect for LSR racing. Cheap at the swap meets, low rolling resistance, they can handle high pressure, and come in lots of sizes from 23 t0 28 inches tall for ride height and gearing changes.
     
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  23. Marcia
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    Sat the cab back on the frame. We put the main hoop in to see how it will fit. Soon it will go to Bob Dauernheim's. He will build the roll cage. IMG_20201109_151450282_HDR.jpeg

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  24. jimmy six
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    The side bellhousing/engine mounts look solid or rigid....gonna give you some nasty vibs and resonense unless I'm missing how the brackets are attached at the frame....Looks Great
     
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  25. Marcia
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    We had a similar set up in the 57 Chevy with no issues. This is the same bell housing. What do you suggest?
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  26. Marcia
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    The truck arrived at Bob Dauernheim's for the roll cage. Lots of discussion and planning going on here. IMG_20201111_134510306_HDR.jpeg IMG_20201111_104936252_HDR.jpeg IMG_20201111_102416487_HDR.jpeg

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  27. Marcia
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    Having the truck at Bob Dauernheim's shop is great. He's such an artist with the metal work. He replaced a header panel that was rusted out and now we have a windshield that opens. The cab is laying on its back. Got some work done on the roll cage, too. IMG_20201116_120058997_HDR.jpeg IMG_20201116_131722440_HDR.jpeg IMG_20201116_141218050_HDR.jpeg IMG_20201116_163216971_HDR.jpeg IMG_20201116_142742292_BURST001_COMP.jpeg

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  28. Marcia
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    More work on rhe roll cage. Looks like I can't use the original steering wheel. I was hoping I could. IMG_20201118_163405777_HDR.jpeg

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  29. Marcia
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    Got a lot done today since we're taking the rest if the week off. Seat brackets, window net, and seat belt tabs. Did I tell you that the guy that built Bill Elliot's 200 mph NASCAR is building my roll cage? IMG_20201125_125717520_HDR.jpeg View attachment 4887907 IMG_20201125_154941769_HDR.jpeg IMG_20201125_170941447_HDR.jpeg

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  30. Stogy
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    Go @Marcia Go...I'd say you have the go fast bug Bigtime...and experiencing 200+ already...that's a timewarp away from the Jalopy Racing you were doing a couple of years ago...congrats...;)
     

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