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Hot Rods XO/PP Bonneville project

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by john mullen, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. Would love to have you there...
  2. Another shout out to Ron Dick from Eltham VA. Thank you for your generosity for funding the XO/PP 640 BONNEVILLE PROJECT. Again this year.. Cant begin to thank you enough. John and Crew
  3. And the tailgate is still not stock
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  4. You can lead a horse to water
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  5. gas pumper
    Joined: Aug 13, 2007
    Posts: 2,953

    gas pumper

    And by my interpretation this is covered in the first paragraph of the PP rules, 5.E.4. Full stock bed, etc
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  6. Production means production. NO body panels can be modified
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  7. I refer you to page 13
    1.I 2020 rule book.
  8. I also refer you to page 29
    Rule 2.N
  9. Yes you can, but a horse knows enough not to drink bad
  10. John,
    You and Dave and the rest of the crew have a safe trip and lots of success at B'ville! There are several of us here in the Valley that will be monitoring the SCTA coverage on the computer. Good luck and stay safe and well my friend!
  11. Stan Back
    Joined: Mar 9, 2007
    Posts: 821

    Stan Back
    from California

    Im looking at 5.D.5 – . . .with full stock bed, unaltered in height, width or contour . . .

    Surely the tailgate is part of the bed assembly.

    I've seen vehicles bounced for less than this.
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  12. Yup. We are just trying to help.

    To the OP, here is an example of what will fly in Production Classes. There is a VERY famous 80s Dodge Charger that runs Mopar headlight covers. Basically two pieces of plexi or lexan. A few years back I was helping a guy building a variant of this car trying to source NOS MOPAR headlight covers, none to be found and unless they have the correct Factory markings home made ones would not pass Production muster.
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  13. Thank you Ted ...
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  14. So for the lack of the old embossed letters you are willing to drive to Bonneville, get a possible record and wait for a protest, that will happen??
    This deal with replica bodies for classes as in roadsters and coupes, you are in PRODUCTION class.

    Have a safe trip and see you on the salt!!
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  15. RichFox
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 9,951


    Anybody who protests because of lettering on the tailgate is off my Christmas list and Unfriended on FB
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  16. People can be funny. But Production is a funny class. We had folks that claimed the 416 cage wasn't legal since it did not have bed bars from the upper halo.
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  17. Stan Back
    Joined: Mar 9, 2007
    Posts: 821

    Stan Back
    from California

    Rich –

    It ain't the lettering – it's the contour.
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  18. Stan Back
    Joined: Mar 9, 2007
    Posts: 821

    Stan Back
    from California

    On another note – I've seen the bastardidation of the Street Roadster rules thru the years. When they finally declared they shouldn't have headlight lenses smaller than 5" (the lens of dual headlights), they allowed the plastic lens to wrap around the headlight bucket. All of a sudden, 29 Model As had flush doors –with no external hinges. And the Coupe' Pillar was almost non-existant. Gone was the gas cap. And they called it an Exact Replica. Buy a few drinks and become buddies.

    Production should be Production. It's much easier showing that "this" is Production than saying "Well, I'm sure this is what you meant."
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2020
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  19. So if I scratch the paint will it change the contour enough to be illegal??
    Asking for a friend...
  20. Stan Back
    Joined: Mar 9, 2007
    Posts: 821

    Stan Back
    from California

    I'm no expert on Ford tailgates – but I don't remember them having the raised lettering. It surely isn't the Production tailgate. And, I agree with Tony – why do it if it might get you disqualified for a record. If someone brings it up in Inspection, they could move your entry into Time Only.

    It may offer no aero advantage or disadvantage, but you can't prove it. And if you thought you could, it wouldn't matter as it's not Production.
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2020
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  21. Nacifan
    Joined: May 19, 2011
    Posts: 68


    I think they may be just fine Stan.... See attached
    NaCi UniBody Ford.jpg fan
  22. NO, the prduction tailgate had raised stamped factory lettering.
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  23. Ok how do I put this.
    I do appreciate all the comments about the tail
    Gate. But it's time to put this to bed.
    Remember its my dime my time after all. Thank you all for your concerns but let's just move on.
  24. Scott_Rod
    Joined: May 23, 2006
    Posts: 333


    Good luck John ! Tell Dave to actually floor the gas this time ! Really bummed that I'm missing the trip. Be safe, go fast, but most importantly, have fun!

    Dave knows I'm kidding,,,,,,
  25. @D-Russ, some helpful advice I was once given:
    "Don't lift until you see God.":eek:

    Best of luck!
  26. old flopper
    Joined: Apr 23, 2013
    Posts: 343

    old flopper

    Or if you see what looks like the grim ripper. :confused:

    Just kidding best of luck guys and be careful.
  27. JC Sparks
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 708

    JC Sparks
    from Ohio

    It's always fun going through tech.
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  28. At the very least, don’t lift until you see the final mile marker ;):D

    Cant wait to see you guys on the salt!

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