Mark Newhan recently finished the Class 8 build for Steve Olliges just in time to display at the BITD Vegas to Reno contingency. This is the 2nd of our multi-part series as RDC follows along the build and testing of the truck. For part one of the build Click Here.
Next up will be our video coverage of the truck testing and getting ready for their first race.
|Chassis:||1979 Ford F150|
|Weight:||5300 lbs Dry|
|Front Suspension:||Custom I-beam design with custom 4130 Blitzkrieg beam ends, Pro Am knuckles, spindles and hubs. Fox 4.4″ external bypass shocks, Fox 3.0″ coil over with 21″ inches of travel.|
|Rear Suspension:||Custom 3 link with Dirt-Tech 60” trailing arms, Dirt-Tech 4.0 Pro housing, 36 spline TT axles, Gear works 10” third member, Fox 4.4″ bypass shocks, 3.0″ Coilover with 32 inches of travel.|
|Engine:||438 c.i. Total Performance Santee, Ca. Greg Grosset. 675 HP/630 Tq.|
|Transmission:||Trophy Truck TH-400 by Rancho Drivetrain|
|Fuel Cell:||Dirt-Tech 80 Gallon Custom|
|Ignition:||MSD dual ignition boxes, MSD distributor and crank fire backup|
|Tires:||BFG 39″ Projects|
|Wheels:||Trail Ready 17″ Beadlocks|
|Lights:||KC Carbon POD HID’s|
|Extra:||Headers by Bob Butler, Sandy Cone Sway Bar, Gauges Autometer, NASCAR Gauges read via LED color change as levels change, Aluminum work by Agana Metal Products (Gabe Agana), Custom Front Clip designed by Mark Newhan & Fatboy Fiberglass (mold owned by Steve Olliges), Build time 8 months, special thanks to Bob and Carol Gall|