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    Vintage Desert Race Truck

    Here are some additional pictures.
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    Vintage Desert Race Truck

    The truck has 55” long Deaver springs and a 205 transfer case. Pioneer class?
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    Vintage Desert Race Truck

    This was considered state of the art back in the day. Front and rear axles are trusted. This truck is AWD and has a Dana 44 front and a 60 with a spool in the rear. The front brakes have Wilwood calipers the rear has drums. The front shackles have been moved back to accommodate longer Deaver...
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    Vintage Desert Race Truck

    If you mean Bouse yes
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    Vintage Desert Race Truck

    The truck has two Bilstein shocks per wheel. From what Bilstein told me when I had them rebuilt they were some of the first bypass shocks.
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    Vintage Desert Race Truck

    Jim’s unlimited 5 car used to belong to Bruce Smith of Rainbow Wallets from Hemet CA. Does anyone know if it’s still competing? I spent many hours prepping that car. My wife and I had a lot of good times racing with the Venables. The Hayhauler came later. I drove that old Ford before Jim made a...
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    Vintage Desert Race Truck

    I appreciate any and all info from all of you. As you may or may not know Mike had a terrible off road racing accident so when I got the truck put back together I haven’t bothered him with asking more of the trucks history. I sent him a picture of it completed. I believe there’s someone else on...
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    Vintage Desert Race Truck

    With all due respect I know how to post in the classified section. I’ll keep my posts directed on the rebuild of this truck which I enjoy sharing with fellow members. I’m also interested in anyone’s encounters with past memories of this truck. Life changes and I my get my wish to enter NORRA...
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    Vintage Desert Race Truck

    The chassis is a ‘74 with ‘80’s front group. I installed a 421 sbc for power tuned to run on 91 octane gas. It has a Winters gate shifter and it’s a thrill to be able to spin the tires in all three gears. It has less than one hour run time.
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    Vintage Desert Race Truck

    its time to pass the truck to someone else to enjoy
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    Vintage Desert Race Truck

    This truck was raced at HDRA, SCORE, BITD.
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    Vintage Desert Race Truck

    I used to maintain Jim Venable’s Unlimited Class 5 car back in the day. My passion was always to race a V8 powered truck like Rod Hall, Jim Mears and many others at that time. As life goes when I had money I had no time, when I had time no money. I bought this old race truck from a Hemet racer...
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    Vintage '74 Chevy step side NORRA race truck

    If you're looking for a vintage race truck to participate in NORRA and other vintage races this truck might be for you. The truck is a '74 Chevy step side 4 x 4. I I've been preparing this truck to race with my sons in the vintage classes for the last couple of years. Events have changed and I...
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    Hello

    Hello my name is OldIron. I am restoring an old class 4 chevy truck. Will post pictures.
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