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79 Ford NORRA Truck Build

jon coleman

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are you allowed to ' box' the front hangers?, that is a prime landing spot too, that s what C .Stewart suggested building an 8 stk truck
 

john Mcc

Active Member
are you allowed to ' box' the front hangers?, that is a prime landing spot too, that s what C .Stewart suggested building an 8 stk truck
Yes a bushing and a tube from there to the back of the cab mount.
 

bullnerd

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Very cool and thanks for the update!

How do those upper kicker tabs attach to the cage inside the cab? I've seen the bolt on style, but this looks different.

Why does no one do the bushing mounted tube work like this anymore? Seems nice to be able to weld separate sections and bolt it together.

Oh, and what springs are you going with in the rear?
 

bullnerd

Well-Known Member
Very cool and thanks for the update!

How do those upper kicker tabs attach to the cage inside the cab? I've seen the bolt on style, but this looks different.

Why does no one do the bushing mounted tube work like this anymore? Seems nice to be able to weld separate sections and bolt it together.

Oh, and what springs are you going with in the rear?
 

Bro_Gill

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Very cool and thanks for the update!

How do those upper kicker tabs attach to the cage inside the cab? I've seen the bolt on style, but this looks different.

Why does no one do the bushing mounted tube work like this anymore? Seems nice to be able to weld separate sections and bolt it together.

Oh, and what springs are you going with in the rear?
As suspensions started to gain more travel, having the chassis absorb some of the terrain shock became less important and having the car become more predictable meant ending all the chassis flex the isolation grommets provided.
 

bullnerd

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As suspensions started to gain more travel, having the chassis absorb some of the terrain shock became less important and having the car become more predictable meant ending all the chassis flex the isolation grommets provided.
Thank you. Do leaf springs fit into "more travel"? Or really only links?

The rear set up is a Giant spring under set up
Nice. Looking forward to seeing how it sits.
 

Bro_Gill

Well-Known Member
Rear leafs can have travel, just not as much. The Hit/Miss mark for rear whel travel on solid axles in teh rear seems to be 24". More is big travel, and less is OK. But there are plenty of leaf trucks built either way that work fine.
 
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