79 Ford NORRA Truck Build

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We have shocks
 

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john Mcc

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Working on the X in the cage
One down and one more to go
 

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jon coleman

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We have shocks
when i got my new bilstiens, i kept them next to me that first night, 😍 , nothing like new racing shocks& new racing seats....( side note keep new shocks protected from welding splatter/ BBs, i had a couple land on my new shocks mocking up, left burn marks on the plating
 
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Does anybody have any pictures of and or ideals on core supports????
lots of rubber!, dont solid mount radiator, two clams top and bottom, rubber, then rad,thats the tipp i got, make radiator actually Able to move around if in front, if you hit somthing, radiator can move & flex- shift around, plus solid mounting vibration can start cracking
 

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Are there rules that do not allow the rear part of the cage (B pillar) to be placed right behind the cab and not inside? Would this not give more room inside and possibly be easier to build?
 

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I'm not sure of the rules but it's worth looking into. An X behind the cab would help with leg room, etc.
 

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I have seen cages built that way with mini-trucks that raced. As long as tubing size and wall thickness are met, should be no problem.
 

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Well the "X" inside the cab is not going to work, just not enough leg room. just going to have the diagonal bar from the upper passenger side.
 

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Master cylinders, MC reservoirs, pedal and the steering quicken-er are all mounted
 

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Josh 8

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I'm not sure of the rules but it's worth looking into. An X behind the cab would help with leg room, etc.
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It’s perfectly legal to do. I have score tag on this one. It’s not the best picture but you can see enough to get the idea. The picture is about the broken down foam in the cell. It was 5 years old and just mush in the bottom.
 

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Jimmy Weitzel has built allot of nice prerunners and over the years I’ve seen a lot of trucks where he has built the cage & B pillar in the cab, but the diagonal bars are on the outside behind the rear window. This gives more cab room. Here’s a picture of a older Ford single cab he did and if you look close you can see one of the diagonal tubes. I think Craig Stewart’s done the same thing.
 

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