"Baja Ranchero" NORRA Class 6 Tribute Build Thread

Repashy

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Getting the details sorted out on the body is taking forever, but worth the wait.

More pics at:

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I always loved Rod Hall's Maverick, I used to hang out where the Banshee, hid for years. I was in love with both of those cars, until today! You car/ truck/ racecar has got to be the most involved build I've seen in a long time, amazing work!
 

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I haven't had a lot of time lately to post here but the car is making good progress. I will update this thread over the holiday.

If you want to see what's happening in the meantime, please follow the Baja Ranchero FB page by clicking on the link.

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Thanks Jeff,

I apologize for not keeping up on this thread and point people to facebook from your great site. I am not the one taking the pics and the builder is uploading them to FB from his phone, which is too easy.

Here are a few more quick pics
 

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Ok,

This is too cool not to share. Rick and I are really working hard to make this tight package as easy to work on as possible. Changing the massive 4L80 in the tight tunnel was one of the things that would be a nightmare in the Desert so we banged our heads together and came up with this built in winch made from a slightly modified ratchet strap mechanism that is permanently mounted in the tunnel. Now one person can install the beast by removing the dzus tabs on the tunnel and just cranking the bitch up into place........


I have never seen anyone do this before but not saying it hasn't been done...... I do think either way, that every race car in the Desert should have one built in!
 

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The Greers use a come along on their Porter trucks. Forget how it attached to the top of the cage but I think it was a permanent mount.
 

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Even though Partybarge let us know about the Greers, that totally genuis! I love your cartruck even more!!! Can’t wait to see it running!
 

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Back on it's wheels for the first time in a year and a half!......

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