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Here's the latest shots of an ongoing build at Tony Vanillo's shop. Geometry is identical to the #71 Trophy Truck of Rick Johnson, which Tony also built. Basically revision 2 of a winning design.
 

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For those unaware, this truck uses a rear arm to locate the axle thru a link rod with the shock directly on the arm..
 

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Awesome . . . wow!
 
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BajaFand

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Love this truck Craig, thank you. Is all the tube work done by hand or was it laser cut? Is all of the plate laser cut?
 

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Now that is finally a chassis worth looking at. Best use of a Y design I have seen. How does the load change on the rear as it cycles through the suspension?
 

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Thanks for posting the photos. The rear suspension concept looks similar to the old MacPherson "Big Mac" TT.
 

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All plate work was lasered, and alot of the tube as well. Floor "Y" is tapered in height front to rear and uses tubing that sort of spirals thru it for support, but with the breaks in the top cap it was pretty rigid without.

Truck will only be a roller..
 

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It's nice to see some different approaches on TT chassis design. #71 is one of my favorite trucks. Thanks for posting the pictures.
 

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Very nice work! Why did you guys decide to weld bungs in the chassis for the upper arm pivots and not use the billet uniball piece like in Rick Johnson's truck? Also how much does Ricks truck weigh?
 

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For those unaware, this truck uses a rear arm to locate the axle thru a link rod with the shock directly on the arm..
reminds me of the rear suspension on the Brian Kadella(sp?) designed trucks for Baldwin in the 90's... looks pretty awesome to me...
there are so many TT's out there now that there aren't enough single and double digit TT #'s to go around!!! that's awesome when u think about how well this sport is growing everyday
 

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reminds me of the rear suspension on the Brian Kadella(sp?) designed trucks for Baldwin in the 90's... looks pretty awesome to me...
there are so many TT's out there now that there aren't enough single and double digit TT #'s to go around!!! that's awesome when u think about how well this sport is growing everyday
Tony built the Baldwin trucks back then. This design (& #71) are based off of those trucks.

Heims were used on the UCA for adjustability..
 

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Tony built the Baldwin trucks back then. This design (& #71) are based off of those trucks.

Heims were used on the UCA for adjustability..
aw... okay i thought brian kadella designed and built those trucks...

did Tony Vanillo and Brian work on them together???

awesome well proven design over the years
 

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Brian's design, Tony & i believe his brother & Many others built the 3 trucks
 

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Brian's design, Tony & i believe his brother & Many others built the 3 trucks
alright now it makes since... thanks for clearing that up Craig...

oh yeah good job at Ridgecrest this weekend! sometimes rocks just jump out at you and get ya... way to bring it to the driver change it great condition and contributing to the win in class 3000
 
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