43mod,little more progress. Doors bars are done but pass side coming back out to make build access easier . Way more elbow ,head and leg room than my old TL truck,really happy about that. Seat mounted strongly and adjustable up/down forward/back as long as you have a 3/4 , 9/16 and ten minutes . Steering wheel moved back into a real drivers position and adjustable up/down/left right. I am thinking of using bolt in spacers on the gas and brake pedal for short legged guys(ME) and remove for tall guys . Would have been more progress but little stinker grandson was too much fun this week. We did replace some axles on a 40 year old Tonka dump truck at his insistence. And if your going to fly a kite it may as well be an Allison driven P51 .
Well, I can tell you what our Norra XX weighs. Full tank, 2 big guys, and all required race gear, readyLove the Kite !
Looks VERY strong...maybe too strong...weight kills these things...and the XX is already in need of Weight Watchers.
Will be interested in the weight figures when you are done.
Looking better all the time 43. We are getting ready to test our Speed 77"Kings next week (hopefully!).
novaman64,Do the speed 72/77 kits use the same springs as the stock 64 suspension? I was gonna shell out the dough for some stiffer springs but in a year or two was thinking about going wider, o...
You have the old Shock therapy setup still? Wanna sell them?novaman64,
I'm sorry pal I don't know for sure if the stock shock/springs would work. When we were stock width
and had the Shock Therapy revalve/respring their new springs were substantially stiffer and now with
the Kings the springs are bigger again. A phone call to Todd at Speed would answer your question,
they have been very helpful with info for us.
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2 hrs dove hunting w oldest son then 11 on the xx. Driver seat raised 1.5" radiator finalized and mounted. Its getting a top air scoop w screen and air dam on bottom front edge along w an upper fill/ puke tank. Air cleaner down low and very easy to service. Air to be ducted from inside cab behind drivers seat. New jagged s dry sump tank layout done to replace cheesy beer can tank. Really enjoyed talking to this guy and he figured 3-5 days to ship tank w whatever small changes i needed. Tank moving to driver side where all the engine and cooler plumbing actually is. Not much finished for what seemed a pretty full day. New shop is beyond bitchen to work in. Just need more hours and more energy !