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Vintage Desert Race Truck

oldiron

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Lots of pictures of the front suspension would be great if you can.

Looks great! Nice job restoring it!
Lots of pictures of the front suspension would be great if you can.

Looks great! Nice job restoring it!
This was considered state of the art back in the day. Front and rear axles are trusted. This truck is AWD and has a Dana 44 front and a 60 with a spool in the rear. The front brakes have Wilwood calipers the rear has drums.
The front shackles have been moved back to accommodate longer Deaver springs. The suspension is the governor. I used to work and ride for Malcolm Smith in the summers as a teenager and he had a saying ”Half of going fast is knowing when to go slow”. Rod Hall was also a professor of this theory.
 

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TROPHYSEDAN

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We stopped and looked from the street. Couldn’t see the price.
Some cool Ol Iron. it’s a nice truck and best of luck on your sell.
 

retroblazer

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Similar to my Blazer, this would be a blast at a NORRA event. I’m curious about the front suspension specs, like spring length. I run a Quadratrac for my AWD, what transfer-case does this truck have?
 

retroblazer

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I’m curious if it was Mike that also built Gale Pike’s last Class 3 Ramcharger?
We’ve got go-fund me things for dogs and cats, and I don’t recall one for Mike. What happened to him ?
 
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