So from my understanding, yes they are the same vehicle. So this truck is actually a TORSION bar front end. Not your traditional coil over and by pass. My memory sucks for these details. But I heard that Dale convinced Bill Savage to let him convert it to torsion bar to remain competitive in class 3. But then as the class faded away he converted it to class 8.Are you sure he didn't build a new truck for the class 8? Seems the frame rule would not work with the old Blazer chassis and the Class 8.
Not the best pictures, but here’s the front end.
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