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Old April 19th, 2012, 10:25 PM   #1
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Default 1978 F-150 Stock Truck & Formula Bronco.

Even though this thread is on 3 different forums already, Im throwing it on here anyway. I figured if we were doing anything "wrong", it would be really pointed out on this forum.


Racing TORC this year. Making a 2 truck team for our first year out. More work than we expected. Formula 4x4 1978 Ford Bronco (old racer, already caged) and a 1978 Ford F-150 2wd Stock Truck (plucked fresh from the fields of Pelkie)

We're all young kids, none of us exceeding 25. Most of us building the stock truck are in High school. I'll give a quick breakdown of the stock truck build.

Plucked a 302, C4, and fuel cell from this retired gem of a '72.




Decided to pick up a new truck, the 72 was just too toasty. Found this gem in Pelkie.




Got setup with a bender (thanks Todd!) and ordered up an assload of 1 3/4 DOM from Marquette Machining. Took our head fab/math guy a few minutes to figure out the radius's, and we started bending. 3 Highschool kid's with a bender, Harbor Freight Notcher, and angle grinders turned this out in about 2 months.








The truck this past weekend.



Hand fabbed coil bucket.



The start of our suspension set up. Gonna experiment with '05 Super Duty coils, paired with FOX 2.0 shocks out of a Pro-Lite.



Have some more up to date pictures I'll put up a little later.


Now, the Formula '78 Ford Bronco. Bronco stopped racing a couple years ago untill it was purchased by us, and freshened up. Deaver's front and rear, 4 Smooth body FOX's in rear (2.0) and 2.5" Race-Runners up front. 351 Roller Windsor, C4, Dana 20, blah blah.


How we got it...




Clean up time




Remounted Rad



Custom motor mounts after we freshened up the motor.




Bronco is getting re plumbed and wired currently.

First race is June 16th in Crandon. Both of the us drivers have never raced before, so it should be a good learning experience. Looking for sponsors!

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