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Old 07-16-2018, 11:00 AM   #1
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Super Stock Diesel 4x4 Build and First Hooks

After taking 2016 off I decided to join the big boys and started building a SSDFWD last year. After a year and a half of work, delays, re-works, waiting on parts...etc., the truck was finished up at 3am the day of the hook.

All the pictures of the rebuild can be seen on my instagram or facebook.

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Videos below. Overcame a broken tie rod end on the way to the scales to go 352í. Thanks to Van Haisley for getting me set up and @estacey82 and @shanek222 for the advice on the starting line. Thanks to Michael OíConner and the Nasty Boys team as well as Larry Peterson #profab for the tie rod end fix.

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Old 07-16-2018, 11:56 AM   #2
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Very nice man! That's alot of work and time! Good to see it come together
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Old 07-16-2018, 01:02 PM   #3
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Old 07-16-2018, 01:08 PM   #4
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Does your Facebook consist of only a profile pic or is it very private? Either way, sent a request to see some pictures/vids.
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Old 07-16-2018, 02:00 PM   #5
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Does your Facebook consist of only a profile pic or is it very private? Either way, sent a request to see some pictures/vids.
It's just private. Request accepted.
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Old 07-16-2018, 02:13 PM   #6
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Glad to see this one out and kicking ass!
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Been following you on Facebook. Glad to see it coming together! Good luck!
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Old 07-16-2018, 03:13 PM   #8
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Been following you on Facebook. Glad to see it coming together! Good luck!
Thanks. We started to get the front end settled down after the first night and now we are working on weigh reduction. A fiberglass body is already on order but for now we are going to have to sacrifice some weight up front.
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Looks good! How did it stack up against the other SS trucks?
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Old 07-16-2018, 07:06 PM   #10
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Ive never seen a front end/trailing arm/shock setup like that. Of course its a little secluded up here in the northeast. Is that common in your area?
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Looks good! How did it stack up against the other SS trucks?
It would have finished 4th out of 9 trucks each night. Van and Atley were 370+ the first night, Gearhart was 366, I was 352, Bowling, Dickey, Kellogg, Stacey and Withrow were behind me. Similar results on the second night with Atley, Kellogg and Stacey at 341-344 and I was 339 and the rest behind me.

However, I was overweight so I would say I didn't embarrass myself too bad for the first time out but can't say much more than that until I get it down to weight. We will be pulling in Ft. Recovery, OH the 27th and 28th and will be down to weight and expect more trucks so, that will be a better measuring stick.

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Ive never seen a front end/trailing arm/shock setup like that. Of course its a little secluded up here in the northeast. Is that common in your area?
Front end set-ups on a SS truck are just like hitches, pretty much everyone has something different. With the way we set this truck up and the weight distribution along with hitch design we felt this was the best option. Again, once we get it down to weight and have a couple more runs on it we should be able to smooth it out even more.
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That's awesome....and I don't quite understand how you could not make weight....did u not use a tube frame? Will you pull at Bowling Green in August?
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That's awesome....and I don't quite understand how you could not make weight....did u not use a tube frame? Will you pull at Bowling Green in August?
Still have a stock Ford frame, A steel body with reinforcements for the lift (1800# plus) and the front plate on the weight box was 840# by itself.

I am not convinced a tube frame is the way to go. I've seen too many break and when they flex, they flex bad. We will drop 1500# going to a fiberglass body and we replaced the front 1.5" plate with 1/4" plate so will drop another 700# there. Hoping to have 300# of movable weight for the rest of this season and then put another 1500# up front with the fiberglass body next year.

We are planning on being at Bowling Green.
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:57 AM   #14
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Nice! Congratulations of the finish product.

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As with everything you do... it looks top notch. Congrats!
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:10 PM   #16
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I’m a puller from when diesel trucks started but I haven’t watched a live hook since 2013. I’m way out of the loop but.... that’s Erik Stacey’s old truck isn’t it?

I don’t have social media and I can’t look at your book or gram accounts, I only looked at the YouTube vids. So if there’s a whole back story that’s common knowledge I’m unaware, haha.
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:13 PM   #17
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I fkn love that truck! Nice to see it back out on the track.
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It's not his old truck. It's just the body off of it. Following the build on the book. Very nice work with no expenses spared.
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Nice! Congratulations of the finish product.

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As with everything you do... it looks top notch. Congrats!
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Iím a puller from when diesel trucks started but I havenít watched a live hook since 2013. Iím way out of the loop but.... thatís Erik Staceyís old truck isnít it?

I donít have social media and I canít look at your book or gram accounts, I only looked at the YouTube vids. So if thereís a whole back story thatís common knowledge Iím unaware, haha.
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It's not his old truck. It's just the body off of it. Following the build on the book. Very nice work with no expenses spared.
I appreciate all the comments. As mentioned by others its E's old body and the chassis was actually Rocky Roark's old chassis. We redid the entire chassis and running gear with the exception of the rear axle housing, ladder bars and frame rails. Those were pretty solid and only had to do some reinforcements. The hitch, driveshafts, front axle, drop box, clutch, hubs, center sections, suspension....etc were changed for my set-up.
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Mechanical injection?
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