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85 d150 baja build
« on: September 8, 2012, 11:20:30 AM »
whats up fellas, my plan is to build a fun cheap entry level truck to have a blast in some races next year, not doing this to win money, just for the experience in doing so!
 
Im turning this d150 2wd w/ a 318 in a class 8100 or full stock class
 


Tryin to figure out what all i can get away with on the 8100 class... the dodge has the jacked up 'a arms' that have that 'strut'bar going toward core support, so im thinking some 1ton springs or some cheap coil spacers to get a little more lift to fit some 33's on it all around, a block set in back for lift, and some decent FOA shocks on all four corners, along w/ new bushings/tierods/ball joints
 
anyone got any ideas for the front suspension on these old things? rear? how could i acheive more travel w/ my factory leafs?
 


here is the suspension im dealing with, the lca mount seems only spot welded or bolt on, would it be agains the rules to weld that mount solid to the actual frame? or skip weld?

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Re: 85 d150 baja build
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2012, 08:54:57 AM »
As far as the rear suspension, I'd avoid blocks at all cost.  Running through the desert, using blocks, is gonna put lots of stress on the u-bolts.  I'd get with Jungle (a member and vendor here)  and get a flip kit.  That would provide better travel, a better ride and some lift.  All while not welding anything or using very much "not stock" stuff  ;D  As far as front suspension goes, first things first box the lca's I don't remember if the rules allow that or not, but I think they do because it's not so much a performance cheat as a safety issue.  I'm trying to find a rule book now to confirm this.  The 1-ton springs sound like a good idea.  Again, I'm gonna advise against using spacers on the front springs.  Haulin' your cookies across the desert can be a hell of a lot of fun, but if everything isn't completely safe, it can turn into a very bad day  ;D 
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Re: 85 d150 baja build
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2012, 08:59:31 AM »
Look at this, I think your class is on page 51.  Looks like you can reinforce stuff as long as you keep the same basic idea that the factory had.  Kinda gives a little more leeway than I remember.

http://hdrarace.com/rule-book/2012-edition/

Hope I've been at least a little help.  Have fun, and be sure to post pics  ;D
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Re: 85 d150 baja build
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2012, 09:43:46 AM »
i dont know squat about running in the desert but gotta say, that looks like one clean ride.  {cool} looking forward to see what you come up with
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Re: 85 d150 baja build
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2012, 12:53:55 PM »
thanks fellas!

Im actually already overaxle on the leafs!

does anyone know the length of 1ton coils? i may have found some off a 1ton ford but dont want to lift it to high

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gonna go ahead and brace/box in all control arms and weld all rivited mounts, what im gonna do is make the strut rod into a heimjoint type end instead of the dual bushing type that comes factory! any input on this?
just trying to get the most outta this suspension!

thanks for all the help!!

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Re: 85 d150 baja build
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2012, 07:45:30 PM »







here you can see that on full compression w. the bumpstop cut off, the upper ball join is limiting further compression, on full droop the little dimple on the upper a-arm is hitting the coil pocket, i am mounting dual shocks on the top of the upper control arms, and building a engine cage/shock hoops for them, im waiting to see what coils i will actually be running, i may modify the upper a arm quite a bit to bend the ball joint part downward to for less of a chance of binding, and removing the dimpled part as well

input is always welcome and wanted!

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Re: 85 d150 baja build
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2012, 07:57:18 PM »
I gotta see this.  Always looking for ideas for my 2X.   {popcorn}
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Re: 85 d150 baja build
« Reply #7 on: October 1, 2012, 04:29:15 PM »






I know progress is slow, but w/ a 2yr old and a 4yr old as your 'helpers' it gets kinda hard to find tools they run off with! but making memories with them and working on trucks is more fun to me than anything! they love working on it!

Im getting absolutly NO droop as expected with these leafs, now im almost tempted since im running the sportsman class, thinkin of a 4link/trailing arm setup but thats later down the road!

Whats yalls opinion on rear leafs? everyone is saying Deavers, yes but if i wanna spend 1k on springs ill go ahead and 4 link it and use coilovers!


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Re: 85 d150 baja build
« Reply #8 on: October 2, 2012, 09:34:53 PM »
YES!!!!! This is awesome!!

I was looking into racing with my truck, but I just couldn't find a good class to really fit it into. Plus racing is EXPENSIVE.

Anyway, I was looking at the HDRA rulebook link that powerdragon posted, And it looks like they give you a little bit of leeway on the suspension (more than I thought at least). Thay say that The suspension must retain the same BASIC design as stock, and may be strengthened, reinforced, or replaced. Just knock all that stock bs off and do some fat a-arms on there, thats basically what you have now.

As for the rear, eh, I dont know... Deaver doesn't make anything for our trucks from what I have seen, You could custom make a leaf pack, or look into Alcan, but like you said... Might as well just link it!! Leaves are for trees anyway.

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Re: 85 d150 baja build
« Reply #9 on: October 3, 2012, 12:32:24 PM »
That RC is BAD!!! anymore pics? yours? that is gnarly!

the more i look at the janky suspension and its rivets it makes me wanna just start fresh!


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Re: 85 d150 baja build
« Reply #10 on: October 3, 2012, 12:59:52 PM »
also gonna run the walker evans fiberglass fenders, im ALMOST to the point of making it a shortbed, and using the Evans bedsides as well!

Whats the wheelbase of a Shortbed?

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« Reply #11 on: October 3, 2012, 05:25:04 PM »
I'd rather push a DODGE than drive a chevy or a ford!!!!!!
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Re: 85 d150 baja build
« Reply #12 on: October 3, 2012, 08:52:05 PM »
That RC is BAD!!! anymore pics? yours? that is gnarly!

the more i look at the janky suspension and its rivets it makes me wanna just start fresh!

No that silver monster is not mine. I want it real bad though.

As far as your suspension, JUUUST DOO ITTTT!!!!

also gonna run the walker evans fiberglass fenders, im ALMOST to the point of making it a shortbed, and using the Evans bedsides as well!

Whats the wheelbase of a Shortbed?

Yeah I plan on using the Walker Evans Glass too, but Im not sure on the wheelbase length. It probably wont fit on yours though. Might have to just pull your own steel sides!
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« Reply #13 on: October 3, 2012, 08:55:41 PM »
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« Reply #14 on: October 4, 2012, 08:30:36 AM »
Thank you so much for that thread! tons of inspiration!

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Re: 85 d150 baja build
« Reply #15 on: October 4, 2012, 10:45:00 AM »
The 2 big things I would be interested in are how to put trailing arms (that work) on a 1st gen and how to modify or where to get control arms that allow some more articulation from the ball joint.  When I had a 2wd Ranger, I remember there being some drop down brackets for the I-beams.  Would a bracket something like that work on the lower control arm of our trucks? Anyone know?
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« Reply #16 on: October 4, 2012, 12:37:39 PM »
the first thing you need to do is get rid of the cinder-blocks before you get hurt! and if you must use them, wood on top and bottom, and turn them the proper direction. thats dangerous man!
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« Reply #17 on: October 4, 2012, 01:18:26 PM »
the first thing you need to do is get rid of the cinder-blocks before you get hurt! and if you must use them, wood on top and bottom, and turn them the proper direction. thats dangerous man!

I was wondering when somebody was gonna say something about the blocks.  :o  Very dangerous!
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« Reply #18 on: October 4, 2012, 02:01:06 PM »
hahahaha i have jackstands under it now! jacked it up took it apart then relized my buddy had my jackstands so had to use something temporarily!

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« Reply #19 on: October 4, 2012, 06:43:58 PM »






got bored, modified the uppercontrol arm to see if i could get some more travel, its still hitting the spring pocket lip, but im getting about 3" more 'droop' then stock and with the stock springs and no spacers..... if i end up using the factory control arms im gonna cut some more outta the control arm and box/brace it all in and build mounts on it for the shocks

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« Reply #20 on: October 6, 2012, 01:56:35 PM »
The 2 big things I would be interested in are how to put trailing arms (that work) on a 1st gen and how to modify or where to get control arms that allow some more articulation from the ball joint.  When I had a 2wd Ranger, I remember there being some drop down brackets for the I-beams.  Would a bracket something like that work on the lower control arm of our trucks? Anyone know?

Trailing arms should be easy cheesy. Why would they not work? And since these trucks are so generally unpopular, I doubt there is anything in the way of 2WD suspension for them. Thats why I'm saying just burn all that crap off make some new A-arms for it. It's just gonna save time!!
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« Reply #21 on: October 6, 2012, 02:02:50 PM »
Look at these guys. They did it the right way and junked the stock front end and started fresh!!





BURN IT ALL OFF!!!  :D
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« Reply #22 on: October 6, 2012, 03:02:14 PM »
Look at these guys. They did it the right way and junked the stock front end and started fresh!!





BURN IT ALL OFF!!!  :D


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Re: 85 d150 baja build
« Reply #23 on: October 7, 2012, 05:55:42 PM »
hey man you look like you really have the gears turning to make a prearunner/trophy style truck.  Im not sure about suspension yet if i find something ill send you a link but i wanted to let you know if you didnt know already is that you can no longer get walker evans fenders but here is a link to a sight that does have them http://www.off-roadfiberglass.com/offroad/80sdodge.htm   i have been looking at these for my ramcharger.
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« Reply #24 on: October 7, 2012, 07:42:42 PM »
Walker Evans used the stock stuff. Keep it.
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« Reply #25 on: October 8, 2012, 12:06:06 AM »
Walker Evans used the stock stuff. Keep it.


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Didn't seem to be good enough for him on the truck I posted up there... Check the spec sheet here:

http://www.race-dezert.com/home/walker-evans-vintage-dodge-30219.html
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« Reply #26 on: October 8, 2012, 02:06:25 AM »
I'd be surprised if he originally ran that truck with that suspension. I don't think he had an LS3 and 4L80E in it before either.
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Re: 85 d150 baja build
« Reply #27 on: October 8, 2012, 10:21:35 AM »
Build some tube a-arms and make them longer than the stock stuff.  That way you sit a little wider up front and the wheels don't get too narrow on droop.

For ideas look at the VW stuff, both bugs and sand rails.

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« Reply #28 on: October 8, 2012, 04:16:30 PM »
I'd be surprised if he originally ran that truck with that suspension. I don't think he had an LS3 and 4L80E in it before either.

  :D I'm sure he didn't run an LS, or the same shock/coilover setup, but I HIGHLY doubt he ran anything near stock when that truck was originally racing. I'll find some pics.

BTW, sorry to thread jack OP, any progress?
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« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2012, 06:25:21 AM »
I read an article recently that said that the suspensions he ran were very nearly stock. I'll see if I can dig it up.
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« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2012, 02:52:07 PM »
I read an article recently that said that the suspensions he ran were very nearly stock. I'll see if I can dig it up.


Please find it! We might also be talking about two different trucks, I'm sure he raced more than one truck in more than one class over time. Neither of these trucks (if they are actually different) use the stock suspension.



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« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2012, 04:29:37 PM »
The "experts" are great at telling you what you can't do. Don't let someone else's opinion be your limiting factor.

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« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2012, 05:45:03 PM »
Really cool pics!    {popcorn}
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« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2012, 01:20:26 AM »
Found a cool Walker Evans rebuild video.

Walker Evans Racing Class 8 Rebuild


Also found out that it has an LS3 corvette motor.  What a let down...

http://www.race-dezert.com/home/walker-evans-vintage-dodge-30219.html
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« Reply #34 on: October 14, 2012, 04:48:48 PM »
Still looking. Here's a pre Evans truck with stock suspension.

http://offroadaction.ca/2010/09/14/restoration-of-john-bakers-70s-class-8-dodge-first-dodge-sponsored-desert-race-truck/


That is a cool truck!! I love the stepsides. I wonder how he did in that in his two years of racing it.


Also found out that it has an LS3 corvette motor.  What a let down...


Yeah, I was hoping for a cool MOPAR powerplant, but oh well. I would still drive it.
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« Reply #35 on: October 14, 2012, 06:24:17 PM »
Found a cool Walker Evans rebuild video.

Walker Evans Racing Class 8 Rebuild

Thanks for the video! I think this is the truck. While not a stock suspension, it has a lot of stock components that keep the dimensions of the stock suspension. The lower control arm is still stock, although with the radius arm removed and double braced. It still has ball joints, and with the spring horns, it looks like it had coil springs in the original location with a triple shock setup. Original style idler arm which indicates original style steering.
The rear spring hangers look to be original but braced, and may even be in the stock location. Not even a shackle flip! 
To me this shows how much you can do with the stock parts. It even gives me ideas for another project!!


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« Reply #36 on: October 14, 2012, 08:54:42 PM »
This is a nice build, something different. Looks like a nice clean truck, frame and all.
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« Reply #37 on: October 15, 2012, 11:48:13 PM »
Thanks for the video! I think this is the truck. While not a stock suspension, it has a lot of stock components that keep the dimensions of the stock suspension. The lower control arm is still stock, although with the radius arm removed and double braced. It still has ball joints, and with the spring horns, it looks like it had coil springs in the original location with a triple shock setup. Original style idler arm which indicates original style steering.
The rear spring hangers look to be original but braced, and may even be in the stock location. Not even a shackle flip! 
To me this shows how much you can do with the stock parts. It even gives me ideas for another project!!

It seems like he gets a lot of travel out of very close to stock suspension (compared to a lot of other trucks!), and all those shocks!!  :o So many at each corner! Such a cool truck.
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« Reply #38 on: October 16, 2012, 01:12:56 AM »
Hey, Krown.  Ya still here?  What's been going on with all of this input, have you come up with a master plan?   {popcorn}
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Re: 85 d150 baja build
« Reply #39 on: October 17, 2012, 02:59:18 PM »
love all the pics and info you guys!

thats exactly my plan to do RCCDrew, im gonna modify my original a-arms with tubing and do the same with the lower getting rid of the radius arm! Im getting around 12" of travel with what i have cut out of the upper a-arm and i still have the radius arm still attached, its crazy what a little bit of triming and modifying you can get out of these trucks,


progress is slow im sorry guys, being a single father of a 2yr old and 4yr old and working 2 jobs cuts out on some project time, but im fully invested in this build, im getting ready to take 15" out of the frame to convert it to shortbed, thats my next step, gonna order the Walker bedsides pretty soon, after the frame im gonna start on the cage and suspension


thanks and keep the info flowing, i love hearing other peoples opinions and ideas!

thanks guys!

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Re: 85 d150 baja build
« Reply #40 on: October 17, 2012, 08:04:27 PM »
love all the pics and info you guys!

thats exactly my plan to do RCCDrew, im gonna modify my original a-arms with tubing and do the same with the lower getting rid of the radius arm! Im getting around 12" of travel with what i have cut out of the upper a-arm and i still have the radius arm still attached, its crazy what a little bit of triming and modifying you can get out of these trucks,


progress is slow im sorry guys, being a single father of a 2yr old and 4yr old and working 2 jobs cuts out on some project time, but im fully invested in this build, im getting ready to take 15" out of the frame to convert it to shortbed, thats my next step, gonna order the Walker bedsides pretty soon, after the frame im gonna start on the cage and suspension


thanks and keep the info flowing, i love hearing other peoples opinions and ideas!

thanks guys!

This is gonna be great!!!  {cool}
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85 d150 baja build
« Reply #41 on: October 17, 2012, 08:12:14 PM »
I hope it works out! That would be a fun project!!
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Re: 85 d150 baja build
« Reply #42 on: October 17, 2012, 11:34:39 PM »
What about make it a club cab short bed:-)

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Re: 85 d150 baja build
« Reply #43 on: June 6, 2014, 01:14:09 PM »
Anything ever happen with this truck again, krown?

Hopefully you didn't give up the dream!!
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Re: 85 d150 baja build
« Reply #44 on: June 9, 2014, 01:52:44 AM »
OHHHH now your making me want to get a 2wd one :)