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#1 Dallas Racer

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 12:53 PM

Cool swiss-cheesed vintage rail from: LASCM.
 
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 01:19 PM

How it was done back in the day. Ball bearing drop arm pivot!
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 02:54 PM

Looks like the drop-arm is mounted in bearings. Was that common practice on these? 


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 03:38 PM

Not that I saw, but I was drag racing in '64, '65, and up until Summer of '66. Although there was a variety of side rail

designs, most were wedges with full length bodies of thin aluminum sheet. The rails were usually cut out so that there

was only a narrow upper and lower section with cross bars to give some strength. Some good examples were shown

in the thread about Gene Husting's car.







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