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Old 08-31-2011, 03:19 PM
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Build a Sleeper Drag Car/Truck

I was thinking about this the other day, building a Sleeper Drag Car or Truck. I was thinking of maybe using another Chevy S10, maybe an early 70s Dodge D100, a Chevy 454 SS Truck, an 80s Monte Carlo (probably swap a 350 in) or a 70s Cadillac. I would over all prefer a truck though.

What I would want the Truck (or car) to look like, just like a normal every day vehicle to the average person and it could blend into traffic but a Hot Rodder could spot the Drag radials it has or something about it.
I would also like it to run 12s.

How should I go about making a sleeper drag car?

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For me a sleeper is something know one expects. So me, I'd start with a short wheelbase Dodge B1500 work van, no windows. Being a full frame you have plenty of strength. A big block 440 will fit, but a 360/340 would be a better balance choice. Torsion bar front suspension allows for a slight lowering, leaf set up changed over to a 4 link. No windows allows for a full cage, mini tubs for some larger rear tires. Finish out the inside with some simple panel walls and good supportive front seats. Room to work and play in the rear. been there done that! lol
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Find a early dodge flat front van. Then install a big block dodge stroker motor in the back behind the seats. Dont forget the wheeli bars.
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Light weight should be a must. The S10 chassis is a popular one for hot rods, so that would help. Maybe a 383 smallblock with some laughing gas, and an automatic. The exhaust needs to be quiet too.

Be sure to keep the outside beat up, some small hubcaps, and a faded factory color.
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For me a sleeper is something know one expects. So me, I'd start with a short wheelbase Dodge B1500 work van, no windows. Being a full frame you have plenty of strength. A big block 440 will fit, but a 360/340 would be a better balance choice. Torsion bar front suspension allows for a slight lowering, leaf set up changed over to a 4 link. No windows allows for a full cage, mini tubs for some larger rear tires. Finish out the inside with some simple panel walls and good supportive front seats. Room to work and play in the rear. been there done that! lol
Maybe I should try for a D100 with a similar concept, with the 360 or 340 swapped in.
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Find a early dodge flat front van. Then install a big block dodge stroker motor in the back behind the seats. Dont forget the wheeli bars.
Maybe I should try a MOPAR wagon
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