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Author Topic:   what cars have a 112" wheel-base?
Arkie Dirt Racer
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posted August 07, 2001 09:08 PM
Since there is no "cruiser" forum here I thought I should post here. me and a friend are going to build a cruiser car (2 drivers) for next year. the rules at our track say it has to be 112+ inch wheel base. Could someone please tell me what are good cars to use that are 112"? Are the earlier (non-metric) Chevelles/Cutlass's or Monte Carlo's 112?
Also another idea we had is to use a mid-70's chevy truck. there are a couple trucks that run in hobby class here and do ok. Is a short wheel base Chevy 112"? How bout a LWB? How would a truck do with stock suspension?
It is a 3/8 mile banked oval if that is of any importance...
Thanks for your help

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Oldsmobile13
Member
posted August 07, 2001 09:20 PM
CHRYSLER CORDOBA. And just think, built in weight jacks with the torsion bar front ends. A little weaker in the front end so dont hit anyone with it, but still very durable and when you can crank on a torsion bolt and tighten or loosen the car. TRICK STOCK WEIGHT JACKS.


dirtracers
Member
posted August 24, 2001 09:29 PM
I think the 1973-1976 Monte Carlos are the best because the motor is set back further in the car than in the Malibus and Caprices allowing more wieght transfer to the back and the car is 115 inch wheelbase so you would pass


racer17j
Member
posted August 25, 2001 11:32 PM
if i had to choose a 70-72 monte is the way to go they are lighter and like dirt just said the motor is set back further than all ovf the others about the only problem is they are getting pretty rare to find one that is raceable either mint or shot if you can find one at all or if you want somethin=g a little newer and more accesable the good old late 70s early 80s caprice is a 112 in


YAZ
Member
posted October 09, 2001 11:18 PM
I RAN A 79 CAPRICE 4 DOOR THIS YEAR AND
IT'S 118"


clayfever44
Member
posted October 16, 2001 11:51 AM
there is a crusier forum on here


Arkie Dirt Racer
Member
posted October 22, 2001 09:31 PM
there is a cruiser forum now. we had no cruiser forum at the time. this is actually a pretty old thread. lol

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