A truck-arm suspension uses much longer suspension arms. Those longer arms means less rear steer is created when the chassis rolls to the right side through the turns. Overall, the rearend is more forgiving and missing the perfect setup shouldn’t harm the handling as much. On the other hand, a Super Late Model isn’t as tall as a typical truck-arm car and making the geometry work can be difficult.
We wanted to see how it all came together so we spent several days at the Hess Racing Products shops in Mooresville, North Carolina, documenting the progress of this build from a stack of tubing all the way to a completed rolling chassis. Later, we’ll come back around to hang the body. But for now, we’ve got some serious fabrication to do.