Deadman Full-size Trucks

GENERAL

These are not suggestions, the following is what you can do. If it doesn’t say you can, you cannot.

1.Half ton trucks with a maximum of 6 lug axles only permitted

2.4 wheel drives permitted but must remove one driveshaft

3.SUVs allowed

4. No leaf conversions

5. No Beadlocks or bead protectors allowed

CAGE

1.  4 Point cage permitted with gussets in the corners,maximum 6” cage material. You may have a gas tank protector in the bed or off seat bar in Suv, tank protector max 32”wide, tank protector may weld to the floor of the bed  but may not attach to the frame, tank protector may not go further back than the front of the wheel tubs in the bed. Gas tank protector is not for strengthening only to protect tank.

2.Halo bar is MANDATORY WITH A BAR FROM HALO TO DASH BAR MAX SIZE ON BAR FROM HALO TO DASH BAR IS 2”X2”

BODY

1.Front doors may be welded solid all other doors may be welded with a 5”on 5” off pattern this includes rear doors and tailgates. 

2. When welding tailgates or rear doors they may be welded to the bumper using the 5” on 5” off pattern

3.If you elect to drop the tailgate down behind the frame, no rear bumper will be permitted, tailgate may be welded to the end of the frame  

4. Cab and bed MUST be welded together with 5” on 5” off pattern 

5. Hoods may be bolted or wired in 8 spots, two spots may go around bumper, you may use 2”x2” angle 6” long to bolt hood shut with a max of 2 bolts per angle

6. Body/Bed may be bolted solid to frame with ⅝” bolts with maximum 3” washers top and bottom with the exception of the two mounts in the core support, these may be 1” all thread and be used as two of your hood bolts.

7.  Quarter panels must remain upright, no wedging

FRAME1. Any OEM front and rear loaded bumpers permitted with all work done inside of bumper

HOMEMADE BUMPERS ARE PERMITTED 8”X8” MAX, POINT MUST TAPER OVER 32” AND POINT MAY NOT EXTEND BEYOND 4” OF FLAT FRONT OF BUMPER.  SMW BUMPERS PERMITTED. 

2. You may have a factory bracket OR a piece of 4”x4” tubing welded no more than 4” back on frame to attach bumpers front or rear

3.You may weld the factory shackle brackets to the frame, NO ADDED MATERIAL

4.You may weld the factory frame cross members into the frame using the following method you may have a 1” weld for each rivet that holds the cross member in from the factory. Do not abuse this rule.

SUSPENSION

1.Tie rods may be reinforced, no heim joint style tie rods must have factory style ends

2.You may use 2 4”x4”x ¼” plates to weld A-Arms down one on front and back of each upper a-arm if your front suspension is leaf spring you may use a piece of 2”x2” tubing from the frame to the axle no more than 3” welded to frame

3.You may use 1” all thread for shocks

4.You may have 4 leaf spring clamps on each side, two in front of axle and two behind, maximum size material for clamps is 2” wide by ⅜” thick

DRIVETRAIN

1.Lower cradle,front plate and pulley protector only no other engine or transmission protectors allowed

2. Slider shafts permitted

3.Rear axles may be braced

4.Engine mounts must have a rubber bushing no solid mounts

For rules questions please call Jacob Gilliam 614-315-7468 no calls after 9pm Eastern Time

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