Well, we're still a long way from making it happen, but given that this truck build started only 12 weeks ago, we may still make Speed Week at Bonneville this year. In the coming week, we hope to finish the roll cage, mount the steering column and get the brakes functional. Then it can go out for vinyl wrap (to make it look the part).
We're going for a production class record (currently 129 mph) so most of the truck has to stay original, with no aero modifications other than lowering it and adding a hood scoop. Tons of safety add-ons, better brakes, and the all-encompasing roll cage that is taking a HUGE amount of time and man power to complete. Not to mention we had to restore a truck, source a second truck we could steal the cab from, to alleviate major rust issues, and work out some front suspension issues that were a result of lowering it so far. Our front crossmember just behind the steering linkage will ride roughly 1 1/4" off the ground. The motor shows is for mock-up, as the real one is in the middle of being built. We hope to have 250 hp at the flywheel in order to beat the current record, naturally aspirated, running over 14:1 compression.
The biggest hurdle we have now is that we're out of budget, by a LOT. Any rich folk out there who want to donate to the cause???