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    Looking at a Mastersbilt chassis serial number #203 Anyone have a clue as to what year? The guys thinks it's a 01-03, said it was a 2" square tube car, but didn't think it was a Smackdown chassis. Can anyone pass down any information and what would I be able to update this too. Any info would help its a bare chassis so I'm going to need everything dunno where to start I know you guys are the best so thanks for the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7uptruckracer View Post
    Looking at a Mastersbilt chassis serial number #203 Anyone have a clue as to what year? The guys thinks it's a 01-03, said it was a 2" square tube car, but didn't think it was a Smackdown chassis. Can anyone pass down any information and what would I be able to update this too. Any info would help its a bare chassis so I'm going to need everything dunno where to start I know you guys are the best so thanks for the help!
    I had a 2000 Narrow chassis with number 269 or something like that. Most likely you have a piece from somewhere around that time. It would take some photos and/or measurements to try and figure it out for sure.
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    should be late 2001 or early 2002. I own #0347 which is a late 2002. Info from Keith masters was they started numbering them late in 2000 and were building between 150 and 200 chassis per year.

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    a smackdown will start with a "0" in the number

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    Is it worthwhile to update? Would probably be a crate car or a production head engine like our LM run here with a 500 2bbl holley and edelbrock intake. What updates should I look at? What rear end does the masters run, and all that stuff? Do they have spec sheets I can find all this stuff on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7uptruckracer View Post
    Is it worthwhile to update? Would probably be a crate car or a production head engine like our LM run here with a 500 2bbl holley and edelbrock intake. What updates should I look at? What rear end does the masters run, and all that stuff? Do they have spec sheets I can find all this stuff on?
    If it has been stored inside, not drilled too much, and so on the cage might be safe. If the cage is safe and it is a narrow car, I would raise the right side rail, put the newest Smackdown geometry on the car and run it.

    I guess it depends on if you are doing the work yourself and other factors to determine how much cheaper it would be for you.
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    East Bay - 6............................North Florida - 1
    Bubba Raceway - 1...................Atomic - 2
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    I have a 2000 "Millennium" Chassis, #256. I assume this is also considered a "narrow" chassis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ128 View Post
    I have a 2000 "Millennium" Chassis, #256. I assume this is also considered a "narrow" chassis?
    Yep. That is what I was talking about.
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    Bubba Raceway - 1...................Atomic - 2
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    So what would you have to change in to convert it to the latest smackdown geometry? Do you raise the whole RS rail and whats updated on the front and rear? Ballpark on how much it would be to get a dealer to do it?

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    Where are you located?

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    Southeastern Virginia

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