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Old 09-03-2016, 11:09 PM
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So I don't have to much going on just yet. As you can see the HDF LT kit is finished and will be here soon! I don't have many photos but I did get a little done. Honestly just waiting for the LT kit before I move forward on the frame.
So what I recently got was an entire wiring harness for my ls
I got a huge power steering cooler from a highway patrol car
Cable throttle body
Jeep Cherokee AC rad
Air conditioning box

I was super happy to get that AC box because I haven't found a single company that makes them.

Once the LT kit comes It'll really get the ball rolling

Now I need to get the cruise control box, peddle and steering box.
I was thinking of a Silverado steering box, even found 05 ish diesel Silverado at the junk yard and thought about trying to get that to work. Also found a zr2 and I know that steering box will be a direct bolt in.






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Old 10-24-2016, 06:56 PM
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So I got back to work (been waiting for the control arms to come) so it is getting colder but got a little work done by grinding all the rust I could off the frame with fab wheels and wire wheels. My wife cleaned the 5.3 and painted it, the control arms should be here Wednesday and I have to get my welding tank refilled.


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Old 10-24-2016, 10:57 PM
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Cool build! You are doing it right...

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Old 10-24-2016, 11:15 PM
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Cool build! You are doing it right...

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Thank you. I don't have a whole lot of money so I'm trying to do what's needed instead of bouncing around.


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Old 10-24-2016, 11:16 PM
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I'm in the same boat! I've had my Elk two years. Suspension and tires were the first priority.

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Old 10-24-2016, 11:19 PM
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I'm in the same boat! I've had my Elk two years. Suspension and tires were the first priority.

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That's sweet! This is by far my biggest project and I only have a day or 2 each week to work on it. I need to purchase some ls swap plates next, I'm thinking of getting the Holley plates.


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Old 10-24-2016, 11:21 PM
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You leaving the LS stock, or going turbo?

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Old 10-24-2016, 11:34 PM
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You leaving the LS stock, or going turbo?

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I was going to just do a cam and swap the heads but that was about it. I want to focus more on my suspension and getting seats etc then I'd probably start thinking of a turbo. I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do with the rear end. So I sold my crown Vic 8.8 and I'm looking for a mustang rear end and use my lower control arm brackets just gusset them and I'm cutting out the upper brackets and making new upper control arm brackets.


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Old 10-24-2016, 11:40 PM
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That's a good swap... I had an Exploder 8.8 in a Duster.. versatile axle!

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Old 10-24-2016, 11:53 PM
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That's a good swap... I had an Exploder 8.8 in a Duster.. versatile axle!

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If it's a 4x4 though one side i think one side is longer then the other. A mustang rear end is "known" to bolt into the g body so I was hoping that works


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Old 10-25-2016, 02:36 PM
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If it's a 4x4 though one side i think one side is longer then the other. A mustang rear end is "known" to bolt into the g body so I was hoping that works


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Yeah, I had to get mine shortened on one side... bought new Yukon axles, but next time I'll just use another junk yard axle.

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Old 11-07-2016, 09:51 AM
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So I did get my control arms and I am very pleased with what I got for what I paid but sadly the day I went to go work on the car it was nothing but problem after problem. My welding tank pressure gauge blew and wasted ha bunch of gas, plating the S bend was proving to be more work then I thought and broke my hammer and ruined the steel so I'm taking a break and I'm going to order the spindles and body mounts at the end of the week.


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Old 11-07-2016, 10:09 AM
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Damn sorry for the problems. But I guess it's just part of the fun of a project. At least that's what I always tell my self.
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Old 11-07-2016, 02:59 PM
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Damn sorry for the problems. But I guess it's just part of the fun of a project. At least that's what I always tell my self.


Yea I think I was just rushing to much. I'll wait till my spindles get here before I start again but I only work on the car once or twice every 2 weeks so i hope once this frame is done the car will start falling together.. fingers crossed


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Old 11-10-2016, 09:41 PM
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Finally finished plating both the "s" bends up front thank god that was a nightmare. I ordered the spindles and body mounts so basically a waiting game and all that's left is to close off the top of the coil bucket!! I also cut out the old coil buckets in the rear and I have to search my city for some seamless tube.





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