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  • #16
    with the lowered stance im going to have to cut out part of the firewall / floor board to fit the engine and trans, i already have something fabbed for that and i will be using sections of the firewall and back cab wall from the donor S10 to repair / replace bad areas of the 55s firewall
    Charles W - BS Photographer at large

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    • #17
      Whaaa? No all steel tilt front??
      Loks like it will be a cool rig!

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      • #18
        Your not wasting any time! Looking good already!
        http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...-consolidation

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        • #19
          That wheel base looks reasonable. GO CHARLES!! (now it needs a Mercedes Diesel.....)

          Dan

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          • #20
            Looking good already! That was a quick transition lol.
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            • #21
              Awesome project Charles!

              For inspiration, my friend Jim just finished his '56 GMC project. Blazer frame with Nova front subframe grafted on, 4 link parellel rear with track bar, and full drivetrain/computer/steering column/guage panel from a 2006 Chevy truck.

              He'd love to talk if you have any questions. We're taking it on a 700+ mile shakedown cruise in the next couple of weeks.







              Last edited by STINEY; October 17, 2016, 07:06 AM.
              Of all the paths you take in life - make sure a few of them are dirt.

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              • #22
                sweet! I can dig it!
                Hellinor- 2005 Mustang GT-Bolt ons, in need of a turbo

                War Wagon- 1966 Bel Air Wagon-355 Crate motor, 700r4, flies pretty good for a brick...

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                • #23
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                  removed the so called wiring harness, someone tried to splice in a cab harness from a 73-87 gm truck and failed miserably - notice the use of trailer wiring
                  Charles W - BS Photographer at large

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                    I only have 9 1/2" of clearance from the tranny mount to the bottom of the cab floor, my neighbor threw out a wheelbarrow for trash pick up I got to it first with the idea of using it as a trans tunnel
                    Charles W - BS Photographer at large

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                    • #25
                      the firewall has more holes than metal holding it together, so im thinking i can use a section/sections of the back wall of my donor S10 cab to make a newish firewall



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                      • #26
                        I like the way you think! The wheel barrow is a classic "flipped firewall" trick - using it as a partial firewall / trans tunnel is pure genius!

                        Starting with a rolling chassis (like Matt did with the 41) sure saves a lot of headaches! you don't have to worry about steering / suspension geometry, which brakes, etc.
                        Are you going to stick with leaf springs in the rear?

                        Now to find a good donor for the powertrain - like a TBI - EFI truck 350/4L60 or some such thing.

                        I'm putting my vote in for Bart or similar 5 hole circle track wheels for the rear in large by huge, and slightly less large by huge for the front.
                        There's always something new to learn.

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                        • #27
                          a early first gen chevy sbc and od trans is the plan right now for the drivetrain, i have two gm truck rally 15x10s at the powder coater, i need to find a matching 15x7 gm truck rally for the front, i will be running a small gm to big gm adapter to space out the wheels til i find a more fitting wheel and tire combo for it

                          as of right now the rear is staying leaf sprung
                          Charles W - BS Photographer at large

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                          • #28
                            speedway sells G-body rotors for 5x5 bolt patern... should mount right up to eliminate the adapters... IIRC, the front horns of the S-10 have to be trimmed even, or maybe 3/8" back from the front of the steering box nose....http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Lightw...ck,139530.html
                            Patrick & Tammy
                            - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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                            • #29
                              I picked up a engine for the EP, a LS 1, 5.7 liters of aluminum goodness, plan is to keep it NA but do a mild build so looking at 400+ HP range
                              Charles W - BS Photographer at large

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                              • #30
                                Any new status on the Pickle?
                                Of all the paths you take in life - make sure a few of them are dirt.

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