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Old 01-31-2018, 11:04 AM   #276
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Re: C10CJ: A Pro-touring '71 Stepside on a No Limit Pro-C10 Chassis

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I'm guessing here, but since he said he ordered a slightly narrower than stock rearend, I think he meant minimum backspacing to get a bigger wheel lip.
Yep. Wrong choice of words. Trying to maximize wheel lip. This thread has a ton of good info in it for those building a truck with a No-Limit chassis. Just figured I would ask him what rear end width he ordered. I'll start my own build thread for my truck but it'll be pathetic in details compared to this one.
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:09 PM   #277
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Yep. Wrong choice of words. Trying to maximize wheel lip. This thread has a ton of good info in it for those building a truck with a No-Limit chassis. Just figured I would ask him what rear end width he ordered. I'll start my own build thread for my truck but it'll be pathetic in details compared to this one.
Hey guys, sorry for the lack of attention. The end of January was a nightmare for me at work. Been recovering since ...

And thanks for the compliments on the thread content!

My rear axle is 61" wheel mount surface to wheel mount surface (so rotor installed yes). 61" is the standard width Rob installs in the chassis. It's a good balance of getting a decent lip on the wheel but not narrowing your track to drag race specs. That's 2.5" more narrow than the stock '71 rear axle, but keep in mind the 67-70 had a different width than the 71-72.
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Didn't realize until today I didn't post anything on the mods I did to the OEM trans tube to fit an LS. Recall I'm running a fairly built 700R4 as I had that from a prior upgrade. I was using the factory style trans tube and dip stick. So when I went LS, a problem came up. The hole where the dip stick mounted doesn't exist. Yep, it's the one hole in the bell housing that got deleted on the LS blocks. So I went about fabricating a simple bracket that attached the tube to the back of the passenger side cylinder head. And darn if I forgot to take a shot before I cut off the factory bracket.

Here's the bracket I came up with. I actually used a scrap piece of 16 ga steel and from start to finish painting this thing only took me 2 hours.
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The curve was hand hammered to match the tube diameter. The small holes are for the plug welds I used to attach it to the tube in addition to some perimeter welds.
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The original bracket was brazed on one end and welded on the other. This one is just welded since I don't have any gear to braze.
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All painted up. That small square piece below is the remainder of the OEM bracket that was welded on. I didn't feel like trying to remove it so I cut it and benched the edge.
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And here's a shot showing the tube installed. Also got a nice new air cleaner to finish off the look I was going for.
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I also got around to working on the wiring braid and mounting up front. All I've basically got left to do is the area around the power feed panel and one branch that goes back along the passenger rail for my trans temp, heater control valve, starter and alternator feed.

Getting the braid through the grommet into the PDM was a small PIA. But it's done. That single wire floating around is the horn that isn't mounted currently.
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Tucked up under the bottom of the radiator support.
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The branch coming through the driver side of the radiator support which has the left turn signal and trans cooler fan (for the trans cooler I have yet to install).
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A little ride height sneak peek of sorts ... a shot of C10CJ as I was rolling it into my detached attached garage for that h__l week I had for work.

One major difference this build versus previous is the truck is technically drivable with most of the body missing. I didn't drive it in this case as I have not finished checking out the transmission, but there is no reason I couldn't take a stroll around the block looking like this.

Oh, and it has a few small leaks. A sign it's becoming a real truck again.

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Also, for those curious on how I made sure the electrical worked before I fired the engine up, here's a short video on the procedure I use to check things out.

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