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Old 05-07-2018, 06:59 AM   #26
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Did you consider a coil over conversion for the rear?
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Old 05-07-2018, 07:58 AM   #27
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I would like to see some pictures of what your going to do with the fuel system - still planning to run dual tanks or going to a single tank? I appreciate this thread!
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Old 05-08-2018, 09:37 AM   #28
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Did you consider a coil over conversion for the rear?
i actually did consider that, but ended up getting other things done instead....but I'm still pondering over that in the near future

have u found any good deals on a coil over setup?
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Old 05-08-2018, 09:40 AM   #29
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I would like to see some pictures of what your going to do with the fuel system - still planning to run dual tanks or going to a single tank? I appreciate this thread!
so far, I'm going with a 87 fuel injected replacement gas tank, and Ep381 fuel pump (stock for 2001 5.3LS truck) and corvette fuel filter/regulator

I'm planning on eventually running the other tank, but for now I'm just going to use the one, i just gotta remember not to accidentally hit the switch over switch
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Old 05-09-2018, 07:26 AM   #30
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Are you reusing the stock fuel lines and stock rubber hoses? I just didnt know what kind of psi they are rated for. Are you putting the corvette fuel filter where the original one mount - I think its on the passenger frame rail.
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Old 05-09-2018, 09:20 AM   #31
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Are you reusing the stock fuel lines and stock rubber hoses? I just didnt know what kind of psi they are rated for. Are you putting the corvette fuel filter where the original one mount - I think its on the passenger frame rail.
I'm paying a few guys that are really slick at squarebody LS conversions. I was originally going to do the swap myself, until i found out about these guys, they are really sharp on rewiring and locating the ecm and tuning...

pretty sure they are mostly using the stock hard fuel lines from the donor Tahoe
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:36 PM   #32
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have u found any good deals on a coil over setup?
No I was hoping you had
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:43 AM   #33
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Few updated mock up pics
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:54 AM   #34
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:06 PM   #35
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Are you reusing the stock fuel lines and stock rubber hoses? I just didnt know what kind of psi they are rated for. Are you putting the corvette fuel filter where the original one mount - I think its on the passenger frame rail.
I think fuel injection requires pretty high psi. 60 for sure so probably cant use stock fuel hoses. Not rated for it?
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Old 05-19-2018, 11:57 AM   #36
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Some updated pics if the junk wiring and hoses that weren’t necessary
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:15 PM   #37
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Getting the gauges together
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Old 05-22-2018, 11:02 AM   #38
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Man that is coming along nice! I have been piecing my swap together for my 86 over the last year as well!
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Old 05-29-2018, 05:11 PM   #39
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:26 AM   #40
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Great looking build so far!
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Old 06-03-2018, 12:19 PM   #41
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All thats left is exhaust, cold air intake, and a/c lines! Getting closer now!
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Old 06-03-2018, 01:36 PM   #42
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Sitting outside. Gonna need a good bath soon lol
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Old 06-03-2018, 02:06 PM   #43
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install looks good!!!
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Old 06-03-2018, 03:41 PM   #44
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Old 06-05-2018, 04:26 PM   #45
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Old 06-17-2018, 11:22 AM   #46
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Well I am proud to say that my LS swap is officially done now, and the maiden voyage was yesterday bringing it home, drove it 75 miles one way home and it ran flawless. Factory air conditioner works just fine, as well as cruise control. Could not be any happier. No wonder everyone does these LS swap’s! This thing runs great! My son went with me to pick it up, and on the way back I mashed it from a rolling start, and we were up to 85 mph in just a few seconds. And the rear disc brake conversion will stop this big truck on a dime. Thanks to everyone for your suggestions.
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Old 06-17-2018, 12:27 PM   #47
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Congratulations on the successful maiden voyage. The truck looks great!
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Old 06-17-2018, 12:28 PM   #48
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Looks great. Glad it all went well
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:10 AM   #49
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Congrats. Truck looks great. You need rear tires yet?
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