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Old 11-06-2017, 06:09 AM   #101
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Re: Two is easier then one 1965 GMC S/W/BB build

Beautiful work, i bet this thing is going to be a blast to drive, autocross comes to mind when i look at it. Thanks for keeping us up to date with pictures.
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Old 11-06-2017, 10:50 AM   #102
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Beautiful work, i bet this thing is going to be a blast to drive, autocross comes to mind when i look at it. Thanks for keeping us up to date with pictures.
I do plan on having some fun doing a few autocross/track events but when we start on Roberts truck is when it gets serious about Pro-Touring.
Thanks for the kind words and support!
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Old 11-06-2017, 12:24 PM   #103
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Excellent progress. The trans crossmember and exhaust work is awesome.
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Old 11-06-2017, 04:07 PM   #104
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Nice Progress. I need to build me a frame table like yours.
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Old 11-06-2017, 05:46 PM   #105
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Nice Progress. I need to build me a frame table like yours.

It sure helps keep everything straight and true. Can not imagine how difficult it would be to do this build on jack stands. My old broken down body would just quit.
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:35 PM   #106
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Gregs' engine is alive. You tube video from the engine builder

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Old 11-16-2017, 04:17 PM   #107
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Nice. Big blocks are heavy but they sure make good power.
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Old 11-16-2017, 07:26 PM   #108
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Nice. Big blocks are heavy but they sure make good power.

yep, they don't call the light blocks
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Old 11-27-2017, 04:35 PM   #109
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Did some work on the steering clearance issues in regards to the steering column/rack and pinion alignment

Here is our solution, what do you think?


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Old 11-29-2017, 09:07 AM   #110
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Very nice fab work. As someone who is currently in the throes of a shop build, I agree, the planning and trying to see into the future is almost more work than building the dang thing!
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Old 11-29-2017, 10:41 AM   #111
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couple small up dates.

The engine was shipped to us last Tuesday and should arrive middle of next week. We sprayed the cab with primer as it was developing surface rust since we media blasted it. The frame is very close to being shipped out to powder coat.



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Old 11-29-2017, 11:12 AM   #112
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Very nice fab work. As someone who is currently in the throes of a shop build, I agree, the planning and trying to see into the future is almost more work than building the dang thing!

Best advice I could offer are build a frame rack, it has simplified and increased the accuracy of our build further then any other component so far.
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:41 PM   #113
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Looking back, Whose rotisserie did you purchase that you are using for the cab?
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:53 AM   #114
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Looking back, Whose rotisserie did you purchase that you are using for the cab?

I'll have to look that up, nice folks. and a good well thought out product.

Greg found it for you

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Old 12-04-2017, 10:55 AM   #115
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This weekend was exciting. Greg and I needed to get the bed mounted for mock up. So we did that.

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Old 12-04-2017, 11:00 AM   #116
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Exhaust was finalized




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this shot shows how high the exit point is, the blue tape represents the bottom of the rolled pan

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And we even tossed a wheel in there to see what final ride height would look like.



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Old 12-04-2017, 01:51 PM   #117
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The work on the frame looks so good I would hate to cover it up...lol
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:53 PM   #118
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The work on the frame looks so good I would hate to cover it up...lol

I sure hope we can continue to build the rest of the truck to the standards we have achieved so far.

We are pretty decent fabricating, niether of us have any experience at all when it comes to paint and body work.
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:26 AM   #119
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WOW .....outstanding work, this is a dream truck for many of us im sure.
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Old 12-11-2017, 11:22 AM   #120
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Greg's truck took a turn in both design and equipment this week. When the motor builder sent us the dyno information we humbly realized we had a weak link in the build. The 700R4. The little GM automatic was just not going to be able to withstand the abuse Greg will be inflicting to it. So the 4L80E stepped up to the plate and dropped its resume on our white board. Yea it is more then capable of the task so we called the Transmission shop and canceled the build on the 700, and ordered it's built up big brother.

The fly in this ointment is the new transmission isl a lot bigger. It is wider, it is taller and to our horror it is ten inches longer. Our Transmission cross member and its associated tabs on the frame are toast. That is just a matter of fabrication and we are fine with that,but the real tragedy is the crossover pipe on the exhaust system that had run behind the the trans mount would now be in front of it and the trans would be above it. That was going to make me hang myself. I have close to 40 hours alone just building this exhaust focusing on keeping everything above the frame bottom.

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nice and cozy and the distance of the crossover in relation to the header collector was optimum.

So with tears in our eyes we grabbed the mock up block bolted to the new 4L80 mock up transmission and lowered it back into the frame to see just how bad this situation was.


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How is this possible?

How could the build Gods be so kind?

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Sorry had to edit as I mislabeled this as a 4L60 when as I was correctly scolded, it is in fact the 4L80e

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Old 12-11-2017, 11:27 AM   #121
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So, upward and onward right?

Finish the frame boxing

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That concluded a weekend of turmoil and success.
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Old 12-11-2017, 12:19 PM   #122
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I see that you typed 4l60e for the transmission that you are switching too. But the picture of the new mock up trans is a 4l80e. Just a typo since the 4l60e is just the evolution of the 700r4 and the 4l80e is the big brother...

Nice to see that your fab work was not all for nothing. Looks like your exhaust fits well.
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Old 12-11-2017, 12:31 PM   #123
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I see that you typed 4l60e for the transmission that you are switching too. But the picture of the new mock up trans is a 4l80e. Just a typo since the 4l60e is just the evolution of the 700r4 and the 4l80e is the big brother...

Nice to see that your fab work was not all for nothing. Looks like your exhaust fits well.
Thanks you for the correction, I edited the posts.
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Don't you love it when a plan comes together? " I meant to do that."
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So full assembly starts now to confirm everything will fit. so we need to put this thing back to together minus plumbing and electrical.

So this is a start.

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