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Old 04-15-2018, 01:03 PM   #1
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LS swap officially underway

Taking my 86 to get LS swapped by a few guys in shinnston wva that are really sharp on these things, vhc custom performance..... Super psyched! Ill post pics as i get them. Been collecting parts for this for nearly a year now. Going with 5.3L/4L60 and 3:73 rear end, rear disc brake conversion, 91 gauge cluster with gmsports tach/fuel gauge combo, new steering wheel, 2001 S10 resevoir, 2001 tahoe master cylinder, new brake lines ect
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:54 PM   #2
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sweet looking truck...will be a blast when finished....
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:58 PM   #3
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I just love that truck!! Wow, it's going to be even better after the Swap
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Old 04-16-2018, 01:24 PM   #4
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That's Awesome...

What are your plans for the A/C?
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Old 04-16-2018, 02:50 PM   #5
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sweet looking truck...will be a blast when finished....
thanks, and yeah, i cant wait....waited patiently for nearly a year now
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Old 04-16-2018, 02:51 PM   #6
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I just love that truck!! Wow, it's going to be even better after the Swap
thanks TKCR, itll have to be quicker, it was so slow it couldn't get out of its own way.... 305 with overdrive and 273 rear end
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Old 04-16-2018, 02:52 PM   #7
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That's Awesome...

What are your plans for the A/C?
thanks man, i bought all the holley brackets to reuse my pancake style a/c compressor, just have to get new lines made up
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Old 04-17-2018, 07:02 AM   #8
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Sweet! I'll have to watch this closely. Thinking about updating the red truck as well. I'm very interested to see if you think the rear brake upgrade is worth the $$$.

I hope everything goes well!
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Old 05-02-2018, 12:04 PM   #9
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A few updated pictures
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Old 05-02-2018, 03:27 PM   #10
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oh yeah!!!...I remember when mine looked like that....sorta...
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:56 PM   #11
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Beautiful truck! I will be tagging along.

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you taking notes Doug?...wink wink....haha
Yes! Though I messed up already on step 1...start with a beautiful truck like this!

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Old 05-02-2018, 08:16 PM   #12
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you taking notes Doug?...wink wink....haha
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Old 05-03-2018, 06:46 PM   #13
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I like the takeout with engine and transmission in one unit. Nice hoist work.
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Old 05-05-2018, 01:21 PM   #14
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Thanks guys!

Motor/trans all out. Truck has 97k miles on it.
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Old 05-05-2018, 05:39 PM   #15
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More progress
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Old 05-05-2018, 06:31 PM   #16
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LS motor fitted. Will look better with final accessories and engine cover on
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that was quck!!!.....progress progress
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Old 05-06-2018, 07:58 AM   #18
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Im in!!!!
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Old 05-06-2018, 08:02 AM   #19
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Why did you replace the Master Cylinder? Is it due to some clearance issue with the LS engine? Just wondering - as I'll be doing this myself in the near future.
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Old 05-06-2018, 10:02 AM   #20
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Why did you replace the Master Cylinder? Is it due to some clearance issue with the LS engine? Just wondering - as I'll be doing this myself in the near future.
if i remember correctly, the 2001 set up gives more line pressure for rear disc brakes, and I'm converting to rear disc brakes also
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Old 05-06-2018, 05:07 PM   #21
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Rear disc brake kit mocked up, new rear end cover on
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Old 05-06-2018, 06:51 PM   #22
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Which rear disk setup are you using?
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that disc brake setup looks sweet.......this thing is gonna be sweet
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Old 05-07-2018, 05:29 AM   #24
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Which rear disk setup are you using?
Ended up going with littleshopmfg rear disc conversion
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that disc brake setup looks sweet.......this thing is gonna be sweet
Thanks, and Man i hope, gathered parts for a whole year, so ive been extremely patient. Im ready for it to be done at this point 😆
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