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Old 01-16-2018, 02:27 AM   #1
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Moms wedding present 49 chevy 5 window LS 4L60e TCI frame

My mom got my dad a 49 chevy 5 window for my dad back in 76 for their wedding, and it hasnt been tagged since 81. So as a bonding project with my dad since my mom died, as it was suppose to be all 3 of us, I figure better late than never. Just got the frame home from TCI this Saturday, and today Monday, have the motor and trans in and the bed on it as well, so I can mock up the ride tech and measure up a fuel tank. Hoping to have this driving by August, and then Ill have to take it all apart next year to paint it all. Well see how well this goes as planned.
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Old 01-16-2018, 02:28 AM   #2
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Trying to find out how to fit everything.
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Old 01-16-2018, 08:01 AM   #3
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Re: Moms wedding present 49 chevy 5 window LS 4L60e TCI frame

what a great tribute project....and a nice shiny new frame to boot...and a clean truck...hard to beat all that
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Old 01-16-2018, 02:27 PM   #4
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Re: Moms wedding present 49 chevy 5 window LS 4L60e TCI frame

Love the story. Looks like an awesome start to your build.
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Old 01-16-2018, 04:00 PM   #5
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What a beautiful frame. And truck looks to be in great condition.
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:37 PM   #6
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Thanks!!

It's a really clean frame and I had second thoughts on separating it all since everything is original, but since we're not selling it and my dad wants creature comforts the frame had to go.

Took the bed apart so now I can start mocking up the air tank and look at trying to fit a gas tank. But I go back for my 4 day tour so ill have time to research.
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Old 01-17-2018, 11:57 AM   #7
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That's going to be a nice ride, have fun working with your father!
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Old 01-29-2018, 01:51 AM   #8
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Been pretty sick the past few days on tour and just needed to recuperate. So I borrowed my neighbors harbor freight sand blaster to do the bed cross member. Im going to have to do the front of the bed too.
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Old 02-04-2018, 08:05 PM   #9
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Looking good.
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Old 02-09-2018, 07:48 PM   #10
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Re: Moms wedding present 49 chevy 5 window LS 4L60e TCI frame

Great looking project!! I've been tossing around the idea of buying a complete chassis too. Does the bed floor fit stock with the notched area of the frame over the axle? Or are you going to have to raise your bed floor?
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Old 02-09-2018, 11:14 PM   #11
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Im going to have to raise the bed 2inches higher. But I need to do that anyway so i can have fuel filler in the back.
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Old 02-10-2018, 11:39 AM   #12
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Re: Moms wedding present 49 chevy 5 window LS 4L60e TCI frame

Great project with a great back story. I recall the thread on the chassis and will be tagging along here. Good luck and have fun!
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So after 2 weeks of busy with life, I took a Friday afternoon off and visited Sanderson Headers which are just a city over from where I work in, they are in South San Francisco. Donna Smith is an awesome lady. She let me take home 2 sets of headers to try out. The LS 150s fit really well. They are 1.5, she also gave me LS 110s in 15/8ths but the center dumps didnt work for my steering or with the starter so the 150s are it.
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Cool project. Good luck with it.
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