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Old 04-21-2017, 11:00 AM   #26
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nice work so far... I use my HF trans jack also, but I install it with the crossmembers installed, helps to sit flat on the jack.

I definitely considered trying that. Does your cross member have the upper arms that bolt to the top of the frame? I was afraid I wouldn't be able to rotate it into place with the transfer case attached. Was hoping to install the trans and t-case together as a unit, but I couldn't figure out how to do it with the cross member in place.

Thanks for kind words. Your thread and a few others keep me motivated to keep picking away at this project! This forum is the best.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:19 PM   #27
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I definitely considered trying that. Does your cross member have the upper arms that bolt to the top of the frame? I was afraid I wouldn't be able to rotate it into place with the transfer case attached. Was hoping to install the trans and t-case together as a unit, but I couldn't figure out how to do it with the cross member in place.

Thanks for kind words. Your thread and a few others keep me motivated to keep picking away at this project! This forum is the best.
yes, I install as a unit, trans. and t/c. seeing as I have a 4" lift, it rolls under nicely, easier to put on trans jack outside of truck, and roll in place. Diagonal supports can be installed later. As you are, I'm a one man show, so any mechanical advantage I can gain, I use

I agree, great group of guys with tons of knowledge and experience, all willing to share. and yes, I use the builds to keep me motivated

BTW, I use exhaust manifold studs to line up, and install my t/c to trans. you can take them out later or leave them for future installs
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:24 PM   #28
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yes, I install as a unit, trans. and t/c. seeing as I have a 4" lift, it rolls under nicely, easier to put on trans jack outside of truck, and roll in place. Diagonal supports can be installed later. As you are, I'm a one man show, so any mechanical advantage I can gain, I use

I agree, great group of guys with tons of knowledge and experience, all willing to share. and yes, I use the builds to keep me motivated
Ahh, I see now. My upper frame brackets are still riveted to the main cross member. I should have drilled those out and made them bolt on the first time I had it out!

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Old 04-23-2017, 11:03 PM   #29
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Moving along here. Transmission installed Friday night.
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I convinced my Dad and brother to stop by on Sunday to attempt getting the LQ9 installed. Got started around 10AM and we didn't wrap up until 4:30 in the afternoon.
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Lots of hardware to get the Dirty Dingo 4x4 cross member put together!
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I decided to put the motor in, clamp the cross member in place, then I pulled the motor back out. Drilled and bolted in the cross member, then dropped the motor in for good!
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Plenty of clearance around the Dirty Dingo x-member, but need to extend my bump stops to make sure it stays that way!
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:46 PM   #30
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Update time! Per the thread title, I've basically disappeared for a while. Kids and life have limited my Blazer time, but I was expecting that.
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Over the summer I did a few things. Cleaned up the intake and installed the top end components.
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Had to make a new power steering line for the high pressure side. I had a short section of hydraulic hose made up with compression fittings. Cut the formed hard lines where needed and installed. Not many people document this, so I thought it might help someone.
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Shortened the low pressure line and I also had to plug the 2nd low pressure reurn line on the bottom of the pump. I believe that's used for hydroboost applications which I hope to convert to in the future.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:03 AM   #31
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Had to fab some new brake lines to get around the Dirty Dingo cross member.
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Also roughed in the braided line for the transmission cooler. Basically hoping to wrap as many little jobs as possible in the engine bay before the front clip goes back on. Torque converter bolts, headers, and wiring clean-up coming next!
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Old 11-19-2017, 12:04 AM   #32
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Stole another hour in the garage tonight. Installed torque converter bolts and my headers. Headers are the ls swap Doug Thorley #THY-324Y-C. Fit overall is fantastic with one minor clearance issue.
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Look fantastic. Still have a pair of ls3 manifolds, but I'll be selling those now that I've confirmed these fit.
Nice clearance between frame and transmission. Plenty of room for the O2 sensors.
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One clearance issue though. Driver's side header only clears the firewall by about 1/16" on one spot. May be able to loosen my mounts/crossmember and 'clock' the motor. I might be able to drop the driver's side and raise the pass side.
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