The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > General Forums > Alternate Tinkerings

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-23-2014, 05:02 AM   #26
RockinKees
Registered User
 
RockinKees's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Purmerend, Netherlands
Posts: 1,623
Re: John's LS 49 Dodge

Nice build, Mark.
I will follow you with this one also!!
__________________
Cheers!! Kees.

1959 Chevy Fleetside Longbed
My build: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=643426
Kool Guyz CC
Instagram: _King_Kustom_
RockinKees is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2014, 11:30 AM   #27
reaper71
Registered User
 
reaper71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: West Plains Missouri
Posts: 1,827
Re: John's LS 49 Dodge

Rusty..I had no idea what I was getting into either!!
If you ever have questions feel free to PM me
Mark..
Quote:
Originally Posted by rusty76 View Post
I like seeing stuff like this. I have no idea what you are doing in one sense but man I sorta get it too. Thanks for sharing. I'm learning a great deal.
reaper71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2014, 11:32 AM   #28
reaper71
Registered User
 
reaper71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: West Plains Missouri
Posts: 1,827
Re: John's LS 49 Dodge

Ratty 46 and Flashed thank's guys for checking in!!
reaper71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2014, 11:37 AM   #29
reaper71
Registered User
 
reaper71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: West Plains Missouri
Posts: 1,827
Re: John's LS 49 Dodge

A.D. Yes it is about 7" at the sump (found this out the hard way when it still didn't fit!! )
And had to buy the pan I have now, although I was able to sell the MC pan to a friend
Quote:
Originally Posted by Advanced Design View Post
Nice, yeah the muscle car pan is pretty deep.
reaper71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2014, 11:38 AM   #30
reaper71
Registered User
 
reaper71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: West Plains Missouri
Posts: 1,827
Re: John's LS 49 Dodge

Kees!! Thank's buddy hope you enjoy!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by RockinKees View Post
Nice build, Mark.
I will follow you with this one also!!
reaper71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2014, 11:45 AM   #31
reaper71
Registered User
 
reaper71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: West Plains Missouri
Posts: 1,827
Re: John's LS 49 Dodge

Pic #1 showing the motor mounts in place..
Pic #2 The firewall after the welding and metal finish were done.
Attached Images
  
reaper71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2014, 11:51 AM   #32
reaper71
Registered User
 
reaper71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: West Plains Missouri
Posts: 1,827
Re: John's LS 49 Dodge

2 more shots of firewall..
The 2nd pic really gives a good idea how much it was recessed...
To do this we cut strips 1 1/2" wide and were welded to the stock panel that was removed..test fit and modified as needed and finally all welded in..
If you look close..the stock lines of the (O.E) panel line up perfect. This gives it almost A factory look..
Attached Images
  
reaper71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2014, 11:56 AM   #33
reaper71
Registered User
 
reaper71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: West Plains Missouri
Posts: 1,827
Re: John's LS 49 Dodge

Pic #1 showing the inside of cab/floor (from factory they have a 2 piece floor pan) so I had to cut and modify these to fit the newly modified firewall..
Pic #2 the panel before cutting..
I did however weld these panels together to make them easier to put in and take out.
Attached Images
  
reaper71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2014, 12:00 PM   #34
reaper71
Registered User
 
reaper71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: West Plains Missouri
Posts: 1,827
Re: John's LS 49 Dodge

Pic #1 the floor board/panels all done..
Pic #2 The firewall painted and motor sitting in her soon to be home!!!
Till next time..
Mark...
Attached Images
  
reaper71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2014, 03:03 PM   #35
Advanced Design
Senior Member
 
Advanced Design's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Oblong, Illinois
Posts: 6,900
Re: John's LS 49 Dodge

Nice! Like the way the stock lines of the firewall still line up....clean and simple. That Dodge is really solid.

Clean engine mounts too.
Advanced Design is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2014, 08:10 PM   #36
reaper71
Registered User
 
reaper71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: West Plains Missouri
Posts: 1,827
Re: John's LS 49 Dodge

It's actually a pretty decent truck...Has it's issues, the person who did the paint&body work was not to good, needs some TLC!
Mounts are universal LS mounts from Speedway with Poly bushings..
Quote:
Originally Posted by Advanced Design View Post
Nice! Like the way the stock lines of the firewall still line up....clean and simple. That Dodge is really solid.

Clean engine mounts too.
reaper71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2014, 08:22 PM   #37
reaper71
Registered User
 
reaper71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: West Plains Missouri
Posts: 1,827
Re: John's LS 49 Dodge

Moving on to the the Back!!!

Here are some shots of removing the old floor...it was diamond tread steel, F'N heavy!
anyways, I found out the person who put this together didn't bother to square the bed nor did they mount the floor properly. They had the panel sitting on top of the stock angle (that is spot welded to bed sides) and held down with 1/4 " bolts! This will be fixed later!!
At this point there was nothing holding the bed down! I simply removed the steel floor pan and the bed could be lifted right off...
Attached Images
  
reaper71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2014, 08:25 PM   #38
reaper71
Registered User
 
reaper71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: West Plains Missouri
Posts: 1,827
Re: John's LS 49 Dodge

Here is the bed coming off..
(we have 2 chain hoist's overhead this makes this super easy)

Till next time...
Up next rear suspension...

Mark...
Attached Images
  
reaper71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2014, 08:46 PM   #39
ratty 46
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Posts: 1,104
Re: John's LS 49 Dodge

I've never been a doge fan but found myself buying a 1 owner Indy Pace dodge truck as a daily ... and have been looking closer at these as an alternative shell for a build like yours. I love the early AD & F1's but a unique option IS the dodge & yours is coming right along.

Keep up the good work.
ratty 46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2014, 11:22 AM   #40
reaper71
Registered User
 
reaper71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: West Plains Missouri
Posts: 1,827
Re: John's LS 49 Dodge

Thank's R46!!
The Dodge's are a bit of an ugly duckling so to speak but,done right they look pretty good..
Quote:
Originally Posted by ratty 46 View Post
I've never been a doge fan but found myself buying a 1 owner Indy Pace dodge truck as a daily ... and have been looking closer at these as an alternative shell for a build like yours. I love the early AD & F1's but a unique option IS the dodge & yours is coming right along.

Keep up the good work.
reaper71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2014, 01:03 PM   #41
ratty 46
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Posts: 1,104
Re: John's LS 49 Dodge

You r correct ... I'm looking at a '64 Swept Line right now outta cally to bring east ...

Air ride & engine/trans upgrade & presto - instant kewl for an ungly truckling.

Keep up the great work.

R46
ratty 46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2014, 08:15 PM   #42
reaper71
Registered User
 
reaper71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: West Plains Missouri
Posts: 1,827
Re: John's LS 49 Dodge

Sounds pretty cool....
Will do Bud!!
reaper71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2014, 09:49 AM   #43
reaper71
Registered User
 
reaper71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: West Plains Missouri
Posts: 1,827
Re: John's LS 49 Dodge

Pic #1. Here is the back end of truck after The stock suspension was all removed. I was using the chain hoist to hold it up so I could get the (adjustable stanchion's) I use for setting up suspensions welded on.

Pic #2. quick shot of Stanchion...
Attached Images
  
reaper71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2014, 09:59 AM   #44
reaper71
Registered User
 
reaper71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: West Plains Missouri
Posts: 1,827
Re: John's LS 49 Dodge

Pic #1. Stanchion's welded to the frame.
For those of you who do not know what these are. They get welded to your frame and you can set the frame Etc. at your ride height. They can be fine tuned by adjusting the bolt (at the bottom that is welded to the large washer)
These are Very handy! I have used them on every project I have done.
This way with them being adjustable you can level out the frame fairly easy.
Even if you happen to bump the frame it wont mess up your measurements.

Pic #2. The 9" ford axle I picked up for the project.
Attached Images
  
reaper71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2014, 10:07 AM   #45
reaper71
Registered User
 
reaper71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: West Plains Missouri
Posts: 1,827
Re: John's LS 49 Dodge

In these 2 pics it is showing how I mockup my rear axles.
after setting the frame where I need it. I set the axle in place (mark center line,height for center of wheel etc) Then using 1x1 tube I tack them to the axle and frame to hold it in place. (this will ensure it does not move while getting the remaining suspension parts mocked up)

The second pic shows a better view of the tube I used and also shows the starting stages of the 4 Bar setup...


Mark...
Attached Images
  
reaper71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2014, 12:11 PM   #46
Advanced Design
Senior Member
 
Advanced Design's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Oblong, Illinois
Posts: 6,900
Re: John's LS 49 Dodge

Great idea on the adjustable stanchions. I used stanchions for the truck build though I wasn't smart enough to make them adjustable....used 4 bottle jacks and tack welded them on when level. Way better idea here.
Advanced Design is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2014, 07:47 PM   #47
reaper71
Registered User
 
reaper71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: West Plains Missouri
Posts: 1,827
Re: John's LS 49 Dodge

Thank's A.D.!!
The idea I had for these ended up working out really good..(I guess the Sun does shine on a dog's ass once in awhile!! )
reaper71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2014, 08:02 PM   #48
reaper71
Registered User
 
reaper71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: West Plains Missouri
Posts: 1,827
Re: John's LS 49 Dodge

Here are a few pics of the rear TRI-4bar going in..
Again I used a Horton builder series kit (also ava. in standard 4 bar) after we had thing's set to our liking it was all tacked in place.
I use a 1 1/2"x 1/4" wall tube for the upper mount for the coilovers to mount to.
This is welded to the frame and capped off as well.
Attached Images
  
reaper71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2014, 08:07 PM   #49
reaper71
Registered User
 
reaper71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: West Plains Missouri
Posts: 1,827
Re: John's LS 49 Dodge

Pic #1 the rear end and bars being painted.
Pic #2 the axle and unit in place.. (per the customer he did not want the rest of the frame re painted. It is black under the gunk!) so the dirt stayed as is...
Attached Images
  
reaper71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2014, 09:11 PM   #50
Advanced Design
Senior Member
 
Advanced Design's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Oblong, Illinois
Posts: 6,900
Re: John's LS 49 Dodge

Horton Welder Series has some good products.
Looking good!
Mark, did you set your rear end up where you wanted it to be at ride height then build to that?
Advanced Design is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com