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Old 05-23-2018, 09:47 AM   #26
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Re: Moms wedding present 49 chevy 5 window LS 4L60e TCI frame

I think you will be trimming the inner fenders more to clear the suspension than the engine.
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Old 06-01-2018, 04:36 PM   #27
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Almost have the frame to the body. Ran out of time so we didnt lower it the whole way. Question did you guys have to cut the inner fenders for the ls1 or v8 to fit? It looks tight, just want to know if Ill be runnining into any hiccups.
Mine (TCI chassis, 6.0 LQ4 motor) did not need any trimming except around the control arm mounts and for the A/C compressor mounted high on the pass side. The power steering fit tight for the return line but a little adjustment of the lines and it cleared.
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Old 06-03-2018, 06:48 PM   #28
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Got some work done today. Got the body mounted the shackles were a pain to drill out since the frame has 7/16 now which should be stronger, the steering column and and shaft in, and the brake pedal Noyes I gotta hear the running boards on and send it to Sanderson for the exhaust system.
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Old 07-14-2018, 10:36 PM   #29
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Busy month finally got my headers on. Had to go custom by Carlos of sandersons. Find out that my frame is like 2inches to short!!!
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Old 07-14-2018, 11:51 PM   #30
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Busy month finally got my headers on. Had to go custom by Carlos of sandersons. Find out that my frame is like 2inches to short!!!
What do you mean your frame is 2 inches to short? I went back and read your thread and you purchased a TCI frame. On which end is it short?
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Old 07-16-2018, 04:09 AM   #31
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Re: Moms wedding present 49 chevy 5 window LS 4L60e TCI frame

It's behind the relative bearing grease port, near the coaxial stabulator.

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Old 07-16-2018, 02:55 PM   #32
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What do you mean your frame is 2 inches to short? I went back and read your thread and you purchased a TCI frame. On which end is it short?
The back end. Before I had my cab on my bed lined up with the holes perfectly. Now that I have the cab on, I cant put the bed on, as the 2 touch, and I still have about an 1.5 in gap between where the bed holes are, and where the holes on the frame are.
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Old 07-16-2018, 11:33 PM   #33
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Oh man that sucks. So you mean the cab mounts fine by itself, and the bed mounts fine by itself. But they both cant be mounted at the same time because they touch?
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Old 07-16-2018, 11:46 PM   #34
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a tci frame is too short? thats.... unusual?
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Old 07-17-2018, 02:15 PM   #35
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Re: Moms wedding present 49 chevy 5 window LS 4L60e TCI frame

I like your build. Do you have any pictures of your exhaust between the header and the tips? I want to do like you and put my exhaust in the running board and assume the tip will have to be rigid mounted. Did you use a flex pipe or something someplace?

Also, What steering column is that? I am preparing to order one myself and wanted to use the stock mount like you did. Your column length looks perfect too.
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Old 07-17-2018, 03:07 PM   #36
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Oh man that sucks. So you mean the cab mounts fine by itself, and the bed mounts fine by itself. But they both cant be mounted at the same time because they touch?
Correct, Im going to try and remount it this week, maybe I was doing something wrong, but for an hour I was trying to get things lined up with a neighbor.
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:31 PM   #37
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Carlo's did all the work. No flex pipe
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Try it again
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Old 07-18-2018, 06:49 PM   #39
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Hmm thats interesting. I assumed that as you rev the engine and the exhaust moved it would hit the running board unless you made the tip ridgidly mounted but then with no give there I'd think the engine movement work break something in the exhaust piping. Maybe I am wrong. I like the way your set up looks.

What steering column is that?
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The back end. Before I had my cab on my bed lined up with the holes perfectly. Now that I have the cab on, I cant put the bed on, as the 2 touch, and I still have about an 1.5 in gap between where the bed holes are, and where the holes on the frame are.
The spacing between the cab and bed is tight on my TCI chassis, but there is just enough room. The front cab mount has some tolerance to move around, but the rear is the stock mounts and they donít flew sideways (forward or back) so they pretty much set the position of the cab. My bed almost touches the cab when I push the bed all the way to the rear (rear mounts have that long slot the bolt goes thru) and the front hole kinda lines up but not well. I thought maybe thatís how the trucks always were? Iím camping now but could measure between mounts/holes Tuesday if that would help you?

Also - the square access holes in the frame to allow you to put a washer and nut on the front bed bolts is a PITA. My fat fingers and that tiny hole pretty much guarantee I will fill that damn frame with nuts and washers before I ever get the bed tightened down!

Looking forward to see how this sorts out. Good luck!
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Old 07-24-2018, 04:17 PM   #41
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Re: Moms wedding present 49 chevy 5 window LS 4L60e TCI frame

It's an ididit column. It came with the frame which is nice.


Good to know I think it's maxed out to the front. I'll have to recheck
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Old 07-24-2018, 04:23 PM   #42
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Trying to figure out how I want to route my fuel line. I have it in my frame rails and then have it gromited so I'm not sure if I want to attach it to the fire wall or up the inner fender and over.
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