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Old 09-16-2014, 08:30 PM   #101
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Re: TCI to start new R&D Project with a C10!

Will a shockwave fit in there?
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Old 09-17-2014, 01:28 PM   #102
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We will be mocking up a couple different scenarios today. Pics and vids to follow.

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Old 09-17-2014, 01:34 PM   #103
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Re: TCI to start new R&D Project with a C10!

Be interesting on where the frame sits aired out. Ya found a set of wheels for the blue truck yet? Be nice to see it on the ground and get a look at the stance with the suspension at the designed ride height. .
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Old 09-18-2014, 01:12 PM   #104
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Be interesting on where the frame sits aired out. Ya found a set of wheels for the blue truck yet? Be nice to see it on the ground and get a look at the stance with the suspension at the designed ride height. .
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Oh yeah, I am getting pretty ancy myself to get those pictures. We'll be haning out with American Racing this weekend at a local car show so hopefully we'll nail down the wheel design soon.


Here are some of the pics from the Shockwave mock up yesterday (based on a 26" tall tire). This is with the 2" Ridetech shock extension, I am hopeful the 1" top will clear the control arm cross shaft. This will give another 1.125"-1.25" of compressed travel but will keep the suspension below its designed operating range. I will mock these up today sometime just to know.

Our bumper is bent up on the driver side so the frontal view looks a little off. The driver side is roughly an inch higher than the passenger.








Looking underneath the bumper at the crossmember.



This picture is a little deceiving because I couldn't get the camera low enough to get the true height. The crossmember is closer to 1.75".



The front frame head just behind the front bumper. Keep in mind that the rear suspension is still at ride height so once it is aired down this height will actually go up.



This is the front cab mount. Keep in mind that the rear suspension is still at ride height so once it is aired down this height will go down.



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Old 09-18-2014, 01:36 PM   #105
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Re: TCI to start new R&D Project with a C10!

Looks good.
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Old 09-19-2014, 12:06 PM   #106
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Re: TCI to start new R&D Project with a C10!

I uploaded a short video to Facebook of the Shockwaves cycling. I also put it up on our Instagram page (TCI_Engineering) if you don't have Fb.

https://www.facebook.com/Total.Cost....type=2&theater

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Old 10-21-2014, 01:02 PM   #107
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Re: TCI to start new R&D Project with a C10!

Our shop is busy and full leading up to SEMA so we teamed up with Mark Oja from Custom Rod Garage to help us test fit our IFS on a Square body. This is Mark's personal truck. It is a low mileage, 3rd owner truck that is completely unmolested.






The frame rails are taller on the Square body so we will need to rework the upper shock mount and our inner frame plate.








The top of the rail is also narrower on the Square body.



So we took a ton of measurements and pictures and we will rework the necessary pieces and try again.

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Old 10-22-2014, 07:18 AM   #108
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Re: TCI to start new R&D Project with a C10!

Any work on the blue truck? Really looking forward to seeing it on the new wheels and getting a look at the stance with a body on the frame.
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Old 10-22-2014, 12:11 PM   #109
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Re: TCI to start new R&D Project with a C10!

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Any work on the blue truck? Really looking forward to seeing it on the new wheels and getting a look at the stance with a body on the frame.
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The cab went back on just long enough to mock up headers and steering U-joints. Then Ed went back to work on the 2nd gen Camaro development. We just got word that we were invited back to Optima with our Mustang so now that will dictate a bunch of Ed's time too.

On a positive note, the bed went to the paint shop last week. I will try to put some pressure on the powers that be to get the fenders on so when the bed comes back we can get some ride height shots.

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Old 10-22-2014, 01:22 PM   #110
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Re: TCI to start new R&D Project with a C10!

Sounds like yall have plenty of irons in the fire. Thanks for the update.
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:12 PM   #111
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Re: TCI to start new R&D Project with a C10!

Here is a preview of the Installation Manual for the IFS. I am still working with R&D to come up with a simple way to cut the early ('63-'66) inner panels to clear the shock mount.


http://www.totalcostinvolved.com/pdf...Suspension.pdf


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Old 10-24-2014, 01:07 PM   #112
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Re: TCI to start new R&D Project with a C10!

Looks good.
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Old 12-18-2014, 02:50 PM   #113
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Re: TCI to start new R&D Project with a C10!

Been a couple of months, any progress on this setup?
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Old 12-18-2014, 05:51 PM   #114
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Re: TCI to start new R&D Project with a C10!

Not much has happened on our truck with lately. The Custom Rod Garage truck pictured above (square body) was also put on hold. That is the same shop that does the Overhaulin show so they pretty much have to drop everything for that. We have one of dealers that stepped up to the plate and will have the first completed truck any day now.

This was from a few weeks back.



We are already shipping the Torque Arm rear suspensions. I should have an official press release for that any day now.
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Old 12-19-2014, 07:57 AM   #115
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Re: TCI to start new R&D Project with a C10!

Thanks for the update. Really looking forward to seeing a completed truck and what issues they come across getting one up and running. Seeing what they do with the steering and exhaust on a LS setup will be interesting.
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Re: TCI to start new R&D Project with a C10!

7 month bump.......


We're back on our project C10. The new bed sides are on and we've began cutting/modifying to fit some massive rubber out back.















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Old 07-24-2015, 08:44 PM   #117
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Re: TCI to start new R&D Project with a C10!

I looked on the site a week or so ago and could not find anything on how this was coming. Good to see it back and making head way.
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Re: TCI to start new R&D Project with a C10!

Very interesting, thanks for sharing the development process.
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Re: TCI to start new R&D Project with a C10!

Slowly making progress on fixing all the rust issues and filling holes.




























Mocked up some Doug's Headers on the LSx. They seem to fit perfectly. These headers are for a Chevelle. Part# D3336-R





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Old 09-02-2015, 08:57 AM   #120
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Re: TCI to start new R&D Project with a C10!

Looking Good!
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Re: TCI to start new R&D Project with a C10!

Some good progress.
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Re: TCI to start new R&D Project with a C10!

Any more updates?
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They have had all the stuff available on the web site for a while. Have not seen any build threads with it.
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Re: TCI to start new R&D Project with a C10!

Not much to report lately. Most of our energy in the 4th quarter was focused on getting parts out. I made some marketing plans for April/May 2017 that include this truck so they better get on it. LOL
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Mine is ordered!!
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