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Old 08-23-2019, 02:21 PM   #26
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I looked @ your build thread on LS1.com. Kind of figured you were going bigger than the L83 since you already had a 6.0.
I highly recommend swapping out your rag-joint set-up for a Cherokee XJ shaft swap. I chimed in on pg.2: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...=505196&page=3
The L83 actually makes more power than a stock 6.0. Iím looking for a modern driver so 400hp is plenty. No rag joint on this truck, I made a steering shaft Iíll post pics on ls1tech
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Old 08-23-2019, 04:46 PM   #27
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The L83 actually makes more power than a stock 6.0. Iím looking for a modern driver so 400hp is plenty. No rag joint on this truck, I made a steering shaft Iíll post pics on ls1tech
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Gotcha. The pics I saw over there it had what looked like a fresh rag-joint in place on that new Lee box. Seems you're farther ahead on the build than that pic.
AnyhooÖ. I figured I would say something since you spent the money for a better box
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Old 08-23-2019, 06:21 PM   #28
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Gotcha. The pics I saw over there it had what looked like a fresh rag-joint in place on that new Lee box. Seems you're farther ahead on the build than that pic.
AnyhooÖ. I figured I would say something since you spent the money for a better box
Yea I went back and forth on what I wanted to do. Finally decided on building a shaft. Iím behind posting pics and updates, Iíll add some updates this weekend. Keep in touch
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Old 08-26-2019, 01:06 PM   #29
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Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build

Great Build! Im trying to get motivate on my 86 right now. Im currently working on my mopar. Im a huge fan of Tamco products, been using them for 5/6 years now. My challenger is ground up Tamco, and has been painted for two years now. Still looks like the day it was shot.

Like many have said before, killer build, and Im looking forward to watching it come together.
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:51 PM   #30
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Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build

I feel like im watching hgtv when they bust up perfectly good cabinets with a sledge hammer. just messing with ya.
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Old 08-27-2019, 12:00 AM   #31
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I've done a few l83 swaps and drive my 87 gen 5 swap a few times week and daum fun. If you dont have a high hump trans tunnel, you will need one.. the 6l80 is not going to fit a low hump tunnel. See my build thread in the ls swap sectupn
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Old 08-27-2019, 07:23 PM   #32
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looking good there neighbor!
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Old 08-28-2019, 10:15 AM   #33
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I've done a few l83 swaps and drive my 87 gen 5 swap a few times week and daum fun. If you dont have a high hump trans tunnel, you will need one.. the 6l80 is not going to fit a low hump tunnel. See my build thread in the ls swap sectupn
I raised the tunnel some to clear
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Old 08-28-2019, 10:15 AM   #34
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Great Build! Im trying to get motivate on my 86 right now. Im currently working on my mopar. Im a huge fan of Tamco products, been using them for 5/6 years now. My challenger is ground up Tamco, and has been painted for two years now. Still looks like the day it was shot.

Like many have said before, killer build, and Im looking forward to watching it come together.
Tammy and the Tamco group are awesome people, I really like their products
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Old 11-19-2019, 11:35 AM   #35
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Here's a few pics of the build, going to try to find time to give updates every couple days. Holley LT mid-mount accessory drive looks right at home. using a 87 R10 hanger I added a Walbro 255 pump along with a Holley Hydramat. I'll be using dual tanks that aren't baffled from Holley, they come silver but I went ahead and painted them again and used a flat clear to finish them off.
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Old 11-19-2019, 11:37 AM   #36
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Engine bay looking more complete, inside of bed panels stripped down from having bedliner spray for years and last is some of the hardware back from zinc plating.
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Old 11-19-2019, 11:56 AM   #37
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I like the color more & more w/each view. Coming together nicely!
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Old 11-21-2019, 11:19 AM   #38
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Master Power Brakes installed, very nice brake kit and highly recommend, designed to use CPP spindle but I changed to the Wilwood spindle for wheel fitment issues. I'll also be using the Baer remaster with custom built stainless lines.
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Old 11-21-2019, 11:23 AM   #39
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Budnik wheels are ready for tires, I'll be running 20x10.5 and 20x8.5 with Michelin tires. I really like the brushed centers with polished lips.
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Old 11-21-2019, 11:33 AM   #40
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Nice!
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Old 11-21-2019, 12:11 PM   #41
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Master Power Brakes installed, very nice brake kit and highly recommend, designed to use CPP spindle but I changed to the Wilwood spindle for wheel fitment issues. I'll also be using the Baer remaster with custom built stainless lines.
Nice. I would only make three small changes......
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Old 11-21-2019, 02:21 PM   #42
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Gorgeous!
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Old 11-21-2019, 03:07 PM   #43
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new bed floor, reworked OE wheel tubs and new front panel. it was a tough choice to finish the inside of the bed out nice vs bedliner. I really hate that I can't put anything back there without scratches or damage.
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new bed floor, reworked OE wheel tubs and new front panel. it was a tough choice to finish the inside of the bed out nice vs bedliner. I really hate that I can't put anything back there without scratches or damage.
Standard rubber bed matt when needed should help w/that.
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Old 11-21-2019, 04:01 PM   #45
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Standard rubber bed matt when needed should help w/that.
id like one but they quit making short bed matts years ago, I guess I could pick up a long bed mat and cut it to fit.
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Old 11-21-2019, 04:04 PM   #46
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id like one but they quit making short bed matts years ago, I guess I could pick up a long bed mat and cut it to fit.
Exactly. It's not like it would be there full time but sure is a nice layer of protection if/when needed.
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Progress looks great!
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:51 PM   #48
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Hey Luke, would you want to sell your old bed floor? I’m working on mine as we speak and my bed floor needs some repair. I was going to line it anyway, so thought I’d see if you wanted to part with your old one. I’m in Bowling Green, so local to you. Crazy to see the transformation that you’re going through on this truck. I’ve seen it around town over the years and always thought it looked great. Thanks, Mike.
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Old 11-22-2019, 09:16 AM   #49
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Mike you just missed out, i gave it away last week. after posting it forsale a few times and no bites i gave it away to clean up my shop. if you need any other parts let me know, i still have alot of stuff.







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Hey Luke, would you want to sell your old bed floor? Iím working on mine as we speak and my bed floor needs some repair. I was going to line it anyway, so thought Iíd see if you wanted to part with your old one. Iím in Bowling Green, so local to you. Crazy to see the transformation that youíre going through on this truck. Iíve seen it around town over the years and always thought it looked great. Thanks, Mike.
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Thanks Luke, I appreciate it. Iíve been so off again/on again with mine that I havenít kept my eyes open for certain stuff and I seem to miss out. Your truck is looking great, keep up the good work!
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