Thread: Warhorse- LS3 Connect & cruise, total rebuild with a twist

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    Default Warhorse- LS3 Connect & cruise, total rebuild with a twist

    Warhorse as he arrived.



    Stan
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    This truck will be getting Lizard Skin inside and out, sound deadening and thermal. Frame and suspension will be taken to bare metal and painted, axles rebuilt, new brakes and a laundry list of other work as well.


    Stan
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    Specializing in LC LS & Vortec swaps
    www.hfs4x4.com

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    A little surgery was required. Removing enough frame to make the wheelbase work under the 60 was fun. I sleeved it with a box made from 1/4" steel, 18" long. Seam was left open enough for the welds to penetrate well into the inner sleeve. 46 rosette welds total. I do not think it will move

    In case you are wondering, this is the "twist"




    Stan
    Hardline Fabrication Services
    Specializing in LC LS & Vortec swaps
    www.hfs4x4.com

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    First fitting, figuring out all the body mounts to come.

    Stan
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    Final ride height determined.

    Stan
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    More frame cutting fun!
    The frame has to raise up to the bottom of the rule, a bit over two inches, in order for the 4 rear body mounts to work and be OK for bumper height. I only wanted to make one cut on the frame and not lose any length or add plate to it. So if I cut in just the right spot I can flip it over and weld it right up the same seam and gain the height I need





    Point of no return?

    Stan
    Hardline Fabrication Services
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    Did I mention that due to the outer C of the frame box being larger than the inner C, I need to flip the frame sections side to side in order for the outer C to remain the larger section?


    Stan
    Hardline Fabrication Services
    Specializing in LC LS & Vortec swaps
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    I like it when a plan works out. Rear body mounts, check gap between pinch weld and top of frame.


    Stan
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    Specializing in LC LS & Vortec swaps
    www.hfs4x4.com

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