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    1. #1
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      Jun 2019
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      C1500 Full Protouring Chassis Build, Twin Turbo LS Swap

      I got this truck 10 years ago from my Grandfather when he passed away. I documented me doing a partial restoration on it then.
      The truck has been sitting for a couple years, so I decided it was time to dig back in. Go big or go home.

      I plan on documenting the build on here as well as my YouTube channel "Loudandproud"
      C1500 Build Episode #1






      Truck Specs Currently:
      1992 C1500 Work Truck RCLB
      350 H.O. Crate
      Vortec Heads
      Comp Beehives
      Threaded Rocker Studs
      Valve Guide converted
      Scorpion 1.6 Roller Rockers
      LS7 Lifters
      Comp Pushrods
      Comp XR282HR Camshaft
      Double Roller Timing Set
      Edelbrock RPM AirGap
      .015" Head Gasket
      .030" Decked Heads
      Long Tubes
      750 Holley
      HEI
      Original 5 speed trans with updated Clutch.
      275/55/15s










      The Plans:
      Convert Truck to RCSB

      Full 2x4” by 11 guage CNC bent rectangular tubing frame
      1-5/8” .083” Chromoly Cage (NHRA 8.5 Sec spec)
      Tied cage sections through the firewall and back glass that will stiff the truck up.
      Front Suspension;
      Wilwood Pro Series Spindles
      Fox Body Manual Rack
      Wilwood 15” Hat mounted Rotors, 6 piston front brakes
      QA1 Coilovers
      Splined, Through Chassis anti-roll bar with 5 location to vary stiffness
      Adjustable chamber
      Adjustable Upper Control Arm mount location (roll center)
      Adjustable Toe
      Adjustable AntiDive

      Rear Suspension:
      3 Link Design (doesn’t bind)
      Ford 9” Center Section
      Grand National (the racing league, not the Buick lol) full floater bearing ends.
      QA1 coilovers
      PanHard Bar design (**** tons of adjustability in the brackets, perks of being able to just draw it and cut it out)
      Same antiroll bar as on the front.

      Motor:
      Gen 5 Aluminum 5.3
      Stock Crank
      Diamond Forged Pistons
      Howards Billet Rods
      as Cast Heads
      ARP Headstuds
      Edelbrock Hi Ram Aluminum Intake
      Twin 73mm Chinese Choo Choo Bois, Tiawanese Tranny Twisters, Hong Kong Hurricanes, Hiroshama Hairdryer, Nagasaki Noisy Bois, Mongolian Motor Manglers, Teriyaki Tornadoes, Fukashima Ring Land Roasters or Wasabi Windmills. Haven’t decided yet.
      Dual 44mm Wastegates

      ECU:
      MaxxECU

      Transmission:

      Its a suprise.

      The above is the wish list. I recently started actual work so check it out.

    2. #2
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      Jun 2019
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      Got the front crossmember all finished up. Next up I'll be making the Lower Control Arms.
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    3. #3
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      Dec 2017
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      Nice! I see an Alpa TIG back there too. I have no complaints with mine. What's the thickness of the plate your using there?
      1951 Ford F1, 1967 RS Camaro, 1979 Firebird Formula, 1979 Trans Am/LS swap.

    4. #4
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      Jun 2019
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      I love my Alpha Tig so far. I bought it a year ago to learn weld and have gone through 25lbs of filler and 200cf of gas so far. No problem.

      The crossmember is 1/8" thick material. The crossmember is 6" wide and 2" tall at the thinnest. The inner support tie the vertical of the crossmember together and reduce buckling. Upper the strength by almost 35% on my FEA results.

    5. #5
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    6. #6
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      https://youtu.be/ZPWiBa6dx3U



      Photos went up in wonky order. I got my fixture plate made up for the lower control arms. Looking nice. The 3D printed bits have tabs on the bottom that locate their position in the plasma cut slots. Next week I will be picking up some tubing and will be taking the virgin run on my JD2 bender.

      The steering rack is on. It's a quick ratio fox body rack... I plan on running an electric assist column. If it sucks I'll convert to hydraulic later.

      Moving along...

    7. #7
      Join Date
      Sep 2005
      Location
      San Diego, CA
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      Cool build! My 1990 C1500

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      John Brown
      1971 Nova - Project Car
      1990 Silverado - Ridetech StreetGRIP
      Instagram @wilwaxu
      Facebook @wilwaxu

    8. #8
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      Jun 2019
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      Nice OBS, what all is done to it?

    9. #9
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      Apr 2005
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      Chicago
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      Looking forward to this build.
      marty-mj
      GarageScene.net High Speed Welding KDHotrods RecoveryRoomInteriors WegnerAutomotive Autometer Ride-Tech

    10. #10
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      Sep 2005
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      San Diego, CA
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      Quote Originally Posted by loudandproud View Post
      Nice OBS, what all is done to it?
      ridetech's streetgrip suspension, front MuscleBar.
      AR Torq Thrust II - 20x8 & 10
      Nitto NT555 G2 245 & 275/40R20

      Plans for a LS or new LT swap.

      It's a great street truck.

      I'm considering looking for another truck and building it for autocross.
      John Brown
      1971 Nova - Project Car
      1990 Silverado - Ridetech StreetGRIP
      Instagram @wilwaxu
      Facebook @wilwaxu

    11. #11
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      What's your IG? I searched for "loudandproud" but didn't find you.

    12. #12
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      Quote Originally Posted by JayinMI View Post
      What's your IG? I searched for "loudandproud" but didn't find you.
      That name was already taken lol. Too many people. My IG is LoudandproudIII

    13. #13
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      Jun 2019
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      Last week I got the cross shafts for the lower control arms. I couldnt fit standard bolts in past the steering rack, and I didnt want to pull the rack in order to adjust the lower control arm lengths.

      Completed the lower control arm fixturing as well. My 3d printer is going on the fritz. Yay!

      I got my tubing bender set up and some 1.25" DOM ready to go.

      Lower control arms will be done soon.

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    14. #14
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      ohio
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      sweet build!! cant wait to watch it progress
      keep the wheels a spinning and the Beavers a grinning(burt reynolds-smokey and the bandit)

    15. #15
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      In for updates!

      Andrew
      1970 GTO Version 2.0
      1967 Cougar build
      GM High-Tech Performance feature
      My YouTube Channel Please Subscribe!
      Instagram @projectgattago
      Dr. EFI
      I deliver what EFI promises.
      Remote Holley EFI tuning.
      Please get in touch if I can be of service.

      "You were the gun, your voice was the trigger, your bravery was the barrel, your eyes were the bullets." ~ Her

    16. #16
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      Made a fair amount of progress over the last week. Got one lower control arm complete. It is made of 1.25" 120"wall DOM and uses a K772 ball joint sleeve with 5/8" rod ends (urethane bushings).



      The coilover mount is 1/4" plate. A little heavy duty but weight reduced down to under a pound for both brackets.
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    19. #19
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      Very nice build and work !

    20. #20
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      Jun 2019
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      I ordered and picked up the steel to start building out my frame table.

      The frame table will be made of 2x4 .120w tubing, bolted and shimmed together (in order to remove the chance of warping the main rails).
      I started getting the corner braces made.

      The are .25" Plate, plasma cut out, then bent into 90 corners with 2" .120w Angle iron mitered in. Just need to get them welded up.

      Got 75% of the passenger side LCA built. I have the coil over mounts cut out, but need to get them bent and welded in.

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