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Re: 1940 1/2 ton low skill and low buck build
32vsnake #1420160 Tue Aug 10 2021 09:08 PM
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Spent a morning getting the engine test fit into the truck and then made some adjustments to the firewall. Happily the steering box and engine have no interference issues that I can see...might need fender well headers of some type but I'd rather deal with that than attempting to redesign the steering

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Re: 1940 1/2 ton low skill and low buck build
32vsnake #1420162 Tue Aug 10 2021 09:10 PM
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Continuation post of pics above... I was truly shocked that I didn't have more clearance issues with the engine

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Re: 1940 1/2 ton low skill and low buck build
32vsnake #1420164 Tue Aug 10 2021 09:12 PM
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Got the engine and the mounts mocked up (CPP mounts). I ended up having plate steel bent on the top at 90 to slide under the top frame rail and bolted through the top, the bottom edge will be welded to the frame.

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Re: 1940 1/2 ton low skill and low buck build
32vsnake #1420166 Tue Aug 10 2021 09:16 PM
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Original rear got pulled, cleaned up the leaf springs, mocked up the 8.2 and removed two of the old crossmembers...not a lot of progress but some

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Re: 1940 1/2 ton low skill and low buck build
32vsnake #1420167 Tue Aug 10 2021 09:18 PM
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Took the engine mounts to a local fab shop for final welding....
Front fender got primed...it's now in paint but I didn't snap any pics. Engine's finally sitting on bolted mounts... truck dropped roughly 1.5inches with the engines weight on the chassis

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Re: 1940 1/2 ton low skill and low buck build
32vsnake #1420168 Tue Aug 10 2021 09:21 PM
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Connected the trans to the engine and placement looks like it won't cause too many fitment issues. Final cross member fitment will be 3" up from the bottom of the frame rail....the tail shaft angle sits 2.75 degrees downward

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Re: 1940 1/2 ton low skill and low buck build
32vsnake #1420169 Tue Aug 10 2021 09:23 PM
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Got the rear back from the local 4x4 shop after having the R/P and diff installed. I've had them set up gears before and never had an issue. Somewhat limited options when it comes to diffs for the 8.2 so I ended up with the Yukon unit.

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Re: 1940 1/2 ton low skill and low buck build
32vsnake #1420170 Tue Aug 10 2021 09:24 PM
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Tires mounted and it's finally a roller again

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Re: 1940 1/2 ton low skill and low buck build
32vsnake #1420171 Tue Aug 10 2021 09:27 PM
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Took the month of July off to work on the truck... hoping to get the body in paint before summer ends. Got the rear shocks fully mounted @ a 10degree angle but man they look really straight up in photos

Then spent some time putting the dash back together

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Re: 1940 1/2 ton low skill and low buck build
32vsnake #1420172 Tue Aug 10 2021 09:30 PM
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The time lapse pretty well comes to an end at this point... currently working on the firewall and fixing the front lower quarters...quarters mostly due to some poorly done repairs and glorious rust

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