We are still asking: What did you get done on your Bolt today ????
The question, initially posted May 23, 2005, was:
"Whatcha do on your Bolt this weekend?"
After 51,906,997 views, 7378 replies over 185 pages, this thread in General Truck Talk is a happening! And it's not just weekends anymore.
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
Last edited by 32vsnake; Tue Aug 10 2021 09:32 PM.
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.
Last edited by 32vsnake; Tue Aug 10 2021 09:14 PM.
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
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
Last edited by 32vsnake; Tue Aug 10 2021 09:37 PM.
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.
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