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BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER.... A's, G's & E's


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    Post by suicideking Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:46 pm

    Starting the suspension after tuning up the body. Custom arms and crossmember planned for a modern stance and powerplant.
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    Post by Viking Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:58 pm

    Keep the photos coming
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    Post by savage Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:46 am

    Nice,going to be realy cooll . More pics would be great
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    Post by Joe Van Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:22 am

    SHARP LOOKING 1ST Gen  YEA IFS would be nice Keep the Pictures coming.!!!. Are you going with a rack & pinion steering set up.Smile ???..
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    Post by Digz Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:01 am

    Everything they all said! Keep 'em coming.
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    Post by G-Man Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:22 am

    going to be a cool build
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    Post by vanny Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:25 am

    More, More, More Pics! PLEASE!


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    Post by suicideking Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:26 am

    I wanted to keep the powerplant chevy however wanted EFI and a modern sized alternator. Settled on the Vortec inline 6 (trailblazer). The van i bought was setup like a gasser with raised springs and coils upfront and a monster Olds V8 under a frankensteined doghouse. The prior build had been done very poorly so the body took alot longer then i expected to get back to show quality including a new roof. The steering will be converted to manual rack and pinion using an Isuzu steering box to transfer the shaft. I am well into the suspension conversion, will post some pics of the progress later. Thanks
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    Post by Joe Van Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:55 pm

    YEA I remeber when that Van was for sale its great that a member here got it..The body did not look too bad in the pictures.... I saved the pictures and it  inspired me on my build.!!.. My 2 inch rearched front springs are already starting to sag on the right front not even a year later.!!!.. I see NEW front springs for me income tax time.Smile .
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    Post by suicideking Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:07 am

    Had to remove a fair section of the floor to get to the rails. The last guy forgot to weld the frame rail ends to the front of the body. They are just floating there. That will have to be corrected as well.

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    plates replace the motor mounts to allow a custom fit one
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    motor mounts mocked up. these tabs will weld to the plate bolted to the engine, a second set welds to the inner rail
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    the prior owner had poorly welded plates and used a gratuitous amount of body filler instead of correcting the rust and damage to the rear section. had to replace the rear body panel outright and remake the corners.
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    its coming along.
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    Post by vanny Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:01 pm

    Looks like you're making some headway. Thanks for sharing pics!


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    Post by panelmanrd Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:04 am

    I checked on the first gen in the garage and the front skin is not welded to the frame either.
    it is welded to the floor and the floor is welded to the frame.
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    Post by panelmanrd Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:37 am

    any progress with this build?
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    Post by suicideking Mon May 05, 2014 9:55 pm

    Put some time into this project after a considerable layoff. Cut the floor out. (a little at a time) and replaced the rails. Had to notch the rear rails to accommodate the lower suspension. And make it a tick more narrow to take the IFS front end. Hoping to bead roll the floor panels. 4 link parallel on the rear.

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    Post by Digz Tue May 06, 2014 3:19 am

    If there was a "LIKE" button, it would have to be a big one!
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    Post by vanny Tue May 06, 2014 3:28 am

    I think there should be a "LOVE" button! Fantastic work!


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    Post by jimthefred Wed May 07, 2014 2:14 pm


    Dang picture links dont work!!! Mad 


    suicideking wrote:Put some time into this project after a considerable layoff. Cut the floor out. (a little at a time) and replaced the rails. Had to notch the rear rails to accommodate the lower suspension. And make it a tick more narrow to take the IFS front end. Hoping to bead roll the floor panels. 4 link parallel on the rear.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/suicideking15/14116647522" title="IMG_4370 by suicideking15, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7354/14116647522_e32f89449d_z.jpg" width="480" height="640" alt="IMG_4370"></a>

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    Post by panelmanrd Wed May 07, 2014 3:28 pm

    dying to see how this worked but pics aren`t working
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    Post by suicideking Wed May 07, 2014 9:14 pm

    IFS under a 65  14131703351_0d0cf92518_cIMG_4385 by suicideking15, on Flickr

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    Post by suicideking Wed May 07, 2014 9:16 pm

    IFS under a 65  13933073668_7f39aac8e3_cIMG_4380 by suicideking15, on Flickr
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    Post by suicideking Wed May 07, 2014 9:20 pm

    try this link for the pictures that are not showing above
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    Post by suicideking Thu May 15, 2014 7:10 pm

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    Coil overs fitting in nicely
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    Post by vanny Thu May 15, 2014 7:46 pm

    I am truly amazed at some of the talented people on this site! I admire anyone who has the guts to take on such a challenge head on and go where most others dare not. I can't wait to see how this turns out when all is said and done. It's like watching an artist at work! Thanks for bringing us along for the ride with these pics! I call "SHOTGUN!"  Twisted Evil 


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    Post by suicideking Thu May 15, 2014 9:58 pm

    Thanks for the compliments. I have felt in over my head for most of this project but making progress. The chassis seems to be the easiest part to tackle. I am looking forward to learning the ins and outs on the re-wire.
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    Post by suicideking Sat May 17, 2014 1:16 pm

    Exchanging the rails with the body on has been challenging. Today I cut back the front body braces and replaced them. After I do the same to the rear, I can start the rear suspension and PT.
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    I saw another project on here where the builder used a box from an Isuzu Rodeo to transfer the steering to manual rack. It should hang right on the outside of my new rail

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