post #1081 of Old 10-23-2012, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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been checking in periodically and the one question i have for you is when you started to put the hinges onto the body what did you use between the hinge and tub or doors for a cushion?
I went metal to metal, just like factory, I should have used a very thin rubber membrane on the hood hinges as I most likely will be running 2 hoods...stay tuned


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post #1082 of Old 10-23-2012, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Excuse my newbness, but what engine cradle/mount did you use? It bolts in? And what about the transmission mount?

Thanks, and this is a beautiful build.

I used a shock tower engine cradle, no welding involved. If your building a stock chevy small block, you will be fine. For the LT1, it pushed the engine to far forward...gave me a ton of fits with the radiator placement.

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post #1083 of Old 10-23-2012, 09:35 PM
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What brand, if I may ask? I'm a lot like you, I have a YJ, and I can't weld (yet)
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post #1084 of Old 10-24-2012, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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What brand, if I may ask? I'm a lot like you, I have a YJ, and I can't weld (yet)
I got it from Advanced Adaptors, I painted it black.

http://www.advanceadapters.com/products/pn-713087/

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Oh nice! thanks for the info.
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post #1086 of Old 10-24-2012, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Had issues getting this beast to start, no fuel to the rail. Chased the problem back to the tank, had to drop it most of the way down. The connector was unplugged at the fuel pump....don't know how it happened but it cost me almost a day

Got most of the dash wiring done...


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11' JK 4-door, 2.5" Pro Comp, Blisteins, 4.88's. ,BFG 33's

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post #1087 of Old 10-24-2012, 07:35 PM
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I used a shock tower engine cradle, no welding involved. If your building a stock chevy small block, you will be fine. For the LT1, it pushed the engine to far forward...gave me a ton of fits with the radiator placement.
It's not just the LT1 Rick, my L98 is 1 to 2 inches further forward than I would have liked and I even used the spacers to get it back further. From memory, I think I have about 3 3/4" between the radiator and w/p pulley. Glad to see your at the point of getting it fired up!

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post #1088 of Old 10-25-2012, 06:46 AM
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I was thinking about going with the cradle an decided against it after realizing that my sm465 is so short that the shifter would pretty much be tight against the firewall. The weld in mounts are the way to go if you can weld or have a friend who welds. They offer much more versatility but you have to measure very carefully and triple check yourself
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post #1089 of Old 10-25-2012, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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The weld in mounts are the way to go if you can weld or have a friend who welds. They offer much more versatility but you have to measure very carefully and triple check yourself
I wish I would have gone this route..

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post #1090 of Old 10-25-2012, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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All the under dash and tub stuff is wired, just waiting on the sub to arrive. Hopefully this weekend I'll finish all the under hood wiring

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post #1091 of Old 10-27-2012, 10:53 AM
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any running video with it all buttoned up?
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post #1092 of Old 10-27-2012, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Nothing yet, I got all the under dash wiring done except the stereo. Started working on the rear carpet.

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What seal did you use(order) between the tub and the windshield frame?

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post #1094 of Old 10-28-2012, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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What seal did you use(order) between the tub and the windshield frame?
I found it off of ebay...I'm thinking they are all the same

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post #1095 of Old 10-29-2012, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Finished the stereo install, except for the sub which should be in tomorrow, Installed the rear carpet and rear seat.






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73' Corvette convertible, 4-speed

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