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    this is brutal.

    this is brutal.
  2. Thread: Door hinge

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    [Frame & Body] You dont need a stainless door hinge though. Id...

    You dont need a stainless door hinge though.
    Id rather it out of mild steel in regards to the material properties being better suited for a "structural" piece like this.
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    I feel like this is the best option right now. In...

    I feel like this is the best option right now. In terms of both price and reliability.
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    [Frame & Body] Should be no need to drill the bolt out. ...

    Should be no need to drill the bolt out.
    Usually removing the spring and shock, then shoving a screwdriver between the nut and cage keeps the nut from spinning.

    Unless you drilled it all the way...
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    The car looks beautiful!

    The car looks beautiful!
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    [Engine] As Nick said, there is a lot of wrong information...

    As Nick said, there is a lot of wrong information in this "advice" you were given.
  7. Thread: VIN 2022, LS Swap

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    In my humble opinion the issue is the pedal box....

    In my humble opinion the issue is the pedal box. the clutch pedal has an intermediate linkage that promotes slop in the setup and there is very little leverage. If you look at a clutch pedal in any...
  8. Thread: VIN 2022, LS Swap

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    I have tried a softer spring in the stock master...

    I have tried a softer spring in the stock master with poor results. Hopefully your experience is better.



    I have been running a filter in the pontoon the entire ownership of my car. This would...
  9. Thread: VIN 2022, LS Swap

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    I would not use a smaller bore master cylinder...

    I would not use a smaller bore master cylinder with the stock transmission and slave cylinder setup. it would result in only partial disengagement of the pressure plate due to lack of stoke.

    As...
  10. Thread: VIN 2022, LS Swap

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    Thank you for the comments guys feel free to ask...

    Thank you for the comments guys feel free to ask questions
  11. Thread: VIN 2022, LS Swap

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    They have a spacer to increase their length (to...

    They have a spacer to increase their length (to provide adequate plunge) and larger cv joint boots to prevent ripping at the increased angle. Otherwise these are stock axles and CVs
    The angle you...
  12. Thread: VIN 2022, LS Swap

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    Last but not least, here are some finished...

    Last but not least, here are some finished pictures of 2022:

    Mind the unloomed wiring and mismatched spark plug plug wire, I took these engine pictures before I was 100% finished...
  13. Thread: VIN 2022, LS Swap

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    The last major hurdle was the exhaust. I hired...

    The last major hurdle was the exhaust. I hired this out to a local shop and i was very please with the results. He fit a lot of components in a very small area. All stainless components.
    the exhause...
  14. Thread: VIN 2022, LS Swap

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    Now for my favorite part - Wiring. Besides...

    Now for my favorite part - Wiring. Besides working all the GM related engine wiring I reworked the chassis harness fairly extensively. A new stereo system, climate controls, blower fan wiring, AC...
  15. Thread: VIN 2022, LS Swap

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    Some more custom components Air filter...

    Some more custom components

    Air filter housing, incorporating the MAF sensor
    https://i.imgur.com/fud8CPY.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/y3DU5lN.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/N2v91H5.jpg

    Since the engine...
  16. Thread: VIN 2022, LS Swap

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    With the body on, I needed to finish up plumbing...

    With the body on, I needed to finish up plumbing the coolant and fuel systems. I made many custom components for the coolant system, such as pipes to neatly run the lines around the engine and...
  17. Thread: VIN 2022, LS Swap

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    After the engine was in, the body went back on....

    After the engine was in, the body went back on. It sure would be nice to have a proper 2 post lift!

    https://i.imgur.com/B2ntyN1.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/HLFAUp3.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/R6Vul4t.jpg
  18. Thread: VIN 2022, LS Swap

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    Here are several pictures of the process of...

    Here are several pictures of the process of adapting the transmission to the engine, then making the mounts to fit it to the frame.
    Used a 2002 Porsche 911 transmission. Most of the other swaps i am...
  19. Thread: VIN 2022, LS Swap

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    Teardown and stock components buildup: LS4...

    Teardown and stock components buildup:

    LS4 engine, right out of the junkyard
    https://i.imgur.com/85hTeqt.jpg

    Body removed from frame
    https://i.imgur.com/7TDbCND.jpg

    Cleaning the frame up....
  20. Thread: VIN 2022, LS Swap

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    VIN 2022, LS Swap

    Hey guys, I just wrapped up another LS Swap so I figured I would share here.

    The owner of 2022 had seen a video of my car on Youtube and reached out me to ask if I would be interested in fixing up...
  21. Thread: Door Handle fail

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    [Frame & Body] I had to wd-40 up the new handle as well. I...

    I had to wd-40 up the new handle as well. I installed it as is and the handle would not retract.
  22. Dare i bump this thread? Looking forward to a...

    Dare i bump this thread? Looking forward to a possible DCS 2020, wherever it may be.
  23. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdqoNKCCt7A

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdqoNKCCt7A
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    [General] wow , I was wayyy of.

    wow , I was wayyy of.
  25. Wow that is huge news Dave. We will miss you!!

    Wow that is huge news Dave. We will miss you!!
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