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Old 09-25-2010, 06:48 PM   #1
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This is my 68 chevy truck that my dad and i built and are still building.

I bought the truck on my first tour to Iraq, and on my second, I bought the LS1/4L60E from a 2001 Camaro SS. We got the engine finally installed in May of this year, and I have been driving the wheels off of it ever since.

Here is the truck with the clip off getting ready to have the motor pulled.


Here is the engine sitting on the crate ready to go


After we got the old one out, we notched the frame, welded in the new mounts, and dropped in the LS1.


Here is the new ECU and Wiring harness from Howell



Here the truck sits with the LS1 in it. We still needed to install the fuel pump and lines.



Here the truck sits with the motor running and ready to go.


we added a Spectre intake from a 1999-2006 Silverado


Here it is in May at Buffalo Trace at a photo shoot

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Old 09-25-2010, 07:10 PM   #2
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Just got back from LSFest 2010 and snagged some shots of the truck at the Show and Shine area


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Nice looking truck. Why did you switch to the later front end?
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:15 PM   #4
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Bought the truck with it on there. We are currently looking at picking up a lwb 67 to swap the fronts. Give me that 68 front end again
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very niceley done!! i love those trucks!
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:28 PM   #6
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thanks brother. I love them too. My dad and I have a total of 3, with 2 more looking at joining the collection. We also have a 47 street rod truck with a TPI from a formula Firebird
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:29 PM   #7
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Wow, very nice. Thats my favorite Chevy truck body style.
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:52 PM   #8
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mine too. Just wait until I get back home. It will look nothing like this. Atomic Orange Paint, 19" C6 Z06 wheels, black and tan leather interior with Corvette Buckets, and air ride.
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Looks great, awesome job!!! I just re-swapped my 69' C10 from a 5.3L to a fully built 6.0L swap! Very cool to do in these old trucks.
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Old 11-24-2010, 08:38 AM   #10
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yea, i just wanted it in there, no major mods as this truck gets driven. A LOT. I get about 20 mpg in the city, and about 17 on the freeway.
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:04 PM   #11
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well not much has happened to Nasty while I have been in San Diego, mainly been focusing on getting the Ranger up and going. I am buying the paint for the truck this january, going with Atomic Orange Metallic. Still going to keep the corvette theme, so i will have to find some 5x5 to 5x4.5 adapters. Going with 19x10 C6 Z06 rims all the way around.
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Nice truck...
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Looks awesome, nice job, bad *** truck.
What exhaust tips are you using?
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Beautiful truck!
That is very much th look I want to get for my 69, but the engine will be a tamer 4.8-5.3. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
Hey will you sell that grille once you get the 67-68?... let me know.
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nice... more info on the mounts pls
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nice... more info on the mounts pls
I do not man to hijack a thread, so I carefully ask -since I did not see a reference to mounts in th posts.
Do you mean the mounts I had posted a few minutes before?
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Looks awesome, nice job, bad *** truck.
What exhaust tips are you using?
Magnaflow Stainless Steel flat oval. Here is a link to them on the magnaflow site

http://www.magnaflow.com/02product/s...e=main&id=9461

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Beautiful truck!
That is very much the look I want to get for my 69, but the engine will be a tamer 4.8-5.3. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
Hey will you sell that grille once you get the 67-68?... let me know.
Tnanks
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We just bought 4 more trucks. 2 68 Chevys, and 2 71 GMCs. we will be swapping the clips and restoring at least one of them with this front end. For the grille, go to Southern KY Classics. That is who we use for ALL our truck builds.

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nice... more info on the mounts pls
Not quite sure where we bought the mounts, I just seen them online, and ordered them. They are universal weld on mounts. They bolt right up to the block, then get welded to the frame.

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I do not man to hijack a thread, so I carefully ask -since I did not see a reference to mounts in th posts.
Do you mean the mounts I had posted a few minutes before?
the mounts i used are not these. I will see if i can find them again
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As promised.... Here is the motor mounts i used

http://carshop.carshopinc.com/produc..._id/86960/2350
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:01 PM   #19
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new pics










And for the only rust in the whole truck.....
Now you see it...



Now you dont
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Love how the truck sits/looks. I say to hell with the new paint job/wheels. It looks **** as is.
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