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Its home. Work begins. Got to visit with @fl4031003 on lessons he learned. I met @TexFJ at SAS. Pinged to connect while in Austin. Turned out he was about ten minutes from pick location and helped get the frame on the trailer. Awesome we connected.

Also crossed paths at Buccees with @CenTXFJ60 who helped @BigHighBlue bring home a gem 12HT 60 series from DC.

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Its home. Work begins. Got to visit with @fl4031003 on lessons he learned. I met @TexFJ at SAS. Pinged to connect while in Austin. Turned out he was about ten minutes from pick location and helped get the frame on the trailer. Awesome we connected.

Also crossed paths at Buccees with @CenTXFJ60 who helped @BigHighBlue bring home a gem 12HT 60 series from DC.

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So Ben @BigHighBlue and I did 3,000 miles in 3 days to get his new 60 and 2 hours from home we cross paths with “the Medicine Man” :). What are the odds. Was awesome seeing you CD.
 

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So Ben @BigHighBlue and I did 3,000 miles in 3 days to get his new 60 and 2 hours from home we cross paths with “the Medicine Man” :). What are the odds. Was awesome seeing you CD.
Ben has given up on the blue lady? 3k miles in the same car as Jimmy? Also, as impressive as it was, CD needs to borrow some of those tennis sweatbands from his son.

 
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Collecting the bits. Would like to assemble the pile before I start. Get ahead faster that way. Frame swill be stripped of brackets this weekend and Prep it for a chop and tack.

Game plan

-freshened low mile 5.3L LMZ drive by cable setup stock
-Transmission 4L60e 2wd
-80 series HF2A transfer case
- Part time front axle
- Triple locked
-Stock Gen 3 ECU (flashed and programmed with AC idle up drivers- red/blue ECU terminations) + BP industries GM style engine harness
- mechanical fan cooling/ custom radiator (inlet and outlet on PS) Speedway Double Pass Aluminum Radiator, Chevy - https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Speedway-Double-Pass-Aluminum-Radiator-Chevy,23864.html
- AC control via stock GM ECU (bypass 60 amplifier) with 12v analog request
- 12v TEQ harness conversion
- OBII/ Scangauge
- Speedhut gauges
-Extenal transmission and PS cooler
- CruiserMatt engine mounts
- notched transmission pan
- marks adaptor for HF2A transfer case
-Lokar shifter
-custom fuel tank with 80 series fuel pump
- Stock medium OME springs/ bilsteins
- 17” steelies (Tundra or FJC) with 4.5” back spacing.
-Shallow tranny pan
-2” thick wall front DS.
-Yokohama meats
- 80 booster and master
-return less fuel filter ACDelco 19239926 ACDelco Gold Fuel Filters | Summit Racing - https://www.summitracing.com/parts/ado-gf822?seid=srese1&gclid=Cj0KCQjw08aYBhDlARIsAA_gb0fZtvt-_p2nzHBmNwICOifrue4UdMse7NyTuiMp2oJZZ7cVEJ47OLoaAv89EALw_wcB

- Corvette Servo TransGo Performance 7-2P TransGo High Performance Servo Kits | Summit Racing - https://www.summitracing.com/parts/trg-7-2p
 
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Get one of the shallow trans pans. It’s worth swapping out for one with a drain plug anyway. I’d plan for having a 2” front driveshaft made too.
 

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Get one of the shallow trans pans. It’s worth swapping out for one with a drain plug anyway. I’d plan for having a 2” front driveshaft made too.
Did not think about tranny pan. WRT to front thinking 1.75”-2” thick wall type.
 

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Big piece in. 2005 LM7. 120k miles. Clean.

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Offloaded for surgery this weekend. @Cowboy45 is a master at the wheel on R2D2. Had some pretty heavy storms just as we were done. Staying out till lightning stops.

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Gen Z and their tools... we used our muscles to move frames, in the snow up hill, and we liked it.
 

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Had some hilux bumper brackets @SipLife did not use. Cobbled up a rear upper control arm spacing jig using sway bar bracket. Once the frame is shortened, there is no guess work in repositioning the upper control arm frame brackets. I can’t take credit for this. Ryan Reddy here on Mud did this with a similar set up. Now to chase down some iron to level the frame readying for a chop.

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No going back. One down. One to go. Welds are beefy!

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If this fails, it will make a nice beer holder

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Done for the night! Whipped. Tomorrow measure 10x cut once.

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Gen Z and their tools... we used our muscles to move frames, in the snow up hill, and we liked it.
Pics of said events or it did not happen :grinpimp:
 

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