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Old 06-19-2017, 03:47 PM   #71 (permalink)
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Looking good! I always liked the look of the GMT-400 crew cabs. Spoiler alert- I have the same hubcaps for my Suburban (I am modifying them to work with my GMT-800 16"factory alloy wheels). What size tire did you go with?

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Old 06-20-2017, 08:03 AM   #72 (permalink)
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So I attached some pictures of my prior work on the radiator, hoses, and coolers mentioned previously.

Last night I started tackling the fuel filtration system while waiting for my oil cooler lines. The basic setup will be a pre-filter, electric fuel pump, and post-filter. This will all fit on the drivers side frame rail, back behind the torsion bar cross-member. (Where the GMT-400 pickup trucks have their fuel tank.) I would have put it all roughly where the stock electric fuel pump was, but the torsion bars were in the way with the filters I am using. I had to fab some brackets which will bolt onto the top of the frame and come out and down to allow the filter housings to bolt on the inside.
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Old 06-20-2017, 04:17 PM   #73 (permalink)
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yours is looking good!
went with 235/85R16LT. found them on craigs.
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Old 07-13-2017, 02:27 PM   #74 (permalink)
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Got some more progress made in the past few weeks.

Got the oil cooler lines finally run, that one project was a huge time sink as I had to re-evaluate and redo work repeatedly until I got to a functioning solution. Seems that everything that could have gone awry did, but finally now the lines are in, routed, and supported. Ended up with stainless/PTFE (Teflon) and AN fittings.

Got the exhaust pipe installed and welded up, cut a bit off the new and old to get the lengths right and had to weld it up in place as the cross members prevented me from snaking it out after it was tack welded to fully weld, so I did it up under the vehicle.

Got the fuel filters mounted and all the fuel supply and return hoses routed. Got the air conditioning compressor and brackets installed, and the serpentine belt put on. Put a jeep style steering shaft on with double universal joints, in lieu of the stock style with a rag joint on the steering box end. Put the steering column back in the vehicle to be able to steer it back out of the garage.

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that's great progress. i'm going to replace my rag joint also with a jeep type. i got a FEA yesterday and they said it was sloppy. i had to buy new tires last week.
they will also replace the hydrobooster next week because it's leaking.

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