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Old 05-06-2012, 09:25 PM   #476 (permalink)
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I like the "X" tie in on the cage! This build gets better with every update!
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:37 AM   #477 (permalink)
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I like the "X" tie in on the cage! This build gets better with every update!
Thanks man! I really appreciate it. I'm getting excited because I'm starting to mark stuff off of the to-do list and it is really nice to see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. My original completion date is this Sunday and that obviously isn't going to happen but I've addressed a lot more issues in this build than I originally planned. Imagine that. hah!
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:40 AM   #478 (permalink)
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I think you can Fred Flinstone it for this weekend! Keep the faith because this thing is one of a kind in my opinion!
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:58 PM   #479 (permalink)
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Great build! I love postals!
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:02 PM   #480 (permalink)
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I think you can Fred Flinstone it for this weekend! Keep the faith because this thing is one of a kind in my opinion!
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Great build! I love postals!
Thanks!

Update for tonight: I got all the wires removed and part of the power wires traced down and marked. I also got most of the injector / coil wires wrapped with new tape and back in place. I ran into a few snags on wires I can't figure out what they go to. I also ripped off the EGR assembly and made a few plates to cover those holes since I won't be running an EGR. One inlet was on the front of the intake, the other was on the exhaust manifold. I could have bought the cover plates from GM but making them was free.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:26 AM   #481 (permalink)
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I wish I was getting as much done on mine as you are on yours! Lol

This thing is turning out awesome. Really love the build. Keep it coming!
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:34 AM   #482 (permalink)
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I wish I was getting as much done on mine as you are on yours! Lol

This thing is turning out awesome. Really love the build. Keep it coming!
You've been making some huge progress too! If we all worked together we could get a complete rig built in a week. We should do that!

I appreciate the good comments! I'm going as fast as I can with this thing (without going too fast and getting sloppy). It just doesn't seem fast enough at times.

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Old 05-08-2012, 09:59 AM   #483 (permalink)
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So I need some wiring help. Any GM GenIII guys out there?!

I have been removing my wiring harness using the steps from Lt1Swap.com and I am ending up with a few wires for each plug. So here are my questions....

First off, I'm running an SM465 tranny so no auto tranny stuff needs to be on the harness. And I won't ever go to an auto because I like shifting gears. Should be fun with a right hand drive setup. I'm also stripping all the A/C components, EGR and emissions related stuff.

Can I remove the sensor that mounts to the side of the oil pan without an issue? I read in someone else' build that they were able to remove it since it is only read by the PCM but isn't actually needed for the engine to run properly. I just thought it would be cleaner with no plug and wire hanging down.

Also, do I need the cut wires that are in the pic below (the ones on the left side of the image? They were cut like this from the harness from the engine I got so I don't know what the plug looks like but I thought you guys might now off the top of your head what they are for and if I need them or not.


Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:12 AM   #484 (permalink)
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The sensor on the side of the oil pan is merely an idiot light for low oil. You can remove it. There are even some fancy plugs on the market if you don't like that crusty yellow plastic look.

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/LS1-Lo...ugs,35277.html

Some even have a 1/8" NPT hole in them for a temp sensor.

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The sensor on the side of the oil pan is merely an idiot light for low oil. You can remove it. There are even some fancy plugs on the market if you don't like that crusty yellow plastic look.
Awesome. You can consider that dummie sensor removed. Thanks WideJ!
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:07 PM   #486 (permalink)
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Here are the other wires that I'm wanting to remove. This is what doesn't make sense. The plug on the right appears to be the o2 sensor for the right side but the tan wire for the PCM was called to be cut. What are the wires on the left for? Anyone?


This is the EGR delete plate I made. Simple 1/8" steel. I'll probably RTV it on if there is any air leaks.
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:16 PM   #487 (permalink)
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Are you running a mass air flor sensor?
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:10 PM   #488 (permalink)
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Yeah I'm keeping that.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:48 AM   #489 (permalink)
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Original, right on. Looks like you need a magician for those wires.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:14 AM   #490 (permalink)
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Original, right on. Looks like you need a magician for those wires.
Thanks man! You are not kidding about needing a magician!
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:15 AM   #491 (permalink)
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I'm thinking the pic below with the loose wires...I think they are the wires for the o2 sensor I'm supposed to run b/c my instructions called to cut the wire for the o2 with plug still on it in the pic.


Ill have to trace down the pinout to make sure. The stray wires from the pic below can be removed as they trace back to the fuse box for an auto tranny. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong here. this pic...
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:40 AM   #492 (permalink)
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:27 AM   #493 (permalink)
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Thanks guys! I appreciate all the comments. I'll be hard at it again this weekend and ALL next week. I took a week of vacation next week to knock some stuff out on it. I hope I can make some serious progress next week. Maybe it will have floors, wires and some other necessities.

here is my list for next week:
finish stripping engine wiring harness
build 2nd rock slider
build rear shock hoops and cage tie-ins
mount cheapo white gas shocks in rear
brace frame at rear spring hangers (reuse ladder bar bracket joe gave me)
mount steering box
mount steering column & steering wheel
make radiator mount
drill holes and install gauges
drill hole and install ignition switch
drill and mount toggle switches
Finish sheet metal at firewall
buy and mount brake, clutch and gas pedal assemblies
buy & install used alternator and starter
fabricate custom pitman arm (then have Charles TIG weld it)
Reinforce the Ballistic Fab front shackles I bought (then have Charles TIG them)

I might meet my demise if I get this much done. I always overshoot my capabilities.
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:47 PM   #495 (permalink)
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Thanks guys! I appreciate all the comments. I'll be hard at it again this weekend and ALL next week. I took a week of vacation next week to knock some stuff out on it. I hope I can make some serious progress next week. Maybe it will have floors, wires and some other necessities.

here is my list for next week:
finish stripping engine wiring harness
build 2nd rock slider
build rear shock hoops and cage tie-ins
mount cheapo white gas shocks in rear
brace frame at rear spring hangers (reuse ladder bar bracket joe gave me)
mount steering box
mount steering column & steering wheel
make radiator mount
drill holes and install gauges
drill hole and install ignition switch
drill and mount toggle switches
Finish sheet metal at firewall
buy and mount brake, clutch and gas pedal assemblies
buy & install used alternator and starter
fabricate custom pitman arm (then have Charles TIG weld it)
Reinforce the Ballistic Fab front shackles I bought (then have Charles TIG them)

I might meet my demise if I get this much done. I always overshoot my capabilities.
Is that all you are working on next week??? Looking forward to seeing your progress.
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What pedals arms you going to get?

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I'm planning on yj, tj or cj brake and clutch pedals. then run the corvette brake master and probably a wldwood or speedway motors clutch master. I'm going to get an xj or Chevy pickup gas pedal and throttle cable (or whatever I find at the junkyard).
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:15 PM   #498 (permalink)
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Not a real update but my parents got me a SWAG offroad mount for my tube bender for my birthday so I can drink beer and bend tubing now. It's a very nice looking setup. I'm very impressed.


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Old 05-19-2012, 01:08 PM   #499 (permalink)
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I got some work done today. I built some crossbars for the ballistic fab shackles I picked up for the front. They're longer than the front shackles on it now. They should help it flex better since there wasn't much movement with the other shackles.


Then I welded them up. They should be pretty strong.


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I also welded up my SWAG Offroad tubing bender bracket and got it painted and installed. let the beer drinking tube bending begin.


The bender mount seems to be a really nice setup. I'm excited to use it. I just need to make a new bender base so I can roll that thing around for bending longer tubes without having to spline everything which was a PITA!

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Old 05-20-2012, 06:38 PM   #500 (permalink)
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Back at it again today. First off, I built some new mounts to mount the grill so it's free-standing. I used some spare 1/2" bolts and nuts I had laying around. Outkill but it was something I had laying around. I had to mount the grill before I could figure out where to mount the radiator.

nut welded to the washer.


Then I welded the washer to a piece of scrap DOM I had laying around too.


Upclose.


Then I built some lower radiator mounts out of the 1/8" plate I had around. Straight on. FYI. the radiator is upside in these pics.


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Another angle. The mounts were originally 3pcs of material I welded together and hit with a flapdisc.


welded in.
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