BB's full frame build

Discussion in 'Under Construction' started by Tukn4s, Apr 24, 2020.

  1. Tukn4s

    Tukn4s Well-Known Member

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    So I bodied james truck back last year utilizing the factory frame because it was already bagged. The rear suspension was very nicely done but the pinion angle wasn't right and the lift was extremely limited from poor bag placement. The front was also an ekstensive kit. So I made a decision to make him a deal because I had started developing the full frame for the tahoe. I told him i wanted to build him a full frame for his truck to have much better suspension and getting it set up for a v8 since his truck is a v6.

    So I've begun the chassis build for it.
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    More pics
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  3. Tukn4s

    Tukn4s Well-Known Member

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    Tore the heads off 5.3 I picked up for the truck. With a good cleaning it should be a good engine. Also started mocking up the front suspension [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  4. HackMcMaster

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    God damnit guess I'm not building a backhalf anymore
     
  5. Tukn4s

    Tukn4s Well-Known Member

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    Motor mounts and trans mount are in place for. Used my mock up arms which have bushing that are slightly narrower that the actual arms so had to add the spacer. The a/c line will be the closest contact point. This truck will be running full long tubes and a truck oil pan. The actual block is in place in the last pics
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  6. Oktain

    Oktain Canuck Admin Staff Member

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    Is it easier in the long run to just build your own frame and suspension setup?

    Also, how many hours does it take to knock out a frame that someone could conceivably order from you, and swap their running gear, body, and air setup over to?
     
  7. Tukn4s

    Tukn4s Well-Known Member

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    For me, if someone is wanting a body drop, I can build a chassis that gets everything in a much better position faster and easier than by building a chassis. The time it takes to do everything that's necessary to body drop over a factory frame takes a lot of time and ultimately to do it well, you need to strip the existing chassis anyway.

    I could complete a full chassis in 4 weeks start to finish, mostly because I do this after my day job. Once I have all the plasma cut pieces and tubing laying in front of me. I can have the complete main rails cut and tacked together in 1 day.

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  8. Tiki

    Tiki Well-Known Member

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    Why do you have the cam adjusters on the inside? They are on the outside factory right?
     
  9. Tukn4s

    Tukn4s Well-Known Member

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    im just using it as a 3/16" spacer because the arms i'm using are my old arms and the bushings aren't the correct width for the arms that will be on the truck. my frames use cam bolts on the lower arms to adjust alignment.
     
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  10. BB

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    “PAPERW8” is back in the land of hillbillies and moonshine. Brett’s about to do rad shit.
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