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So most of you have seen my truck go through its growth over the couple years, lowered 4wd 6.0, then I decided to swap to shock waves and get rid of the 4wd. Well 50miles later my transmission blew for the 4th time and I made a whole thread about that asshole.

April 2007
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Well I made the decision to put it in the garage and build it to exactly what I wanted... which is where I stand now. I bought a 1999 RCSB for a daily drive, I own the black one so Im not building any credit there so this way I build a little credit and have a reliable truck. So the tear down begins...

A couple months have gone by and I have torn down my truck into every possible piece imaginable... I have decided that if Im going to do it, then Im going to do it right and do it ALL.

This truck I want to build to be simple and aggressive, my goal is to make it look like it was supposed to be like that, ie: instead of cups to space in a coil pocket, run a torsion setup so it looks like the truck was built for air.

Currently my plans are vaguely as followed...

From now till Spring 2010:

Rolling Chassis
- To be designed and fabricated by myself
- Factory suspension moved upwards to accommodate lower ride height
- Motor moved back and up to transfer weight and clear steering
- McGaughys Spindles, RideTech Control arms, and double adjustable shockwaves, Muscle Bar up front
- F9100s, double adjustable billet shocks, Satchell adjustable 4-link out back
- GM 14bolt 9.5” SF narrowed rearend
- Converted to 5x5 Lug Pattern
- Powder coated Hammered Black Satin finish, all components gloss black
- Custom Fuel Cell Behind rear end
- All fuel, air, and brake lines to be hard stainless, with braided to moving parts
- Intro Wheels GT Sports 20x8.5 Front w/ Toyo Proxy STII 275/40/R20
- Intro Wheels GT Sports 20x15 Rear w/ MT Sportsman SR 29x18x20
- Wilwood 16” Front Rotors 6 piston calipers
- Wilwood 14” Rear Rotors 4 piston calipers
- GM HD Hydroboost Brake System
Exterior
- Water based True Black w/ blue toner
- Ceramic Clear Coat (same as new Mercedes)
- Body dropped bed 5.5” to hide all suspension components and appear “stock”
- Stock Wheel tubs widened to accommodate 20x15s, again to appear “stock”
- Rear tailgate will close and open to appear "stock"
- Shaved tailgate, license plate, candied and smoked tail lights
- Exhaust tips through the roll pan to mimic the front bumper
- Escalade Handles
- Cal-Vu Mirrors
- Front bumper is a modified SS bumper
- Hood will be raised across the whole back
- Xenarc Headlights with 4300k HIDs
- Clear Marker Lenses
Interior
- All plastic panels will be dyed black, factory satin finish.
- Escalade top dash pad, wood grain on passenger side to be painted black, and “Cadillac” replaced by “SCHEVY”
- Escalade Dash Bezel
- 03 Console w/ T56 shifter while retaining cup holders.
- Black headliner, and visors to match
- Black Carpeting
- Modified Stock Bucket seats, reworked into more of a “race bucket”
- Denali Gauges, all interior dash lights to be orange (only color on whole truck, while the rest is black and billet)
- Sounds system is TBA, but amp will be hidden along with two 10”shallow mount subwoofers behind each seat.
Drivetrain
- 402 CI LQ4 Specs TBA Est. HP 750rwhp
- Custom Turbo Kit by TurboDan Single S85mm all stainless tubular headers, complete one off kit.
- T56 6 Speed Transmission
- 4.88 gears w/ Detroit Locker in the 14-bolt
- Exact Specs TBA on complete drivetrain


Now for pictures...

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2WD Frame $400 buck from a Salvage yard in NY, made for a nice roadtrip, little rust compared to my 4wd, but nothing a sandblast wont take care of.
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my 4wd frame currently
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Started to cut off what I dont need on the new frame
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Got it at a better working height, figured Id start cleaning it see how much I can get done before its blasted
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Even the girlfriend helped me out :)
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Brushed on some aircraft stripper to help loosen it up, god damn does that stuff burn :lol:
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Its coming clean but still alot of work to go, hopefully I get a good price and have it blasted so its mint before paint and PC
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No more coil pockets, who needs those anyway.
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The daily driver, the transmission hated pulling that trailer with a frame on it
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What do we have here?
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Ahh... must be the 9.5" 14bolt :evil:
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Street friendly? :D
 

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Re: Project SCHEVY 2001 Silverado Frame Up (no 56K)

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Inside of my cab, ready for wires to be worked, ALL of them :flame:
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Cab with 15% on shield haha, not staying tho.
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Some parts
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All the nuts and bolts, most likely being replaced with new.
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6.0 with the harness that needs to be stripped down and reworked also
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No airbags? 5pt harness then...
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Cando smoothie pan
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SD 4link, 33" long
 

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Re: Project SCHEVY 2001 Silverado Frame Up (no 56K)

:insane:

if you ever need a hand or someone to sit in a lawn chair and watch, let me know. I just need to get a driveshaft first and I'll be down there :jester:
 

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Re: Project SCHEVY 2001 Silverado Frame Up (no 56K)

looks good nick...


i say you go the opposite direction... 1.4l out of a honda... haha
 

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Re: Project SCHEVY 2001 Silverado Frame Up (no 56K)

:insane:

if you ever need a hand or someone to sit in a lawn chair and watch, let me know. I just need to get a driveshaft first and I'll be down there :jester:
I usually do the work by myself, and friends swing by, but if you want to help I could always use a hand. Just give me a call any weekend, I mess with it every weekend anyway.
looks good nick...


i say you go the opposite direction... 1.4l out of a honda... haha
looks like nothing haha, yea I was thinking maybe a Briggs & Stratton, waiting on Procharge to develop a SC for it tho :roflsquared:
 

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Re: Project SCHEVY 2001 Silverado Frame Up (no 56K)

ohh yeah.
and in my opinion i think you whould stock floor it with 2x4 1/4 wall and completely box allthe way back.

i swear my girlfriends trying to take advantage of me in some wierd way ive never seen her make me this many drinks. but shes matching them so i aint complaing the more she drinks the louder she screams
 

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Re: Project SCHEVY 2001 Silverado Frame Up (no 56K)

I was thinking about it... :hmm: would be cooler right? damn I hate changing my mind again :lol:
 

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Re: Project SCHEVY 2001 Silverado Frame Up (no 56K)

solve my problem with wide wheels, behind axle bags and panhard too
hmm,
 

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Re: Project SCHEVY 2001 Silverado Frame Up (no 56K)

solve my problem with wide wheels, behind axle bags and panhard too
hmm,
no shit then you could just suck the frame in a little after it goes behind the cab. gives you the room you need for all that shit you want.
fucking do it dude. whats 30 ft of 2x4 1/4 wall tubing. under a 100 bucks
 

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Re: Project SCHEVY 2001 Silverado Frame Up (no 56K)

awesome dude. i have been wondering lately the progress and what was going on with the two trucks.
 

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Re: Project SCHEVY 2001 Silverado Frame Up (no 56K)

im going to look into it Dave I'm not sure just yet, cause I don't want to lay rocker, more just 1" from rocker, and I love the old school channel method.

yea Ive been slowly gathering parts and dismantleing
 

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Re: Project SCHEVY 2001 Silverado Frame Up (no 56K)

Not that I'm doubting your abilities Nick, because I know you can weld and have done some fine work before. But if you were to back half the truck and body drop it, are you going to be able do it and do it right? I don't even know the first thing about that stuff, but I can estimate that its a huge amount of work and requires quiet a bit of skill
 

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Re: Project SCHEVY 2001 Silverado Frame Up (no 56K)

I could do it yea, Im pretty meticulous when it comes to this thing... and if I ever got in a bind I'd stop and have a pro welder come over and give me a hand. Im not too sure if Im going to go this route tho, if I do Im going to end up spending alot more money on rims and tires ect. and I wont make the National meet. I guess this week at school I got some things to think and work out, while its being blasted. if I dont backhalf it Im definitely boxing it in and making the frame smooth as possible, no holes ect.

I dont take it as you doubting me, It's a huge task, but I think with some time and patience I could tackle it.
 

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Re: Project SCHEVY 2001 Silverado Frame Up (no 56K)

alright man about time. can't wait to see it stock floored lol.
 

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Re: Project SCHEVY 2001 Silverado Frame Up (no 56K)

i like the paint job you have planned
which are you referring too, cause right now I plan on true black... unless you're talkin about my two tone rendering, which I do like but Im unsure if Im going to do it
 
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