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Ask Bob... Installing the 5.3 LS Engine A/C Compressor Bracket

Q. When installing a 5.3 LS engine on to the S-10 Frame with the Code 504 Motor Mounts, the A/C Compressor Mounts will not bolt up on passenger side. How can I correct this?A. When doing an S-10 Conversion and you are installing a 5.3 LS with our mounts there is some additional parts [...]

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Ask Bob... What is backspacing when it comes to rims for my S-10 conversion?

Q. What is backspacing when it comes to rims for my S-10 Conversion? A. Backspacing is defined as the distance from the hub mounting surface to the inside lip of the wheel (measured in inches). A related term is known as offset, which relates the hub mounting surface to the centerline of the [...]

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Ask Bob... Installing the Front Box Crossmember

CHECK OUT OUR FIRST INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO ON INSTALLING THE FRONT BOX CROSSMEMBER!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRaoEtF31OE&t=1s                 <----- LINK

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Ask Bob... Can I use the factory S-10 gas tank?

Q. Can I use the factory gas tank out of the S-10 with a Code 504 Conversion Kit? A. You can use the factory gas tank out of the S-10, however you will have to make the factory straps work with our brackets or make new ones. In addition, you will need to cut and remove the [...]

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Ask Bob... My Box on my 47-54 Chevy Truck does not sit down on my S-10 frame. What do I need to do?

http://files.constantcontact.com/4aee071b601/de509...Click on the Link above to view the full pdf on what Bob says you need to do to get that box sitting right! If you have any questions, give us a call here at the shop, or shoot us an email!

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Ask Bob... If I want to use an aftermarket steering column which one do I need to use?

Q. If I want to use an aftermarket steering column which one do I need to use? A. Code 504 offers IDIDIT columns for your S-10 Conversion. Depending on the type of column and shifter you want to run with your truck, will depend on what column you will need. If you want to run a tilt column [...]

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Ask Bob... Do I have to use a drop shock if I use 2" drop spindles?

Q. When I place 2” drop spindles on my S-10 for my Conversion, do I have to use a drop shock? A. No. You do not need to use a drop shock when using 2” drop spindles because the spindle shaft and the pickup points for the caliper have been moved up. We have not changed the [...]

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Ask Bob... What do you recommend if I don't have enough room for my radiator and fan?

Q. When installing my small block Chevy Engine with your S-10 Conversion Kit, I don’t have enough room for my radiator and fan, what do you recommend?A. Our tech support line receives this question frequently. When installing the Small Block Chevy Engine, customers say they do not have enough room for the radiator [...]

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Bob Says....Measure accurately for your drive shaft

Q. How do I measure for my driveshaft?A. When completing your S-10 Conversion Build, it is important to measure for your driveshaft accurately. If you do not have a yoke, you will want to measure from the outer lip of seal to center line of universal joint or face of pinion yoke as shown in the photo below:If you have [...]

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Bob Says.....Change Out that 2WD Rear End

Q. Why do you recommend changing out the 2WD rear end for a 4WD rear end when using a Code 504 Kit?A. The four-wheel drive rear end is 5" wider than a two-wheel drive rear end. The four-wheel drive rear end measures 59 1/2" hub to hub, where a two-wheel drive measures 54 1/2". For most applications, by using the [...]

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