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Ask Bob... Installing the Universal Cross Members

CLICK THE LINK BELOW to view the installation of the universal crossmembers! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvfaz5qH6yM&feature=youtu.be

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Ask Bob... Trimming the Inner Fenders

Are you needing to trim your inner fenders on your 47-54 Chevy pick up or suburban build but not quite sure where to start? Click on the link below for pointers and to see how we do it here at the shop! If you have any questions please give us a call!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hosRs9uydYQ&t=46s

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Ask Bob... What LS engine oil pan do I need to use?

We recommend swapping out the deep oil pan of your LS engine for a low profile oil pan. For more details click on the link below! http://files.constantcontact.com/4aee071b601/6c1cd125-70f3-4ea0-adf9-ca13dba8bea9.pdf

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Ask Bob... Looking for a 4x4 rear end

Q. I’m looking for a four-wheel drive rear end. How do I measure the rear end to make sure that I do have a fourwheel drive rear end? A. When doing our conversion kit, we recommend switching out the two-wheel drive rear end for a four-wheel drive rear end which is 5" wider. It is important to make [...]

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Ask Bob... Leaf Spring Measurements

Q. My rear wheels are too far back in the fender wells. What do I need to do?A. If you had removed/replaced your leaf springs while doing your build, there is a chance that when put back in, they were installed backwards, causing the rear end to sit too far back in the [...]

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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 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... 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... 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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Ask Bob... What S-10/S-15 Chassis Do I Need?

The following lists our S-10 Conversion Kit and the corresponding S-10/S-15 donor that you will need to look for to complete your build:41-46 Chevy Short Bed Pickup – 118” Wheelbase – Standard Cab Long Bed S-1047-48 Chevy Short Bed Pickup – 118” Wheelbase – Standard Cab Long Bed S-1049-54 Chevy Short Bed Pickup – 118” Wheelbase – Standard Cab Long [...]

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