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Re: chevy 5W Loadmaster
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2019, 11:37:32 PM »
new an fittings installed in trans, old fuel lines, oil cooler lines, trans lines removed.  oil cooler delete done.  coolant hoses and clutch fan deleted. 

chassis strip and paint soon. 

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Re: chevy 5W Loadmaster
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2019, 09:01:25 PM »
chassis ready for paint. 

gona try to con the kid at work to paint it this weekend labor for trade a 5.3 LS core on a stand this weekend.  he is looking for a rebuild project.   

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Re: chevy 5W Loadmaster
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2019, 11:26:10 AM »
redo that xmember before paint or ignoring for now?
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Re: chevy 5W Loadmaster
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2019, 06:30:43 PM »
fully ignored. 


cats cut out and 3" exhaust welded in

75% of frame painted. 

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Re: chevy 5W Loadmaster
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2019, 09:13:53 PM »
cab slung over chassis and a few iterations of up and down with plasma cutting more away each time.  the GMC 4x4 truck chassis are supprisingly similar to the van chassis i have done.  the steering will be much better with the engine bumpped over to passenger side for the front diff clearance.  i got it down to within and inch of where im happy and i bed once its full dressed with side steps and bumpers the suspension will sag to right where i want it. 


PTO shifter is going line right up for 4x4 linkage lol.  welded in a rear body mount crossemember and almost finished the mount.  then 3 more and it should be solid ready for petals and wiring. 

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Re: chevy 5W Loadmaster
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2019, 09:53:50 PM »
cab final mounted.  steering done. 


should be quick to get it moving soon. 

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Re: chevy 5W Loadmaster
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2019, 10:20:52 AM »
rad, fan, trans cooler mounted.  ordered one hose wrong, re ordered. 

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Re: chevy 5W Loadmaster
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2019, 10:24:29 AM »
what have you been using for radiators?

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Re: chevy 5W Loadmaster
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2019, 01:20:32 PM »
10 different sources on ebay for 3 core aluminum that bolt right in for 120$ or so

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Re: chevy 5W Loadmaster
« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2019, 07:40:09 PM »
trouts trip yielded a good seat!

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Re: chevy 5W Loadmaster
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2019, 10:01:31 PM »
battery box, petals, coolant hoses finished up, hood supports back in, hydro boost hoses modified, fuse panel mounted. 

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Re: chevy 5W Loadmaster
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2019, 11:09:33 PM »
wiring started today.  motor fired. 


shifter cable, gages, seat, coolant it will be mobile. 

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Re: chevy 5W Loadmaster
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2019, 10:53:57 PM »
started on glass, motor sounds good  8)

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Re: chevy 5W Loadmaster
« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2019, 12:12:30 AM »
glass all installed, seat mounted. 

found wrong headliner ordered, bah. 

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Re: chevy 5W Loadmaster
« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2019, 09:16:09 PM »
wireing done tonight

needs a floor, headliner, exhaust gaskets, bumper, side steps. 


then ready to deal with a bed, or build a flat bed.