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M4wdFab

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3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« on: May 23, 2023, 08:25:29 AM »
started on this after i tore down and prepped a 2nd escalade chassis

should be mostly Kansas parts and pretty solid build. 

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2023, 07:11:51 PM »
loving this thing.  looking good. 

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2023, 09:23:21 PM »
box and ride height set, looks great. 

picked up a pair of bumpers off market place today local for it also. 

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2023, 03:03:29 PM »
chassis fab completed. 

needle scaled and then wire wheeled

black chassis coat


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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2023, 04:32:54 PM »
cab fenders grill preped and primed


i hate body work and paint. 

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2023, 05:21:48 PM »
shot the jams and dash today so i could continue on with assembly.

the green i picked is not the green on the label lol  its way more lime green instead of dark green.  not quite torque locker green but close lol


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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2023, 09:39:54 PM »
doors and hood blocked and primed today also.

rest of exhaust and brake parts should be here tomorrow but need to jump back to other work in shop. 

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2023, 09:59:18 PM »
looking nice. 

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2023, 08:09:21 PM »
mixed in some black to tone down the lime green!  much better. 

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2023, 08:16:48 PM »
Good call!

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2023, 04:30:58 PM »
steering, brake, exhaust systems complete.

started on wiring today and hung a battery. 

one more day of work it should be moving itself. 

back to jeeps. 

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2023, 01:43:53 PM »
Seems from here like you really flew on this one.
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oh lord!

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2023, 07:03:59 PM »
i budjet about 120 hours labor for price point on average with these things.  i spent a little more time on body and prep than i like to with paint garbage. 

i bet i could punch one out in 3 weeks if i stuck to it and didnt have other work flowing in and out of the shop. 



like another JT full gear/elocker/full front truss job today started. 

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2023, 05:33:24 PM »
drove to the other side of the shop for first time today. 

rad doesnt fit, made this one too low.  need to get another shorter one.

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2023, 03:56:02 PM »
fancy gages ordered for this one.  should be fun.  not sure how mounting a GPS antenna that can see the sky is going to go, but should be fun. 


motor sounds a little tappy now that it has exhaust on it.  didnt catch that when i first test fired it with no headers- bah.  hopefully that goes away with an oil change and more run time once it has coolant in it.