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M4wdFab

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2023, 09:51:42 PM »
finished up the bed today. 

stripped the remaining parts, some metal work, and shot with primer
(running boards, lower bed skirts, door access panels. 

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #31 on: September 22, 2023, 08:47:30 PM »
decided to end procrastination on oil pressure issue.


front of motor torn down, front IFS dropped, oil pan and timing cover pulled.

pulled the timing set and changed the cam plate

HV Oil pump, pickup oring and gaskets will be here tomorrow to wrap up. 



fuel filler neck, vent, flush mount fill complete
front signals, headlights, OBD connector, truck 100% wired. 

LMC order should be here tomorrow also with rest of door glass parts and some other odds and ends to complete the interior. 

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2023, 07:20:02 PM »
bah, still sitting on the lift waiting for an oil pump.  amazon failed me, no tracking available. 

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #33 on: September 24, 2023, 03:59:12 PM »
put .090" under the spring in the oil pump relief and slammed it back together this moring (parts diddnt show up)


cold idle / rev  went from 3-5/15 to 15/45 so thats a definat improvement.


going to think on it, but probably order a Meling 355 thats higher flow and pressure and do the job again now that i know its not really that bad and can be done in the truck. 

runing boards and front bumper fab work done. 
waiting on some door trim from ebay then i can shoot the last bit of color on remaining body parts. 

seat and door glass up next, interior. 

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2023, 06:15:28 PM »
seats in today! gas petal mounted (finally)

first rip down the road!  need to get ride height back up a bit, or get a smaller tire, front rubs a little


short trip, forgot to hook up trans cooler and e fan. but other wise good!


more odds and final touches should be ready to list or store for winter. 


not my favorite but almost! 

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #35 on: September 28, 2023, 10:05:20 PM »
finished last of green parts to warp up doors

window glass prepped when paint hardens up

ordered new torsion keys and rear springs to adjust raise height 1" from the current 4" lowering kit.   

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #36 on: September 30, 2023, 03:51:36 PM »
front of motor torn down again and installed a High Volume oil pump (18% increase in flow, 10% increase in max relief pressure)

its better but still not great, i guess thats where its staying till the motor locks up or glitters itself.


drove down the road and got a sticker
construction traffic blocked me from getting back down my street so i hit DG to walk around for a minute. 

reaturned to a crank but no start, like it was out of fuel.  checked fueses all good and had pressure at rail.


cut back across rear lot (walked 2min home) and grabbed the KB3 already with a trailer hooked it it, winched on, brought home.

started fine on trailer at home?  weird.  no cause. 

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #37 on: October 02, 2023, 04:09:10 PM »
finished up the interior today!  looks awesome. 

waiting on springs says friday.



went to start today, repeated issue.  confirmed no fuel pressure.


will investigate and probably order a pump should be easy fix- had pump out 3 times already messing with fuel vent / gage sender.

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #38 on: October 02, 2023, 04:14:37 PM »
talked to 3 people today after being out side for 2 hours with a sign for 20k on it today.  still holding it for jody to have first stab after springs and fuel issue resolved if she wants it.   

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #39 on: October 04, 2023, 07:54:09 PM »
new fuel pump module installed all good

new rear springs 1" taller installed (3" drop)

new keys in 2" drop kit were same as 3" keys   bah! 

milled them and made longer bolts, got ride where i want.



done
listed 21K OBO

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #40 on: October 05, 2023, 11:48:44 AM »
What's the floor coverings you used there?

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #41 on: October 05, 2023, 01:28:32 PM »
is that an in-floor storage box on the passenger side?

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #42 on: October 05, 2023, 01:36:42 PM »
I think the floor in this one is Rustoleum Hammered paint. that passenger floor compartment is the original battery location.
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oh lord!

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #43 on: October 05, 2023, 03:45:00 PM »
ya just black hammared on this one, steel was all good. 

battery box location deleted.  has a frame rail under it now. battery moved to under hood. 


need to get better pics.


drove around today for parts run, its fun!  speedo and odometer is weird to have in one of these! 

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #44 on: October 05, 2023, 04:09:08 PM »
Oh, so that was the battery box.  Nice.