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Sorry for the multipost Picture dump. Bring the thread up to speed here.

I got this truck 10 years ago from my Grandfather when he passed away. I documented me doing a partial restoration on it then.
The truck has been sitting for a couple years, so I decided it was time to dig back in. Go big or go home. Its not a dedicated drag racing truck, but I am going to try to run some times with it.

Truck Specs Currently:
1992 C1500 Work Truck RCLB
350 H.O. Crate
Vortec Heads
Comp Beehives
Threaded Rocker Studs
Valve Guide converted
Scorpion 1.6 Roller Rockers
LS7 Lifters
Comp Pushrods
Comp XR282HR Camshaft
Double Roller Timing Set
Edelbrock RPM AirGap
.015" Head Gasket
.030" Decked Heads
Long Tubes
750 Holley
HEI
Original 5 speed trans with updated Clutch.
275/55/15s

The Plans:
Convert Truck to RCSB

Full 2x4” by 11 guage CNC bent rectangular tubing frame
1-5/8” .083” Chromoly Cage (NHRA 8.5 Sec spec)
Tied cage sections through the firewall and back glass that will stiff the truck up.
Front Suspension;
Wilwood Pro Series Spindles
Fox Body Manual Rack
Wilwood 15” Hat mounted Rotors, 6 piston front brakes
QA1 Coilovers
Splined, Through Chassis anti-roll bar with 5 location to vary stiffness
Adjustable chamber
Adjustable Upper Control Arm mount location (roll center)
Adjustable Toe
Adjustable AntiDive

Rear Suspension:
3 Link Design (doesn’t bind)
Ford 9” Center Section, maybe a winter's 5063 if I come up with the cash.
Grand National (the racing league, not the Buick lol) full floater bearing ends.
QA1 coilovers
PanHard Bar design (**** tons of adjustability in the brackets, perks of being able to just draw it and cut it out)
Same antiroll bar as on the front.

Motor:
Gen 4 Aluminum 5.3
Stock Crank
Summit Pro Forged Pistons
Summit Pro Forged Rods
Texas Speed as Cast Heads
½” ARP Headstuds
Edelbrock Hi Ram Aluminum Intake
Twin 73mm Chinese Choo Choo Bois, Tiawanese Tranny Twisters, Hong Kong Hurricanes, Hiroshama Hairdryer, Nagasaki Noisy Bois, Mongolian Motor Manglers, Teriyaki Tornadoes, Fukashima Ring Land Roasters or Wasabi Windmills. Haven’t decided yet.
Dual 44mm Wastegates

ECU:
Holley Dominator with all the whistles

Transmission:

T56 Magnum.

The above is the wish list. I recently started actual work so check it out.

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I got my fixture plate made up for the lower control arms. Looking nice. The 3D printed bits have tabs on the bottom that locate their position in the plasma cut slots. Next week I will be picking up some tubing and will be taking the virgin run on my JD2 bender.

The steering rack is on. It's a quick ratio fox body rack... I plan on running an electric assist column. If it sucks I'll convert to hydraulic later.

Moving along...
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Last week I got the cross shafts for the lower control arms. I couldnt fit standard bolts in past the steering rack, and I didnt want to pull the rack in order to adjust the lower control arm lengths.

Completed the lower control arm fixturing as well. My 3d printer is going on the fritz. Yay!

I got my tubing bender set up and some 1.25" DOM ready to go.

Lower control arms will be done soon.
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I ordered and picked up the steel to start building out my frame table.

The frame table will be made of 2x4 .120w tubing, bolted and shimmed together (in order to remove the chance of warping the main rails).
I started getting the corner braces made.

The are .25" Plate, plasma cut out, then bent into 90° corners with 2" .120w Angle iron mitered in. Just need to get them welded up.

Got 75% of the passenger side LCA built. I have the coil over mounts cut out, but need to get them bent and welded in.

Slow and steady.

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Looks like you have all the cool shop "toys". Parts look very nice especially the control arms.
 

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Thanks!
I built the CNC plasma cutter this summer to turn a little side cash to help fund the project.
Built yourself a CNC plasma table. Handy little devil ain't ya? Keep up the good work and keep posting. I may have to talk to you about the CNC. Been wanting a small format CNC router for the sign shop.
 

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Built yourself a CNC plasma table. Handy little devil ain't ya? Keep up the good work and keep posting. I may have to talk to you about the CNC. Been wanting a small format CNC router for the sign shop.
Yeah it was the precursor to "am I handy enough to pull this shit off". Basically my first fab and wiring project. Cuts good.
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Got the cross rails cut out and temporarily placed. The z axis is placed and I'm happy with the level and square of the table.

Ordering the frame rails monday. Then I'll need to save a couple bucks to recoup.
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In for the build loud and proud, you are pretty damn sharp. I am very impressed this the tools you have engineered and built so far.

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Very Nice Build!
way above my abilities
 
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