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I have a thread over on my other forum for this so I figured I will put it on the Big Racing Forum here at YB so I can be Trashed for it....LOL

Before anyone Says "Why build this?".....or "Its a Tank".....or "Cute Minivan Mom" Just know....I already know or have heard it..I am doing it for me...and for the TBSS Community...Just because I can.

This has been a long time coming and still a long way from completion, but its starting to move along rapidly and with that I am starting to get pics of things as they are changing. This will be a simple thread with random pics and some info on the build, nothing professional or well thought out in the thread....Ill just post what I have as I have it.

The Goal originally was to build an Extreme outlaw 8.5 TBSS to run in a local series and to run in the Major LS Events like the LSX shootouts and LS Fest in Bowling Green KY. The truck didn't make LS Fest this year nor will it run in the 8.5 Series. I am now shooting to try to make it to MIR for the Import vs. Domestic Race. Along the way during the Build and with some of the parts I acquired the truck has slowly evolved out of being an 8.5 limited Trim Truck to an X275 Type Trim Truck. The Ultimate Goal with this truck is to put it in the 8's and to be the first documented TBSS to do so. I don't know if it will make it there, but we will surely do our best to make it happen.

At the beginning I acquired a Basically Stock Chassis 07 TBSS to begin the process on. I completely stripped the truck to a Shell and immediately sent it out to have an 8.50 Certified Roll Cage Installed. Upon Receiving the truck back from the Cage builder and before it even came off the Trailer, it was Taken to Gary Rohe Racecars in Indiana to have many upgrades and modifications completed including more cage additions, new custom rear end setup, and other items needed to be legal for the projected ET I want the truck to run. While there I continued to purchase and acquire parts for the build and also added more work for Gary to do including all of my turbo piping, Engine mounting and some lightening measures to try to get rid of some dead and un-needed weight on the truck. These trucks are pigs and even in race trim, we expect this to be no exception. The truck is currently Back in my hands for driveline and wiring installation before it goes back to Gary Rohe to tidy up a few loose ends and add anything else I need before the upcoming Race in November. We started on this last weekend for re-installing interior components and re-wiring the entire truck from the ground up. I will then have to get it to the tuner, tuned and tested all before Nov. 1st. Its going to be a challenge, but here we go.


Basic Build Specs (as of 10-5-13)
  • Kurt Urban/ERL 6 bolt LS7 Based 427
  • Trick Flow 245 Heads
  • TH400 Trans RMVB and Transbrake
  • Ford Custom built Moser equipped 8.8 Rear End
  • GT55 88mm Single Turbo Setup
  • Completely Custom F-Body Styled front Suspension
  • Custom 4 link Rear suspension utilizing factory mounting points to meet class requirements
  • 8.5 Certified Roll Cage with Extras
Special Thanks to Ryan Salway (Member at TBSSOwners.com) for making my Racing Logo





















 

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Ok....Reserving spots doesn't work so can a Mod please remove those posts and this one and Ill make the next posts all relevant and not reserved spots...Thanks
 

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Frame Notched For Axle Clearance. All front Mounting points for control arms were retained to meet class requirements of Factory mounting points on a four link.



This is where we are mounting the Air to Water Intercooler. Tubing will run behind the passenger seat and along the passenger door before going through the firewall.



Just a little better shots of the turbo Mounting support. The turbo is pretty heavy at 75+ pounds.



Shot of the Stainless Works Header we are using.


And The Motor.....Nothing Special here. Needs prettied up.


Nothing special but a start on the inlet piping.



Sticky Icky Mickey Thompson ET 275 Pros.


My new master switch control ARC Panel....I saw this in another guys car and I had to have it, it's super nice. It's a roll bar mount and will be right above my head where the sun visor used to be.


Wheels with half the stickering complete....I had to steal them back before they were done for fitting purposes.


A real mans fuel pump and regulator


Twin Tial 44mm Wastegates.


Tial Q 50mm BOV


QA1 front struts and springs.


Front and rear Wilwood Dynalite 4 piston brakes.



Picked up a couple fuel filters from the Holley booth at LS Fest.
 

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Some pics of intercooler piping.



Custom Upper and lower front control arms in process.



Getting closer.
(Yes the wheel is on the wrong side)



Somewhat on the ground.



Shock mounts.


Turbo Piping




Here is the frame notch on the passenger side. Not near this much had to be removed but made for more clearance and will look better cleaned, smoothed and repainted. The strut tower will also get reinforced where we cut it as well.









Fill and overflow tanks.
 

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Because RaceTruck?



The lifeblood of the system.




Hmmmm.......current truck weight with no drivetrain.....this could be interesting.


Finally back home for me to get busy.





 

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Awesome, love different builds other than the usual fox body, my DD is an 06 awd tbss so iI'll interested in seeing this finished, good luck
 

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Very cool. Looks like the fab work is top notch. Im not much of a Chevy fan in general but you drink good beer so I'll let it pass.
 

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Awesome, love different builds other than the usual fox body, my DD is an 06 awd tbss so iI'll interested in seeing this finished, good luck
Fox body builds are where it's at! Just say'n...

Awesome build by the way!! I'm looking forward to seeing it in the 8.xx's!
 

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Kyle that bitch is nasty! Let the haters hate!
 

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That thing is going to coast from the 1/8 and still be in the mid 8's
 
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