'69 overhaul- CV, 8.8, and more.

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Re: '69 overhaul- CV, 8.8, and more.

Postby RSharpe » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:04 pm

THE QUESTION OF THE CENTURY HAS BEEN ANSWERED, Thanks Dollarbill.
This is the starting point of my build. I should have my truck bought and home in 6 weeks. Looking forward to removing the first bolt from my project, "Thunder Lord".

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Re: '69 overhaul- CV, 8.8, and more.

Postby rms » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:39 pm

RSharpe wrote:Just went through you post here, very impressed. I helped (got things, held parts in place, grinded) put a CV in a friend's friends truck. Didn't see finished job. I am going to do the swap myself on my 69 I'm buying soon. The questions I am asking are because I don't want the truck to cut grass. I just want a lower ride for handling. :)

I know the starting points, remove front end, weld in bracing and cut out cross member. Now with a bare frame, where to start? How do I measure for center line, where the CV nipples stick in the frame. With that measurement, I can drill, cut, grind and then weld. :thup:

There is another question I don't think has been asked. How much does this lower the front? I have heard 5 to 6". Dropbeams go 3". Would it be possible to put a 2" block between the CV and the frame? :?



You won’t be cutting any grass. In fact, I’m hoping it’s going to be low enough. As for the measuring, see the hole I circled in the pic below, that is the axle centerline. If you go 1/4” forward of that hole on the lower rail, that’s where the CV pins pop through. It’s between the other 2 holes below it. Depending on your wheel size, you can tweak it forward or back a touch to get the right look under the fender.
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Re: '69 overhaul- CV, 8.8, and more.

Postby Dollarbill » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:09 pm

:thup: :thup: My thoughts exactly on being low enuff rms... i did talk to a guy up north thats supposed to be workin on some mounts this week, guess we’ll see. I probably need to take a small break anyways and get the boat ready for some crappie!
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Re: '69 overhaul- CV, 8.8, and more.

Postby Monkey-1 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:07 pm

Great build!
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Re: '69 overhaul- CV, 8.8, and more.

Postby hfdco4 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:28 pm

Looking real good. Can't wait to see the full install.
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Re: '69 overhaul- CV, 8.8, and more.

Postby GOODOLEBOY84 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:55 pm

what size tires and wheels did you have before the tear down? thanks

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Re: '69 overhaul- CV, 8.8, and more.

Postby rms » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:00 pm

GOODOLEBOY84 wrote:what size tires and wheels did you have before the tear down? thanks


I’m not 100%, but I believe they were 225/60/15 front and 265/60/15 rear.
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Re: '69 overhaul- CV, 8.8, and more.

Postby rms » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:50 pm

Finished up the C-notch and painted the back half. Also, figured a way to adapt the Explorer 8.8 e-brake to the truck. Got some Cal-tracs installed too.

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Decided on the stand alone Holley Digital Dash. This is an all in one touchscreen setup; gauges, turn signals, switches, you name it. However, no EFI for me. I'll be running a carb'd 6.0 LS.

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Re: '69 overhaul- CV, 8.8, and more.

Postby WhitsEnd » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:24 pm

Motor mounts here...

https://www.outcastautoworks.com/collec ... -150-f-250

Although, I don't understand the choice of an LS. They are cheap. I guess they have that going for them.
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Re: '69 overhaul- CV, 8.8, and more.

Postby WhitsEnd » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:38 pm

rms wrote:
Decided on the stand alone Holley Digital Dash. This is an all in one touchscreen setup; gauges, turn signals, switches, you name it. However, no EFI for me. I'll be running a carb'd 6.0 LS.

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So, what's the plan? Are you going to cut a hole in that dash and fix the touch screen to the back of it?
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Re: '69 overhaul- CV, 8.8, and more.

Postby rms » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:27 pm

Yes, I got those motor mounts.

As far as the mounting of the digital dash, it’s going to sit just as it is in my picture, except the wires will pass through the back so they won’t be seen.
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Re: '69 overhaul- CV, 8.8, and more.

Postby GOODOLEBOY84 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:11 pm

did you make that dash insert or can you buy it some where?

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Re: '69 overhaul- CV, 8.8, and more.

Postby rms » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:14 am

GOODOLEBOY84 wrote:did you make that dash insert or can you buy it some where?


It’s from Munssey Speed and Design.
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Re: '69 overhaul- CV, 8.8, and more.

Postby Lowell » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:59 pm

Enjoy watching and reading your build, very nice work. If I may ask, where did you source the c notches from? They are as nice as I have seen on several different project forums.

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Re: '69 overhaul- CV, 8.8, and more.

Postby rms » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:07 pm

Lowell wrote:Enjoy watching and reading your build, very nice work. If I may ask, where did you source the c notches from? They are as nice as I have seen on several different project forums.


Thx! The c-notches are from eBay, seller dchopshop.
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