LS1/t56 swap

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Alxsmt
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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby Alxsmt » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:52 pm

well Im finally getting around to figuring out the image hosting issues. I think im just going to stick with photobucket and pay for it. If any of the images dont work let me know!

I have definitely made some progress since my last update.

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This is the theory on my rear subframe mounts. Made from 1/4" flat stock.



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tacked in



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front side


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tigged in! it is an absolute whore trying to lay in the trunk of a car, control the pedal with your elbow, feed filler rod, and work the torch.

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and this is where it currently sits!! subframe is held in by C clamps, I have all my hardware to bold it in except for my weld on nuts which are in the mail. I might add a few extra mounts on the subframe for good measure but undecided at the moment.

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just got confirmation from Art Morrison today that they can bend this in there mandrel bender. I will be placing my order for 2 of these next week. This is the front frame rail section!


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88 Beretta CL - your average grandma car.. Ls1 swap in progress
77 Celica - needs an engine swap
96 Geo - 1.0L, Cam, 3 angle, cam gear, magnaflow, Koni, H&R
86 Subi - rally car

EPfiffner
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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby EPfiffner » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:30 am

Sweet! Looks great, can't wait to see more.



Alxsmt
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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby Alxsmt » Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:16 pm

Thanks! Cant wait to get it rolling!


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88 Beretta CL - your average grandma car.. Ls1 swap in progress
77 Celica - needs an engine swap
96 Geo - 1.0L, Cam, 3 angle, cam gear, magnaflow, Koni, H&R
86 Subi - rally car

Alxsmt
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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby Alxsmt » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:16 am

little bit of an update..

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Rear subframe is bolted in.


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Making sure everything is still squared up.


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Frame rails!


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Cut more of the floor out


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More test fitting and mockup.


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It begins.


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Notched out. Ended up deciding to give the tires 1/4" more clearance, which will make the headers a bit more of a challenge.. but I think its the right choice. Support is in the way so it doesnt fit in this picture. Wasnt ready to cut it out.


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Closer.


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and it fits.


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The current state. Very minor tweaking, little bit of prep to go. I could have welded it up tonight but im not sure what to do with the front of the frame rails to tie it all together. Have to put some thought into it.. Its VERY close to rolling. Very close to getting engine and trans mounts..


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One idea is to cut the front off and put my cage through it. Not sure if its a good idea yet...


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88 Beretta CL - your average grandma car.. Ls1 swap in progress
77 Celica - needs an engine swap
96 Geo - 1.0L, Cam, 3 angle, cam gear, magnaflow, Koni, H&R
86 Subi - rally car


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