73 K10 SWB frame off redo

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  1. Madhorn

    Madhorn Full Access Member

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    To make that engine trans combination work, I think all you need is an LS pressure plate and a pilot bushing adapter. The bell housing from the 465 should work. I think....
     
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  2. hoagster

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    I did find on other sites that the original Bell housing will work, I have a kit from advanced adapters for the flywheel, clutch etc. got it from Summit saved some bucks on shipping. p/n 712500M if anyone is curious
     
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    more stuff to fix, got the bracing kit. Next up some welding!!

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    Cleaned up some more around that crack yesterday look like someone already hit it when it was small but didn't stop drill the ends of the cracks.
     
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    Ok so I have a 40lb sand blaster but my air compressor can't keep up so I'm wasting media and getting no were! So out comes the grinder with 220 grit cordless impact driver with a brass wheel. It actually goes pretty fast but there are places I can't get that a sand blaster is needed. But long story short I find this frame is built the day before my birthday in 1972. So I was 13 when this frame was built!

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    So that side is about 3 hours of work!
     

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