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Old 11-25-2014, 03:52 PM
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Well, I have the motor/trans sitting on their mounts in the truck. Feels pretty good to get this far. There's still a ton to do of coarse but its always good to hit those milestones! I built the mounts out of 3/16 wall 2 1/2" square tube. They bolt to 3/16 flange angle that is welded to the frame. I found some rubber pucks that are old ford flathead V8 mounts to use. On the motor side, I cut some half in barstock to length and bolted that to the two bosses on 351w block. It all goes together really nicely and it lets me pull the mount arms out when I pull the motor so that they don't interfere with anything. The cross-member for the trans is 3/16 wall 2" square mounted on 3/16 flange angle as well. It's very simple and easy to install and remove as well. The motor fits really well. It's almost entirely behind the front end cross-member and I set it so that the sump on the oil pan is pretty much flush with the bottom of that cross-member. I also rebuilt the front of my floor frame over the new trans. I'm working on piecing together some sheet metal that I salvaged from the Willys to cover the front section of the tunnel.









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Old 01-29-2015, 11:35 AM
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I haven't posted in awhile but I have been getting stuff done.

I managed to salvage enough original sheet metal to plate in the front on my tunnel. I also got the remote oil filter finally setup. That turned out to be way more of a pain in the butt than expected!





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Old 01-29-2015, 11:38 AM
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I have also been working on my lake headers. I'm a total noob for this kind of thing so it has been an interesting experience. They are finish welded yet and I still need to punch the holes in the cones but they're coming along. Getting around the steering shaft was tricky but I think I got it sorted out.











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Old 01-29-2015, 05:40 PM
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Yeah....don't keep us in the dark so long....lol...seriously nice stuff man...
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Old 01-29-2015, 07:56 PM
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Nice work all around love the headers, wander if that design would work on the old sprint with holes in the hood or maybe the fenders i've been wanting to make a little more noise
Like sgt said, keep us in the loop a little more
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:28 PM
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Looking good Willyd ... I see you managed to get the engine in place without messing with the hood ,I had to make mine longer to fit the 460 in .Mississippi Mayhem 2014 034.jpg Keep up the good work .
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Old 01-29-2015, 09:11 PM
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Killer little truck. I like it.
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:14 PM
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Killer little truck. I like it.
Yup, SERIOUSLY cool.
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:12 AM
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Haven't seen this until now - great build.
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:47 AM
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Thanks for all the compliments! I'll try to keep updating more. I get so busy with every day crap that I run out of time for posting... You all know how that goes! There's still a ton of work to do!
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