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Old 01-29-2009, 04:11 AM
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Heh heh, good idea.

this is getting even more interesting...
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A whipple-charged 6.0L. That's awesome.
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After removing the old engine and crossmember I scraped and cleaned and cleaned some more. I then cut off the lip on the front of the frame that cleared the fuel pump. Filled it with a piece of plate to make the inside of the frame straight to prepare for boxing the frame.







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You gonna box the entire frame?
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For now I'm just going to box from the front crossmember back to just above the shackles. My next phase of the build will include some kind of link/coilover front suspension and I'll continue to box the frame most of the way back to the rear springs. But for now this'll do.


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I went ahead and removed the heater box because it was nowhere even close to clearing the throttle body on the back of the charger.

I was a little suprised the motor was nowhere even close to bolting up to the trans even with the heads and valve covers firmly planted against the firewall. Not too big of a deal I just moved the trans and crossmember forward 3 inches to some existing holes and all was well.
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Somehow my camera nuked some of my pictures so I don't have anything of the crossmember or of the headers in progress. I'll get some when I pull it all back apart for powder and paint.

I was hoping I wouldn't have to go through all of the hassle of building headers but the truck manifolds just wouldn't clear the frame so I had no choice.

They turned out ok, I give myself a B for overall fit and finish. The driver's side fits perfectly and is easy to get in and out. The passenger side is a different story, after building it to clear the starter, firewall, shackle, wiring harnesses, front driveshaft, bellhousing, crossmember and.......... it pretty much doesn't go in or out without unbolting the engine mounts and removing the crossmember. Fortunately the crossmember comes out easily since bolts to the inside of the frame with 4 bolts on either side. Not much more I can do and 40 hours is all the time I want to give for the header project. Finally moving on it's time for some tube work.
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I'm using a fan and radiator setup for an Escalade which happens to be 8 or 10 inches wider than the stock radiator so there isn't going to be much left of the stock radiator support. The big radiator will be nice because it has provisions for the 6.0s oil cooler lines, the cooling fan is a drop in affair that I KNOW will keep the motor cool and requires no engineering on my part. After building everything else (especially the headers) it sure is nice to have a no brainer.

I've been planning on continuing the cage into the engine compartment since I originally built the cage last year. Fortunately in my pre-planning I added tubes and sleeved flanges at the firewall. This makes it super easy to attach the engine compartment cage directly to the interior cage making it quite strong and hopefully keeping my fenders from cracking at the mounting points.

I also bent up some hoops that attach to the frame and will get tied into the bars at the firewall and radiator. These bars will serve as an attaching point for shocks and hopefully coilovers in the near future.
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