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Old 06-23-2007, 11:13 AM
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I am trying to find anyone that can help figure out what modifications I need to do to mount an LT-1 in a 1975 chevrolet pickup that had a straight 6 originally.I already have the truck stripped to the frame and am about to spray it, but need to know if I can still use the same K-member and use modified engine mounts or if the K-member has to be replaced or modified as well.

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Old 06-23-2007, 04:27 PM
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I am trying to find anyone that can help figure out what modifications I need to do to mount an LT-1 in a 1975 chevrolet pickup that had a straight 6 originally.I already have the truck stripped to the frame and am about to spray it, but need to know if I can still use the same K-member and use modified engine mounts or if the K-member has to be replaced or modified as well.
Ive not done that exact swap, but the room sure wont be any problem. Thats still new enough that a call to the chevy service counter might prove fruitful. They should be able to help you with bolt in stuff.
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Old 06-24-2007, 07:12 AM
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Thank you for the info. I will check witht them and see what they can tell me. I'll let you know what they say. In the meantime, I have the frame disassembled and am undercoating all of the parts so I can get them back together and start looking for the new suspension parts ie: tubular A-arms, full front and rear disc brake kit, power steering change-over kit. you know, the small stuff! Any info I can find on locating some of these would be most helpful as well. Thanks
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Good paint looks better than undercoat,You are just making things more difficult for yourself later.
(there is a product called POUR 50?) that is excellent for fames and drive train.
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That's por 15, a rust stopper. Heard a lot of good and a lot of bad about it . never used it myself. I always blast and paint frames with an quality enamel paint. Why enamel instead of a catalyzed paint? It is softed and doesn;t chip easily and is easily touched up if necessary.
Set your motor and trans in the frame and make any necessary adjustments to the trans mount. The motor mounts shouldn't require any mods. Chevy was good about making things interchangable. You will probably find that there are already holes in the frame for the trans crossmember.
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Old 06-24-2007, 12:01 PM
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I appreciate the info on the mounts. The only reasons that I am undercoating the frame instead of painting or powdercoating it are time and money. I am on a tight budget and schedule. I am trying to complete this by Christmas and prepping the frame and getting it to someone to spray and get it back would be more of my little time to work on it than I need to spare. I don't want to spray it myself at the moment without a booth. I will have one set up again by the time I get to the body though. It is not going to be a show truck but an everyday driver. The undercoat will allow me to be able to touch it up pretty easily and can take a good bit of abuse from the road. I will take your advice on either painting or powder coating on one of my next projects that I won't be so pushed on time for though.
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