12 Milling the wheel centers at Rushforth's manufacturing shop in WA.
13 Centers all done
14 Finished front wheel
15 Finished rear wheel.
16 I love these tires! They were a great suggestion.
17 Brakes before and after
18 Front end before and after
19 Thanks to Bowtie Overdrives for the great 4L60E Level 2 Transmission! This transmission was made for these LS engines.
20 New front end: QA1 Coil overs, Baer brakes, and CPP A-arms and sway bar,
21 The Rushforth wheels really add to the look.
24 Engine before and after
25 Car before and after
26 There is some artistry that comes into play, like these Leaf mounts
27 Looks like they belong there
28 New Rearend is in and ready.
29 Rear brakes all plumbed. These will be able to stop a train...and they might have to
30 These calipers allow for an emergency brake
31 The yellow calipers will look great behind the wheels
33 Classic Instruments Dash going in. This will work great with all the new electronics of the LS engine.
34 Magnaflow and Stainless Steel Exhaust went in today. It is brushed to match the brushed aluminum in the engine bay.
35 Nice exhaust tips out the back
36 Plumbing up the Vintage A/C.
37 Working on the cold air intake and MAF.
38 Like the lower rear stance...and those wheels!
39 Almost 60 years of difference... These are 3.55 positraction. The housing was custom cut and built by Kevin at the shop. Should be all set to handle more horsepower now.
40 New Hinges and covers really look nice. The covers are one-off metal covers by Mike at the shop. He added a raised panel look to give it a stamped factory look. The hinges are Ring Brothers air frame in natural.
41 A/C is all plumbed up. I like the braided hoses.
42 I went with a hydroboost master cylinder to avoid clearance issues, and will make stopping easy!
43 Dash guages came out nice
44 I like the look of the rims and tires. It has a shiny rim ring and brushed center that compliments the moldings and inserts on the car, as well as the Engine bay. The Big Baer yellow brake calipers and drilled rotors behind just add to the look.
45 The stance is just right, after lowering just a bit. Wheels and stance are everything.
46 Battery and cutoff in the trunk to clean up the engine bay. This is also a great security feature as you can cutoff the power to the car easily in the trunk.
47 Fronts are nice too, and have a lower stance than before.
48 Cool Cold Air Intake pipes and MAF sensor, brushed to match the underhood theme
49 The cold air intake will add some horsepower.
50 All plumbed up and ready to go.
51 Starting the new engine for the first time
52 Back on all fours; just need shocks. Nice new tank.
53 It is a stout little guy now.
54 Kimmy likes it
55 Just some A/C electrical wiring left
56 Looking good...
57 Engine Bay Before and After. No battery and hoses are braided for a nice look
58 Underneath shot...
59 Engine all buttoned up
60 All put back together
61 Interior too
62 Just some fine tuning left
63 Hood back on
64 Just about done, I like the tidy engine bay with no battery, braided hoses, brushed master cylinder, intake, radiator, and engine brakets. Really ties things together and will be easy to keep clean. What a great look.
65 All done
66 Ready to go home
67 Proud Papa!
68 Thanks Pacific Fabrication, I'll try to care of it!
70 All Done...sort of
72 Now instead of ok...here we go, good luck - It is now Come on, let's go!!!
73What Fun! What Fun!
74 I swapped the stock Fuel Rail covers with some custom ones I made from a place called AAT.
75 The new ones have the crossed flag emblem. They look pretty spiffy.