Square body d-max swap

stepside

Well-Known Member
I thought this would be easier swap,every part around engine needs some kind of modification, because it is van engine hoses,intake piping and wiring harness are diffrent that pickup
Made gas pedal braket and started to wiring ,still have to open trans oilpan and swap wiring harness in side transmission and fab external wiring harness, few days and i can test engine
 

Maniacmechanic1

solid fixture here in the forum
LS Swaps are the worst and most expensive.
I did a couple in the Race Shop in the past.
A crime.
Big Chevy 454 tossed away.

Nothing lines up but the aftermarket motor mounts.
Lose 3 inches ground clearance.
Engine bay looks Retarted also.
 

stepside

Well-Known Member
Some progress ,truck starts and runs and everything fits under the hood
Still have to make exhaust ,some intercooler piping,front drive shaft and lotsof small stuff IMG_20190421_143239.jpg IMG_20190421_143256.jpg
 

stepside

Well-Known Member
I'v been driving few days now truck works great engine is quiet and powerful, but engine runs too cold 60 c• full warm maybe thermostat related issue
still have to make transmission wiring and oil pan sump
I did solder wiring for obd2 port now i can make dash with android carplayer
 

Maniacmechanic1

solid fixture here in the forum
Now i'm 20 meters high,overhead crane rail welding
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Your in Good physical shape and Fearless also.

I have been looking at used Miller Bobcats recent.
Old 220 VAC Miller Thunderbolt Stick welders.
Really want either or for the farm here.
Can Weld in the Rain and Wind.
Not possible ant other welding methods outside in extremes.
Need a building shelter.
 

stepside

Well-Known Member
Hi gearheads
Havent been here, but that doesnt meen that I Havent done nothing
Duramax runs well, im working 160 miles above artic cirkle and its been - 40 celcius several days here In north side
I was six months In gold mine, welding acid pipes
and now im working company that have test tracks for car companys and rally car teams
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