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#1043705 - 09/20/16 03:07 AM Re: '88 Monte Carlo SS w/ LY6/6L90 swap [Re: SStavin]  
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Rolled the factory frame out for the first time since 1987. Sprayed the underbody with about 4 cans of 3M undercoat. #3 and #4 mounts were a bit crunchy on the body side but, there seems to be enough metal left to re-install without modification.

Also, got some other odds n' ends done; stubborn driver-side motor mount bolt finally installed, started fitting the factory cross-member, and started to run the fuel lines.














#1051180 - 05/31/17 04:12 PM Re: '88 Monte Carlo SS w/ LY6/6L90 swap [Re: SStavin]  
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A little closer to mating the body back to the frame. Rolled the chassis under the body to get everything aligned for the drop. Found the gas tank and the the custom frame bracing may interfere with each other so I dropped the tank. Also, took the crossmember out and notched to accommodate the dual exhaust. Going to try my hand at welding in some reinforcement with my little HF welder.

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#1051441 - 06/13/17 04:15 AM Re: '88 Monte Carlo SS w/ LY6/6L90 swap [Re: SStavin]  
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Jun 2017 update:

I was over-thinking what would be more easily done with the body in the air so I decided to go ahead and drop the body back to the frame.

Lowered it down slow and steady
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I got an awesome tip from our friends over at Gbodyforum and lined everything up pretty easily utilizing the alignment holes near the driver-front #2 mount position and the passenger-rear #7 mount position as seen below

driver-front #2 mount position
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passenger-rear #7 mount position
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Measured in several places, mostly along the rockers and it came out pretty straight without much fuss.
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#1051442 - 06/13/17 04:16 AM Re: '88 Monte Carlo SS w/ LY6/6L90 swap [Re: SStavin]  
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Also made some time for the more tedious stuff and cleaned up/painted the core support. Even got into the headlight hardware and brackets.
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#1051670 - 06/22/17 03:51 AM Re: '88 Monte Carlo SS w/ LY6/6L90 swap [Re: SStavin]  
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Took advantage of another day of nice weather and got some more done. Replaced the brake hose at both front wheels as the old ones stripped out, in addition to being old and tired.
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Also started moving around the car trying to remember what needs to be reconnected now that the body and frame are back together. Tightened down the brake booster and reconnected to brake pedal (which was the worst part of the day.) Re-connected the steering shaft, re-hung the fenders, and started running the existing wiring around the engine bay. Thing's starting to look like a car again!
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Also started locating and fitting swap parts. I'll likely stick with the LY6 truck accessories as they fit pretty well.
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