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    I'm BATMAN! Harley's Avatar
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    As I've said earlier I tried to redouble my focus and work on one aspect of the build at a time. Since the body is taking up space on the hoist I decided to get it prepped for transfer including wiring, shifter location, welding up extra holes, etc. Started with the IP harness. Got that wrapped up pretty quick just pulling out unnecessary circuits. Actually have a few more to pull and a few to add in, but that's how it goes sometimes. The body harness has been quite the challenge though. With adding in the one touch start, lighting control changes, and a few other things along with my picky attention to the most minute details I've already spent several weeks working through it.

    Here's the current wiring mess with the interior completely stripped.


    IMG_6602 by TheHarley, on Flickr

    Got to a point where I needed to know where the fuse block was going to be located, so spent some time mocking up the brackets for the ECM and fuse block. The packaging is much tighter than I imagined. With the T56 shifter location further rearward I thought there would be plenty of space. I was wrong, but the exercise got that figured out too. I eventually got a stack up to fit the ECM, TAC, and Fuseblock very snugly up there. Too bad the need for quick change fuses is a bad thing... Will have to extend some wires for the fuse block on the engine harness that I thought was complete, but I will clean up the rest of the wiring inside the cab while I'm at it.


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    With the brackets done I need to relocate the Blazer's shifter hole since it is right where I need to weld the brackets in. Started cleaning up the floor and firewall of unnecessary brackets and studs to prepare for that. Even gave myself a go at some body work that will never see the light of day. I'm happy enough with the results I may keep going on the firewall. Note the blue tape that designates all the holes that need to be filled.


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    Whoops. I've done a few things in the last year and a half...

    I did get the firewall cleaned up and the new engine harness pass through cut. Also welded up the original hole in the floor for the shifter in preparation for cutting a new one for the T56.

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    IMAG0408 by TheHarley, on Flickr

    Installed most of the firewall parts.


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    And the reason for posting up again. If you're not on facebook I bought a pair of wheels and tires. Yesterday I took them out to the shop for some mockup trials. I'm very optimistic about fitting the 315/30R18 tires on the front axle. I'm not laid out, so I have some extra room to play with. The back is really tight with 0 offset, so I'll be moving those outboard at least, but I should have an inch or so of room to push the front wheels out more to improve my steering angle. I've got some measuring and tuning to do, but for a first shot I'm excited at the results.


    20140731_190146 by TheHarley, on Flickr

    This is going to look killer.


    20140802_162210 by TheHarley, on Flickr

    But this isn't going to work.



    Ride Height up front


    20140802_155628 by TheHarley, on Flickr

    Full Bump up front (~4")


    20140802_153454 by TheHarley, on Flickr

    The camber pulls the tire in nicely.

    20140802_153510(0) by TheHarley, on Flickr

    Full steering angle up front.


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    Looks good harley. Have you thought about how to fix how close it is to the frame? Nice to see you posting again on here.


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    I'm using spacers since I can't find wheels with the right offset or bolt pattern for what I'm willing to pay right now. I'll either order wider spacers or if there is enough room switch to a 4WD axle in the rear. After taking a few more measurements I'll know better, but I am planning to wait to make a final decision once the body is back in place.
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    Oh ok, I know what you mean about the cost. Well post more when you can. I'm looking forward to it being done.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harley View Post
    I'm using spacers since I can't find wheels with the right offset or bolt pattern for what I'm willing to pay right now. I'll either order wider spacers or if there is enough room switch to a 4WD axle in the rear. After taking a few more measurements I'll know better, but I am planning to wait to make a final decision once the body is back in place.
    I have a blazer that could be used to test the rotation of those wheels and tires
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    They do match your look!
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    man the last time i seen this blazer was at Carlisle back in like 06 maybe lol. we definitely need to have another Carlisle meet again some time.
    I made my firewall tubs outta a Honda hood DAMN RICERS LOL

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