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    32 Duece steel frame roadster lt1 engine build

     



    Recently learned about this forum on garage journal. I figured I would start a build thread. I have a duece steel frame from hot rod custom stuff that my dad bought a while back. Never got around to doing anything and might have been left outside a few times in the rain.
    Anyway the frame and glass body are now mine. Im going to start the build. I have a rebuilt lt1 to go in it as I wanted fuel injection and frame was already setup for sbc. Plan on running 8.8" rearend from 90 ranger. Same size length as high dollar 9" rearends. Look forward to learning from this site and posting pic as the build continues.
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    Great start for a project.

    Glass bodies don't hold their shape over time (unassembled) so that is something to watch out for.

    Best of luck, and keep us posted!
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    Welcome aboard-----you'll love the street performance of the LT1 -what trans are you running??

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    Yea the body wasn't on the frame for a few years. Has set on it for the last year. Fitmet looks ok. Minor gaps around door but again body isn't shimmed or bolted down. Hopefully everything will line up once I get to that stage.

    Running 4l60e. Donor car was 95 caddy fleet wood. Running lt4 hot cam setup. Should be fun car to drive.

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    Welcome aboard. You've got an ambitious adventure ahead, take as much enjoyment from it as you can.
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    Did you get the wiring harness, ecm, body control, etc from the donor car???If you got the ecm and module , did you get the steering column and/or the KEY ? ( key is matched to theft control modual) and fuel system won't work unless they are paired--

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    Welcome! Great project, keep posting pics!

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    Welcome and very nice project you have started on!
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    Welcome from down under New Zealand. Great project that you have although I'm a bit stuck in the '60's and prefer carburettors on open engined Hot Rods. But, as mentioned, I was a hammer hand on the construction of the Ark,so, yeah, I'm still stuck in the dark ages. I will look forward to following your build, thanks for joining and the story so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry clayton View Post
    Did you get the wiring harness, ecm, body control, etc from the donor car???If you got the ecm and module , did you get the steering column and/or the KEY ? ( key is matched to theft control modual) and fuel system won't work unless they are paired--
    I have the engine harness and ecm. I will have to send the ecm in to get a lot of stuff deleted(trouble codes turn off) and they will bypass the theft module.

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    Welcome to the site. It's good to have you here, look forward to seeing your build come together.

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    Before you spend a lot of money on 95 computer-1996 were OBD2 and lots more capabilities

    I don't remember, but are the iron LT heads angle plug like the aluminum ones are????

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry clayton View Post
    Before you spend a lot of money on 95 computer-1996 were OBD2 and lots more capabilities

    I don't remember, but are the iron LT heads angle plug like the aluminum ones are????
    Actually looked at the vin number for donor car. It's a 94 caddy so odb1. Cast iron has straight spark plug holes.

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    It's been a little quiet in here lately. Looking forward to watching your build. Good stuff to begin with. Once you get the body bolted to the frame and shimmed, a few hours in the hot sun will help move everything back in shape. Do you know who manufactured the body?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrumm View Post
    It's been a little quiet in here lately. Looking forward to watching your build. Good stuff to begin with. Once you get the body bolted to the frame and shimmed, a few hours in the hot sun will help move everything back in shape. Do you know who manufactured the body?
    I think it's a rat glass body, I have to search for the invoice to make sure. Probably purchased over 10 yrs ago and been sitting. Body sits pretty good on frame. Minor gap around door but hopefully will be gone once bolted to frame and shimmed.

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