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Old July 4th, 2016, 09:59 PM
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I picked up this front 1997 NAS 90 from one of the gentleman who works at Rovers North. I was up there recently picking up a few other items so the timing worked out great. I figured it would be easier to convert my truck to LHD with the entire axle. I'll be stripping it down, blasting, priming and painting it with an epoxy paint. I'm also converting my Salisbury rear to disc brakes.

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Old July 4th, 2016, 10:01 PM
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Old July 15th, 2016, 09:41 PM
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Front Axle Rebuild

Started to rebuild the front axle. The plan is to build the whole axle and mount the wheels while it is on the steel table we made. After final assembly I'll lift it off the table with the forklift on my tractor and put it on the ground. At that point I'll be able to roll it under the frame for assembly. Hopefully we'll finish both axles and have them attached to the frame next week.

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Old July 15th, 2016, 10:01 PM
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Somehow...have totally missed this thread until now - insane! Love it. Man, your home 4 bay garage setup is sweet as well!
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Old July 15th, 2016, 10:11 PM
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Somehow...have totally missed this thread until now - insane! Love it. Man, your home 4 bay garage setup is sweet as well!
Thanks Jason, I can't wait to install all the great stuff I got from you. Probably going to be a while, but it's been a great project so far!
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Old July 16th, 2016, 09:03 AM
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Likewise. Subscribed!

I dig the garage and like your style - getting tired of working close the the ground on stuff
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Old July 17th, 2016, 05:32 PM
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Very nice build.... Good job Nick's LS engine mounts are bolt on, would be a real shame to have to cut & weld on that refurbished chassis. Keep the posts flowing
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Old July 20th, 2016, 08:36 PM
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Saying goodbye to my old engine, transmission and a few other parts. Going to to a good home, thank you Marc!

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Old July 20th, 2016, 08:39 PM
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Old July 21st, 2016, 08:11 AM
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Wow! Impressive work all around. I am jealous on how clean your work area is! I am a spaz and constantly work in a cluster bomb scene.
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Old July 21st, 2016, 09:25 PM
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The front axle is finally complete minus the brake calipers. They need to get painted first. This axle was from a 1997 NAS 90 and I decided to do a complete overhaul. The entire axle was stripped, sand blast, primed and painted. It took a while to order and receive all the new parts (seals, bearings, gaskets, nuts, bolts and more). Also added the heavy duty steering rod set from Rovers North. Glad this is just about done. Here are a few before and after pictures.

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Old July 21st, 2016, 09:26 PM
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Old July 21st, 2016, 09:35 PM
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Awesome work Victor! Maybe I can send you a few axles of mine and you can get them dialed in like that for me?.......lol. Great work and damn, your shop set up looks really nice!

Keep up the good work!
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Old July 21st, 2016, 09:40 PM
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Awesome work Victor! Maybe I can send you a few axles of mine and you can get them dialed in like that for me?.......lol. Great work and damn, your shop set up looks really nice!

Keep up the good work!
Thanks, I can't take all the credit as dad is my head mechanic!
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Old July 27th, 2016, 09:43 PM
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Axles are now mostly complete. Finally bolted up my old wheels to the axles. We put the tires on dollies to move the axles around easier especially when attached to the frame. Took a little longer than I thought but changing every nut and bolt takes a lot time. Just trying to find all new nuts, bolts and washers in yellow zinc was a challange. Engine and transmission are coming this week.

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Old July 28th, 2016, 10:06 AM
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Old September 15th, 2016, 08:38 PM
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Now that summer is coming to an end I've been able to get focused on my never ending project. I purchased a 2014 6L80E from a wrecked Silverado with 14,000 miles to go with my GM conversion. I decided to give it a good cleaning, wire wheel and paint.

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Old September 15th, 2016, 08:46 PM
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I purchased a brand new LS3/ 430 HP from Jegs. I had to change the oil pan to the truck version for clearance of the front diff.

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Old September 15th, 2016, 08:48 PM
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Old September 15th, 2016, 08:50 PM
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And now bolting them together.

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