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Old June 30th, 2013, 10:30 PM
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6.0 LS into 110 Pickup, plus more!

Figure I should probably get a thread rolling on my 110 project that is now underway.

The intention of this build is to transform a modest pickup into one capable of long distance driving, light wheeling, camping, and hauling my motorcycles. Several of the trucks Bryan and I have built are documented on these forums, and the quality of work put into this will be no different.

The 300 my truck was equipped with left a lot to be desired; even some of the modified and tuned motors we've done, while great around town, just aren't able to stretch their legs and any distance driving is exhausting. I chose the LS platform due to the abyss of aftermarket and standalone support, and you really get a lot for your money.

The truck, about four weeks ago. I have since stripped the front clip and pulled the drivetrain.


I picked up a 6.0 LY6 (VVT, no AFM) mated to a 6L90E (six-speed automatic) over the weekend. The second engine pictured will be going into Bryan's 130 in the future.


The current plan is to get the engine cleaned up, make all modifications necessary to fit it, then strip the truck down for paint. From there I'll start modifying to my liking. Stay tuned for updates!
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Old June 30th, 2013, 10:48 PM
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Old June 30th, 2013, 11:48 PM
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When I build my 100" one day it will have at least an LS6 in it. Great project good luck!
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Old July 1st, 2013, 02:34 AM
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Old July 1st, 2013, 07:45 AM
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The housing on the trans seems awfully long, and that's before you even get a transfer case on it. How are you going to avoid adapter plates adding more length?
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Old July 1st, 2013, 07:49 AM
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Following with interest. Those engines - petrol or diesel?
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Old July 1st, 2013, 08:41 AM
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Project sounds cool. Will keep an eye on the thread/progress
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Old July 1st, 2013, 09:16 AM
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Following with interest. Those engines - petrol or diesel?
Them thar square black things on top of the heads are the coil packs. So Gas (petrol).

Something about this combo in a Land Rover is very very scary.
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Old July 1st, 2013, 09:39 AM
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Its been done before by some rover owners in the UK a few years ago(?). Think it was in one of the rover off road forum like lr4x4 or something.
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Something about this combo in a Land Rover is very very awesome.
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I've got an early LS1/4L60E/flipped Dana300 tucked into a shortened '94 D90 chassis (to fit my 88" IIA bed). It's snug but looks like it belongs. I used stock Corvette exhaust manifolds that fit nicely between the rails and handbuilt stainless exhaust. There's also 3 links at both ends and Currie Hi-pinion 9's with Detroit Lockers and 4.10:1 r&p. I ran a 4.3 V6/NV4500/Dana 300/Dana 44's in my old '70 IIA for 12 years with great success. My '84 110 is getting a LT1/ZF/LT230 combo which will be plenty sufficient for wheeling, cruising and towing. What I need to do is focus on getting all of these projects completed.
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Old July 1st, 2013, 03:43 PM
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I've got an early LS1/4L60E/flipped Dana300 tucked into a shortened '94 D90 chassis (to fit my 88" IIA bed). It's snug but looks like it belongs. I used stock Corvette exhaust manifolds that fit nicely between the rails and handbuilt stainless exhaust. There's also 3 links at both ends and Currie Hi-pinion 9's with Detroit Lockers and 4.10:1 r&p. I ran a 4.3 V6/NV4500/Dana 300/Dana 44's in my old '70 IIA for 12 years with great success. My '84 110 is getting a LT1/ZF/LT230 combo which will be plenty sufficient for wheeling, cruising and towing. What I need to do is focus on getting all of these projects completed.
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I've got an early LS1/4L60E/flipped Dana300
So, you are running a centered rear axle?
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Old July 1st, 2013, 05:38 PM
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Take a look at the Orion T-case: double right offsets. keeps Rover axles and makes mating the motor/tranny/T-case as small as possible with no adaptors...
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Take a look at the Orion T-case: double right offsets. keeps Rover axles and makes mating the motor/tranny/T-case as small as possible with no adaptors...
I suggested a Toyo transfer case in another thread and was promptly told it was too weak. Orions are cool but they are tricky to get right. The linkage needs to be just right or it pops out of gear. It also had some issues with bearings. Not too mention its a TON of money. A split case from the late 60 series is the strongest stock and can now be stuffed with 4:1 low. Itll take a 6.0 all day long. They make a kit to mount a handbrake onto the rear output and they have a bracket that bolts on to add a little more support to it. Split cases that work can be had for as low as $50.
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I think that's going to be a helluva good swap! Please post up as many photos as possible, we need a good build thread.

Also take a look at the latest shop tour video from Icon 4x4, starting at about 5:30 he shows the two Defenders they've swapped LS motors & GM drivelines into. And if you'd like a functional HVAC system look at the bulkhead mods on the passenger side. I believe he's using a Vintage Air unit.



Whether you think his stuff is fantastic or way too pricey he comes up with some ideas we can all "borrow".

Pictures man pictures!!!

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Old July 1st, 2013, 06:56 PM
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I appreciate all of the positive remarks. As far as transfer cases are concerned, there may be an option on the horizon that will allow me to run the LT230, however something like an Atlas or TWF's new take on the Stak Monster might be the ticket.

The stuff that Icon produces is pretty cool and as you said, always a good source for inspiration. I actually had lunch with the owner, Jonathan, when I was in California last. Very good guy who has a serious passion for all things automotive. I hit him up occasionally to pick his brain.

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Thanks! How do you like the 690E in comparison?
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however something like an Atlas or TWF's new take on the Stak Monster might be the ticket.
So, youre going to run a traditional centered rear axle then? Staks are serious business. Very cool.
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