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Re: 87 Chevy crew cab build Ls swap with lots of pics
« Reply #240 on: August 29, 2017, 07:00:45 PM »
I installed grab handles, turned out good I used steel rivet inserts. Installed the rivet nuts before the headliner was installed.

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Re: 87 Chevy crew cab build Ls swap with lots of pics
« Reply #241 on: August 29, 2017, 07:03:51 PM »
I'll be moving on to dash area. Guages, bezel, dash pad. Hooking up a/c vents, radio, etc.

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Re: 87 Chevy crew cab build Ls swap with lots of pics
« Reply #242 on: August 30, 2017, 08:39:37 PM »
Got most of dash together.

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Re: 87 Chevy crew cab build Ls swap with lots of pics
« Reply #243 on: September 01, 2017, 02:20:30 PM »
Giving the tail lights smoked color look. Used vht nightshade. Cleaned them with rubbing alcohol. Then lightly wet sand with 800 grit sandpaper, then went to 1000, finished with 1500. Then cleaned them with soap. Dried them real good. Then with nightshade first coat just a light mist. Then the 2nd coat went couple times over them. 2 coats all I'm doing. That's as dark as I want. 4-5 coats will black them out. So far so good. Just half to do 4-5 coats of clear. I shined flashlight through them after 2nd coat of nightshade and its just right amount I wanted.
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Re: 87 Chevy crew cab build Ls swap with lots of pics
« Reply #244 on: September 03, 2017, 12:31:46 AM »
The rear cab corner speaker mounts workout good.

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Re: 87 Chevy crew cab build Ls swap with lots of pics
« Reply #245 on: September 03, 2017, 11:35:28 AM »
Tail lights are done happy with way turned out using vht nightshade. Did 5 coats clear coat. And after dried over night I waxed then.

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Re: 87 Chevy crew cab build Ls swap with lots of pics
« Reply #246 on: September 03, 2017, 11:40:39 AM »
I'll be finishing up few things today. Get some things complete. Then be moving to figuring out mounting the seats I got out of 2012 Tahoe. Once there mounted take them back out, and finish sound deadner/insulation. Put flooring in. Mount seats and seat belts in. Then on to door panels. Get truck tagged and inspected. And I'll be done.

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Re: 87 Chevy crew cab build Ls swap with lots of pics
« Reply #247 on: September 11, 2017, 02:05:21 AM »
Started on seats yesterday taking a lot of time. They were sitting a little too high. So took off all factory mounts off on bottom of front seats they were riveted on so took time drilling them out. With brackets all off it dropped seats 3 inches so now there sitting good. I'll post pics tomorrow.

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Re: 87 Chevy crew cab build Ls swap with lots of pics
« Reply #248 on: September 11, 2017, 12:46:55 PM »
Front seats where I wanted them

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Re: 87 Chevy crew cab build Ls swap with lots of pics
« Reply #249 on: September 12, 2017, 08:14:50 PM »
Rear seats starting to go in

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Re: 87 Chevy crew cab build Ls swap with lots of pics
« Reply #250 on: September 13, 2017, 03:27:04 PM »
Pics rear seat

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Re: 87 Chevy crew cab build Ls swap with lots of pics
« Reply #251 on: September 13, 2017, 03:32:29 PM »
Pics of console about only piece not taking to much fan work it fits pretty good over hump.

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Re: 87 Chevy crew cab build Ls swap with lots of pics
« Reply #252 on: September 14, 2017, 05:23:09 PM »
Center console pics

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Re: 87 Chevy crew cab build Ls swap with lots of pics
« Reply #253 on: September 14, 2017, 05:29:34 PM »
Seats are done have 46 1/2 hours in making seats work. Have 5 inches from top of head to headliner and plenty of clearance from steering wheel to my leg, so it worked out good without having to cut out floor. I'm 5'11 so might be different for someone that's taller.

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Re: 87 Chevy crew cab build Ls swap with lots of pics
« Reply #254 on: September 14, 2017, 05:33:16 PM »
Took seats all out. Now on to finishing sound deadner/insulation. Finish flooring. Mount amp and sub box. Seat belts and seats. Then on to door panels, I'm getting to the end.