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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 16, 5:12 AM Thread Starter
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Question Are there any frame mods that would help a LS swap?

I'm not doing an LS swap right now.
But I am doing a tone of work to my car including a new pro tour type frame.


I'm just trying to preplan and I could definetly see myself swapping to an ls in the future.
Is there anything I can do now that will save me a headache later?

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Re: Are there any frame mods that would help a LS swap?

I did not need to modify anything on the frame going to a LS.

Tighten it till it strips and back it off a quarter turn.
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I did not need to modify anything on the frame going to a LS.
And if you think you need to, its time to explore other options. Sure you can do the standard boxing the chassis on a Chevelle which will help no matter what the power train is.

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Re: Are there any frame mods that would help a LS swap?

Paul, i chose to use a 95 impala gas tank, and had to cut about 3/8" of metal off of top and bottom rear frame rails to make it fit. I am going to box this area to maintain strength. This allows tank to fit with just a small gap between rails, and lets the tank sit up higher. I also cut a square access hole in the trunk pan to allow fuel pump replacement without dropping tank. This lets tank sit up higher also. Doesn't look too bad, and allows for additional fuel capacity. Big blocks suck gas so fast, but you gotta keep them fed. With an LS conversion with it's much better mileage,the bigger tank should yeild an impressive travel range..............

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Re: Are there any frame mods that would help a LS swap?

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And if you think you need to, its time to explore other options. Sure you can do the standard boxing the chassis on a Chevelle which will help no matter what the power train is.
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