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Post Info TOPIC: I now own it Sep 6 22 Damaged 1998 Silverado 1500 4X4 305 Regular cab 8 ft box


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RE: I now own it Sep 6 22 Damaged 1998 Silverado 1500 4X4 305 Regular cab 8 ft box


i have a copy of the HAYNES MANUAL . Its fairly detaileed -IMG_1536.JPG

 



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I do have that, not as good as a shop manual though, but well worth having.

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1963- Pontiac top selling car in Canada

Mahone Bay, NS Still not old enough to need an automatic



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DonSSDD wrote:

Im leaning toward replacement front frame section and thinking of the following sequence, I havent done a cab removal before so thinking of this sequence.

1. Remove box as this gives me more room to remove the cab a bit backward away from the motor.
2. Remove cab and Place cab or rear of frame.
3. Can I support the transmission and remove the engine?
4. I can then grind out the welds holding the rear frame section inside the front frame section?

I think box removal is easy, Ive done that on my Tacoma to replace the metal fuel tank. Never touched a 4x4 transfer case and automatic transmission.

Thanks for any help.


 I'm wondering now if best to remove the transmission and engine together? One more thing to not take apart and put together? plus then could remove the cab and leave the box in place? I've always preferred doing the transmission and engine together on my cars when I did not remove the body.



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63 Parisienne sport coupe (The Big GTO), black, maroon interior, 409 4 speed; former owner of a 59 El Camino, 63 Corvette SWC, 62 Chev Bel Air SC.
1963- Pontiac top selling car in Canada

Mahone Bay, NS Still not old enough to need an automatic



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So got some knowledgeable advice from someone who did this. The section I got is southern, very solid, and it goes back to just behind the rear cab mount.

Process is remove all attachments between the cab and transmission, remove the front 4wd driveshaft. Remove anything that would prevent lifting the cab about 6 inches. Lift the cab about 6 inches, slide a 6x6 under it to support it above the frame. Lift engine up enough to clear the frame front section, allowing it to be rolled out from under the motor. Support the motor in place until ready to roll the new frame back in place.

Support the frame on both sides with blocking just behind spot where the frame front and rear sections are welded. Cut the frame off just behind the rear cab mount, roll the front section out.

Grind off the welds on the frame sections joint, move all the front section attachments to the new frame. Thats the upper and lower control arms, shocks, hubs, etc, slide front and rear sections together, weld. Lower engine and cab back in place.

I think I can leave the transmission attached to the engine, the wiring largely attached to either the engine and cab, if it has enough length to reach while lifted. The front clip is already off. Sounds too easy?

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63 Parisienne sport coupe (The Big GTO), black, maroon interior, 409 4 speed; former owner of a 59 El Camino, 63 Corvette SWC, 62 Chev Bel Air SC.
1963- Pontiac top selling car in Canada

Mahone Bay, NS Still not old enough to need an automatic



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Lifted the box up and back so I can lift the cab up and move it back a ways. 



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63 Parisienne sport coupe (The Big GTO), black, maroon interior, 409 4 speed; former owner of a 59 El Camino, 63 Corvette SWC, 62 Chev Bel Air SC.
1963- Pontiac top selling car in Canada

Mahone Bay, NS Still not old enough to need an automatic



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Got the cab lifted and moved back, everything disconnected from the cab, plan now is my buddy and and his mini excavator will lift it off completely. 

Did a practice lift of the drivetrain to see how high it needs to go to allow the front end and frame section to roll out, only removed the front driveshaft, exhaust, transmission, driveshaft, all still attached. Worked fine, thinking I may see if I can block the drivetrain up instead of building a gantry. 



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63 Parisienne sport coupe (The Big GTO), black, maroon interior, 409 4 speed; former owner of a 59 El Camino, 63 Corvette SWC, 62 Chev Bel Air SC.
1963- Pontiac top selling car in Canada

Mahone Bay, NS Still not old enough to need an automatic

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