Category: Gen IV swaps

’66 Suburban Red Rig


Project is a 1966 Chevy Suburban two door that started with my dad who owned it until I brought it home four years ago.  It is a complete tear down with everything from sheet metal patches to frame off rebuild.  I used a donor 1985 Blazer chassis and used the rear end and rebuilt with gears and Auburn Posi Tract, driveline to fit rear and transmission and the whole front end bolted into the existing holes on frame.
Upgraded frame with CPP ‘66 Tubular Trailing Arm kit with coil, poly mounts and cut-out frame bracket.  CPP 12” large brakes for 5 on 5 1985 disc kit with large drilled and slotted rotors.  Spaulding’s in Spokane supplied a 2017 GM 6.0 L96 Express iron block engine with 50 original miles on Express van and 6L80 trans. 150Tunes.com supplied the wiring harness and ECU.
AlumiTech radiator with built in trans cooler with Spal duel fans complements steel 26 gallon tank from Brother’s, FiTech Hy-Fuel Tight-Fit Retro electric in-tank fuel pump and filter kit. Installed AC kit from Vintage Air and rebuilt controls then relocated AC compressor with LSX Innovations LS AC Bracket Kit and stainless headers. Powerhouse Alternator and CPP’s firewall Midnight Special master cylinder.  
The interior seats from new Traverse donor from Spaulding to use second row folding passenger seat as passenger front bucket seat as it needed to fold down to cross-over to reach backseat. The third row donor seats used now as second row. The interior upgrades include a tilt chromed Ididit column, Brother’s ‘66 dash stereo with all modern features.  Dakota Digital RTX Digital instrument system tied to PowerPlus 20 wiring kit from Painless. Lokar’s tap shifter for 6L80 six speed floor shifter.  
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Serafin’s ’55 Chevy truck LS swap

Part 1
An ongoing series showing the steps necessary to swap an LS drivetrain into a 1955-1957 Chevy truck. 40 year old build that features a 1978 Camaro Z/28 clip welded onto the factory truck chassis.

Part 2
Prepping the drivetrain and adding the motor mounts

Part 3
Final welding of the Speedway motor mounts, plus Serafin comes by and gives us some history on the truck.

Part 4
With the help of CPP (Classic Performance Products) the 6L80e transmission finds a new home.

Part 5
Weekend update bringing viewers up to speed on everything that’s been done since part 4. We delve into the beginnings of the electrical conversion to GM’s CANBUS

Part 6a
LS2/6L80e swap harness rough-in. We lay out the swap harness from 150tunes.com in Spokane. This L76 is an Australian built Holden that Pontiac used up until their demise in 2010.

Part 7
Driveshaft installation from Quality 4×4 parts in Port Angeles. 6L80 adapter mated to a Slip n stub.

Part 8
We retro-fit a Hyper-fuel intank pump