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88 pioneer 4x4 long bed with 350 chevy, SM465 truck transmission motor swap

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Hi my name is Richard and I am from Ohio and this is my 1988 Comanche

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It started 10 years ago with the truck that did not run I purchased from a friend for $100 and had towed to my house.  My brother gave me the chevy 350 motor and SM465 from his old CJ-7.10896313_717854264994539_798295698887569

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Advance adapter motor mounts

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DIY beadlocks

 

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I did a drawing in Solidworks for a new 304 stainless steel tailgate latch.

 

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Autometer gauges

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This is my fuel tank sending unit.  I removed the fuel pump and made a pick-up tube with a fuel strainer I purchased.  I used a 1/8" pipe tap and plugged the old return line.  Fuel float works with a new auto meter fuel gauge. 

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Holley spreadbore 650 CFM 4 barrel with mechanical secondaries that I rebuilt with new floats

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New holley floats part number 116-3 nitrophl on right

 

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Allstar Performance power steering pump with Detroit Speed Inc. pump mount

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Painless Performance fuse block, MSD 6AL ignition, mechanical fuel pump and Holley spreadbore 650 CFM 4 barrel with mechanical secondaries that I rebuilt with new floats, Mallory cartridge style fuel filter,  3/8 inch fuel line, new 22 gallon tank, Elelbrock aluminum intake manifold, AA headers made for the conversion, Flowmaster diamond plate off-road muffler,  AA motor mounts, Novak radiator, Allstar Performance power steering pump.  Lakewood bellhousing, SM465 truck transmission,  AA t-case adapter, Mcleod throw out bearing, NP231 with slip yoke eliminator, Detroit Speed Inc. shifter knob, Autometer gauges.   33 x 12.5 x 15 BFG mudterrain on stock wheels modified with DIY beadlocks, Superlift 3" lift with longer lower control arms and shocks from Tyres International.  Optima battery on DirtBound Offroad steel tray, DirtOld Man Emu steering stabilizer, OMC Offroad steering box brace, drop pitman arm, ZJ tie rod conversion, Canton Custom Clutch driveshafts.  Single electric pusher fan mounted on front of radiator wired to a switch on the dash that I only use driving at 70 mph highway because I have a mechanical fan

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12141133_883720748407889_773774913667180The alternator belt has excessive wear so I got a new lower bracket mount from summit number SME-2000.  The upper mount I sand blasted and had zinc plated for $10 by Nicks plating and they had it done next day.  I also have a Wangler Power Products 140 amp alternator I will rebuild later.

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Nice man your engine bay looks clean!  :thumbsup:  And I had a couple of questions on how you did the auto meter gauges, since I'm planning to do the same thing on my truck, do you have a write up, or more pics about it?

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To install the Auto meter gauges remove the instrument cluster and disconnect the speedometer cable and the two electrical connectors.  I cut off the plastic corners of the instrument cluster from the back.  I then sheared a piece of aluminum sheet and hole sawed it to fit the auto meter gauges.  I added the Auto meter fuel gauge after I took the pictures below.

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Love the build could you update the pics pls? doing my an ls swap now interesting stuff!

 

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Looks like you took a bunch of great pictures.  But, for me, more than half of the links are dead or will not load.

 

Am I doing something wrong or are the links now dead?

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Great looking build, I have the same issue as johnj92131 over half of the pictures are not showing.

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same here.  I can't see the MJ goodness. :(   what host are you using?  is it facebook?

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