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Old 10-13-16, 11:18 AM
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Hopefully the last time i have to install the motor for a while.


Wow, that's really tucked in there. Mid-Engine Pickup FTW!
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Mid-Engine Pickup FTW!
Yes it is now mid-engine. I cant say its the only one, but its the only one that i have seen.
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What steering rack is that? The stock REPU rack leaves a lot to be desired.

Amazing work! I'm in the process of a 13B-REW swap myself, not nearly as good as this haha.
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What steering rack is that?
See post 18-20
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that engine bay is too big for a 13b.....i vote for a 20B....even better lets make it the first 26B REPU just joking awesome work man. crazy fabrication skills.
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that engine bay is too big for a 13b.....i vote for a 20B....even better lets make it the first 26B REPU just joking awesome work man. crazy fabrication skills.
You need my frame under your truck. Show winner!
My body was shot, didnt feel bad about cutting on it.
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You need my frame under your truck. Show winner!
My body was shot, didnt feel bad about cutting on it.
that will work....send it over hahahahahaha keep up the good work.
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Old 10-20-16, 11:30 AM
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Are you going to have to trim that inner fender? In the picture it looks like the Upper A-Arms might hit when they cycle. Or maybe it's just the picture ...
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The inner fenders are trimmed to fit. It does look close in the picture.
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Bump* any updates on this awesome build. I'm seeing an influx of REPU builds recently on IG.
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Just hanging out in the garage.
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Just hanging out in the garage.
Gotcha - whats next on the list - I'm excited to restart on the truck again myself.
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Nothing really at the moment. Looking to purchase another 75-76 and do something cool to it.
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Nothing really at the moment. Looking to purchase another 75-76 and do something cool to it.
Random - Any chance you have the stock spindles still?
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They are not on the truck if that is what your asking but yes i do have them.
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How long did it take you to get to were you at on the build?
And how much invested if I my ask
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Owned it for 10 years +. Worked on it probably year and a half ish. How much invested = well you can google the parts, they are all available.
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So i really need Simon's truck in my life.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/123250725311


Anyone want to buy my mine??

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Old 07-17-18, 11:26 AM
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So i really need Simon's truck in my life.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/123250725311


Anyone want to buy my mine??
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.......my truck just sold to a local rotary enthusiast.......that didn't take long!
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Mine is no longer on the market lol
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Hey Jeff,

Random question ... I am getting more serious about doing the Mustang II front end on my truck as well. My question is in regards to mounting the motor. I have an RE that I am building up as well and I am hoping to mount it like it mounts in the FD. Now as far as engine location from all the work that you have done on your truck how much more forward can you mount the engine without the FD oil pain hitting anything? do you think it's possible to move the engine more forward almost to where it would be stock? My truck really does not have rust and I don't want to cut up my firewall. So a goal of mine would be to get the motor to sit in the stock location.

Banzai Racing sells a low profile oil pan kit that I was eyeing to use with this setup to try and clear the front cross member.

13B-REW Low Profile Oil Pan Kit

Let me know what you think ...
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( Technically my front end is not Mustang II ) I would need to know more info from you to be exact on my answer. Are you planning on trying the whole swap including cross member ( steering rack ) or just the suspension part?

If you preform the whole swap, there is miles of room. You can move it practically anywhere that you would want. It would just sit higher in the engine bay compared to mine to clear the cross member. Don't think of mine as of "that's where i had to put it". That's where i wanted it.
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I thought for some reason you had a Mustang II front end. I just got done browsing CA Chassis Works website, and I was looking at the GM front clip which I am assuming is the one you got? But yeah I want to do the whole front end swap with new cross member and steering rack. And my only concern was the front cross-member, since I want to mount it like the FD I have to use the FD style oil pan so I can use those rear mounts. That's why the low profile oil pan is tempting to get as well.

I guess there really is only one way to find out and that is just buck up and order the front end. I am hoping you can help me the dimensions or if you by any chance happen to still have your order info so I can send it to CA for the quote. Anyway thanks for your info and help on this.
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Chris Alston's Chassisworks, Inc.; - 4x2 A-Arm Front Frame Clip Kit - 4-1/2" Clearance
Chris Alston's Chassisworks, Inc.; - g-Machine Clip Front Suspension

This is what i purchased. If you order this kit you have to cut the frame in half and put the new parts on. There would be no reason to put the front cross member back on the truck. You can easily put the motor above the new cross member and it will be closer to the stock location to avoid all the snowballing issues. View the pictures above and see the process.

My dimensions will not help you. The truck comes (i dont remember the exact number width but i know its a ----1/2 inches) The kits only come in 1 inch increments, so you will need to decide on witch one you want. FYI: you will have to trim your inner finders to make this work.

I should just start putting frames together and selling them as bolt on swaps.............

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Old 09-28-18, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by almoststockrepu View Post
I should just start putting frames together and selling them as bolt on swaps.............
I'd buy one to just avoid the whole ordering process lol Thanks again for the info I will start looking into this and working with the CA folks.
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