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Mr. Nurgleton's LS G nose swap project

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I've had my car for a little over a year now and feel like it's finally time to start a build thread. I purchased this chassis from a high school student in California who needed to sell it before he went to college. He did a partial restoration on the car and it seemed to be in good enough condition with VERY minimal rust. I had the car shipped to Cincinnati Ohio in August of 2017 and drove it for a few months in the condition shown in the first 3 pictures.


I did some misc. repairs over the past few month, removed all the stickers, and installed fender mirrors and a Chastain Shadow rear window louver. These should be shown in the 4th and 5th picture. My plan always was (and still is) to upgrade the suspension and brakes before completing the swap. I accumulated parts and prepared to work on everything over the winter so I could drive the car when it warmed up in 2018. The next post will go over all of that.






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During the holiday season I acquired the following:


BC standard height coilovers using standard spring rates

Apex Engineered Rear Lower Control Arms

Rota Grid V wheels 16x9 -15

245/45/16 Toyo R888r tires


Also replaced the tail light gaskets, inner and outer hatch lining, changed the oil, and installed Chasing J's titanium steering wheel bolts. I used wheel spacers on all 4 corners to poke the wheels out a little more too.


During the time of installing everything, I contemplated whether to swap in an LS or a single turbo 1jz/2jz. Finally decided to go with the LS, as I've owned both turbo cars and LS swapped cars and wanted to have a V8 in my life again 😄. I did a terrible job of taking pictures during the installation process; something I'll strive to be better with in the future for you guys. I've posted some random pictures I took of the parts, along with some shots after installing everything. 


The next post will go over some of the parts I've accumulated to install during the winter.








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