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Putting the Pieces Together
April 01, 2008
The freshly painted cab was set outside to bake in the sun, which accelerated the curing process.
The freshly painted cab was set outside to bake in the sun, which accelerated the curing p
Here, we can see the entire undercarriage before the cab was installed. A well-stepped chas-sis allows the Coddington/BF Goodrich tires to tuck deep into the fenders. The '91 LT5 engine was bolted to the engine mounts. A set of Corvette ZR1 long-tube racing headers flow into a stainless steel exhaust system. Notice the smaller, tubular subframe housing the uncaged torque tube driveshaft.
Here, we can see the entire undercarriage before the cab was installed. A well-stepped cha
An overhead hoist was used to aid in lowering the cab onto the assembled chassis.
Before lowering the cab onto the hoist, it was carefully aligned with the mounting pads.
This front view shows the chassis and Air Ride Technologies pneumatic 'bagged suspension at its lowest travel point.
This front view shows the chassis and Air Ride Technologies pneumatic 'bagged suspension a
Jorge Valdez made sure everything was proportionate.
The custom-fabricated stepped frame secured the cab as low as possible without channeling it.
The custom-fabricated stepped frame secured the cab as low as possible without channeling
Many people say you can't make an LT5 engine look good. Well, checkout Conundrum's LT5 that is cradled between its framerails. The engine block was given a couple of coats of DuPont Titanium Frost, then coated in a matt clear finish. The cylinder heads, valve covers, intake, and plenum were coated with a DuPont Desert Green, then given a matt clear finish coat. The custom-made inner fenders, firewall, and radiator core support were given multiple coats of the lighter Titanium paint, creating a ceramic-like finish. How about the radiator stainless steel hard-line? The grille was fabricated out of an 1/8-inch aluminum, then dimple-drilled to achieve maximum airflow.
Many people say you can't make an LT5 engine look good. Well, checkout Conundrum's LT5 tha
Dynamat was laid throughout the entire cab interior to eliminate the majority of engine and road noise. Then, all of the electrical and audio sound components were installed, before installing the custom dash.
Dynamat was laid throughout the entire cab interior to eliminate the majority of engine an
An aerial view showcases the rear Corvette Tremec Z06 transaxle and suspension, with an Air Ride Technologies pneumatic airbag system.
An aerial view showcases the rear Corvette Tremec Z06 transaxle and suspension, with an A
A '96 Ford Ranger windshield was carefully fitted into the roof, A-pillars, and the cowl. It gave the cab a very smooth and aerodynamic appearance.
A '96 Ford Ranger windshield was carefully fitted into the roof, A-pillars, and the cowl.
Here is the fully assembled Conundrum masterpiece.
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