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ORD's new High Clearance HD Engine Crossmember!!!

Discussion in 'Vendor Forum' started by Stephen, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    Here it is:
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    No more cracks, no more clearance problems, and stiffens the frame up. Provides easy access to the motor mount bolts and won't limit compression travel.
    ORD CATALOG PAGE HERE
     
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    That is sweet!!! Nice work for Steve and the ORD crew once again. :waytogo:

    Now....what are the chances you can adapt that and the tranny crossmember to bolt in a belly skid?:thinking:
     
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    That is sweet lookin. Will it also work with a 7qt oil pan tho?
     
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    Nice...... and just in time.... I am doing my crossover right now and I am running into clearance issues. If I have enough money left over after Christmas I will order one.
     
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    Can you do one for an LS1 motor?? :D
     
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    will this work for 250 I6 engine?????
     
  7. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    Belly (oil pan) skid? We've done some custom stuff on our buggies that integrates the engine crossmember so it definitely works, we use bolt flanges of some sort to bolt to the engine and t-case x-members. I don't see integrating a bolt on system anytime soon due to variations in exhaust systems, crossmember locations, etc, but it would be pretty simple to do on a custom basis.

    Aftermarket oilpans? Shouldn't be a problem within reason. Typically the deep sump pans use a stock profile under the front and just add a deeper sump. I ran a deep pan on my 383 that the original crossmember was built around then we dropped the big block in with a moroso 7qt. Obviously neither was an issue.

    LS1? We'll sell you the brackets to build your own? You're going to have custom motor mounts and a much different pan profile so all bets are off with that one. It might work but then again it might not.
     
  8. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    250-6? Probably OK but given that I've never even seen a truck with a 6 cyl we haven't tried it out. I would guess that since the small block is a direct swap, our crossmember would work but once again we'd have to try it to see. If you want to try it, you pay to ship it there, if it doesn't work, we'll pay to ship it back.
     
  9. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Sweet, I have seen these in person and will have one installed under the UAV, the one I currently use comes in contact with my ARB line under suspension compression, that and it was a major pain to gain access to the mounting bolts.
    This is awesome especially for those of us with smaller lifts and hi-steer.
     
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    Very nice. :bow:
     
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    Another pic from there site

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    Yes an oil pan skid. We'll have to chat when I get ready to order one.
     
  13. Stephen

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    Typically the oil and trans pans are not too vulnerable on a GM since the motor's so far forward. But when you're wallerin around, stuff happens. With Wally's axle pushed forward about 7", the trans/motor skid is a pretty important item.
     
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    Nice, another item from ORD that I'll have to hide from the wife...:eek1:
     
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    Holy crap, now i need to start saving money again.
     
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    Any pics of the crossmember in a big block truck w/ headers (maybe Wally)? I'm curious to know if there might be any interference problems since the crossmember is moved rearward some.

    Do you have any measurements for the back of the crossmember to the front of a big block oil pan sump? I use a larger aftermarket pan also.

    Last question; I will be using your motor mounts, I assume the motor will not sit lower than stock right?
     
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    Why hide it? Just wrap it up and put her name on it under the tree :D :haha:
     
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    Nice work you guys are filling the gap now that moo is closed, how bout some rear shock relocation kits?:D
     
  19. Stephen

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    I think it's safe to say we will never relocate the shocks to the center of the truck. We've played around with some more effective mounting locations though and some of that might bear fruit in the future.

    I've had good luck before with: "If it breaks it could leave us stranded" This works especially well if she goes with you a lot.

    Here's a pic that shows the back tube of the crossmember that was in wally, there's really no problems with any headers since the tubes are both under the factory frame boxes that the motor mounts bolt to. It also stays forward from the front of the sump for most pans with a stock-ish profile. This pic (and the others on the custom rigs page) have our motor mounts installed, motor position should be pretty close to stock, they're built around a set of factory mounts.

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    dang that is nice, great work!

    good price too!
     

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