I dropped the 454 block w/ 4 speed on the frame. I needed to do this to confirm that the clutch pivot bracket was in the exact correct spot. Notice that I have to use the bolt on pivot ball bracket from Scoggins-Dickey since the Gen V Big Blocks have no boss for the pivot ball. Everything lines up perfectly!
Left side A-Arms and spindle in place.
Prepping the block/trans to drop on the frame:
Both sets of A-Arms, Spindles, Spreader Bar and Discs in place.
Starting out with the bare frame
Block bolted to the frame:
Z-Bar in place. Both pivot brackets line perfectly.
Now that the frame welding is complete, I installed the suspension as a mock up to make sure nothing else needs welding or altered before I coat the frame.
Differential Cross-member needs to be pulled up into place
before I can continue with the rear suspension.
Other than two small spots under the frame that needed a little grinding, there has not been any parts alignment issues.
Rear view of bare frame
The frame back under the body. Can't wait until the body is back on the frame!!