That is my understanding after seeing some of Uncle Doug's work on the Beta.Maybe I missed it but there is not a ready-to-go "kit" for this, right? As I understand it, this conversion is still a lot of fabbing, non-LR drivetrains, etc.
That's sort of the holdback for me. Many of these companies that do the swaps want to control the kits going into the trucks in house, as not to deal with DIY people that complain, have issues, can't work around things, etc. I don't blame them.What's the current state of these conversions? I noticed that the Quickdraw doesn't appear to include motor mounts. Are those something that builders have to work out for themselves? What about all of the other ancillary hookups? Power steering, cooling, etc?
Exactly. Given the different floor configurations etc, frame side mounts vary with install. we bolt the engine,trans,and transfer case together and install as an assembly. We mount the trans and transfer case first. There's a fair amount of skill set required. The engine clears the bulkhead footwells by appx 3/8ths on either side. I spent 3.5 hrs fabricating a left side trans side mount yesterday that lines up with the bolt on frame side mount perfectly. I'm custom making these for each install,one mount @ a time. We mount the trans and tcase and then lift the engine as high as possible in the engine bay. We then put the hood back on to make sure we have a 1\2 or so clearance underneath before welding frame side engine mounts. Not interested in producing these, letting Chad put them out there, and have folks with no skills, or abilities, and superior knowledge gained on the internet,complain or trash on the internet.So very tempting...
That's sort of the holdback for me. Many of these companies that do the swaps want to control the kits going into the trucks in house, as not to deal with DIY people that complain, have issues, can't work around things, etc. I don't blame them.
Loose lips sink ships.Uhh.. big update coming soon.