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2020 Sierra Regular Cab (2door) Short Bed Build Thread.

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Update:  truck is coming back to the builder/shop from the suspension shop. Did a 4/6 drop, traction bars and driveshaft loop by VAS Specialties https://www.vasfab.com/


The engine has been my biggest headache. Apparently Edlebrock is moving out of California and is in mid move. I’ve been calling for 6+ weeks to order the engine and have gotten horrible customer service. I finally spoke to a sales manager 2 weeks ago, they do not have any blocks in stock and he doesn’t even know where they could produce the engine as their Cali facility is closed and haven’t moved into their new one. He promised me a call back 2 weeks ago..... (so did the other 6 people I’ve talked to there, still waiting). 

I ordered an engine from Late Model Engines in Houston. https://latemodelengines.com/They produce some serious engines for some of the top names in the business. Pricing is significantly more than Edlebrock BUT customer service it top tier as well as communication and individual attention. Sticking with a 416ci motor and an Edlebrock 2650 supercharger. It will produce 900-1000hp to start, I’m having them mill/port the SC to add secondary port injection later, the block is good to 1400hp. 

Hopefully the truck will be out of paint in the next 3 weeks. Custom 1 off wheels are still 8-10 weeks out and the engine is around 8-9 weeks. That’ll give us time  to have a level 4 trans built and installed by Circle D. https://www.circledtrans.com/6l80-level-4

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3 hours ago, Transient said:

Did you go wet sump or dry sump?

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Stuck with wet sump. 1. Less things to fail. 2. No issue with ground clearance. 3. I’ts not going to be a road course truck.  

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  • 5 months later...

Man this project is taking longer than expected. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel though. The truck is almost out of the shop that is doing the short bed conversion and custom paint. 

The one off wheels are in. 

The engine is finally done!!!!


Still moving slower than I expected but it’s progressing. 



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