Ever wonder what it takes to LS7-swap a Chevy van and take it the strip? So have we, and on this episode of Hot Rod Garage David Freiburger shows us just how complex things can get when going about a build of this sort. But like they say, nothing good comes easy.
The main jist of this video is to show what goes into ordering a custom rear for the van. Freiburger decides to go with a Chevrolet-replica 12-bolt rear from Moser Engineering. He gives the low-down on the various specs you need to know when ordering such a component for your vehicle, particularly vehicles that utilize leaf-springs like the show’s “Atomic Van.” The details about these measurements gives you a pretty good idea of what to expect if this is you’re first time with such a project. We give the video bonus points for that, being both entertaining and informative, something that’s not easily accomplished.
It’s also a great resource if you need an excuse as to why your vehicle didn’t perform the way you expected, as you’ll see towards the end of the video.