Tools

    MUST HAVE

    • Eye Protection
    • Rubber Gloves - I like 5mil
    • Lots of Lighting
    • Painter's Tape - a lot! Like 10-15 rolls.
    • Razor Blades
    • Calipers
    • Metal File Set - Get a good set
    • Rulers
    • Punch
    • Drill & Bits
      • For Rivets: 30#(0.1285") - Amazon
      • For Hard to Access: 1/8 In. x 12 In. - Amazon
      • A full set of bits
    • Deburring tools (drill)
    • Deburring tool (hand)
    • Electric Rivet Gun - a must!
    • Clamps (at least 4, but 6 or 8 is better)
    • Rubber Mallet
    • Level
    • Hacksaw
    • Vise & Soft Jaws
    • Rivnut Tool (M5 & M6 minimally)
    • Tap & Dye Set
    • Hex Key Set + Allen Bits
    • AN Wrench (adjustable) or set + vise claws
    • Wrench Set
    • Socket Set
    • Torque Wrench
    • Wire Stripper & Cutter
    • Bolt Paint
    • Brake Cleaner
    • Grease
    • Copper Anti-Seize
    • Loctite
    • Assembly Lube
    • Engine Hoist
    • Engine Stand

    RECOMMENDED

    • Cordless Vacuum - Love my DeWalt!
    • Step Drill Bit Set
    • Hollow Punch Set
    • 27.5mm Sheet Metal Punch Hole Punch
    • Head Lamp
    • TV and/or Portable Speaker

    SET UP

    A frame dolly would be ideal, but can be expensive and takes up space. I used saw horses and it worked great. Jack stands could work, but your back will pay dearly.

    THINGS TO CONSIDER

    • Underbody: I sprayed Raptor Tough Protective Coating after seeing other builders do it. I am very glad I did! 
    • Sound Deadening & Insulation: DEI and Siless make great products. I went with Siless 3-in-1 + Second Skin Mega Zorbe Pro.
    • Coolant Pipe Insulation: I used a 1.5" Fiberglass Fire Sleeve. I've seen other builders use DEI products or Header Wrap. All great options.
    • Floor Protection: I installed several Bumper Scrape Guards (cheap & easy to install/replace).
    • Firewall: I am using:
      - Cockpit Panel: Siless 3-in-1
      - Between Panels: Mega Zorbe Pro
      - Engine Bay: DEI Tunnel Shield (Black)

    Fluids

    Note: Some of these are LT-specific. Be sure to source the proper products for your setup.

    • Brake Fluid: DOT 5.1 (AP Racing provided)
    • Clutch Fluid: DOT 4 (.25 L)
      Motul RBF 600 DOT 4 Racing Brake Fluid
    • Coolant: Zerex Dex-Cool (case of 6 - GM recommended)
      40/60 coolant/water mixture of clean, drinkable water.
    • Oil: 8-9 L of Mobile1 fully synthetic 0W-40 (European Car Formula)
      Checked when running or just switched off. Oil should be at top baffle plate in reservoir.
    • Oil Filter: Wix WL10290XP (shorter for easier removal)
    • Gear Box Oil
      2.8 litres Semi Synthetic GL5 EP75/90
      Motul Gear 300 SAE 75w90 fully synthetic (Non Limited Slip version)
    • A/C: 500 grams R134A
    • Front Lift Kit: 150ml ISO 32 mineral-based oil HVLP (DIN51524)
      Use: STP AW-32 Hydraulic Fluid 1 Gallon