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Username Post: 72 GMC/02 Silverado swap        (Topic#343566)
Boosted54 
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03-26-17 10:53 AM - Post#2683426    

I'm sure this question has been asked many times and I have done my homework searching the archives of this particular page but have found very little information.
I picked up a Silverado to do an LS engine/trans swap in my GMC. The donor is an actual driving vehicle. I'm contemplating just taking the entire rolling chassis and putting under the GMC. Who has done this and what challenges lie ahead for this type of swap? Pictures?? The donor is an 02 2wd.


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03-26-17 11:44 AM - Post#2683429    
    In response to Boosted54

From what I've read of body swaps, they are not easy, and often look odd, when finished. I don't see any reason to not use the original rolling chassis of your truck. Swapping in the newer drivetrain has been done many times, and aftermarket parts to help you do that are available.

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03-26-17 01:21 PM - Post#2683451    
    In response to 454cid

I have a complete front & rear suspension from a C4 Vette that I could graft onto the GMC OE frame but was hopefull the full rolling chassis would be faster swap & could utilize the 4 wheel disc, anti lock brakes, etc....
Well still undecided, anyone else have any info or pictures of a C10/late model Silverado swap?

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03-29-17 04:28 PM - Post#2684072    
    In response to Boosted54

I was going to help my brother with a similar swap a while back before he ended up selling the truck. I looked into it a little and did not find much info on this.

I agree with you as far as thinking it would be nice to have the newer style frame and suspension. The mounts for the engine can be swapped and all of that but at least if you could do a body swap with out too much effort it would be a nice time saver.

If you do it I would like to see pictures and details.

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03-30-17 08:55 AM - Post#2684171    
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Thanks for the input. Hopefully someone that has done one of these swaps will drop some info. Whatever direction I go i will post pics.


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04-21-17 07:41 PM - Post#2687687    
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Bump

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05-21-17 06:37 PM - Post#2692179    
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Bump

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09-19-17 07:59 AM - Post#2708118    
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The post seams to generate traffic but few have offered input so lets move it to the top. Pics, info? Bump

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09-22-17 05:55 AM - Post#2708487    
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I have nothing to do with this other than I have read the thread. The pictures do not work anymore because of photobucket.
Hope these help.


help.https://ls1tech.com/forums/conversions-hy brids/412057-my-68-ls1-sh ortstep.html

Another one:
https://www.performancetrucks.net/forums/projects-...

This thread does work with the pictures.
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?...


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09-24-17 10:10 AM - Post#2708685    
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Nice, thank you.

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09-25-17 10:53 AM - Post#2708787    
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Welcome.


1956 Bel Air - LT-1/4l60
1964 SS Impala -350 crate/powerglide
1967 Ramp truck - 350/ 4 speed
1971 C 10 - 6.0 LS / 4l80e 4:10 gears 30 years owner
94 Elderado
2000 S-10
2008 LTZ Tahoe
2011 Treverse


 
Boosted54 
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10-11-17 04:45 PM - Post#2710570    
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Well it looks like I may get going on this late Nov or early Dec. Seams to be pretty straight forward with the typical fab work required for most similar swaps. Plasma, Mig, & some time. Looking forward to this one.

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