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Username Post: 72 GMC/02 Silverado swap        (Topic#343566)
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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    
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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    
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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    
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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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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.



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
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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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06-15-18 07:29 AM - Post#2737022    
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The gathering of parts has begun. Mock up motor for the single turbo set up is coming along. Headers & turbo coming soon.

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07-23-18 10:24 PM - Post#2740969    
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Gathering more parts before i get started. Going to try out the new Hooker turbo manifolds. Might be a tight fit but worth a try.


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12-05-18 10:29 PM - Post#2753569    
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2” dropped spindles for the 02 chassis are here.

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03-02-19 07:38 AM - Post#2761104    
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If that is an actual photo of the completed build then Wow that came out amazing. Do you have any more detailed photos of the build?
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03-02-19 10:38 AM - Post#2761118    
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It is an actual photo of the truck with the wheels & backdrop shotoshoped in. I will start posting up build pic soon as im still gathering parts & trying to wrap up other projects.

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03-04-19 08:59 PM - Post#2761330    
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03-29-19 08:41 PM - Post#2763236    
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The Garrett turbo has arrived

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03-04-22 06:26 PM - Post#2837506    
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I guess its been a while since i posted on here. Got tied up with other projects.


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03-06-24 01:35 PM - Post#2867615    
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It’s been a while. It’s a driver now but lets get caught up.
A bit of a break down of the engine.



4.8 block .20 over
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Aeromotive 450
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03-07-24 08:20 AM - Post#2867636    
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Very nice!!

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04-24-24 08:58 PM - Post#2869158    
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Rolled into the first event of the year


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04-25-24 06:58 AM - Post#2869168    
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  • Boosted54 Said:
Rolled into the first event of the year




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