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'83 8.1L Crew Cab!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ryan B., Jan 16, 2006.

  1. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    My friend kevin (k5tpi) found my '04 6.0L for me, so i felt obligated to find him a killer engine for his diesel tow rig...

    2003 8.1L with 26K miles. :laugh:
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    The research made it seem like it was gonna be easy, but actually swapping the 8.1 in required some hours of massaging everything to get it to drop into place. :thumb:
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    Now if we could just figure out the wiring. :rolleyes: [​IMG]
    '03 interior:
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  2. steve_kibbe

    steve_kibbe 1/2 ton status

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    Nice, did he get as good of a deal as you?
     
  3. 83ZZ502_Jimmy

    83ZZ502_Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Awesome work! Looks great. I'd love to have something like that.
     
  4. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    need to try and graft a new dash and steering column in that bad boy then it would probably feel a lot better. Awesome man.
     
  5. jagermiester

    jagermiester 1/2 ton status

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    where did you find this motor. I am trying to find one to swap into my 79. Am having no luck
     
  6. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I can find you one pm me for more info, 6.0s are a good choice too:bow:
     
  7. 86 4door

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    not to hi-jack but can you ask your friend were he got the front seat in the crew cab from, its just what im looking for thanks
     

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