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Couple of questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dheavychevy38, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. dheavychevy38

    dheavychevy38 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Ok first off i am doing a body swap on a k5 any helpful hints to go by?

    Second is there somewhere i can check the codes in teh glove box to see what the previous truck had in it?

    Thanks Denny
     
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    i just got done doing a body swap on my K5, the best advice i can give is double check everything twice to make sure that everything is disconnected and make sure you have a lot of freinds and a plan when you go to pull the tubs off. I used 2 engine hoists and a sling to lift it while i rolled out one frame and in the other, but i think id try something diffent if i had to do it again.
     
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    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    dheavychevy38 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    One other question i have is the old tub is a 91 with fuel injection tbi and full loaded. The new tub is mid 80's and full loaded what do i have to swap over to make the fuel injection work all of the wireing harness or just some of it thanks Denny.
     
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    you have to swap over all the wiring to keep the fuel injection. Body swaps are not that bad, it can be done in a day with a few people helping. If you need help with the wirng and injection let me know i have wirerd a few trucks with injection
     
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    Ya i have built some crazy things so i am not to scared of doing it i was hopeng i could gut both trucks wireing and then just install the harness in the new one i figure i should have it done in a weekend with some of my buddies.
     

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