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diesel cab vs gas cab differences....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RootBreaker, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Ok so here goes...

    I have an oppertunity to get a 1984 crew cab dually diesel....
    6.2/smc465/ axles unknown same as tc.....

    anyway...
    if I get this truck I want to put the cab on my truck... the question is... will there be major differences in cab wiring since one is diesel and mine is gas? my wiring harness is shot so I need the cab harness from the donor truck....


    also is the 6.2 diesel any good? it runs just fine but needs a starter....

    my motor is
    1991 caprice police 350
    comp cams xtreme 4x4 roller cam
    vortec heads
    vortec intake


    Thanks
    Jeff

    p.s. can get this truck for $300.. so was gonna buy it and just sell the rolling chassis.... minus cab of course...:wink1:
     
  2. uao85

    uao85 1/2 ton status

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    I would be on that like a fat guy at a buffet.........seriously snag that truck quick. If its a k30 dually, it should have a front dana 60, and either a 14 bolt rear or a dana 70. You will pb be disapointed with the power of the 6.2, but they get good mileage and are pretty dependable so I would say go for it.

    Regards,
    Remington
     
  3. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    i think it is 2wd....
    also i dont want the motor.. just the cab... so my biggie is if I swap cabs will i have an issue with the wiring in the cab????
     
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    be aware that iirc, the 2wd and 4wd floors are slightly different, if that'll matter all.
     
  5. Rob 85K5

    Rob 85K5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I am interested as well, I am buying a gas crew to put a diesel in.
     
  6. MTMike

    MTMike 1/2 ton status

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    BUY THAT TRUCK!!!!!

    It's got tons of valuable parts on it.... $300 is a steal with a running engine & tranny.
     
  7. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Yeah, the wiring is fairly different, but I don't believe in any way very problematic. Few more instrument panel wires for the wait light, water in fuel, etc.

    I'd certainly want to study the fuse panel wiring diagram before trying to plug up a gas engine engine connector to a diesel fuse panel though.
     
  8. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    you know sometimes im a dummy :haha:

    I currently have a 2wd 1982 diesel cab on my truck!!!!!
    anyway im gonna get the cash up first...

    if anyone is close by and wants a truck... minus the cab.... $300

    I figure if I can get the cab and sell off the diesel for what I paid ($300) then it is a good deal for both of us.....


    also I know about the cab floors... 2wd are molded in and 4wd bolt in... I had to cutout my 2wd floor hump out and bolt a 4wd one in... wasnt hard....

    so in 2 weeks I will have the cash then go look at the truck.... :wink1:
     

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