80 k5 - frame off 6.0 LS swap

  • my swap has begun. i am active duty army, 101st airborne. couple months before i head to afghanistan, so the goal is to get the truck runnin before i head out.

    day 1 tear down has begun.

    1980 k5. has 3/4 ton runnin gear, 8 lug dana 44, 14bff. 4 inch full spring lift.
    406ci sbc. th350, np205. 36x14.5 ground hawg II's.

    after my swap, it'll have a 2002 6.0 lq4, 4l60e, np205, dana 44, 14bff w/ disk brakes. plus a new interior.

    i've ordered an engine, engine mounts, transmission to-transfer case adapter, radiator, rebuilt np205, a built 4l60 from bowtie overdrive, a fuel tank for a 91 k5, new fuel lines, and a dakota digital dash.



    before the swap: