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2001 Gmt455 aka 3500-HD - NEW bed is on . . .

8.1 bbc vortec / nv4500 / 4.63 rear 1.5ton truck was a 12ft flatbed dump now 10ft flatbed dump .

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2001 c3500-HD 1.5ton .
8.1 vortec / nv4500 with parking brake on tail .
dana 80 rear factory with disk brakes and 4.63 rear gear. 225/70/19.5 tire size stock.
12ft long flatbed and it dumps. she is rusted up BAD and i think it was a swap over from a older truck .

plan is fix small exhaust leak and de-grease the engine bay . swap on a new flatbed i found thats basically brand new . 2 new steering tread tires up front and 4 new drives on the rear . blast and clean the rims .

she needs a little body work on the cab corners and tiny bit on the rockers . the doors need looked over and patched in or just clean units swapped on for there rust .

she drives tight in the front end . lots of power . and rides MUCH better than my stock suspension k30 does :yikes:

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got a new set of dump hinges ordered for the flatbed swap out . the ones in there have some egged out holes so figure time for new .

called local tire shop and its about 30.00 each wheel for steel shot blast and powder coat my choice of color on the rims . so when i do new tires and rims there getting cleaned and painted . thinking a grey is as close to stock as i need to go . there silver is more powder coat chrome than silver . so i picked the grey to be same .

read the codes for the check engine light and got p0704 clutch switch / p1518 tac mod problem / p1125 gas pedal problem / p0154 b2s1 o2 sensor problem . need to look in to these . the o2 i think is the source of my leak i here up frontish . @ZooMad75 @Larry
 

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got a new set of dump hinges ordered for the flatbed swap out . the ones in there have some egged out holes so figure time for new .

called local tire shop and its about 30.00 each wheel for steel shot blast and powder coat my choice of color on the rims . so when i do new tires and rims there getting cleaned and painted . thinking a grey is as close to stock as i need to go . there silver is more powder coat chrome than silver . so i picked the grey to be same .

read the codes for the check engine light and got p0704 clutch switch / p1518 tac mod problem / p1125 gas pedal problem / p0154 b2s1 o2 sensor problem . need to look in to these . the o2 i think is the source of my leak i here up frontish . @ZooMad75 @Larry
So I just blew up your DM inbox with the diagnostic charts for all the codes you have. That should get you moving down the path to diagnosing them.
 

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She is up on 4 jack stands in front of the shop . I pulled the 6 tires & wheels off and the spare off the bed . I pulled the weights and cores to air down .

Dropping the wheels off in the am to get steel shot blasted and powder coated grey . Then when there done grab them and 6 tires and 1 used for a spare and mount them up .

Got my new dump/flatbed hinges yesterday for when i swap the new bed on .



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Drug this 95% rust free doner truck home today for the 3500hd truck . .

This one hit a MEGA solid object and folded the frame up .

Its a 95% of its life north carolina truck and shows it 100%

Going to use doors / seats / other parts . Then sell the rest off and make money .

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Getting ready to do the brakes . Front has almost brand new rotors and pads . I am swapping the pads for wagner SEVERE DUTY truck / tow / fleet pads .

The rear was a different story tho . . . Frozen calipers on the brackets . Almost frozen pistons and rotors 95% solid rust . Right side i could see between the pad and rotor face before i pulled it apart . . And i had to use a air hammer to drive out the wedges .

Got 2 new rotors / pad set / calipers / wheel seals even did hoses as the metal parts were rusted bad and i didnt want to play with them .

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would be nice but there the same calipers as our dana 60 fronts and i have a pile of them so its keep it simple setup for me .

Here is the pads i ordered 2 sets of for the truck .

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so reading up over on gmt400.com i have found some cool info on the 95 and up interior stuff . . .

looks like i will be getting cruise control and tilt when in my 3500-HD easy from the doner 95 truck steering column .

the dash frame / pad unit is not bad at all to swap with a full write up over there . guy said first time he did it was 3hr's for him . i need to swap the 01 dash over as the 95 dash is cracked up and beat up . . . plus non airbag :deal: and the 95's 1 airbag blew off so a wheel swap is in order but easy to do .

looking more and more i will be doing a body swap for the cab & front clip to kill the rust problem the fastest way and keep it more simpleish :zombie11: and if it works i will get a bonus of ............... A/C in the truck :waytogo:
 

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Got the brake brackets cleaned up on the slide surfaces . Then blasted and painted the hubs to remove the rust on the rim hub center section . The last thing i did was blast and paint my nuts :zombie11:

Fedex shows Tuesday for my 2 sets of pads and hoses and seals so i can get her back together .

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2wd . . . No need for this one to go 4wd . But if i was to go 4wd i would prob just use ford f-450 / f-550 axles as we have a local ford only yard with lots of stuff at good prices .
 
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