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Old 09-14-2016, 08:08 PM
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I just picked up a clean 74 k10. Normal half ton goods on it with a 6" lift and 37's. Going to build it into a good off road machine and not be a trailer queen getting to the off road area. It's definitely going to be reliable.

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12v for simplicity
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NP205/203 twin sticked, if the 203 won't work I'll find something else
HP kingpin 60 with floating rotors, air locker, hydro assist, cross over steering
14 bolt and disc brake conversion, air locker, anti wrap system that allows flexing
Box the frame for strength
56" leafs in the front with diy4x b52's
63" leafs in the rear diy's shackle flip
41's with recentered h1's
Either 4.88s or 5.13s gears maybe lower...
Fox 2.5" piggy back shocks
Air compressor for lockers and to air up tires or anything else
Tube bumpers, rock sliders

That's it for now.... Currently searching for the axles, tcases and leaves to mark those off the list.
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Old 09-15-2016, 03:57 AM
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This will be fun to watch

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Old 09-15-2016, 04:42 AM
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Man I miss my 71.. And it barely moved the last 4 years I owned it.
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Old 09-15-2016, 04:54 AM
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Thats going to be a fun/aggravating at time project Mack!!! haha
It's also going to suck up all your money haha

Looking forward to seeing the progress.

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Old 09-15-2016, 06:01 AM
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Oh yes
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Old 09-15-2016, 06:52 AM
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I like seeing old Chevy builds, I'm in for this one.
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Old 10-01-2016, 10:51 AM
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Thats going to be a fun/aggravating at time project Mack!!! haha
It's also going to suck up all your money haha

Looking forward to seeing the progress.

Yellowchevy
Your truck is giving me motivation. Trying to decide if I should continue to go with a 12v or just do an lq4 swap. I definitely want a diesel in this truck but a 12v weighs so damn much.... Even thinking about an lbz but want to keep cost down.
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Old 10-01-2016, 12:13 PM
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6.0 gasser gets my vote or lbz. I know where ur coming. from, I am just not a huge cummins fan.
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Old 10-01-2016, 01:06 PM
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Kinda leaning towards an ls for the cost. Ain't tryin to dump tens of thousands of dollhairs on this truck...
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Old 10-01-2016, 04:59 PM
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those gm gasser can build more power, easier, and cheaper. I think your headed in right direction.
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I agree 6.0 it. Cheap, easy and readily available...
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Well if your trying to go on the cheap, a junkyard 5.3 can be had for half the cost of a 6.0 because everyone thinks they have to have a 6.0
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Well if your trying to go on the cheap, a junkyard 5.3 can be had for half the cost of a 6.0 because everyone thinks they have to have a 6.0
True. I'm like the fat kid on willy wonka who wants to eat everything or has to have everything. I have to have a 6 liter for low end torque and power....
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True. I'm like the fat kid on willy wonka who wants to eat everything or has to have everything. I have to have a 6 liter for low end torque and power....
5.3 on my local cl for $400 I think I could deal with the size for the money.
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True. I'm like the fat kid on willy wonka who wants to eat everything or has to have everything. I have to have a 6 liter for low end torque and power....
If you have to have a 6.0 over a 5.3 for low end torque and power then you need a 6.6
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