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05-22-2012, 10:05 AM
Just thought I'd share my project. I got a 73 C-20 RCLB about 10 years ago and over the last few years got to restoring it. I did the whole frame off thing and realized I wouldnt be happy with a 2WD truck. So I cut off the front of a 87 1 ton 4x4 with a Dana 60 and spliced that front half onto mine. I put a 69 long stepper bed on it and sprayed some 06 GM impulse Blue metallic paint. I was pretty happy with it, but times got tough and I had to rely on that truck to drive me 40 miles each way to work and the 350 didnt like that haul with the SM465 and 4.10s. So I tried another 350 with a little cam and eventually it was doing everything it could to keep oil out of the crankcase. I decided I needed a motor that was going to take some RPM a lil better and I love fuel injection. So I headed down to the junkyard and pulled a 99 5.3l and all the wiring. About 5 hours later I had my harness stripped down to what I needed and got a license for EFIlive ordered. Well long stroy short I started with a 73 C20 4spd 350 and now Ive got a K30 4spd 5.3L. All I lack now is getting an exhaust on it. My favorite part is that I did the whole swap and got the truck running for less than $500. Ill have to get some pics up but I was pretty happy with how it came along and wanted to share that the swap is very easy and anyone thinking about it should go for it. Thanks for reading
05-22-2012, 10:52 AM
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