1993 Chev c1500 RCLB Sport/Truck 4.3L + NV3500 swapped

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  1. gstubbz

    gstubbz I own a ram then a plethora of bowties dont worry

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    This is just extra. But I was walking towards the house to grab an Arizona (my sober drink) and saw this thing. Might call it a night here in a few. I have to get a slip yoke tomorrow since that's about as unicorn as 10x7.25 wheels.

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    Then I was looking at my grille and saw this big furry dude.

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    gstubbz I own a ram then a plethora of bowties dont worry

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    Another little update, it's about 3am. Tyler showed up and we removed the torque converter and cleaned up the panel we cut out for easier access to the bell housing bolts among a few other things that I can't remember. Calling it a night now!

    Tomorrow's plan is to make a quick trip to Reno so I can buy a slip yoke and an inspection cover then return back so we can install the transmission. I'm thinking while I'm at it I'll buy a 4.3/5spd ecm just in case mine has a fit. The only thing I don't know is if these ecms also have the vin burned into them and if that's the case I might have some trouble with smog. But we will see, it's all part of the adventure!


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    gstubbz I own a ram then a plethora of bowties dont worry

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    I'm getting nutty with this truck. Saw clean grey buckets, clean GMC grille, factory fog light switch for the 88-94 dash, and a race steering wheel. Also got my slip yoke but no inspection cover. Bought a PCM from a 88 4.3/5spd so hopefully it'll work.

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    gstubbz I own a ram then a plethora of bowties dont worry

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    Spent $221.11 at pick n pull. Went to Napa and spent $120. But I saw these pins and had to do it because future race truck.

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    GarrettGmc I'm Awesome

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    It's starting to sound like your gunna end up keeping the truck. As for ecm I dnt think they have anything to do with the vin or smog so you should be fine but i could be wrong. Good score at the yard
     
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    Biggershaft96 Resident 4l60e killer

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    Sounded like a good day pickin!
     
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    skylark I'm Awesome

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    That factory fog light switch is a score on its own.
     
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    gstubbz I own a ram then a plethora of bowties dont worry

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    I agree! This truck will be super cool in the near future. The switch was really cool. And I was so happy to see that slip yoke from a turbo 400 suburban fit on my transmission!!


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  9. gstubbz

    gstubbz I own a ram then a plethora of bowties dont worry

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    Soooo I don't have the correct u joint. I need the conversion joint for the slip yoke to the driveshaft, and the other u joint I have is way too big for the axle side. So tomorrow I'm making yet another trip to Reno, hopefully they have one!

    Tyler did a stellar job cleaning up the driveshaft and painting the end of the slip yoke black. He also painted the lower part of the shifter. The driveshaft looks like brand new!

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    Taking a break right now to eat, but I am working on installing the clutch and flywheel right now, going to get this transmission in shortly. I also replaced the oil and filter, as well as the fuel filter. I went crazy with my new shopvac and cleaned out the engine bay and the interior. I think there is a good chance we will have this thing in, and possibly get the engine running. I think the grille swap and seat swap will be a job for tomorrow after the u joint task.

    More updates to come!


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    gstubbz I own a ram then a plethora of bowties dont worry

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    Well I always change plans lol. But we are now calling it a night, installed the flywheel, clutch, and pressure plate. The slave cylinder I bought at Napa is the wrong one. The hose is held in by roller pins. All I needed was a new Bleeder for the one I bought from the junkyard but whatever I'll just use vice grips when we go to bleed it. That slave cylinder was $44 so it can get returned tomorrow when I get the u joints.


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