1993 Chevrolet C3500 Crew Cab Restoration/Cummins Build

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  1. rolla711

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    Smart idea. I have done the research and cost savings on just sticking with the dodge type transmission or going manual is absurd. You also are able to intertwine electronics easier. The main thing people get hung up on is the transmission. I told my self if I find a deal on a Cummins I'm going manual. The 47rh isn't a bad trans. You can build it to take A beating. And all you have to do now is have one end of the driveshaft mated to the dodge trans and one to the chevy rear end.

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    Yeah, i was somewhat willing to take a hit on the cost of keeping it GM. But knowing that you pretty much have to hack it together to keep it GM, nah. i'm good.

    As far as the rest, it just becomes the choice on whether or not you want to shift gears or not. I personally don't want to build this truck for cruising and enjoying to have to shift gears all the time. I'm going to put it to work, but on a regular enough basis where i want the manual trans.

    A built 47RH/RE will work out just fine and save me a boatload of money.
     
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    Very true. It speeds up the process for ya. Glad to see one hurdle passed for ya.

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    Yep, actually i've got a good used 47RE lined up for really cheap. And a single disc converter, both from a trustworthy friend of mine. Pretty much will run that one til it goes, feel out the 47RE then i can "build it" down the road. Pretty happy about going this route, going to speed up the process big time.
     
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    Hell yea!! I just thought about it, you don't have to buy that standalone computer for the trans

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    Meh, you still do.

    1996+: 47RE - Firepunk Anteater - $850
    1994-1995: 47RH - Compushift Mini - $350
     
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    on my parade LoL

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    No pictures with this update...

    But, I used the money from the sale of the GM adapter plate to buy a good used 47RE, a billet single disc converter, dodge intermediate driveshaft, flexplate, intake tube, and fan shroud.

    Only items left are:
    - Firepunk Anteater 47RE controller (really cool product)
    - Exhaust (GMT400 4" diamond eye kit, 4" first gen downpipe)
    - Gauges (Autometer GM factory match w/ green lights to match.
    - Trans Cooler
    - Throttle Cable


    Then a little work here and there and it's ready to run/drive.
     
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    Do you see the light??

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    Yep, Finally starting to see it...

    Lots of little ends to get done first before i can start it. need to get those things done while i'm waiting on the trans stuff. Gonna take a couple weeks to get here.
     
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