2004 Gmc 2500hd from the ground up

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    So I have been a gmt400 97k1500 extended cab owner and driver for 5 plus years now. I’ve loved every minute of it even though some of those minutes have been very painful.

    the story goes a customer of ours at work when I was working in the auto mechanics field a few years back, had slammed his 2004 GMC Sierra 2500hd into a cement median in the snow all buy himself. The truck got towed in and long story short went up for sale due to money issues on the customers end.

    I bought the truck with a western plow for 2 grand. It was a gas 4x4 2500hd with around 150k on the clock with a smashed up nose and a bit of a bent front frame rail. well I ended up selling the plow on Craigslist for $1700 and now had myself a monster of a gmt800 project for $300 that ran decent to boot.

    instead of getting the frame straightened out from a body shop I searched and found a clean straight frame and started the wrenches turning and the result is beast of a truck that’s basically brand new with no car payments.
     
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    Of course none of this would have happened without the help of my old faithful 97 to go and pick up the new frame

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    Tear down begins

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    Drive train out

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    Frame got tore down the rest of the way

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    Set the cab aside so the lift wasn’t tied up while I did other things

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    New fuel pumper

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    Motor went on a stand and got cleaned and sealed. I left the heads on it being that it ran fine I did it want to get into tearing down the motor just yet, that will come later

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    Got the new frame rolling put the body back on and brought it back home now that the hard part was finished, my friend let me use the shop to do what I had to do the rest I was able to finish up in the driveway

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    Under coated the body and installed new Polly body mounts and stabbed the original drivetrain back in got it all buttoned up. For now ...

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