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Member Projects / Re: HD to be repurposed.
« Last post by ED-NY on March 27, 2019, 11:12:09 PM »
Not sure where you are going with the Rat Rod....but I am a member of Killbillet, here is a link:
Member Projects / Re: HD to be repurposed.
« Last post by ED-NY on March 27, 2019, 10:57:19 PM »
I kinda started the same way...bought a 95 SWB 3500HD with 6.5 and NV4500. Sold the body and 6.5.  Found a nice basically rust free 1994 2500 4x4 truck in Vermont and installed the 94 body on the 3500HD chassis.  I then installed a SBC 350 (with NV4500) and installed a TPI setup on the engine.  Made the dump bed with pressure treated deck.  My last truck had a steel deck which I really thought was too slippery for loads.

Just installed the wheel simulators today.

BTW: Have both a 33 and 34 Chevy coupes....hope to have the 33 5W coupe on the road this year.  Chopped 2.5", stretched 3", channeled 5" etc.  SBC with TPI.  The 34 3W coupe is on the road.
Member Projects / HD to be repurposed.
« Last post by RPF207 on March 27, 2019, 07:42:50 PM »
Figured Iíd share my plans of an 1995 159.5Ē 6.5 nv4500 HD I recently bought.

All body panels are rust free and to be sold. The 6.5 had possible bad head gaskets with 105,000 miles on the engine. The HD is completely apart, body off, driveline out, bed sold, chassis rolled aside.

Im not one of the many afraid of a 6.5 and was excited to find it was a 929 block which were known for almost no issues. Itís on a stand right now and I will be repairing the head gaskets and making some upgrades along the way. The 6.5 will go into an Ď89 v30 (k30) reg cab dually thatís been awaiting a more fuel efficient engine rather than the 454tbi (8 mpg). The v30 is a manual and I will be putting a flat bed on it, hope to drive it very often and get 18mpg out of it.

The rolling chassis will be repurposed into a rat rod Iíve always wanted to build. Wonít be too ratty, Iím more of a make it look factory kinda guy. Wonít say much more about that build except itís going to make a big impression with a never before seen set up.
3500 & 3500HD Parts FOR SALE / Re: 1995 c3500HD PARTS FOR SALE
« Last post by ED-NY on March 25, 2019, 01:48:36 PM »
I'll pm my text number and try to load the pic for you.

Here you go..
3500 & 3500HD Parts FOR SALE / Re: 1995 c3500HD PARTS FOR SALE
« Last post by RPF207 on March 25, 2019, 08:58:23 AM »
Ok, so the truck is completely apart... I have for sale the two frame sections that add support to the mid section of these trucks . They are in great shape with only surface rust and include original bolts to mount them to the frame. Seems as though there was some tar they applied at the factory between these pieces and the frame and that had kept everything in great shape. Not exactly sure what they are worth??? $250?
Still cannot upload photos from my phone so Iím sorry for that but PM and I can email or text
3500 & 3500HD Parts WANTED / Looking for a 90-95 3500 dually for project
« Last post by ED-NY on March 22, 2019, 10:51:29 PM »
Just throwing this out...looking for a GMT400 dually roller for a LS 6.0/4L80e swap.

Prefer a 90-95 cab/chassis
130" wheelbase
regular cab
NV4500 would be nice
engine not a concern
Found this craigslist ad:

Newburgh, NY area

Don't know this seller...just listing as a FYI
Anything Else For Sale or Wanted / Stainless Steel Truck Wheel Covers/Simulators
« Last post by ED-NY on March 22, 2019, 04:50:50 PM »
Craigslist link:

I bought the complete set (great deal)  POC Lori..she also sells on eBay. She has (2) front 19.5 (5 bolt) simulators left.


These are new in box Prime-Industries Truck Wheel Simulators

5803-195G/S 19.5" GM 5 Lug Front /10 Lug Rear $235/bro SOLD

58030-195G/S Front Tag Set For The Above Set $125/bro

58034-195G/S Rear Liner For Above Set $75/bro

58035-195G/S Rear Hub Cover For Above Kits $22/bro

58171-225 22.5x8.25 2HH Over Lug Rear Complete Set bro $469.95 plus shipping online
22.5" x 8.25" Over Lug Design Simulator SetHub Pilot Wheel 10 Lugs, 2 Hand Holes
Fits the following dual rear wheel vehicles:
22.5" x 8.25"
2 Hand Holes/Air Holes and 10 Lug Nuts
Rim #28828, 28408
One set includes:
2 Front Liners/Dishes with Pop-off Hub Covers
2 Rear Liners/Dishes
2 Rear Hub Covers
20 Adapter Cups
20 Jam Nuts (28.5mm)
1 Tool
These are 304-Grade Stainless Steel. You just need soap and water to clean them up! Call or text Lori 978-821-876nine
Member Projects / Re: The cheapest, Ugliest dually on CL
« Last post by RPF207 on March 20, 2019, 05:51:58 PM »
Try the RV cam if you will, heads will need an intake to accompany it. Headers an exhaust should follow. With the amount of money that will cost I still wouldnít get overly excited. Tbi and even gen 1 vortecs arenít towing monsters especially with the 4l80e behind them.

 Sheís for making money not for saving money and as long as you keep up on the maintenance itíll do just that.  The chassis is built for the job but Pushing one of those to tow heavy youíd be better to start with a nice trans cooler and some gauges. Keeping an eye on towing temps will keep you outta the garage. I never let my trans stay above 200*.
Member Projects / Re: The cheapest, Ugliest dually on CL
« Last post by MrC. on March 20, 2019, 02:18:32 PM »
Hello Everyone,
I just wanted to give an update on my ol' girl.
This past fall I replaced the entire ignition system from a new distributor/cap/button/coil/plugs and wires, this fixed a poor running, hesitating stumble I was having.
I also replaced the entire fuel system from a high pressure vortec fuel pump, filter and rebuilt and cleaned the TBI.
I also reset the timing to 4 degrees instead of the 6 i had set it at.
I also flushed the trans and changed the tranny filter.

I carry everything but the kitchen sink when I go off, I never know what I might need.
Here's a pic from this last weekend. She ran flawless, but maintained 5 mpg there and back. I figure tractor,trailer, extra forks and tools I am pulling 12,500.

Only issues now is like before lack of power, I can cruise at 65-75 mph @2500 on the flats no problem but the hills would knock me down to 50-55. It became a game I would race down the hills reaching 75 even 80 just to loose it all at the top of the next topping it at 55mph. I ran in overdrive most of the time it only downshifted a few times, there was a section of hills I put it in drive until we were past them, then back to overdrive.

mines a 454 gas 4l80E with 4.63 gears. I am thinking a better cam for towing or better heads any thoughts?

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