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06-17-2010, 05:49 PM #11
I don't mean to be rude, but unless I missed something in your posts.......
You are in WAAAAY over your head. Vortec engines didn't exist in 92. Five speed automatics were simply unheard of in 92, at least in GM trucks.
As for the frame/4wd conversion.......
4wd trucks in your generation were IFS - Independent Front Suspension. They use torsion bars rather than leaf springs. There are "bolt on" kits available to use pre-92 SFA leaf springs, but it's a major job. The holes are not there.
The axle doesn't even get bolted to the frame.
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06-17-2010, 07:26 PM #12
I cant help u on the desil but u can make ur truck a 4x4 from this web site
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06-18-2010, 09:04 AM #13
06-18-2010, 10:45 AM #14
My couson just left for Cali. for 15 weeks of training with the Air Force
06-18-2010, 11:31 AM #15
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- Jun 2010
- Whiteman Air Force Base
well im going to look at junkyards around my area, find a 89-94 K2500 with a intact suspension, trailer the truck to my friends shop then see how its put together and tear the front axle or whatever it uses, transfer case, driveshafts, and whatever else it has, rebuild them, also buying new rotors, brake pads, upper and lower tie rod ends, upper and lower ball joints, the pitman and whatever the other thing was..i cant think of it right now, and go from there
06-18-2010, 04:25 PM #16
- Join Date
- Jun 2006
- River Ridge Louisiana-4 miles W of New Orleans-didn't flood-water stopped 800 yards away.
I'm old-59- but strictly new to Chevy trucks.My only Chevy truck is my 1998 Suburban 2wd 1500 I bought with 195,000 miles on it 3+ years ago.I only bought it because it was all I could afford($2950) and we needed something big to evacuate 3 adults, 2 dogs, and 4 cats in case of a hurricane(New Orleans suburb).
It has been a real winner, so I know why you love your truck- you just get attached to something that works so well, and can do everything, haul everything.
That said,I have noticed Chevy GM have a bewildering array of options/engines/trans all kinds of acronyms/letters LT/LS/LTI/BB/SB/SBC/TBI//VORTEC/TBI
There must be 5 or 6 different kinds of just 350/5.7 -
early ones with carb /
later ones with carbs and lots of pollution gadgets
first electronic fuel injected ones without much in the way of sensors MAI and O2 telling them what to do.
TBI fuel injected ones with fancy feedback from O2 sensors
The VORTEC ones-like my 1998-with a fancier fuel injection than the TBI
Much higher performance ones in Corvettes and Camaros and Firebirds
It is hard to keep straight.
You might find that it makes more sense to buy a wrecked 4x4 Duramax truck-maybe one with lots of body damage(a roll over maybe), but a more or less intact frame and suspension.Use your developing skills to build it the way you want.It will be really really hard to fit a big turbo diesel into your 1992.Same with the front end-so much fabricating-why not use your developing fabrication skills on a truck that already has the diesel in it.
I do understand the desire to tinker-so have at it.I keep thinking I can cut and raise the top of my Suburban to make it a better travel vehicle-stand upright in it-put in sink/toilet/bed.Then I look over at the Chevy vans..... Sometimes it just makes more sense with something closer to what you want-then go to work modifying/fixing.
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06-18-2010, 06:16 PM #17
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08-08-2010, 09:28 AM #19
just look at these !!!!!!!
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08-31-2010, 12:46 PM #20
This may not apply to your year but in the 70's my buddy rolled his 4X4 pickup and he bought a 2WD cab and had to cut the floor out of the 2WD cab to clear the transfer case.07 2500HD Duramax , 4DR and 26 Prowler 5th wheel Travel trailer, 57 Chev wagon with 14' Bonair travel trailer, and 71 Nova. ChevyTalk.org Canadian Regional Coordinator
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