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Today at 08:40:58 AM by bryanedp9 | Views: 4 | Comments: 0

As the title states, I'm curious, especially for the frame and suspension. I know the firewall is different but that's about it. Is the frame taller altogether?

I'm not trying to make a monster truck, but I'm thinking about stretching my frame to get a rollback-esque kinda flatbed that I can put a huge camper on. Like I'd like to be able to carry the weight of the truck on the truck, essentially, rather than the stated 3500lbs I think it is? I've even considered a third axle, but that seems like overkill. The truck is a '89 CC dually with a 454/400 that I'm trying to swap for a 6.5/4500 at the moment, which would be just economical if it weren't for the weight I'm anticipating.

I'll almost certainly need to stretch the truck at least a few feet, and the budget says it's probably gonna be a steel bed. I'd like to try to go light building the camper with wood or aluminum, but it would be easy enough to convert a 20' shipping container or a horse trailer, it seems. The shipping container would be in the neighborhood of 5-6000lbs empty.

The cab itself is kinda dear to me, but since this is either a fantasy or way-off, let's assume I could ditch everything else. Do I really need to, or can I stretch my truck and beef it up a bit and voila? I'm assuming either is possible but a cheap old Topkick could save a lot of headache, as well. Thoughts?
October 19, 2017, 06:28:05 PM by Big Chip | Views: 41 | Comments: 2

Does anyone have a source for a stock 79 GMC grille?  My search so far has been pretty fruitless.  I have given up on finding a new one and even locating a used one seems to be a problem.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
October 19, 2017, 04:13:53 PM by diesel_lv | Views: 27 | Comments: 1

1987 K5, 350 TBI, 700r4. Driving at night and all of a sudden,how else does it happen, engine stops, lights go out, stereo turns off n resets, then truck starts to run again. Does intermittently. Does it without lights on during daylight too. All power goes out. But cannot trace it as it doesn't always do it. Does anyone have any suggestions. Has anyone experienced this before? Before I get tagged with, check previous posts, do a search, I did both of those and found no answers to this question. Thanks in advance for any helpful information.
October 17, 2017, 10:57:44 PM by 78Hawk | Views: 100 | Comments: 4

Can I put a 82 C10 Gas tank in a 78 C10
October 17, 2017, 07:53:15 PM by robosmurf | Views: 76 | Comments: 2

I was driving home Sunday, and about an hour into my trip I smelled that smell. The burning electrical smell.

Stopped at a rest stop and could really find anything thing, everything was working so I drove about another 30min and stopped for a bite.

When I came back out I had no instrument lights when I pulled my headlight switch, and crank with no start. Still had headlights. Checked the fused and the 5amp instrument fuse and 30amp ECM B were blown. Luckily I walked a couple blocks to the parts place and grabbed a pack of fuses. I replaced the ECM B with no problems but the instrument fuse kept blowing, so I just drove home with no gauge lights. I verified tail lights and brake lights before hitting the road.

Monday I was off so I dove in. I pulled the headlight switch and could smell the burnt right away. I took it apart and found this on the rotor




I cleaned it all off and lubed up the sliders in the switch with some bulb grease and everything seems to be working.

Would this blow the ECM B fuse? It's right next to the instrument fuse.
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