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jeepyj

Middlesex NY
Joined
May 19, 2020
Member Number
57
Messages
390
Location
Middlesex NY
It's not the latest picture, but it's what I have at work.


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M92PV4U

Numbskull
Joined
May 19, 2020
Member Number
110
Messages
2,715
Location
D.p. Ca.
Here's my '75 k10 44 front soon to be 60 454,350 203 soon to be 205 and 14b rear.

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4x4mechanic

Web Wheeler...
Joined
May 19, 2020
Member Number
302
Messages
260
Location
SW Virginia
Gotta get some current pics, I own one of the very last Squares, a '91 V2500 with the 6.2L and a newly installed Banks turbo kit. Only 136K on the odo and original engine as far as I know. 7.5' Meyer snow blade, mostly stock otherwise. Gonna be my DD if the mileage figures work out where I think they will...
 

ANGRYBLACK

Red Skull Member
Joined
May 19, 2020
Member Number
250
Messages
79
Location
NJ NY
My trailer ornament. Soon it will get cleaned up and refreshed to use daily again
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Nomadcrawler

New member
Joined
May 20, 2020
Member Number
744
Messages
1
08 Hummer h3 V8 locked front and rear on 37's with the 4:1 transfercase. Collecting parts to straight axle swap the front.

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Lowrollin70gmc

Flatland Wheeler
Joined
May 20, 2020
Member Number
762
Messages
51
Location
Fargo, ND
68 K20 Suburban. VE pumped 12 valve Cummins, NV5600, NP205, Dana 60 Front, 11.5AAM rear. Swapped the drivetrain 8 years ago. It’s not an extreme wheeler, but for what I do, it works well.

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Raptorider01

New member
Joined
May 20, 2020
Member Number
804
Messages
1
74 K5 Blazer. Been a fun daily lately with cheap gas. Been in the family since nearly new.

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Russell

LLY/ZF6 Escalade
Joined
May 21, 2020
Member Number
837
Messages
124
Location
Rocky View County, AB
These are my two rigs.

71 Chevelle - 454/4 speed. SS clone. Cyl 1 has zero compression, so I'm in the process of preparing to replace the engine. I know it doesn't have a great reputation but I'm going to swap an L18 8.1L in from a mid 2000s 3500. Big block sound, modern fuel injection. I plan to leave the engine more or less stock. Just a set of headers and modifying the air intake so the throttle body exits straight forward instead of up at an angle for hood clearance. I plan to swap in a T56 6 speed to replace the 4 speed. I have a Dakota Digital dash for it to convert from the sweep style Malibu gages to the round SS style. I'm also installing a retro sound head unit at the same time. It'll get all new steering and suspension, plus some stock sized wheels to get rid of the god awful Foose garbage the PO installed. Goal is to have a reliable summer weekend cruiser that is nice to drive and has some modern conveniences.

03 Escalade - LLY Duramax / ZF6 / NP241. Solid axle swapped on a D60 / 14BFF. 3 link front / rear with king 2.5x14 coilovers and 2.5×4 hydro bumps. ARB lockers front and rear. 37" rubber. York OBA for the lockers and airing tires up. ARB front bumper originally intended for a landcruiser and the rear bumper off my old 95 2 door Tahoe with a swing out carrier. Has a '12 up center console with a subwoofer replacing the jump seat to keep that lux bose audio sounding good. Drives super nice. This chassis was originally under the Motherlode Yukon before it got lawn darted into a sand dune.

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backchat

#486
Joined
May 20, 2020
Member Number
486
Messages
400
Location
KS
These are my two rigs.

71 Chevelle - 454/4 speed. SS clone. Cyl 1 has zero compression, so I'm in the process of preparing to replace the engine. I know it doesn't have a great reputation but I'm going to swap an L18 8.1L in from a mid 2000s 3500. Big block sound, modern fuel injection. I plan to leave the engine more or less stock. Just a set of headers and modifying the air intake so the throttle body exits straight forward instead of up at an angle for hood clearance. I plan to swap in a T56 6 speed to replace the 4 speed. I have a Dakota Digital dash for it to convert from the sweep style Malibu gages to the round SS style. I'm also installing a retro sound head unit at the same time. It'll get all new steering and suspension, plus some stock sized wheels to get rid of the god awful Foose garbage the PO installed. Goal is to have a reliable summer weekend cruiser that is nice to drive and has some modern conveniences.

03 Escalade - LLY Duramax / ZF6 / NP241. Solid axle swapped on a D60 / 14BFF. 3 link front / rear with king 2.5x14 coilovers and 2.5×4 hydro bumps. ARB lockers front and rear. 37" rubber. York OBA for the lockers and airing tires up. ARB front bumper originally intended for a landcruiser and the rear bumper off my old 95 2 door Tahoe with a swing out carrier. Has a '12 up center console with a subwoofer replacing the jump seat to keep that lux bose audio sounding good. Drives super nice. This chassis was originally under the Motherlode Yukon before it got lawn darted into a sand dune.

Two things:
1. Why do you say bad reputation for the 8.1L?
2. We need to see a build thread for the Escalade.
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Chevy_man

Leftjizz
Joined
May 20, 2020
Member Number
807
Messages
293
These are my two rigs.

71 Chevelle - 454/4 speed. SS clone. Cyl 1 has zero compression, so I'm in the process of preparing to replace the engine. I know it doesn't have a great reputation but I'm going to swap an L18 8.1L in from a mid 2000s 3500. Big block sound, modern fuel injection. I plan to leave the engine more or less stock. Just a set of headers and modifying the air intake so the throttle body exits straight forward instead of up at an angle for hood clearance. I plan to swap in a T56 6 speed to replace the 4 speed. I have a Dakota Digital dash for it to convert from the sweep style Malibu gages to the round SS style. I'm also installing a retro sound head unit at the same time. It'll get all new steering and suspension, plus some stock sized wheels to get rid of the god awful Foose garbage the PO installed. Goal is to have a reliable summer weekend cruiser that is nice to drive and has some modern conveniences.

03 Escalade - LLY Duramax / ZF6 / NP241. Solid axle swapped on a D60 / 14BFF. 3 link front / rear with king 2.5x14 coilovers and 2.5×4 hydro bumps. ARB lockers front and rear. 37" rubber. York OBA for the lockers and airing tires up. ARB front bumper originally intended for a landcruiser and the rear bumper off my old 95 2 door Tahoe with a swing out carrier. Has a '12 up center console with a subwoofer replacing the jump seat to keep that lux bose audio sounding good. Drives super nice. This chassis was originally under the Motherlode Yukon before it got lawn darted into a sand dune.



The 8.1 is solid. Raylar engineering has what you need. Give it a 120mm throttle body and a cam and it'll be a monster. That stock 90mm is the same as a 6.0 and the 8.1 chokes after 4k rpm. A set of headers or an intake are worthless until you bump the throttle body enough to get the air in.
 

Russell

LLY/ZF6 Escalade
Joined
May 21, 2020
Member Number
837
Messages
124
Location
Rocky View County, AB
They also have terrible heads on them. More or less have to swap a new set of heads on to make the throttle body and intake mods do anything significant.

But, either way it will make more power and torque than a stock 79 truck smogger 454 running on 7 cylinders does.

I'll post something of a build thread for the two of them when I have some time. I'm in the middle of a move right now and busy boxing everything up and figuring out how I am going to move all my junk down to the new property 200 miles away.
 
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Twankie

Red Skull Member
Joined
May 19, 2020
Member Number
284
Messages
197
Location
Texas
‘06 Silverado forged 6.0/4l80e, 3600 stall

’85 k20 6.0 SM465 Dana 60 on jack stands

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Bearsharks

PBB Transfer
Joined
May 27, 2020
Member Number
1572
Messages
4
I'll try and get around to not being lazy and getting both builds moved over here.

99 Sierra 1500, 06 D60 with Spartan, Ferd coils, extended radius arms, welded Sterling 10.5, 5.3/SM465/NP241, 44" PBRs on 12 bolt H1's.
Pirate-passaround 2002 Silverado 2500, Leaf sprung kingpin D80 front, LB7/Allison/NV273, 11.5 rear, 37" Cooper STT Pros.

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chad419

New member
Joined
May 27, 2020
Member Number
1576
Messages
1
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This was Tahoe...
This is our father son COVID project. Its taken a post apocalyptic theme. Originally bought for the 5.3 LS, but things changed...
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