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Old 12-21-2018, 07:01 PM   #1
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2002 2500hd cclb 6.0l gas 5 speed

Hey everyone, just got my hands on what I think is kind d of an oddball truck. It's a 3/4 ton, 6.0l gas, crew cab, 8 foot box, 2wd, 5 speed. Weird combination, it used to be a department of highways truck. Not sure where to go with it, but I do know that eventually the drivetrain will be swapped into my 84 c10. In the meantime, I'll be fixing this up and using it for hauling. It used to be green, I've been thinking of taking some of the yellow off for a kind of fake patina look. I've also been considering making it a dually. Anyway here's some pics, it needs a really good cleaning before I do anything with it, and I've already found some good used front seats I'll be picking them up after the holidays. What's everyone think, has anyone ever seen one setup this way from factory?
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Old 12-21-2018, 07:03 PM   #2
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Re: 2002 2500hd cclb 6.0l gas 5 speed

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Old 08-09-2019, 10:19 PM   #4
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Re: 2002 2500hd cclb 6.0l gas 5 speed

Completely forgot about this thread, so here's an update. While changing the lower ball joints, the truck fell off the jackstands and landed on me. I was on my side under the frame, supporting the entire weight of that corner of the truck.
Having survived that, I junked the truck shortly after and parted it out. In the end, I got the engine, transmission, ecu, wiring harness, hydro brakes, and a few other goodies to put on my 1984 C10 for about $400.
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Old 08-25-2019, 03:53 PM   #5
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Re: 2002 2500hd cclb 6.0l gas 5 speed

Glad to hear you survived that! My worst fear when working under a vehicle.

The NH state DOT had a huge fleet of orange 2002-ish extended cab long bed 2wd 2500HD trucks with the 5 speed. Ordered as cheap as possible, full vinyl seats, etc. Can't remember if they had AC. I still see some of them around sometimes.
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:07 AM   #6
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Glad to hear you survived that! My worst fear when working under a vehicle.

The NH state DOT had a huge fleet of orange 2002-ish extended cab long bed 2wd 2500HD trucks with the 5 speed. Ordered as cheap as possible, full vinyl seats, etc. Can't remember if they had AC. I still see some of them around sometimes.

That's what the New Brunswick DOT did too, except we use road salt heavily in the winter so there aren't many left here. That's the first and only one I've seen in person, which is why I bought it. Saving up now for some good parts for swapping the engine and trans into my 84 C10. Looking at a holley ecu setup, as well as their retrofit fuel pumps. I'd also like to have the transmission rebuilt first, it was a little sketchy getting into 3rd and 5th sometimes. Never jumped out of gear though, just had to baby it into gear.
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Glad to hear you are OK and the drivetrain will live on
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