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Old 10-07-2014, 10:47 PM   #1
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Never seen a 2wd shortbed diesel????

Just located this on cl, found several longbeds but never a shortbed
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:37 AM   #2
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Re: Never seen a 2wd shortbed diesel????

Yep. We had one.

Ours was a '82.

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Old 10-08-2014, 02:36 PM   #3
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Re: Never seen a 2wd shortbed diesel????

Corts60 has ashortbed diesel...
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Old 10-08-2014, 03:04 PM   #4
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Re: Never seen a 2wd shortbed diesel????

Yup, once at a parts store. It was an 87 GMC. The owner used it just for running parts. The body was perfect with faded paint. It only needed cosmetic work. I asked him to sell it to me. He said no. I did give him my phone number just incase one day he decides to sell it.
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Old 10-08-2014, 05:25 PM   #5
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Re: Never seen a 2wd shortbed diesel????

A good friend had a '83 short bed step side 2wd with the 6.2l. Got amazing fuel mileage on the highway with the 700r4 and 3.08 gears.
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:02 PM   #6
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Re: Never seen a 2wd shortbed diesel????

Mine was a diesel from the factory, built in Fontana California. The only way to tell now is the hydroboost .
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:54 PM   #7
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Re: Never seen a 2wd shortbed diesel????

There was a cherry two wheel drive short bed diesel on Craigslist near me a few months ago I think it was a 1987 , I would have bought it if it was long bed .
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Old 10-08-2014, 11:31 PM   #8
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Re: Never seen a 2wd shortbed diesel????

I had an 87 Chevy R10 SWB Diesel. It was a Sierra Classic with all the bells and whistles. Special ordered by the owner of a small rock quarry over in Redmond Washington. It was pretty beat when I got it. I drove it about 40k miles and only fixed up the interior some. I sold it when I got my much nicer 86 GMC long bed. I saw it still running about a year ago and it looked like it had been to hell and back.
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:01 AM   #9
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Re: Never seen a 2wd shortbed diesel????

My dad owned the first one sold west of the Mississippi. It was delivered to Cortez Colorado in 1978. Truck was white with a Buckskin insert.
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:52 PM   #10
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Re: Never seen a 2wd shortbed diesel????

I actually have a 84 silverado short bed that originally came 6.2l with 700r4, 4x4, air conditioning, tilt wheel, power windows and locks, with the dual front shock absorbers. The guy before me put a 350 gas with turbo 350 transmission in it. I am now in the process of putting back a 700r4. I got it last year had snow plow controls in it and is still one of the cleanest square body's around the frame is solid with no rust
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Old 10-12-2014, 02:52 PM   #11
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Re: Never seen a 2wd shortbed diesel????

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Mine was a diesel from the factory, built in Fontana California. The only way to tell now is the hydroboost .
question did the 70s trucks have a diesel emblem on the grill like the 350/454 emblem? can you post a picture of it if it did.
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Old 10-12-2014, 04:12 PM   #12
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question did the 70s trucks have a diesel emblem on the grill like the 350/454 emblem? can you post a picture of it if it did.
Yes, they were in the lower driver side corner. Yellow and orange stripes. Check out my build thread for pics.
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Old 10-12-2014, 04:22 PM   #13
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Re: Never seen a 2wd shortbed diesel????

i see the pics. guess they arent repoped anywheres would love to find one to put up for next project.
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:45 PM   #14
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Re: Never seen a 2wd shortbed diesel????

They definitely aren't re-popped. And probably never will be. But I may have an extra one if I can find it. I have several extra fender badges.
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Old 10-13-2014, 02:32 PM   #15
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Re: Never seen a 2wd shortbed diesel????

what would you want for it? i can put it up until i get another truck.
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:54 PM   #16
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Re: Never seen a 2wd shortbed diesel????

There were a lot of them around here back in the day 2 and 4 wheel drive. I pass by one sitting in front of an old barn everyday. Short4x4. I also know a guy that has an 86 Silverado k10 6.2 with 57000 original miles on it. I have been going to ask him the story behind it but I keep forgetting to ask him when I see him.
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Old 10-15-2014, 07:42 AM   #17
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Re: Never seen a 2wd shortbed diesel????

I would like a SWB diesel as much as a SWB 5.3l converted truck.
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Old 10-15-2014, 08:07 PM   #18
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Re: Never seen a 2wd shortbed diesel????

I was debating on calling on that one but don't know a single thing about diesels. Very cool truck though. Hmmmm. My profile changes didn't take. I moved to Tucson a few months ago. A lot of nice old trucks out here
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Re: Never seen a 2wd shortbed diesel????

Bringing back this old post. Had an 84. Looking for another one again
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Old 03-05-2018, 09:22 AM   #20
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Re: Never seen a 2wd shortbed diesel????

There's a 4wd shorty for sale here in MI. No motor but it has an A833 so most likely was a 6.2, as that is the most common motor in front of that trans.
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Old 03-06-2018, 09:51 PM   #21
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Re: Never seen a 2wd shortbed diesel????

They are definitely getting harder to find. I might be on the look for a good while. As picky as I can be it might be quite a while.
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Re: Never seen a 2wd shortbed diesel????

I seen a reg cab short box stepside 4x4 4 speed in a diesel. it was a rare truck
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Old 03-17-2018, 09:52 PM   #23
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Re: Never seen a 2wd shortbed diesel????

Friend of mine had a '82 6.2 SWB 2wd in the mid 80's.

My dad had a 83 6.2 SWB 4wd about the same time frame.
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I ended up buying mine back. Just got it yesterday.
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