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Old 10-24-2009, 09:29 PM   #1
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'82 Duramax diesel conversion

Here is a quick photo of the engine.



& the Allison trans in 1000 pieces



The bare cab


and a link to the rest of the pictures

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Hope you enjoy them....
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:56 PM   #2
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Re: '82 Duramax diesel conversion

This is one cool project
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:39 AM   #3
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Re: '82 Duramax diesel conversion

Very cool looking truck...
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:25 AM   #4
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Re: '82 Duramax diesel conversion

I cant tell you how bad I want to do this. Just a little too expensive for me.
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:11 AM   #5
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Re: '82 Duramax diesel conversion

I've had buyers remorse a few times after the $6000+ initial motor/trans/transfercase investment.



Then I had to buy the $3000 Suncoast converter/transmission kit so it will handle the 500rwhp tune I have for it.

At least I only things I still have to buy are tires, wheel, interior, stereo, rearends & driveshaft....
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:31 AM   #6
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Re: '82 Duramax diesel conversion

Nice project!
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:11 AM   #7
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Re: '82 Duramax diesel conversion

watching this one
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:38 AM   #8
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Re: '82 Duramax diesel conversion

I will be sure to keep watching this. I have wanted to see someone do this for a while. The trucks gonna be insane!
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:02 PM   #9
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Re: '82 Duramax diesel conversion

Awsome project.Like the way it is headed.
Keep up the nice work.
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:39 PM   #10
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Re: '82 Duramax diesel conversion

Any cab/Allison clearance issues?
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:05 PM   #11
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Re: '82 Duramax diesel conversion

There is considerable interference with the floor.

I had to do a lot of engine/trans alignment as well as a small body lift to keep the body off the rear of the trans. I refuse to cut the body as I want to keep the original look... hoping it looks like a factory install when it is done.
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:26 AM   #12
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Re: '82 Duramax diesel conversion

Wow
very cool build....
The finished product will be down-right MEAN
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Old 10-29-2009, 12:49 PM   #13
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Re: '82 Duramax diesel conversion

Lonnie! im glad you came to show us your sweet truck build, welcome to 67-72chevytrucks.com! im excited to see more on this project!

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Old 10-29-2009, 05:18 PM   #14
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Re: '82 Duramax diesel conversion

Did you have to drop the driveline down to clear? I have heard of several people start this and then stop because of fitment.
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:44 PM   #15
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Re: '82 Duramax diesel conversion

Had to build a new crossmember for under the engine & modify trans crossmember. I also had to raise the body slightly.
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:55 AM   #16
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Re: '82 Duramax diesel conversion

there is a few square bodies on thedieselplace.com that ham dmax swaps
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:10 AM   #17
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Re: '82 Duramax diesel conversion

Great Idea. I am a big fan of the Duramax. Is that an LLY engine?
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:20 PM   #18
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Yes, it is an LLY.
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:40 PM   #19
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Re: '82 Duramax diesel conversion

Any updates? I am seriously concidering this swap!! If you didnt raise the body, how much of the floor would have to be cut?
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Re: '82 Duramax diesel conversion

It depends on how you mount the engine. With mine, I barely got by with lifting the body 1-1/4".
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:26 PM   #21
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Good job man cant what to see done
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:22 PM   #22
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Re: '82 Duramax diesel conversion

Made a little progress this weekend.

Added some MegaMat to quiet the noise. It really hurt to cover my nice paint....




Got the firewall plate permanently installed.




Added a dash picture... although not finished yet. I still have to modify the radio opening & modify the opening for the column.

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That dash bezel is cool!!!
How did you make it?
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Great progress!
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Lookin good! I like the dash panel.
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