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Old 12-10-2009, 10:16 PM   #1
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79 GMC Sierra LWB 6.0L swap

Ok guys I am taking the step to start my 6.0l swap. Thanks to this forum and all of the great input from you guys who have gone before me, I am taking the first step. Tomorrow I am picking up a 6.0l 4l60e from a 2003 GMC Denali with 45K. So I am going to need alot of help. I OK with turning wrenches but this computer stuff scares me
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Old 12-11-2009, 01:44 PM   #2
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Heck yeah man, dive right in. There is WAY more than enough knowlegeable and helpful people on this forum willing to help. Cant wait to start one myself.
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Old 12-11-2009, 05:22 PM   #4
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Heck yeah man, dive right in. There is WAY more than enough knowlegeable and helpful people on this forum willing to help. Cant wait to start one myself.
Yea I would not have tried this if I had not read the thread by Bob with the 5.3 swap. He made it sound easy. I got the engine today I will post pics as soon as I can. Thanks for the encouragement.
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:27 PM   #5
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Re: 79 GMC Sierra LWB 6.0L swap

cant wait to see some progress on this. those 6.0's are no joke.
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:31 PM   #6
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here goes another!!!

right on man... congrats on the big decision. you have to understand though... Bob's a FREAK! he can make cutting up a dash in a '68 look like just another day at the office!
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:08 AM   #7
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This is my truck. It was the 1st truck my dad bought new 1979 GMC Sierra 305 2bbl. He loved this truck. He passed away in 1996 and my mom asked me to take it a couple of years ago, been working on it ever since. Here are a few pics
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:17 AM   #8
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:57 AM   #9
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nice pics! truck looks like it's going to be killer!
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Old 12-12-2009, 01:33 AM   #10
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Re: 79 GMC Sierra LWB 6.0L swap

Sweet truck. Got mine the same way, three years later though.

Can you show how you mounted your seats?
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:18 PM   #12
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Sweet truck. Got mine the same way, three years later though.

Can you show how you mounted your seats?
The floor had to be cut and lowered 4 1/2 to 5 inches. Gas tank had be relocated to where spare tire was. The guy who did my paint and body was like Bob a "FREAK" when it comes to cutting and welding and making it looking factory.
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:00 AM   #13
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Wow, thats some serious nice work.


Thanks for the pics.
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Good Job!!
Looking for all the help I can get on my 5.3 swap and good luck on your swap!
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:22 PM   #15
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:06 PM   #16
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Sweeet !!!!


I will be watching this one !!
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what seats did you use?
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That engine is clean. The truck looks great. You'll love the 6.0L power.
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Re: 79 GMC Sierra LWB 6.0L swap

man, i've been looking over your pictures and have a few questions?

1st can we see more?

but seriously, is that a custom piece of chrome that runs on the back side of the cab? and what did you do to that floor in the #12 post? i know you said it was lowered... but i'd like some details because that looks really good with those seats! looks factory....

and btw what mounts are you going with for the ls??
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X2 on more pics. I would really like to see one of the colors together. Looks really good in the little bit we can see!
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Old 12-15-2009, 05:36 PM   #25
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man, i've been looking over your pictures and have a few questions?

1st can we see more?

but seriously, is that a custom piece of chrome that runs on the back side of the cab? and what did you do to that floor in the #12 post? i know you said it was lowered... but i'd like some details because that looks really good with those seats! looks factory....

and btw what mounts are you going with for the ls??
Dennis the cab chrome is from LMC truck. The floor is the brain child of the guy (Max Craft) who did my paint and body. He is truly an artist. He positioned the seats and cut slots in the floor pan. positioned 4" channel to the right height and welded it in with sheet metal around it to close it off. He drilled holes on the channel and welded in studs to bolt them down. The seats are from a 2001 Sierra.

As for what engine mounts, I'm not sure any suggestions? I am in the planning stage now. still collecting parts. So I need all the help I can get on who to do the wiring harness, ECM re-flash, engine mounts, trans mount, Do i need a new trans crossmember or can I relocate? So all who have gone before me, lets here what you used..... Thanks in advance!!!!
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