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Re: Planning a 4x4 conversion.
TerenceandMary #1415676 Fri Jul 02 2021 07:48 PM
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no trans and motor is missing intake manifold/some belt and hoses. Is it worth it?

also it's a GMC suburban and not Chevy does that matter?

Wheelbase is 131.5

Last edited by TerenceandMary; Fri Jul 02 2021 08:16 PM.

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Re: Planning a 4x4 conversion.
TerenceandMary #1415683 Fri Jul 02 2021 08:30 PM
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Stop and think a minute. Why are you settling for something entirely different than your original plan? EZ says they support to ‘91 so why buy a ‘93? You want 4wd why buy a 2wd? Set back, take a deep breath and keep looking until you find exactly what you want.


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Re: Planning a 4x4 conversion.
TerenceandMary #1415686 Fri Jul 02 2021 08:40 PM
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that's very true, I'm only tempted by this one because of the price and the fact that he will haul it out here to me. I am worried that there is a reason I can't find any word of a chassis swap with a 93'
If I had more room I would buy it to fix it and drive it around for a bit seeing as it's in pretty good shape. but I may have to pass this one up, I have a week or possibly more to decide. It doesn't seem like this guys getting very many people asking about the thing.


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Re: Planning a 4x4 conversion.
TerenceandMary #1417571 Wed Jul 21 2021 12:29 AM
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Let it go. Up to 91 is it due to frame shape. It took me a long time to find what I got and had to travel two and a half hours one way to pick it up. Was well worth it.


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Re: Planning a 4x4 conversion.
TerenceandMary #1433602 Wed Dec 15 2021 04:25 AM
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Hello SNOYL,

I am planning a 4x4 conversion for a 1966 GMC. What series frame and 4x4 drivetrains are desirable? I have a line on an early 90's Tahoe 4x4 with a good frame, an engine and all of the drivetrain components in tack. Will that work well? I like your 66 red truck a lot. I want mine to be blue and white.

Thank you,

Todd

Re: Planning a 4x4 conversion.
TerenceandMary #1433655 Wed Dec 15 2021 07:54 PM
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Somewhere in the mid-90's GM went to metric measurements and fasteners on most of their vehicles. That's probably why the cutoff on the conversion kit is 91. Give EZ a call instead of relying on "I think ******" from any internet forum members (including this one)!
Jerry


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Re: Planning a 4x4 conversion.
TerenceandMary #1433686 Thu Dec 16 2021 01:18 AM
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By no means am I an expert on this. I went with EZ Chassis Swap because I called and talked to Ed. I think any frame newer than 91 is completely different. Get with EZ Chassis and find what they recommend for a donor. I went that way for cost and it had what I wanted, easy driving truck. Still old school in my opinion, I used 95% of original wiring harness, entire cab, box, bumpers....everything ed said it was it was, now it's not a show truck but it drives very nice, power steering, power breaks, automatic, 4 wheel drive and 95% of everyone that sees it has no idea of the conversion. When I got it inspected for the state they went over it with a fine tooth comb. They were impressed with all the mounts and brackets from ed. I would recommend to follow his advice.


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79 trans am 400 4 speed
Re: Planning a 4x4 conversion.
TerenceandMary #1434304 Tue Dec 21 2021 05:55 PM
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Thank you both for the advice. I too want a good driver and not a show truck. I have owned and maintained a 2001 Silverado for 21 years now and I am somewhat familiar with the LS engine and drivetrain. How do I find Ed at EZ chassis swap?
EZchassisswap.com?

Re: Planning a 4x4 conversion.
TerenceandMary #1434356 Wed Dec 22 2021 05:12 AM
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His website is kind of a mess, but this is the link to the kit that uses an LS:

https://www.e-zchassisswaps.com/14

I had some questions on it and did not have much success getting a response by email, but I called and Ed was very helpful on the phone. So maybe just skip straight to the phone call if you have questions.


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