I'm building my 86 chevy 2wd into a cummins powered daily driver. I'm in the process of making it a shortbed and doing the body work. The motor is out of my 94 2500. Let me know what you guys think or if anyone has pics of this swap so I can get some ideas of how to do the mounts.
beins that the truck is a 3/4 ton is only squatted the front about 2 inches. I've already lowered the back 4" with shackles and hanger brackets, but i think i'm gonna have to take out the overload spring to get it to set level. the heater box was kind of an accident because i broke it when I was trying to swing the motor in there by myself, but i think it worked out better because it won't melt now, and who needs air conditioning right? I made it a shortbed because i've never seen a 3/4 ton shortbed especially with a cummins in it. the only thing I put back in to my dodge was a bunch of scrap metal before i took it to the crusher. It was pretty rough and the only reason i bought it was for the motor and tranny anyways.
thanks for the comments i'll get more pics up soon
I don't think there is quite enough room for a mechanical fan but I was planning on getting 2 electric fans anyways.
yeah I massaged the firewall so there would be clearance around the bellhousing, and exhaust. The motor didn't hit, but I wanted to make sure there was plenty of room for it to move around.
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