1983 GMC k3500

SquarebodyGmc

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Andy
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1983
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K3500
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454
Hello Y’all. I’m new to this site and looking to learn from what y’all have to say. I have a 1983 GMC 3500 High Sierra . My grandpa bought it new for a pulling truck around the farm. It sat for 13 years after he died and I recently turned 20 and decided to get it running. It has only 160,000 actual miles. It has a factory 454, dual wheels, th400 trans, 4x4 with auto locking hubs, and factory a/c . To my best knowledge the 454 was only available on the 1 tons in 83. I was curious if anyone knew if this was a “rarer” combination? I will attach a picture of the truck right after I got it running Looking forward from hearing from y’all and learning a lot.

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Charlie

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You could get a 454 in a 3/4 ton 2wd Suburban, as well as 3/4 ton 2wd pickups (both regular cab and crew cab) in 1983.

https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/do...ion-kits/Suburban/1983-Chevrolet-Suburban.pdf

https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/do...its/Chevrolet-Trucks/1983-Chevrolet-Truck.pdf

It has a factory 454, dual wheels, th400 trans, 4x4 with auto locking hubs, and factory a/c . To my best knowledge the 454 was only available on the 1 tons in 83. I was curious if anyone knew if this was a “rarer” combination?

"Rarer" than what? Or - more specifically - what aspect of the combination are you thinking might be "rarer"?

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Termite_Delight

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K2500 C30
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350 454
Hello Y’all. I’m new to this site and looking to learn from what y’all have to say. I have a 1983 GMC 3500 High Sierra . My grandpa bought it new for a pulling truck around the farm. It sat for 13 years after he died and I recently turned 20 and decided to get it running. It has only 160,000 actual miles. It has a factory 454, dual wheels, th400 trans, 4x4 with auto locking hubs, and factory a/c . To my best knowledge the 454 was only available on the 1 tons in 83. I was curious if anyone knew if this was a “rarer” combination? I will attach a picture of the truck right after I got it running Looking forward from hearing from y’all and learning a lot.

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There isn't a lot of dual wheel 4x4 trucks out there but i wouldn't call any square body truck "rare". There were over 15 million Chev & GMC trucks made between 1973 & 1987.

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Craig 85

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1985
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454/TH-400/NP205
Welcome to the site. @Keith Seymore since you worked for GM, do you know why GM did not offer the 454 in K20 trucks and Suburbans?
 

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