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79 Trailering Special 454 SM465 4spd Manual

Discussion in '2wd Pick-Ups C/R 20 2500 C/R 30 3500' started by 82silverado, Jul 19, 2020.

  1. 82silverado

    82silverado Junior Member

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    Just got it, and got it running. paid $900 for it and then another $1100 to get it moving.
    Figuring out where to start now.

    Driver side from front.JPG

    Engine.JPG
     
  2. 82silverado

    82silverado Junior Member

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    The last one I had done at a shop and gave to my son, this one is mine so I would like to do a little more on my own. First priority issues seem to be
    needs new tires
    front and rear main seals are leaking
    old 3 inch thick heavy duty radiator is leaking from the area of the drain plug.
    I'm also wanting to remove the smog pump and cans but that's not necessarily a priority.
    Would it be smarter to have someone rebuild the 454 while I'm getting the seals changed? this one had the V01 HD Radiator J55 HD Power Brakes options from the factory, I am having a hard time finding modern part numbers for the radiator and brake booster/master cylinder but I'd like to eventually match it up with the stock options. I also found the original build sheet and license plate when I removed the seat. Kind of all over the place but I am trying to get the initial bugs sorted out so I can drive it while I rebuild. I am also having a hard time finding the Bench seat upholstery with the Mystic Silver Velour/ Arctic white vinyl combo, any advice for a first time build?
     
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  3. 82silverado

    82silverado Junior Member

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    Suburban Driver Side.jpg
    Bought this for the Front Clip and a few odds and ends today. will be taking what I need and then if there is something anyone on here needs off of it send me a message. 1980 1/2 town 4x4 suburban with barn doors. no rust
     
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    Dam ! Still have the Spicer front locking hubs on it ?

    @LateOnTheBrakes
     
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    2K is still a good deal, but what did you have to get done ?
     
  6. 82silverado

    82silverado Junior Member

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    basically shop time to trace the problem and then a new steering column and wiring. Yep I bought the suburban as a donor. so im about 3k into the project now. it still has the locking hubs and a few other useful parts
     
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    Cool truck as it is very much like mine.
    Welcome to the forum too.
     
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  8. BigDaddy72

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    Cool truck!! If you need any clutch or sm465 related parts give me a shout I’ve got stuff I would be happy to donate to your project!
     
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  9. 82silverado

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    Got most of the front end parts in. still waiting on springs and lower control arms and then ill be ready for the front end rebuild. hopefully by the weekend. found a good horn in the suburban so that's another box checked. Front clip off.jpeg
     
  10. GXPWeasel

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    Not sure how I missed this one.
    Do you still have the donor suburban?
     
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    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dang, I missed this thread too!
     
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    Yea, from the same city as me, and I didn't see this. Not many Kansan's on here. Let alone Topeka. I think if the doors are good on this, I'd like to grab them.
     

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