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SirRobyn0

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Welccome aboard. My vote, don't Cummins swap, it's getting harder and harder to find these trucks in one piece and not drastically changed from factory.
 

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its relatively new to me - and I'm no expert on the subtle year over year changes in the square-body line up . . . it came from a one owner family. I bought it from the SIL and Daughter that had it up for sale after her father (original owner) passed. It was purchased with the sole intent of being a camper vehicle - came with a "Western Wilderness" camper that was with it since new - I separated the two for the first time since new. The family had owned a camper dealership, and the bench seats were replaced with flex steel captains up front and matching rear when new.
 

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Craig1017

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Not sure why this set of pictures came in a different format, and rotated 90*?
 

Frankenchevy

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Cummins swaps are sweet if well executed, but I’d stick with what you have unless you plan on putting a lot of miles on it and are worried about fuel OR you need the torque that a built 12v can produce reliably/efficiently. Yes a BBC can be built to produce decent torque, but you’ll never get 1000lb/ft and MPGs.

That being said, I’d love to find a nice k30/3500 and Cummins/nv5600 swap it.
 

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I know it's not a chevy - but my last truck, still pains me to have sold this one. Did a 4bt and ZF 5 speed conversion on this one.
 

Frankenchevy

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I know it's not a chevy - but my last truck, still pains me to have sold this one. Did a 4bt and ZF 5 speed conversion on this one.
I really like the swept line dodges. The crew cabs are definitely cool.
 

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OK - turns out the truck is a V3500 and is a TBI 1990. It has every bit of documentation since new now showing 47,600 on the ODO. The camper it came with is a 1980.
 

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^That makes more sense.
Sweet truck!
And the old Dodge too! Especially the 4bt swap!
 

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Welcome from KC
 

dvdswan

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Welcome to the site. Gorgeous dually!
 

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Coastal welcome, nice truck!
 

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