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Old 08-11-2019, 02:58 PM   #1
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Other vehicles for v8 swaps?

For the most part I'm not considering any two door vehicles, though may make an exception. I'd still like to do a v8 swap at some point, it will likely not happen until after I've finished my bachelors degree in a couple of years. Obviously the thought all along was my s10, but the more I drive it, the less I think that will be the case. I'm thinking I'd like something with a little more room inside like a four door or even a wagon. I've recently been looking at Volvo 240's, they seem relatively plentiful in my area and good rust free examples can be found. But I just wanted to see if you guys have seen any good swaps that would fit my criteria.
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:03 PM   #2
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I might recommend something like an early 50's sedan or wagon Chevy... Or mid 60s wagon.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:25 AM   #3
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I always wanted to make a 6th gen Suburban into a cool family hauler.

Can go either "direction" with it as well. Lift it and make it a 4wd machine, or lower it and make it a street machine. Both have been seen with good results.

Honestly, I always wanted to put the Duramax/Allison driveline with QuadraSteer into that body style. Just seems like a cool setup to make, and I'm not sure I've seen it before. Would make a helluva daily driver/tow vehicle/family truckster.

Only has 3 doors though......some body work and time could fix that too if you wanted it bad enough.
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Old 09-15-2019, 11:07 PM   #4
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why not a 4dr blazer/jimmy?
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should have done that w/mine
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:02 AM   #6
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why not a 4dr blazer/jimmy?
What are the advantages of that option, Mark?
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Old 09-30-2019, 10:26 PM   #7
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What are the advantages of that option, Mark?
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Obviously the thought all along was my s10, but the more I drive it, the less I think that will be the case. I'm thinking I'd like something with a little more room inside like a four door or even a wagon.
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If you want an "easy" swap, get an 02-03 blazer AND 02-03 truck LS. The electronics play well together, fuel system does not need to be modified, gauges work, etc. I thought the swap wasn't bad, until I did the chevelle, then I realized how easy I'd had it.
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