|05-01-2011 03:46 PM|
There is a big mismatch of years - since a Vortec Tahoe is probably from the mid 90's. The frame of a 90's GMC truck is completely different than the 83 truck.
Swapping the Vortec motor into your '83 is a relatively simple swap, as long as you get all the electronic parts off the donor. You can also switch the Vortec to a carb if you get the right intake manifold. Since you have a 4x4, if the donor Tahoe is not a 4x4, the easiest solution is to switch to a carburetor and use your original transmission and transfer case.
|05-01-2011 06:54 AM|
|willowbilly3||Maybe just putting the vortec engine in the GMC would make more sense. Since the Tahoe was free I suspect it's pretty hosed, otherwise i would never suggest cannibalizing a Tahoe to keep an 83 going.|
|04-30-2011 11:02 PM|
|bryants auto||well i got a 83 gmc truck 4x4 and i got a guy that gave me a tahoe with a vortec motor and id love to put my cab and bed on that frame and motor|
|04-30-2011 10:58 PM|
in a word, yes
in 6 more, not without a lot of work
|04-30-2011 10:48 PM|
gmc body to tahoe frame
will a body off a 83 gmc truck fit on a chevy tahoe frame ?