keithj Reader
6/13/24 9:12 a.m.

I am making a thread to keep me honest. I had great intentions, but fell short at the execution. Time to slap it back together put a price on it and list it. Bunch of reasons some good some bad. This happens time to get it done. I am giving myself one week to slap it back to functional to sell. Lets see what happens.  The hardest part was letting it go in my brain. Photos coming.     


98 Chevy 3500 6.5t 2wd 75,000 ish miles

ambulance cab (mostly gutted)

14 bolt rear with 4.5" axle tubes new diff cover



  • Tie rods, ball joints, upper bushings
  • tires, rims, studs
  • rotors pads drums and shoes
  • front sway bar bushings
  • rear leafs
  • air bags
  • bilsten shocks
  • brake master
  • powerboost
  • chassis brake lines
  • fluid damper
  • solid fan belt pulley
  • new tensioner
  • new "upgraded" waterpump
  • so much cleaning and painting

Engine(this is where is snowballed):

  • holset he4000
  • vacuum wastegate controller off mini
  • terrible boost routing (I had intended on intercooling with the new turbo oh well)
  • alternator - fun story on this
  • stainless trans cooler lines
  • new oil cooler lines
  • 4" exhaust dual muffler
  • shift cable - fun story on this one
  • universal joints
  • racor fuel filter
  • bigger lines and fuel pump
  • middle fuel tank and sender and straps
  • rear tank sender
  • "marine" injectors
  • new injector lines
  • fuel pump control remote mount






wae UltimaDork
6/13/24 9:26 a.m.

I love these types of projects!  But I'm impatient and want to see the pictures now! :)

keithj Reader
6/13/24 11:05 a.m.

former glory camp photos. 

wae UltimaDork
6/13/24 11:33 a.m.

How much interior space do you wind up losing to those external cargo doors?

keithj Reader
6/13/24 1:43 p.m.

In reply to wae :

Some open to inside, otherwise they are about 15in deep.  Ill take a video and post more camp photos soon.

keithj Reader
6/16/24 11:52 p.m.

Updates: Took me a minute to digest where i left off at. It wasnt just the intercooler but so many little finicky things. Spent the past few days fixing wiring issues, and replumbing the intake. I bought new batteries before the failure to launch so I put those in and picked up some cheap disconnect switches as there is a parasitic drain somewhere and I wrecked a set of batteries taking the bolt in and out when I was younger. Needed a new longer silicone 90 so between that and the switches I spent 50.00 on a piece of junk in my driveway that if i dont sell im sunk.  

keithj Reader
6/16/24 11:54 p.m.

keithj Reader
6/17/24 9:11 a.m.
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/17/24 9:18 a.m.
keithj said:

its alive can i inbed youtube videos


wae UltimaDork
6/17/24 9:42 a.m.

Sounds good!

keithj Reader
6/22/24 2:02 p.m.

Proof I made it driving. I later discovered I had no tail lights. Seems to run fine, might be something funky with the tire size/ratio/powerband. No idea boost, so that needs hooked up too. I am pretty sure it would have thrown a code if it over boosted. But one more week and it should be prime to post for sale. Put some tags on it to put some miles on the parts and make sure everything is working.   

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