2004 Chevrolet Tahoe Cummins Conversion

Started on Jan. 16 by filthyrich

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I put a 3.9L Cummins 4BT in a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe. This diesel-powered Tahoe is my daily driver and was built on a budget. I bought the truck for $1,600 with a blown 5.3L V-8 gas engine. Then I bought two Cummins 4BTs with transmissions, sold both transmissions, and sold one 4BT to cover the cost of building up the other 4BT. I spent about 120 hours including conversion and bodywork getting this old girl to better-than-new condition. All the gauges work as original along with all options except cruise control (I'm working on it). The total cost of the build is a little less than $7,500, but it turns heads everywhere!

YouTube Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYbEYVyB_NH9OmINNR6c4MsLNgIe2YpYH As seen in Diesel Power Magazine: http://www.trucktrend.com/features/1510-readers-diesels-january-2016/

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