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View Poll Results: LS Swap....1972 K5 or 1967 C10?
1972 K5 Blazer 17 56.67%
1967 C10 LWB 13 43.33%
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:32 PM   #1
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Best LS Swap Candidate.....Help Me Pick

Just thought I'd get some opinions from my fellow board members!

I have a LY6 engine and a 6L80E that I have been planning to swap into my 1972 Blazer for a couple years now. I've been collecting parts to build this Blazer how I want it...... but still haven't actually started.

May of last year I picked up a really clean 1967 LWB. My buddy James (K5 Addiction) keeps texting me pics of the "The Old Duffer" under construction and he's really making me want to drop the 6.0 in my Truck...... instead of my Blazer! Of course I only wish I could make my truck as sweet as his will be!
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...=532466&page=7

Feel free to check out the threads I've started .....but here's what we all really want to see........Pics of the Trucks!
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=598068
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=643591



So what do you guys think? K5 or C10?
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:32 PM   #2
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Re: Best LS Swap Candidate.....Help Me Pick

I voted K5 just because I am partial. That LWB is clean and I think it's a cool story that is has the inline. I'd think you would have more fun with your new school combo in the K5 though.
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:54 AM   #3
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that 67 shouldnt be molested. leave it stock and enjoy it.
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Old 03-05-2015, 01:45 AM   #4
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I like the lwb but k5 has my vote for the LY6/6L80E. I put a 5.3 LC9/6L80E in my sons 70c10 LWB
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Old 03-05-2015, 11:18 AM   #5
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I voted K-5. It just seems right...

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Old 03-05-2015, 11:22 AM   #6
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Tough call. The C10 is going to be a good bit easier than a 4WD truck for the swap. But it's clean and unmolested. (Although I'm thinking it might be cool to put a 4.2 Atlas six in there to be different.)

The Blazer would be a bit more work to get everything to clear, but looks like it would be fun, and you can cruise around with the top down.
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Old 03-05-2015, 11:23 AM   #7
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that 67 shouldnt be molested. leave it stock and enjoy it.
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Old 03-06-2015, 09:21 AM   #8
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im a 67-8 c10 guy all the way. But the K5 is just gonna be cool, swap the K5
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Old 03-06-2015, 01:10 PM   #9
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I voted K5 just because I am partial. That LWB is clean and I think it's a cool story that is has the inline. I'd think you would have more fun with your new school combo in the K5 though.
Thanks....I agree it has a cool story. A guy named Craig Hover wrote a really neat article about it when he saw it at the 2014 Southeastern Truck Nationals show last year.

Check it out here....
http://www.hovermotorco.com/2014/07/...nationals.html

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that 67 shouldnt be molested. leave it stock and enjoy it.
I know I've had trouble bringing myself to "molest" it. I've had the truck since last May but I haven't been able to bring myself to do anything to it other than take the beauty rings off the wheels, some maintenance, and drive it of course!

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I like the lwb but k5 has my vote for the LY6/6L80E. I put a 5.3 LC9/6L80E in my sons 70c10 LWB
Thanks for your vote. I'll have to check out your son's LWB LS swap....I bet he loves driving it.

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that 67 shouldnt be molested. leave it stock and enjoy it.
^^this^^^
"No molesting" seems to be a common response....Haha! The problem is I really like to customize things......and I really wanted this truck to be a short bed when I bought it. Also driving a 3-on-the tree, no PS, no PB, I6 powered LWB isn't all that fun unless you are cruising back country roads going 45 MPH.....and only going in straight lines. Turning around a LWB with no power steering is a workout! Haha!

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im a 67-8 c10 guy all the way. But the K5 is just gonna be cool, swap the K5
Thanks 68shortwide......me too on the 67-68's. Love em!


Alright guys so far it's pretty clear the K5 is in the lead. Does the shortening the truck to a SWB sway anyone toward the C10......or make everyone sick that someone would consider chopping down such a clean truck? Opinions welcome!

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Old 03-06-2015, 01:40 PM   #10
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drive that 67 up nort sell it buy a shorty down south with your profit to put ls in
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