Looks like a Dodge dually pickup bed to me. An 8.2 Detroit diesel would be more original to that truck, but I guess a 6.2 could be installed. A 6.2 would drive the truck fine, just do not put a trailer behind it. Can you spell slow?
most those older trucks came with anything from detroits (i had a 4-53 turbo) to 427 gassers and anything gm made inbetween. i do believe it is a transplant and the older allisons probabley bolted up. flex plate might be and issue. i did think about a crew cab c60 with a cummins and five speed for the farm. just posted it for the amusement factor.
Older Allison AT 545 and similar models were used on the older vehicles. Like stated 2 stroke Detroits and the 8.2L Detroit were common with the 545 Allison in GM trucks. Some of the 6.2 equiped motorhomes have the Allison transmission so there is a way. I wonder if the 6.2 is a typo and they meant 8.2?
That's what I thought, a typo. The front fender emblem looks a lot like the 8.2 "Fuel Pincher" emblem. I worked at a local dealership where we sold and serviced them in the '80's. We sold between 10 and 15 of them per year for a few years.
If you want to stay old school a cat 3208 will give you good torque for pulling a trailer. THe 3208 is mechanical so no electrical issues. The newer CAt 3116 is also a good engine, may take a little more to hook it up and will cost a bit more to buy. Adding transfer case and front driving axle is doable, but a lot of work. Usually better to buy a 4x4 truck to start with than convering an older 2x4.
There was a really neat C50 or C60 4x4 on the GSA site a few months ago. It was big and tall! Was at Camp Pendleton, just a few miles south of me. Had a bad engine so I was hopeing it would go cheap. No such luck. Went for big dollars. I guess the 4x4 parts were worth money to someone.
A forum community dedicated to Chevrolet and GMC diesel truck owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about duramax engines, performance, builds, modifications, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more!