Detroit Diesel 453T K2500 Pickup truck Project – Part 2

Detroit Powered GMC project Part 2. Priming and painting the frame + engine and trans. Install of engine and Clark 5 speed w/ new clutch. Music by : Korn From Album : See you on the other side

25 Responses to Detroit Diesel 453T K2500 Pickup truck Project – Part 2

  1. ahawks9er December 16, 2009 at 3:42 am #

    I really dig your project. Hopefully, part three is in the works!

  2. josh216882000 December 16, 2009 at 10:39 pm #

    Thanks!! Once i have enough pic’s and video, ill get part three on here. Hopefully the cab will be on and i’ll be able to get a shot of the engine running….stay tuned!

  3. porkyct1963 December 27, 2009 at 1:31 am #

    build me one

  4. josh216882000 December 27, 2009 at 2:34 am #

    Ha, yea sorry. Im having a hard time finding the ambition and time to finish my own truck, nevermind another one LOL.

  5. 2253benjamin January 5, 2010 at 3:10 pm #

    whats that thing weigh, 1600lbs?

  6. josh216882000 January 5, 2010 at 9:41 pm #

    Yea engine and trans together weigh about 1500 or 1600. The 453 is around 1200lbs on its own.

  7. 6030diesel January 7, 2010 at 1:33 am #

    lovin the build up. why did you ditch the 6.2? was there something wrong with it or were you in the hunt for more power?

  8. josh216882000 January 7, 2010 at 2:11 am #

    The 6.2 ran when it felt like it lol…but the guy i bought it off of killed it. He didnt believe in letting it glow before startups…he believed in ether, and it ruined the engine…it had no power, and would hardly ever start even on warm days. So i figured re-power, and why not go Detroit Diesel style, lol.

  9. 6030diesel January 7, 2010 at 2:28 am #

    oh darn. stupid people. at least your keep the powerplant detroit.

  10. Tay651 January 9, 2010 at 9:14 pm #

    Hey, are those the stock front springs or do I see an extra leaf? Was wondering how it would handle the extra weight. Nice fab work!!!
    Be nice once you get it all buttoned up to plumb a small intercooler in front of the rad. Might give you 10-15 extra horseys 🙂
    Great project.

  11. josh216882000 January 10, 2010 at 9:43 pm #

    Front springs are Tuff Country 3″ Lift Heavy Duty springs. They are 4 leaf springs, each leaf being .401 ” thick. I am seriously impressed with the way they handled the weight of the running gear in this truck. They worked perfect getting the oil pan away from the front axle.

    Yea an intercooler would be a sweet idea someday! There is nothin wrong with some extra pony’s. Thanks for the comment.

  12. railrunner2005 January 19, 2010 at 11:29 pm #

    Great project. How you plabn on adapting the Transfer Case to the tranny?

  13. josh216882000 January 20, 2010 at 10:30 pm #

    Ive got a NP205 divorced transfer case thats mounted behind the transmission. I have more pictures of that coming soon.

  14. NTC335 January 26, 2010 at 4:13 pm #


  15. cullen9017 February 14, 2010 at 1:56 am #

    u should put a vid of u plowin snow with this

  16. GMCownsall February 14, 2010 at 6:08 pm #

    how did you get all the rust off the frame and plow mounts? sanding? sandblasting?

  17. josh216882000 February 15, 2010 at 12:59 am #

    snow plowing will be in the future. Im still trying to get her

  18. josh216882000 February 15, 2010 at 1:04 am #

    yea. from the time this video starts to the time it was primed and painted is about a 2 week span, that involved sanding, wire brushing, and my favorite which was using an air tool called a needle scaler for the heavy rust and old flaking paint.

  19. cullen9017 February 17, 2010 at 9:41 pm #

    what kind of detroit would u recomend for a chevy 2500

  20. zachmajic89 March 3, 2010 at 1:13 pm #

    nice work, what a beast!

  21. PissOnJapScrap March 5, 2010 at 7:45 am #

    Its looking good. 5 star.

  22. piglett2195 March 28, 2010 at 5:14 am #

    ok dude looks good but where is the sound at ??

  23. ford1979truck April 5, 2010 at 1:12 pm #

    Sky Jacker Shocks ? Hydro 7000 sky Jackers ?????????? Nice Paint whats the name of the blue and red paint plz .THANKS

  24. MrSafetymeeting November 18, 2010 at 8:02 am #

    I could use some narration but very cool project

  25. abikerinpa January 16, 2011 at 4:26 am #

    awesome truck my new friend ….keep the videos comin !

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