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converting to diesel

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by JTS Landscaping, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. JTS Landscaping

    JTS Landscaping Member
    Messages: 53

    i have a 99 gmc 3/4 ton old body wondering what your guesses opinion is about converting a gas truck into a diesel i was just thinking of it wondering if anyone knows how much it would cost to do something like that and or if i should just go and buy a diesel.
  2. Robo

    Robo Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    Anything can be done but I would just go buy one and fhaghettaboutit :nod:
  3. medicboot

    medicboot Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    There is alot of consideration and work involved in it. Start with the logistics and see if the frame and axles can handle the extra 600#'s. I think this is why the diesel only comes in the 2500HD with the 1ton frame and axels. Then look at the economics. I have seen the rebuilt duramax engines go for $4500. I think it would be a fun project but very costly.
    Good Luck!
  4. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 771

    not only axles and engine but might take different brains in the computer could be very very pricey payup
  5. wfd44

    wfd44 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 369

    Wth computer Diesel and computer transmissions it would definitely be more trouble than its worth. Trade it or sell it to me cheap... :D