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Old 11-29-2017, 09:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I am sort of obligated to get a truck because i work with a contractor and will constantly need my tool with me ( I have A LOT)
Phrasing? Tense agreement? 19yr-old? C-10? Stance it.

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They came with an inline six. Instead of an in-line motor in the driveline; consider an altermotor from the Buick LaCrosse hybrid. Less volts, less problems.

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Old 11-29-2017, 10:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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A new model 2wd toyota pickup with the 5spd and a fuel injected 22re will get great fuel economy and you can get a lock box or customize a bedcap for security.

Im only staying with pickups because i assume you have alot of tools and the weight would be counter productive to a car and trailer in terms of cost and practicality.
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What kind of work do you do and about how much do all your tools weigh? Even an S-10, Ranger, or Sonoma will carry a half ton. 1000 lbs of tools is a lot of tools.
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My goal is to have a 350 V8 in front for fun
The 2004-2012 Chevrolet Colorado / GMC Canyon 4 cylinder engine is more powerful than most 60's and 70's SBC's. And the 2WD 5 speed version will get almost 30 MPG with no mods.
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1+ 4x4 chassie( torsion bar ,they are easyer to keep low) rwd gas, fwd electric . Mount the batteries under the bed inbord of the frame. Doable, expensive, and time consuming. With a 4wd frame you can still drive in rwd wile you are building. At 19 I'm guessing that you have 1 rig so no projects that will take more than 72hrs (standerd weekend) are not aloud without consequences. Conciter a small diesel wv tdi 130-190hp stock. Or a 4bt Cummins backed by a nv5600 or nv4500 130hp tunable to much more . 4bts from bread trucks are a dime a dozen($1500 ebay for a cut frame includs trans ,wires , and evrything in front of the fire wall) the 6bt will fit in a 73-87 chevy by cutting the fire wall. 4bt is tight with all the coolers . Trick is keep the boost down, you should be able to pull 20-30mpg in a full size diesel with a 1000 load ,if you drive it right. If you could swing it +1 one of the new mid size diesel trucks may pay for it self(granted you will be working it for the next 50 years). There is an eco/aero modle Canyon/Colorado ... it is EPA rated at 29mpg. Active grill luvers and about 10 modds for better mpg. A frend got a 4x4 its purity pepy @160hp and 38X ftlb tq has pulled 35mpg hwyfrom the liometer . Basicly the same power in this as my stock 91.5 IC Cummins with 7200 tow J2807 and a lighter pacage.
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Integrating the electric-assist drive and the engine sounds quite labor-intensive, plus it's quite arguable that you would actually break-even the conversion cost. You could eventually get the engine tuned to a higher efficiency. A more modern truck with an already higher fuel-efficiency would probably be better as a reliable workhorse, unless you're just too fond of the looks of an old C-10. But anyway, considering how the newer trucks grew bigger than their older counterparts, it wouldn't seem to odd to retrofit a C-10 with a smaller engine out of a Colorado, for example.

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