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Old March 4th, 2019, 9:01 AM
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Old March 4th, 2019, 1:41 PM
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Old March 7th, 2019, 4:17 PM
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sad day had plans however I hate distributors more than I liked the van. I recommend the express.
it's official my 02 express 1500 is gone.
the buyer drove another 3 hour trip one way, rented a F250 and a flatbed which could be concidered overloaded by jonny law.

I told him the width was 79" is this true or false?

look at the tires the both the outsides are on the trailers rail.

they actuely squeezed her on both side side floorboard step was pressed a good 1" it will probable be ok.
so onward for my new express hi top 2008 or newer like will be able to get the 6.0 engine I like in a 08 model?

I sold the van to a older gentleman he was very enthusiastic and apparently has lots of other projects he said he wanted to say in touch w/ me I'll give him incruement to start a thread here w/ other van Guys like us.

that would be cool to see if this man refurb my old van. I'd rather see other people refurb and enjoy, rather than fix up and resell a decent full sized van.

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Old March 10th, 2019, 2:30 PM
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I like this 010 GMC Savana 1500 YF7 Upfitter won't even need to pull decals.unsure of hopping over the console inbetween seats





however she has a 5.3 at 257K miles

what is YF7 I’m thinking like explorer Convervsion

there isn't a email or pyshiscal street address this is likly a Craiglist scam just to get you'r phone# to sell and spoofed

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Old March 10th, 2019, 3:38 PM
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AWD was discontinued.
what year did AWD stop?

a vehicle w 260k miles should be ready for new long block and trans.

would adding a transfer case and front drive to a 1500 be a easy install on a driveway?
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Old March 10th, 2019, 4:11 PM
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2014 was the last AWD.
Adding a front axle to a 2WD frame requires some serious engineering and fabrication. If you need to ask, then it's probably out of your reach.
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Originally Posted by mountainmanjoe View Post
2014 was the last AWD.
Adding a front axle to a 2WD frame requires some serious engineering and fabrication. If you need to ask, then it's probably out of your reach.
woops I thought since some of the 2500 had AWD the 1500 has same body correct to just bolt on transfer case and front diff.

this AWD is probably not a necessity but would be whorth upgrading right rig.
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Old March 10th, 2019, 6:08 PM
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No 2500's were made with AWD.

The AWD and RWD frames are different. That's why conversions cost $12k
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Old March 11th, 2019, 8:23 AM
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OK sounds like cutting and altering the frame and welding sounds major? I could be down for grinding and clearancing smaller stuff.
I think I don't fully understand AWD is like automatic the front are always being powered yet at a lower % untill needed like a LSD.

4 wheel drive also has a transfer case but has a solid rear end and it's own set of gears to shift. I would be satisfised w/ regular rear 2 wheel drive for majority of driving but w/ option to shift to low 4WD.

edit: this 010 YF7 has alot of miles could I order a new long block and trans from GM parts direct I would like a 6 litre w/ 8speed trans would this be a direct boltin replacement?
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LOL. No, it's not just frame modification.

Yes AWD is full time. 2/3 torque to rear, 1/3 to front, but when traction is lost it can bias up to 100% to whatever axle needs it. Single speed though. It has the same rear end as a 4WD.

Engine and transmission swap? No, that's not bolt-in. All these ideas sound like you want to spend more time working on it than driving it.
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