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After having lots of fun with my 2001 turbo 4.3 Sonoma, I have decided to build a 1st gen with a turbo 5.3. I just started collecting parts. This weekend I picked up a 1991 GMC Sonoma and a 2000 5.3.







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awesome!! love everything about your 01, can't wait to see this thing being built

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turbos are the devil
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Nice clean 1st gen!!

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Keep track of all the parts and modifications required and post them up with pictures.
They will benefit the "next guy".

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how bout you pull out the amber diffuser in the 01 like me
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I was hoping to have posted some progress already but I haven't even touched the truck or motor yet. I spent 5 hours working on my 01, taking the passenger header off to weld a crack only to find it was cracked in another place that I didn't realize once I got it back together which was frustrating. I was hoping that would make me happy enough to call that truck finished, but its not quite yet.

I did however setup a deal with Iroc-10 to get an 8.5 rearend for the 91. I will have that on Sunday. I also did get some really not important parts like a new grill and air dam. I have been researching and searching for the long list of parts needed to get this thing going though. I was going to try and rush to get it together before the end of this season but I don't know if I have enough time to make that possible. I still need to figure out a transmission, Im leaning towards a turbo 400. Then I need to decide if I am going with 1 turbo or 2. And then decide if I am going to go with e85 or not.

I will make sure that I am thorough with detailed information and lots of pictures. Thats kind of my style anyways.

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Found a few hours to work on the truck and made some good progress.


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Got some more time today to work on the truck and finished disassembly. Winched it on my trailer and took it to the super wash. The truck is pretty clean with only a couple small rust spots. Im pretty happy with how things are going so far. Im meeting with Iroc-10 tomorrow to get the 8.5 rear end. Im going to order the motor mounts and some POR-15 right now. Then the build begins.








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I can't believe you found a truck that clean, where your at. I bought my 2nd gen up there, and it has been a uphill battle with rust since I got it.

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88k original miles. It was on a farm a few hours south of here. It was full of mice and the damage they do but thats about it. I found it searching some nearby areas Craigslist. It was full of 25 years of farm dirt which is why I stripped it completely so that I could pressure wash it. Im going to put most of the interior back in which was in great condition also. No cracks in the factory dash. I was originally looking at buying one from Texas and driving it home but I found this one and decided to take a chance. The paint has pealed in a bunch of spots which makes average people think this truck is a POS but guys like us can see the truth.

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Awesome, looking forward to watching this build. Great base to start from.
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When you get this done, I am going to need that rear end back, with the rest of that truck! LOL

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Everything is for sale...

I've got an Auburn posi coming for that rearend. Im still undecided on the gear ratio. Im kinda leaning towards leaving it as a 3.08 which if I have done the math correctly would mean I could pass through the traps at 150mph at 5500 rpm. Which sounds pretty good to me. I think it would be cool to build enough power to make that work. But Im thinking a 3.23 or 3.42 is a bit more realistic.

I should have a lot of time to work on the truck this weekend. Hopefully Ill be able to post some progress pics. Im going to pull the bed off to get the tank out and POR the frame. I have a fuel cell that Ill be mounting in the far back of the bed. Im trying to gather up the parts for the rear suspension. I was thinking of putting the Bilstien rear shocks back on my 01 and taking those Calvert adjustables for the the 91. I still have the 90/10s that I never got around to putting on the 01 so they are going on the 91 now for sure.

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Did you say what turbo you using on this? The 150 can be done for sure. Do you follow Matt Happle on tech, or you tube? His Colorado went 10:3x's this last week.

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I have yet to decide on a turbo yet. But I did find a local guy who builds stainless headers at very reasonable prices. Im getting a new set built by him for my 01. What I have decided on is going with an air to water cooler this time and turning the intake around to fit this under the dash and keep it out of the engine compartment. I am leaning towards a single turbo but I have not ruled out twins yet. I need to break the math down on this one to check what it will take to reach my goals. I am open to suggestions if anybody has any.

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just fyi flipped manifolds saves ya a bunch of money you can spend on go fast stuff.

and its hard to beat twin 366's
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just fyi flipped manifolds saves ya a bunch of money you can spend on go fast stuff.

and its hard to beat twin 366's
I just read a few pages of your build thread and its awesome. Im gonna have to study the whole thing. Very nice. Any experience you share will be greatly appreciated.

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I don't have any personal experience with turbos on these, but what I have seen and been in, I would probably do twins on that setup. I would consider doing twins on mine, except I already have a single purchased. IMO, the only downside, is running the exhaust on the drivers side, however, it can be smaller with twins, so at least with that, there can be room, just not easily. If you going to run a single, I say go big.

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While I collect parts I have started putting the interior back together. I POR'd all the spots where the paint had come off. I had to clean years of farm dirt off all the panels. I am painting the interior panels to change the color to grey and black. Its looking good so far. I am taking my 01 to the fabricator next week for new headers and while its gone from the garage I'm planning on pulling the bed off the 91 to do the rear end swap along with PORing everything out back.

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I know it didn't look that good when you got it, but you STOLE that truck. Maybe it was stolen anyway now that I think about it, it's just too rust free for that area!

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I don't think I posted before that I only paid 700$ for the truck. It had 88k miles on the odometer and I believe it. I cant understand how its this clean either being a farm truck from around here but I'm very happy that it is. I was told that it was from California but it wasn't clear how long it had been here in Illinois.

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I made some progress today, pretty much got the interior done. I have all the parts for the rearend swap which Im hoping to get into tomorrow. I went with Viking double adjustables for the rear shocks and they are some nice looking pieces for sure.






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Awesome build so far, definitely following this. Really good deal on the truck, I'm probably within 2-3 hours of you, and its tough to find a 1st gen in that shape. I plan to put some LS based motor in my '93, and I'm really tossing around the idea of a turbo, so I'm interested in this.
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WOW! Interior looks amazing! I guess thats a new carpet kit? Where did you get it, and what are your thoughts on it? I am going to buy one for my truck soon, but haven't figured out who I am buying from.

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I got the carpet from Stock Interiors for 130$ shipped. It was molded very well and fit great. Some minor trimming which is the way it should be.

I finished brackets for the seats today which turned out pretty good. So the interior is pretty much done for now. I moved on to the back half. I pulled the bed and stripped the old rear end and gas tank out along with anything that isnt necassary for what Im doing. I went and bought a couple of grill brushes and Im about to go crazy with some POR after dinner here. I have to drop my 01 off to the fabricator in the morning but after that I am hoping to get the new rear end and suspension in and maybe start on the posi install.




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This. At first I kind of glanced by and thought it was a rendering. Went from nothing to awesome really quick haha.

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I made a little more progress today, but got hung up trying to get the leaf spring bushings out to install the Caltracs. I managed to get one out but Im still fighting the sleeve. I was thinking of removing the center leaf and just run the main with the overload. Im looking for some feedback on this. I don't really want to spend another 400 on Calvert mono-leafs right now though that is probably the correct solution. Ive priced a trans and converter and those are 2 parts Im not going cheap on so thats going to be a big expense.

I just rattle canned the rear end. I was really hoping to get the rearend in with the suspension in but I got a little burned out and then when the springs didn't cooperate, I called it a night.




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I finally got both bushings out and the new aluminum ones pressed in. I have the springs and Caltracs and rearend all set in. I have decided on trying just the main leaf and the overload. I was considering running a 1" block also. I need to pick up some new hardware tomorrow and probably will get some new u-bolts too. I have new brakes coming so that I can do the rears while I'm working on the rearend. Then I can put the bed back on and move to the front.

I got my new shifter today. Its pretty sweet. I have the console coming for it too.


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Build is looking GREAT! Your moving along pretty quick, and I am sure starting with a clean base helps. I really like that new shifter!

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Picked up some new u-bolts this morning, pretty cool shop by me that makes them. I walked in and showed the guy what I wanted and he walked back and made them for me, 30$. I should have some pictures of the whole rear suspension installed tonight. I have a lot of traveling over the next 2 weeks, so progress may slow a little but I'm going to continue to work on it when ever I can.

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I got the rear suspension together. I really like these shocks, I played with them some more and the amount of adjustment is crazy. It also looks like removing the middle leaf and using the 1" blocks should get me pretty close to what I was looking for. I wont know for sure until I get all the weight on them, but I feel better about it today then I did yesterday. I got the cover pulled off the diff and it is indeed a Gov-Lock just like Iroc-10 said it was. Doesnt matter cause Im pulling it and putting in an Auburn posi for now. I will probably move to a spool with some new axles later on. That project along with the rear brakes will have to wait until I get back. Then I can throw the bed back on and start up front. Moving along nicely.






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Looks good! Out of curiosity, do you think removing that middle leaf would make the rear to soft? I assume it would lower the spring rate, not sure how that would affect launching...only thing I can see is allowing the rear to squat a bit and shift weight to the back.
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That was my exact concern. I was afraid that it would be too soft with out the middle leaf, because it did seem to be a lot stiffer then the main leaf. It may turn out being to soft, but after playing with those shocks I feel like I have a lot of control over how it squats by adjusting the compression. The truth will be told once I get it together and start playing with it I guess.

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Re: 5.3 Turbo Sonoma

My truck has the middle leaf removed with blocks and air shocks. It will bottom out pretty easy over a good bump. 100 psi in the shocks.

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My truck has the middle leaf removed with blocks and air shocks. It will bottom out pretty easy over a good bump. 100 psi in the shocks.
I just scanned through your thread, what size blocks are you running? Your truck looks a little lower then what Im looking for. Have you ever had your truck to the track? How does it feel when it launches? Any 60' times?

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I just scanned through your thread, what size blocks are you running? Your truck looks a little lower then what Im looking for. Have you ever had your truck to the track? How does it feel when it launches? Any 60' times?

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I think it might be 3" blocks. All the suspension was done before I bought it other than the shocks. I put the air shocks on to get it off the ground. I plan on getting a stock set of zq8 leaf springs to put back in. Never had it at the track since I just got the motor in it and going. Probably won't go till the procharger is in.

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Cool, thanks. I'm just running a 1" block. Ill have to see how it all works out. If I have to, Ill change to something different.

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I was able to get a lot of work done on the truck today. The rear end is all back together with the posi installed, new cover and new brakes. The bed is cleaned up and POR'd and should go on tomorrow. I started to tear apart the front suspension so that I can POR the front half of the frame and the few parts being reused. I have new uppers, ball joints, Calvert 90/10s, drop spindles, and brakes for up front.










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Which Auburn differential did you end up getting? And what is your reasoning for choosing that diff? I see they offer them for the smaller rear ends as well and they are a decent price. I know you and I are building two entirely different trucks, but a good limited slip should work as well for me as it will for you.
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I went with a factory Auburn posi that I got from a guy on Ebay for around 125$. I have had good luck with the one in my other truck which is the same. I plan to eventually do a full spool and axles but I figured that for now, something that slips will be good enough while I build the rest of the truck. Then Ill upgrade later when I need to.
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Re: 5.3 Turbo Sonoma

I didn't know they had those factory Auburns that had 30 spline axles. It does have 30's in there, right?

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It was said to be removed from a 95 Caprice. It was also said to be 30 spline which is why I texted you that one day to be sure. The axles slid right in so I think its correct though I didn't actually count the splines. And it looks like I paid 150$ for it shipped. Still seams like a pretty good deal to me.

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Re: 5.3 Turbo Sonoma

Well its certainly a more "Solid" part than the Gov bomb. You can probably list that back up on Ebay, and make most if not all of your $ back.


I would think worst case with this is, it may give a 1 wheel peel a bit, but not "Explode" like a gov bomb.
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Making quick work! Looks good, really like the interior.

What kinda prep did you do for por15 on the frame? For the life of me I can't decide what I want to do to mine. I'll have it sand blasted if need be but almost seems like people have better luck with it going over light rust.

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I have been using a grill brush, I use the scraper and then the pad to knock anything loose off. I was using their metal prep but I haven't bothered on the latest stuff and it seems to be working well. This is actually my first time using POR-15 but I remember it from the old days going to Skip's swap meets and it looked like the greatest stuff ever.

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Damn nice looking Sonoma for the age. Love to find one like that sitting in a barn around here. Seems all the NW Ohio farmers are way too tight to just let a truck sit around unused.

What seats are those? They look outstanding in there.
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These are the seats I got. I couldnt beat the price and I like that they were all black.

I was able to work on the truck today and made a bunch more progress. I'm hoping to start reassembly tomorrow.










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