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Managed to get the 2002 LM7 today via R&L carrier...super happy to see it arrive. Some might think I should have bought the truck first....those people are probably correct 🤣 But, none the less I was happy to see that it had the 706 heads and the 411 PCM. Don't plan on doing anything crazy, just want something with a bit more power then the 4.3.
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Some might think I should have bought the truck first....those people are probably correct 🤣
Six of one, half dozen of another. Not crazy at all. I got my motor before I found the truck. There's plenty to keep you busy on that 5.3. All I did was new gaskets and swap pan, but I still spent a couple weeks just dorking around.
 

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Six of one, half dozen of another. Not crazy at all. I got my motor before I found the truck. There's plenty to keep you busy on that 5.3. All I did was new gaskets and swap pan, but I still spent a couple weeks just dorking around.
I am at the end of a whole home remodel...left is the master bath. I really want to get started on that this coming weekend so my wife doesn't yell at me for spending time on this engine. But, I have to agree. I am doing to do the same. All new gaskets...I might be keeping the pan and have it modified for the front diff (imaginative 4x4 I don't have). I like that the drain plug is in the rear middle of the pan and not on either side. I've seen a few people who've used a different pan, maybe H3, and the drain plug was right over the front diff. Talk about a mess. I'd like to try and use what I have on hand. I guess it'll depend on how much it'll cost to get the aluminum pan welded up.
 

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Managed to get the 2002 LM7 today via R&L carrier...super happy to see it arrive. Some might think I should have bought the truck first....those people are probably correct 🤣 But, none the less I was happy to see that it had the 706 heads and the 411 PCM. Don't plan on doing anything crazy, just want something with a bit more power then the 4.3. View attachment 346241 View attachment 346242
Yep, doesn't matter when you buy a motor. The deals are there when they are there. snooze ya loose, some say.
I went a whole different direction, because an Aluminum short block fell in my lap for $200...
 
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I am at the end of a whole home remodel...left is the master bath. I really want to get started on that this coming weekend so my wife doesn't yell at me for spending time on this engine. But, I have to agree. I am doing to do the same. All new gaskets...I might be keeping the pan and have it modified for the front diff (imaginative 4x4 I don't have). I like that the drain plug is in the rear middle of the pan and not on either side. I've seen a few people who've used a different pan, maybe H3, and the drain plug was right over the front diff. Talk about a mess. I'd like to try and use what I have on hand. I guess it'll depend on how much it'll cost to get the aluminum pan welded up.
If you end up with the ZR2 @greencactus3 did a swap in his ZR2 that was really well done. He modified the stock truck pan and used factory Trailblazer/Envoy manifolds.

 

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So what happened with the truck? Plenty to do to the motor before u even get to swapping the pan, just in case you don’t end up with a 4x4.
So, the negotiations are on going. It has 153k miles on it, sun peal on the paint, missing arm rest in the middle center console and a few other minor issues, nothing serious. He is asking $5,900 and I am trying to get him to come off that price. I feel that price is a bit steep. If I am going to pay nearly 6k for a truck that I am going to swap...I'd just pay an additional 3k to @greencactus3 for his blazer and not have to worry about all the struggles I'll be coming across doing this swap myself. I guess thats how I see it.
 

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So, the negotiations are on going. It has 153k miles on it, sun peal on the paint, missing arm rest in the middle center console and a few other minor issues, nothing serious. He is asking $5,900 and I am trying to get him to come off that price. I feel that price is a bit steep. If I am going to pay nearly 6k for a truck that I am going to swap...I'd just pay an additional 3k to @greencactus3 for his blazer and not have to worry about all the struggles I'll be coming across doing this swap myself. I guess thats how I see it.
Show them what you can get for $9k to help the negotiations. It sounds more like a $3-4k truck to me (or less considering paint wear). If there's a bunch of minor issues I'd wager there are more to be found soon after you buy it too. Stuff like that is from neglect.
 

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Show them what you can get for $9k to help the negotiations. It sounds more like a $3-4k truck to me (or less considering paint wear). If there's a bunch of minor issues I'd wager there are more to be found soon after you buy it too. Stuff like that is from neglect.
Yea, I'd have to agree @Harley , I sent him a snap shot of the Kelly Blue Book value showing the value around 4,400...now I know you can't just go off of one place for values....but I can't imagine they are all off by +/-2k at this level. I even told him I was willing to go all the way to 5k for the truck. He just won't budge....soooooo I'll keep looking and waiting. I am in no rush to just jump on something. So spread the word :ROFLMAO: I am willing to travel in the southwest area for a good deal. In the meantime, I'll finish the master bath remodel and get to taking the heads off and the oil pan off to see what I am up against with this engine.
 

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I saw the ZR2 in the ad, wasn't high enough for me to buy but it's not too bad. Just since ZR2 isn't as common as it used to be.

@brandonhalls10, I completely understand the work involved in the S10 when you could've done another vehicle
Yea, I'd have to agree @Harley , I sent him a snap shot of the Kelly Blue Book value showing the value around 4,400...now I know you can't just go off of one place for values....but I can't imagine they are all off by +/-2k at this level. I even told him I was willing to go all the way to 5k for the truck. He just won't budge....soooooo I'll keep looking and waiting. I am in no rush to just jump on something. So spread the word :ROFLMAO: I am willing to travel in the southwest area for a good deal. In the meantime, I'll finish the master bath remodel and get to taking the heads off and the oil pan off to see what I am up against with this engine.
I saw that ad as well, thought it was a bit high but ZR2 aren't as common as it used to be. Though with current market, I won't be surprised if it gets sold to his asking price within few weeks. I travel a bit, so if you want to extend the search. I'd be happy to travel and drive the ZR2 home. CA/OR/WA/UT/CO/NM, I'll do further as long ZR2 isn't rusted from salt belt.
 

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What are you looking for in particular? 4x4? ZR2? Extended cab?
Yep, I am looking for a extended cab ZR2 4x4. There are a lot of trails here in Arizona that are 4x4 capable. My brother has a Toyota 4runner that he's lifted a smidge and put larger tires on, he's been begging me to buy a 4x4 so we can take it out into the desert. Which sounds like a blast....so I am trying to find a ZR2. I've wanted one since they were introduce back in the early 2000's
 

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I saw the ZR2 in the ad, wasn't high enough for me to buy but it's not too bad. Just since ZR2 isn't as common as it used to be.

@brandonhalls10, I completely understand the work involved in the S10 when you could've done another vehicle

I saw that ad as well, thought it was a bit high but ZR2 aren't as common as it used to be. Though with current market, I won't be surprised if it gets sold to his asking price within few weeks. I travel a bit, so if you want to extend the search. I'd be happy to travel and drive the ZR2 home. CA/OR/WA/UT/CO/NM, I'll do further as long ZR2 isn't rusted from salt belt.
Yea, that truck has been on Craigslist now for nearly a month. I thought by now he'd be willing to come down. I am willing to pay more, but the truck would have to be in stellar condition. So anyways, I am expanding my search. I, too, am willing to travel. But I too do not want a rust bucket. Which is what we'd probably get the further north we go in finding a truck.

But, thank you @Harley I'll keep that in mind.
 

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Post the link so we can all bomb him with low ball offers. Maybe that will make him come down.

I kid... :)
You know @BrandonHall10, it came to mind to ask you guys of this. HAHAHAHA! I'm not kidding.

I found this one in Denver this morning....I'd have to fly and drive 12.5hrs home with a truck that has 247k on it. Doesn't bother me to much, but none the less. $2950 is a lot more fair of a price when I am pulling the engine anyways.

Here's the one that's roughly 5-10 miles down the street from me that won't come off the $5900
 

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Road trip! There’s probably enough of us along the way if you happened to break down and need a hand lol
I was thinking the same. I have a txt message out to the owner to see if its still available. I just checked flights out of phoenix into Denver....a whooping $33 one way on Frontier! I'd be on the next flight out there. :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 

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If you end up with the ZR2 @greencactus3 did a swap in his ZR2 that was really well done. He modified the stock truck pan and used factory Trailblazer/Envoy manifolds.

actually i modified the H3 pan on this blazer's swap.
the longbed 5.3 swap i modified the stock truck pan
So, the negotiations are on going. It has 153k miles on it, sun peal on the paint, missing arm rest in the middle center console and a few other minor issues, nothing serious. He is asking $5,900 and I am trying to get him to come off that price. I feel that price is a bit steep. If I am going to pay nearly 6k for a truck that I am going to swap...I'd just pay an additional 3k to @greencactus3 for his blazer and not have to worry about all the struggles I'll be coming across doing this swap myself. I guess thats how I see it.
maybe ill consider s10forum discounts!
 

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actually i modified the H3 pan on this blazer's swap.
the longbed 5.3 swap i modified the stock truck pan

maybe ill consider s10forum discounts!
Wasn't there a guy that joined this forum just to buy your truck? I assume that didn't happen?

I am taking a road trip Saturday morning. I am buying that ZR2 in Denver and driving it back to Phoenix.....I sure hope the 247k engine has enough in it for another 800 mile trip.
 
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