This page illustrates some of GM diesel vehicles Readers of the Diesel Page own or drive. This month's photo and story comes to us from member David Oliver.
1985 6.2L Chevrolet Silverado
I found some good scenery that
complimented my rig. Not that there is any shortage here in Texas, but being
a full-time engineering student makes getting away from the city lights a little
difficult. I have included a variety of pictures from Katemcy Rocks, an off-road
park near Mason, TX.
1985 Chevrolet K10 Suburban Silverado 4x4
steering, tilt steering, power door locks, power brakes using GM hydroboost,
front and rear air conditioning, cruise control, trailering package, intermittent
6.2L Detroit Diesel built by Oliver Diesel: bored 0.030 over, balanced
and blueprinted rotating assembly, 21.3:1 mahle pistons, 110 gpm Peninsular
Diesel water pump, dual-thermostat crossover pipe, DSG timing gear drive,
high volume GM oil pump, B&M 28,000 gvw cooler
6" suspension lift - 6" Tuff Country leaf springs with Off Road Design heavy
duty shackles, greasable polyurethane bushings, Rancho RS9012 shocks mounted
with modified Ford F-250 shock towers.
6" suspension lift - 56"
length, 6" Tuff Country leaf springs, greasable polyurethane bushings,
stock spring hanger moved back 4" to allow for longer springs, custom mounted
Rancho RS9005 shocks using Avalanche Engineering shock tabs.
3.5" back spacing, Eaton custom steel wheels
R15 BF Goodrich All-Terrains
Indigo Blue, Metallic
Engineering Rock Ring (14-bolt)
ORD Steering Box Brace
Custom shock mounts with Rancho 9012 & 9005 shocks
Equipment rack using 3rd seat base
ORD swaybar disconnects
LMC polyvinyl rear mat instead of carpet
Isspro tach, pyro, and boost gauges Hayden
severe-duty fan clutch
Delco 28MT gear reduction starter
Powermaster 160 amp alternator
AC converted to R134a
15 lb CO2 tank with 100 psi regulator
B&M external spin-on transmission filter
B&M transmission temperature gauge in output line
Radioshack CB radio
SkyJacker stainless steel brake lines
1 ton GM rear brakes - 13" x 3.5" drums
On June 6, 1985, my father and I went to pick up the truck
from the dealership. Ever since then, I have wanted it. Nearly nineteen years
and over 100 oil changes later, it's mine. It has been a lot of fun building
this truck, and equally as enjoyable sharing it with the members on the forums.
Chevy diesel suburbans are kind of a family thing. My father
has a 1996 6.5TD Sub; it's mostly stock, but we're working on it. There are
more pictures available on our website, Oliver
This is one of the finest web resources out there expecially
when considering the online forums. Thank you.