LS-swapped GMC Pickup Does More than Haul Loads
Early Sixties GMC long-bed pickup leaves all in the dust with a 5.3-liter LS up front.
An LS swap is always the answer when it comes to builds. Have a Corvette? Drop in an LS? A Malibu wagon? You’ll get more than groceries with an LS inside. Is your Chevy van a bit tired? An LS will waken it up.
And if you have a GMC pickup like this one we found in Covina, California on Craigslist the other day, you won’t go wrong with an LS under the hood.
“This is a running driving truck with a recent 5.3 LS Swap a lot of new items on the truck,” says the seller of this 1964 GMC long bed, adding that the bed has been stripped “for anyone to airbag and slam the truck,” and the truck itself needs a new coat of paint.
Under the hood, of course, is a 5.3-liter LS with a 4L60E automatic making plenty of power to the rear, which currently runs 3.03 gears (that the seller recommends the new owner swap out for 3.73 “to get more out of the motor”).
The interior looks pretty decent, particularly with the set of Dakota Digital gauges mounted in a custom chrome housing. The rest of the interior is more like one’s favorite recliner than a total refresh, but there’s nothing wrong with that.
This LS-powered GMC is one badass pickup. All it needs is a bit more love, and a briefcase full cash to bring home. Now, someone, please, buy this before we do. This thing could be a killer tire hauler and errand-runner truck. We don’t think there would be a more stylish way to get groceries, or flex at the local auto parts store than this.