LS-swapped GMC Pickup Does More than Haul Loads

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1964 GMC LS-Swap

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.

1964 GMC LS-Swap

“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.

1964 GMC LS-Swap

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.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth about Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive expert is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected]

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