Hi all it has been a while, but I wanted to check back in and hopefully this is not too stupid of a question... Forgive me if it is.
I have a 98 4WD w/ a 5.2 and 180k mi.
I found at a local auto auction (insurance) a 98 4WD w/ a 5.9. It looks pretty good for a donor and the guy at the yard said it will probably go for $500-$800.
It has low mileage (80K) and was rear ended so the engine compartment and cab are fine. It starts and seems to run (idle) well.
I know I need a starter, windshield some interior components. It has dual exhaust I will gladly take.
My questions are:
- Overall would this make a good donor to get my truck running again?
- What parts are not swap-able?
- Specifically I need cylinder heads would they work?
Should I just be patient and hold out for a similar 5.2?
Thanks in advance