Lonnies Performance Automotive - '82 Chevy Duramax Project
The listed project is the Modification/Restoration of an early 80's Chevy Truck.  The goal is to create a show quality vehicle with an unaltered body & frame to retain the classic looks of the vehicle, but to improve the performance and functionality with the use of modern running gear & creature comforts.  Every attempt will be made to utilize all of the 2005 GMC 2500HD donor vehicle features.  The only exceptions may be the elimination of the air bags (due to the safety issues of using them in an application they were not specifically designed for) & the antilock brakes (because of the interface issues with the early non-abs axles).  Below is some preliminary info & photos for the project.  Please check back as it will be updated frequently.

Thanks for looking,
Lonnie Pavtis
Lonnies Performance Automotive

New Body Pictures

Old Body Pictures

Drivetrain Pictures

Engine Pictures

Firewall Pictures

Frame Pictures

Interior Pictures

Transfer case Pictures

Transmission Pictures


Special thanks to the following sponsors/businesses:

Pat at McRat Racing
Mike at Inglewood Transmissions




               1982 Chevy Truck
               Ton 4x4
               8Ft. Fleet side
               Trailering Package

               2005 6.6 Duramax Diesel
               Custom McRat Racing Tune
               Approx 500rwhp (dyno #s to follow)
               Approx 1000 Ft.lb. (dyno #s to follow)

               2005 Allison LCT1000
               Suncoast Stage IV Kit
               TransGo Shift kit
               Suncoast 1057 3 disk lockup Converter

Transfer case:
               2005 NV263
               Pro-Comp Fixed Shaft Conversion

Specs: (estimated)
               Finished weight - 5800lb.
               12 sec 1/4 mile ET

              4 wheel disk
              Anti-lock (tentative)


               14 Bolt 10.5 Corporate Axle
                4.10 Gears
               Detroit Locker
               D60 Hi Pinion
               4.10 Gears
               True-Track Posi

               Air bag assisted leaf springs
               Rear shackle flip,
               Adjustable Koni Shocks

Rolling Stock:
               35 x 12.50-18 tires (Make TBD)
               18 x 10 wheels (style TBD)

Air, Tilt, Cruise, Dual climate control,
               Power windows, Heated power seats,
               6disk CD, High idle control, Keyless entry
               Trip/mileage computer, Tow/haul shift mode,
               Steering wheel radio controls,
Electronic shift 4x4, Roof console w/ map lights,
               Rear view mirror w/ compass & temp.