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So I found another very clean LBZ in graystone metallic that fits my criteria, but I have a problem. I was going to go look at it, but they updated the listing description to say this; "sold as-is, excessive blowby." Now, I still really like the truck, but what I want to know, is the motor rebuild going to be worth it? I am going to assume cracked pistons, so I want to figure out how much a rebuilt motor would set me back. I would be willing to buy it and rebuild the motor, as long as I can get it cheap enough. I would obviously want to upgrade the pistons while in there so it doesn't happen again. And being as it is the internals, I do not trust myself enough to do the work, so I would have to have a shop do it. All that being said, what would be some ideas of how much the rebuild would set me back?
 

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Where you at for starters? The truck I have had a rebuilt that the previous owner put in for 6500


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I am in the Michiana area. (Southern Michigan, Northern Indiana)
 

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Yeah I couldn’t say prices up that way but around the front range 6500 is right if you do R&R


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I am in the Michiana area. (Southern Michigan, Northern Indiana)
Really! I am in the same area. My local shop would do it for you. Not sure on the pricing tho.
 

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Yeah I couldn’t say prices up that way but around the front range 6500 is right if you do R&R


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6500 seems a little on the cheap side to pay a shop to do a rebuild. Unless you do the cheapest Mahle pistons and that’s it but still including labor i would say it would run more.
 

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Really! I am in the same area. My local shop would do it for you. Not sure on the pricing tho.
What's the name of the shop? I might call a few shops and see if they can give me a quote. I don't want to get in over my head.
 
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