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2002 3500 dually 12 valve swapped build advice

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2002 3500 dually 12 valve swapped build advice

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I bought a 02 Cummins a year ago (my first vehicle) and drove it on and off ever since. The body has 250k miles but it has a 12 valve swap itís a Texas truck no rust but she has her problems here and there. The truck cost me 3500$ and Iíve spent 1500 on parts to get her in better shape. The body is clean, has replaced seats, big steel bumper in front and back and blows smoke like crazy (not a big fan off it to be honest). The point of this post is Iím graduating high school Iím a couple months and going into college for an engineering degree. My graduation present from my dad was to build my truck (or he was going to give me his 2004 Z06 but Iím way to wild for that) my goal for this build is to get it back to factory in a sense of reliability. Weíre taking her to a shop to get the engine rebuilt (donít know miles on emerging) and after that thereís 3000+ dollars to put into everything else. Iíd like a 2Ē lift in the front so I can run 35s (obviously spacers in the back) but my main concern is what needs to be done or what you would do to build a work truck thatís reliable but nice with this Bugit. Iím new to diesel truck and donít know what to work for. Never owned or had a vehicle before this. Wanted to work and buy whatís mine but Iím pretty okay when it comes to being a back yard mechanic. Thank yíall for your time Iíll try to post pics if I can.
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