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71blksuper4x4 04-13-2014 12:40 PM

Project: 1972 K30 Crew Cab Duramax
 
Been collecting parts for this one since project penicillin was unveiled years ago and finally putting some work in on it. I have seen a couple of new builds that had different ideas that I have seen and am copying but this the plan.
1972 K30 Cheyenne Super 4x4 crew cab short bed
*1971 Suburban 4x4 freebie (thanks Leon)
*1971 c30 157" wb cab & chassis frame
*1989 v3500 axles (freebie)
*03 lb7 duramax 6.6L, Allison 5spd, and dodge cummins np205 29 spline (89-93)
Though I already have freebie drive train parts from the v3500. TBI 454,rebuilt th400, and np205
*Factory dual Cheyenne inner roof panels
*factory buckets & console
*c30 roof with cab clearance lights
*factory dual shoulder harness setup
*AM/FM
*8 track player

71blksuper4x4 04-13-2014 12:50 PM

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Getting started:

71blksuper4x4 04-13-2014 12:54 PM

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Progress: lots of cutting

71blksuper4x4 04-13-2014 01:01 PM

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Progress: getting the back of truck cab roughed in

71blksuper4x4 04-13-2014 01:03 PM

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Floor board fix

71blksuper4x4 04-13-2014 01:07 PM

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Starting on 4th door pillar:

71blksuper4x4 04-13-2014 01:08 PM

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More pillar work:

ryanroo 04-13-2014 03:24 PM

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looks like a sweet start!

I would say if you go with the BBC, you may want to look into an OD trans. TH400 is a beefy unit, but it wont be the most drivable. but given my current project(predicament) i vote 12v!

i do love the TBI 454 in my Jeep. it is hooked to a nv4500 and is pretty easy to drive and fun as well.

71blksuper4x4 04-13-2014 03:25 PM

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More boring tedious pillar work. (Reminding myself mirror image and details)

BLAZERMAN 04-14-2014 06:11 PM

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COOL!! I've been waiting for this one.... Looks like your off to a good start.

sdailey 04-14-2014 09:06 PM

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Along for the ride Trevor.

Don't see any tow hook mounting holes in the frame. Gotta have those. :lol:

71blksuper4x4 04-14-2014 09:49 PM

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Thanks guys....I have been wanting to work on one of my projects for awhile. You know how that goes though, you get asked favors for friends a lot. I feed off of the encouragement and support though. Trevor

71blksuper4x4 04-14-2014 09:52 PM

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Tonights progress: big step in the pillar project.

71blksuper4x4 04-14-2014 09:58 PM

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Oh and Shannon, one frame rail had the holes, the other didn't?????

bilfman 04-14-2014 10:48 PM

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Looking forward to see more I am a sucker for crews!

mx289 04-14-2014 10:57 PM

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Very cool.

Gonna be a sharp truck.

jaros44sr 04-14-2014 11:47 PM

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Very cool....ill go along for the ride

rgreathouse 04-15-2014 12:41 AM

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I'll be watching! Looks good so far... Go with a 12v/nv4500/205!!!

ryanroo 04-15-2014 07:20 AM

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is this going to be a dually? or do you plan to convert that 60 to SRW? was it a C&C truck or did it have a bed?

swamp rat 04-15-2014 11:47 AM

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Subecribed!

willett 04-15-2014 12:46 PM

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Dang you make it look easy

CUSTOM/10 04-15-2014 12:48 PM

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You have some good metal fabricating skills Trevor !!!

Gary

71blksuper4x4 04-15-2014 08:29 PM

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Thanks guys!

Ryan, I plan to make this a srw crew short bed, I still need to gather the hubs for the swap. The 89' was a C&C wrecker that I got for working a trade on putting the wrecker bed on a v10 Dodge and hand painting his business along all of it.

And no, not a great metal fabricator but have a desire and drive to always get better.

ryanroo 04-15-2014 10:00 PM

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Sounds good. that rear housing makes it pretty easy to get back to a normal width. i wish i had a spare set of SRW outers laying around. i wouldnt mind making that trade. i sold the spare set i had a while ago. i have always toyed with the idea of making the yellow truck a dually...

i admire your work so far. i want to build a crew, but i dont think i could manage to do extra door and the roof pancake. i dont trust my sheet metal fab skillz. i am looking forward to seeing how you takle the chassis and 12v swap:exit:

71blksuper4x4 04-15-2014 10:37 PM

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Progress: 4/15/14
Managed to get a couple hours after work to tackle some more on the pillar. Everything is measuring accurate to the passenger.


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