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Old 09-25-2009, 11:27 PM   #51
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Re: '89 3/4T 'burb front-end swap to '66 C20

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Cudos to you.... I never knew you can use an 89 front suspensions on these c-10's awsome deal nice job John...
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Suburbans and blazers retained the same suspension and body panels as the 81-87 c10-20's thru 91. They did get a new core support, and newer headlight arrangement. but 90% of it was still the same.
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joe231 youknow anyone?
I know of a few here in Ok....sorry I posted that after John's post but I guess you guys replied before I got it posted

iehotrod, check craigslist.
also your post is basically a WTB, which is against forum rules unless you are a supporting member, just a friendly FYI
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:29 PM   #52
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ok its a bit far...
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Old 09-26-2009, 09:50 AM   #53
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For those of you that don't know. I am the John that helped him.
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Old 09-26-2009, 10:31 AM   #54
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Re: '89 3/4T 'burb front-end swap to '66 C20

If you asked the question. How many Johns on the site. I think that thread would be the biggest....
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:59 AM   #55
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Great build up for your 3/4! I'm at the beginning stages of the frame clean-up. Big fan of the POR-15 as well! Nice job!
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subcribed Im in a litttle late but Im here
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:21 AM   #57
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will the 73-87 k-memeber fir a 62?
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:25 AM   #58
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a K crossmember? I would stick with 2WD crossmembers
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:27 AM   #59
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what do you mean by "K" member(K stands for 4x4). if you are asking whether or not that a 73-87 frt axle fits in place of the 62 axle you would have to measure as unfamiliar with the spring spacing and the axle perches. the later (73-87) does fit in place on the 64-66 frt axle. spring perches have to be moved a little on the rear axle 64-66
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I believe the 'K member' that iehotrod is referring to is a common term used for the front suspension crossmember on a vehicle.

To answer your question iehotrod, yes the '73-'87 'K member' will work on a '60-'62 frame. It is a little more work than on the '63-66's as there are more holes that need to be drilled. I know there are a thread or two on here that give more insight.
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I believe the 'K member' that iehotrod is referring to is a common term used for the front suspension crossmember on a vehicle.

To answer your question iehotrod, yes the '73-'87 'K member' will work on a '60-'62 frame. It is a little more work than on the '63-66's as there are more holes that need to be drilled. I know there are a thread or two on here that give more insight.
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:06 PM   #62
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whew! you guys really know how to bury a post!
Hilander you are the reason I tore into my truck, I read your thread and said well I can do that, it only took you 3 days and I am now on 10 months, but we are close to completely frame off---ing my 66 1/2 ton gmc. Thanks for the inspiration. Kieth

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All due to your inspiration-------thanks, what am I saying should I thank you for all this pain, loss of play time, money, busted knuckles ?

Maybe I take that all back----------------ha ha thanks again, Kieth

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Old 07-23-2011, 05:34 PM   #63
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well, you're welcome I guess...

Johnny and I were trying to give a good "how-to" documentation of the front end swap. Given the response this thread has received over the years, I think we were successful.

Keep in mind my brother that my 66 is no where near the state of completion yours is! Nice truck!!!

In fact it's pretty much in the same state it was at the end of the front end swap! Now I have to move to Bakersfield and the restoration is once again put on hold. BUT..... I will have the means to finish it when I get settled in at Bakersfield since I will be making a lot more money, and spending a LOT less on rent, utilities, groceries, commuting, etc.. also there are many more resources for parts and donor trucks where I'm going than where I live now.

I must say though, that I will miss my good friend and truck partner John terribly when I go. We have had a lot of good times together working on our trucks and trolling through junk yards.
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Re: '89 3/4T 'burb front-end swap to '66 C20

you guys did a great job with the pictures and documentation, i am just about to do the same but on my 64 1 ton.

you know when you said how its funny how life deals you the cards, like you comming back from that med. issue, and now you just dont want to stop moving, i hear you , after i lost around 225lbs i just hate sitting around.

i know this is an older post but hope all is good with you.
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This is just the information I was looking for!!! Geez, I love this forum. I have been looking for the answer if I can just swap a C20 crossmember and all just like a C10 crossmember and here it is complete with pictures.
I know this is an old thread as well, but I hope all is well with you still, healthwise and on a personal level.
Side note, I used to be stationed out at Fort Irwin and have been through Bakersfield a time or two. Desert life wasn't for me, but it does have its own beauty and it sure is nice for having wide open spaces and awesome sunsets/temps at night.
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Still a great write up 3 plus years later.
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i just got done with mine last week, and this thread was also what i used to make the decision to do it, yes pictures are good, i'm not sure if the guys who posted the original thread are still around here , i have sent pm's but have not gotten a reply as of yet.

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This is just the information I was looking for!!! Geez, I love this forum. I have been looking for the answer if I can just swap a C20 crossmember and all just like a C10 crossmember and here it is complete with pictures.
I know this is an old thread as well, but I hope all is well with you still, healthwise and on a personal level.
Side note, I used to be stationed out at Fort Irwin and have been through Bakersfield a time or two. Desert life wasn't for me, but it does have its own beauty and it sure is nice for having wide open spaces and awesome sunsets/temps at night.
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i just got done with mine last week, and this thread was also what i used to make the decision to do it, yes pictures are good, i'm not sure if the guys who posted the original thread are still around here , i have sent pm's but have not gotten a reply as of yet.
You didn't send me a private message. Greg is the one who rebuilt his front end and I was there to help him put it in his truck Or should I say he was there to help me put it in He is fine and well in Bakersfield Ca. I remember this like it was yesterday. Ok maybe the day before.. I will tell him to chime in here and look at his post.
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well you guys did a great job, and i'm glad he is doing well as i hope you are also.
thanks John.

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You didn't send me a private message. Greg is the one who rebuilt his front end and I was there to help him put it in his truck Or should I say he was there to help me put it in He is fine and well in Bakersfield Ca. I remember this like it was yesterday. Ok maybe the day before.. I will tell him to chime in here and look at his post.
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I like working on these old trucks.
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i think most of us do, it's funny i was talking to my brother and he has just abandoned this hobby, said he does not like to play with cars anymore, i find that to be sad ! he is even selling his car

i dont understand him but hey his life his choice.
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Hidey-Ho Chevy brothers! just checkin' in on this old thread!

Me & Johnny had a blast putting my '66 together that week. I remember the harrowing test drive after - sheesh what a ride! The clamp on the rag joint was stripped and the steering wheel was, uh shall we say, "less than responsive"!

We had just as much fun a few months later scrapping out his '81 C10!

My health is holding and I'm just getting ready to start back in on my truck. The truck is running great today. I still drive it to work now & again. We hauled our 26 ft Airstream camping trailer down 300 miles from Vacaville to Bakersfield when we moved. We had a few problems with the trailer, but the truck ran like a charm!

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Im getting closer to tearing into the 3/4 ton and getting that rear diff to you.
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Hidey-Ho Chevy brothers! just checkin' in on this old thread!

Me & Johnny had a blast putting my '66 together that week. I remember the harrowing test drive after - sheesh what a ride! The clamp on the rag joint was stripped and the steering wheel was, uh shall we say, "less than responsive"!

We had just as much fun a few months later scrapping out his '81 C10!

My health is holding and I'm just getting ready to start back in on my truck. The truck is running great today. I still drive it to work now & again. We hauled our 26 ft Airstream camping trailer down 300 miles from Vacaville to Bakersfield when we moved. We had a few problems with the trailer, but the truck ran like a charm!

shouldn't that be Johnny and I or is the haggis throwing you off your game. what happened to your door
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shouldn't that be Johnny and I or is the haggis throwing you off your game. what happened to your door
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Too much work and not enough play. Haggis has nothing to do with it.
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