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Old 05-03-2017, 09:18 PM   #1
JIMs70GMC
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C30 to k30 conversion

I picked up a 1975 C30 wrecker with an 86 cab, going to converter her over to a K30 using parts from an 86 k30 I parted out. Here's a pic of the wrecker and the front of the frame cut from the K30. I have gotten all the brackets removed from the frame. I plan on doing crossover at the same time since the 2wd gear box is there.

My biggest hurdle will be flipping the pto to the driverside so it is not in the way of the front driveshaft. The winch is pto driven, the wrecker body is a holmes 440. I believe it can be flipped for input from either side.
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1970 K25, 8' stepside bed 350/465/205 44 up front, 60 in the rear 4.10s rolling on 33" Dunlop MTs
1986 K5, 350/465/208 Dana 60/14 bolt from a cucv 36" Super Swampers TSL/SX
1983 K20 w/ CUCV axles, 350/700R4/208 sitting on 37" Goodyears
1986 M1031 6.2 diesel, TH400/NP205 locker in the rear and a LS in the front, all stock for now.....
1986 K30, 350/400/205 dana 60 and 14 bolt. I kept the drivetrain. Body/bad and chassis are gone.
1981 K30, 350/465/205 dana 60 and dually 14 bolt. Has a G80, and a flat bed. Going to replace the flat bed.

1985 K20, 350/400/208 10 bolt and SF 14 bolt. I wonder where I can find some 1 tons. Hmmmmm
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Old 05-03-2017, 11:14 PM   #2
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Re: C30 to k30 conversion

I'm going to watch this one. I've got a 89 C/R30 that I want to convert to 4wd and put a wrecker bed on.
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Old 05-08-2017, 08:57 PM   #3
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Re: C30 to k30 conversion

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I'm going to watch this one. I've got a 89 C/R30 that I want to convert to 4wd and put a wrecker bed on.
Where are you at in Chesapeake?
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1970 K25, 8' stepside bed 350/465/205 44 up front, 60 in the rear 4.10s rolling on 33" Dunlop MTs
1986 K5, 350/465/208 Dana 60/14 bolt from a cucv 36" Super Swampers TSL/SX
1983 K20 w/ CUCV axles, 350/700R4/208 sitting on 37" Goodyears
1986 M1031 6.2 diesel, TH400/NP205 locker in the rear and a LS in the front, all stock for now.....
1986 K30, 350/400/205 dana 60 and 14 bolt. I kept the drivetrain. Body/bad and chassis are gone.
1981 K30, 350/465/205 dana 60 and dually 14 bolt. Has a G80, and a flat bed. Going to replace the flat bed.

1985 K20, 350/400/208 10 bolt and SF 14 bolt. I wonder where I can find some 1 tons. Hmmmmm
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Old 05-08-2017, 10:39 PM   #4
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Re: C30 to k30 conversion

North end of Chesapeake off Indian River rd.
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Old 05-08-2017, 10:53 PM   #5
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Re: C30 to k30 conversion

Chain drive wrecker body or hydraulic? Either way, you'll have to take the PTO apart and turn the gears around, not a big deal. You will also have to cut the bracket off of the winch frame and move it to the other side so it aligns up.
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:01 PM   #6
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Any updates?
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