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Old 08-05-2018, 12:53 AM   #1
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Project 1966 K20 adventure rig

Here is the beginning of my effort to put together a cool back country travelling 66' K20. Right now I'm in a parts search and acquisition phase. Things like later style axles, power steering, update the brake system and bigger fuel behind the rear axle to start off. When I do the axle swaps I'll also rebuild the suspension. Then complete new wiring, interior work and more than likely Vintage Air.

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Right now I need to get the truck to drive and handle safely so I can actually use it. The first problem to be tackled is the worn out driver side lower knuckle bearing. So far I've gotten the knuckle assembly torn down and ready for the new parts, which should be here early this week. The upper bearing seems to be in good shape, but both will be replaced.

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Along with this repair, I'll be setting up the power steering conversion for use with this closed knuckle axle. Then it will be an easy change over when the open knuckle axle goes in.

More soon...
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Old 08-05-2018, 01:01 PM   #2
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Re: Project 1966 K20 adventure rig

Sub'd.
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:47 AM   #3
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Re: Project 1966 K20 adventure rig

This will definitely be a fun build to watch.
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:54 AM   #4
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Re: Project 1966 K20 adventure rig

Looking forward to this one. Saw your camper in you daily driver build. Looks awesome!
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