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Old 03-25-2016, 09:30 AM   #26
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Re: 68 K20 GMC/Chevy

you lucky dog, have my 67 chev but really want a Jimmy also, the 4 head lights has grown on me.
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:30 PM   #27
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Bring your 67 stuff over and we can do a swap lol.
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:32 PM   #28
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First off, I love that truck. I'm currently rebuilding my 67 k20. I'm running into problems finding a 4" lift for it. I'm going with springs in the front and blocks in the back. All the kits I find come with 2.5" wide springs, where as my truck has 3.25" at the shackle and 2.5" at the perch. Maybe I could run spacers at the shackle with the 2.5" lift springs. Just wondering how you did yours. Thanks
Im sorry, I missed this. Shoot Livrat a PM on this. He owned this truck for close to thirty years. He can answer any questions you have.
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Old 05-13-2016, 01:18 AM   #29
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Re: 68 K20 GMC/Chevy

So I finally got the new tires and wheels on today. I had a little difficulty coming up with the lug nuts, but only because I am a lug nut LOL.

Thanks to cleszkie for selling me the mags off his blazer, and thanks to him, special-K and Livrat for helping me sort out the lug nut deal.

Now there is a little clicking noise coming out of the right front tire area ... more things to figure out =)
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Old 05-13-2016, 08:12 AM   #30
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Re: 68 K20 GMC/Chevy

Looks awful...ly good with the slots!
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Old 05-13-2016, 09:12 AM   #31
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Looks great ,love the slots .
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Old 05-13-2016, 01:21 PM   #32
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I miss those slots every day! They look awesome, and really make the whole truck pop.
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Old 05-13-2016, 03:47 PM   #33
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Re: 68 K20 GMC/Chevy

That looks great!
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Old 05-13-2016, 05:26 PM   #34
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Re: 68 K20 GMC/Chevy

Those rims look good !

I had a set of SSR radials on a bronco years ago.They were great tires.
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Old 05-14-2016, 06:19 PM   #35
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Re: 68 K20 GMC/Chevy

The slots made a big difference! They look great!

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Old 05-15-2016, 08:44 PM   #36
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Drove it to the swap meet today and got a lot of compliments. My first change to make this truck mine was a hit LOL. Ill post up more pics as I change stuff.
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Old 05-16-2016, 01:23 AM   #37
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Re: 68 K20 GMC/Chevy

Looks great, what size tires and where did you get them? I have 16.5 slot mags but can't find 33" tires for them...you must be running 35"?
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:43 AM   #38
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Not 35's ... 33x12.5 16.5 Super Swamper Radials

They are from Interco http://www.intercotire.com/
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October 7-8...only one month away. Our weather is going to be spectacular, once again...and I don't even have to say anything about the food, burgers and brats!!! We are looking for maximum participation. I will bring a couple of sun shades since we will need them from the beautiful fall sun and weather we are currently experiencing....

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Old 05-16-2016, 11:50 PM   #39
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Re: 68 K20 GMC/Chevy

They look great! Hows the road noise??
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Old 05-17-2016, 01:15 AM   #40
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The farthest Ive driven on the new tires is about two miles one way, and not over 35 mph.

Ill probably get some freeway time next weekend. But honestly I don't care about road noise at all. It just wont ever be driven enough to let it become a deal (easy to say right now lol).
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October 7-8...only one month away. Our weather is going to be spectacular, once again...and I don't even have to say anything about the food, burgers and brats!!! We are looking for maximum participation. I will bring a couple of sun shades since we will need them from the beautiful fall sun and weather we are currently experiencing....

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Old 06-05-2016, 11:00 AM   #41
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So when I first got the truck we gave it a quick clean up and took the canopy off. This weekend I washed all the windows inside and out. Man it really is different looking through the sparkly windows and mirrors haha!

I was cleaning the tires and mags and the front left mag was missing two lugnuts and had a couple of loose ones. Now this is weird because I just put these on, all new, all torqued to perfection. I checked all the rest of the lugs and all were good. I'm ordering a set of locking lugs today. And I'm parking my truck in the back yard behind a locked gate ... dunno if someone was monkeying with it or not, just not going to take a chance leaving it out front anymore.

Yesterday I drove it to the John Deere dealer to get a rear bagger for my mower. The lady brought the stuff to the truck on a hand truck and went gaga over the 68. Her dad had one just like it when she was growing up, reminded her of him.

On the way home saw a couple more K-trucks and got the wave lol. I'm really glad I picked this thing up from Mark. It was such a nice day, 80's, all the windows down and the slider open taking the back ways to all my stops.

Funny thing, every time I get in and start it up my left foot hits the floor. All my other 4X4's have been 4-speeds.

I need to get the new interior in that Grumpy sewed for me. Need to make some decisions on what I'm going to do with the gauges and radio first. Ill post pics when I get it in.
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October 7-8...only one month away. Our weather is going to be spectacular, once again...and I don't even have to say anything about the food, burgers and brats!!! We are looking for maximum participation. I will bring a couple of sun shades since we will need them from the beautiful fall sun and weather we are currently experiencing....

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Old 06-07-2016, 06:26 PM   #42
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Ill just keep adding my thoughts here. Today I finally made the decision to change the nose to 71/72 style Chevy. And Ill probably go with 505 green. I really like that color a lot. Its basically going to look a lot like my last K20, but the paint will be nicer, and I have these groovy mags on it. Rear step bumper will be painted silver along with the mirror arms. They should match pretty close to the inner grill. All the side trim will have to go. I have boxes with no side trim I may go with so I dont have to fill a bunch of holes. Door holes should be it. They need some rust repair anyway. I want to get a set of cab lights too. I thin the pucks are pretty cheap from the dealer still. Not sure about the mounting pads though. I also have a set of right and left spotlights I may dig up.

Im pretty sure I have all the 71/72 stuff to change it over, except I know there is something different about how the core support mounts, thats the only thing I will need.
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October 7-8...only one month away. Our weather is going to be spectacular, once again...and I don't even have to say anything about the food, burgers and brats!!! We are looking for maximum participation. I will bring a couple of sun shades since we will need them from the beautiful fall sun and weather we are currently experiencing....

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Sounds like a pretty good plan to me .
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:56 PM   #44
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If you decide to go chevy I may be interested in your grill and radiator support. I'm sure shipping would be a deal breaker!

Nice truck as it is.

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Old 06-07-2016, 11:05 PM   #45
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If you decide to go chevy I may be interested in your grill and radiator support. I'm sure shipping would be a deal breaker!

Nice truck as it is.

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The grill is spoken for, its going to be boxed, crated and shipped to the east coast. I hope it travels well =)

I'm keeping the core support, it will be drilled out to lose the quads and put in Chevy singles ... sacrilege I know
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Hey NW Guys its almost here: The Big Monroe Fall Swap Meet


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No worries, good luck, Rg
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What kind of tires were the tires in your first picture ?
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What kind of tires were the tires in your first picture ?
Boy I don't remember I sold the tires and wheels at the last local swap meet.

Shoot Livrat a PM this was his truck and he put those on it.
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Old 06-09-2016, 08:44 AM   #49
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Keep putting your thoughts here. I'm enjoying following the transformation. Personally, I prefer the 69-72 hood on a 4wd for it's blunt and stout look. Sleek doesn't play into 4wds in my book. That's a streeter thing. My perfect pair will be the '67 SWB and the '72 K2500. I'll have first and last year covered, as well as 2wd/4wd, long/short, sleek/tough, low/tall, and hot rod vs hard worker. Both GMCs.

Here's my old '71 Blazer from 30-35 years ago:
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Same front end and color you want. Too bad it has a push bar to look past, but maybe some inspiration anyway
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Old 06-12-2016, 10:10 PM   #50
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I was out and about today and stopped to get some gas for the lawn mower and pressure washer. Fella said he really liked my truck. Asked me a few questions about it and then asked if I had thought about selling it. I said I hadn't really even considered it. But if someone made me an offer I couldn't refuse it would be theirs.

He asked me what that price would be. I told him I would know it when I heard it. He then started in on the truck ... I really like it but it has rust that needs to be fixed and this and that, he instantly went in to Charlie Browns parent talking mode in my head.

I said it was nice talking to him and I had to get home and do some yard work, I think Ill hang on to my truck ... for now.
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