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Old 12-03-2018, 10:24 AM   #1
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Mid 80s C10 with a front end conversion?

I want to see if anyone on here has had an 80s C10 front end converted into an earlier square body front end. And if theres any problems with it. Thank you
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Old 12-03-2018, 02:52 PM   #2
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Re: Mid 80s C10 with a front end conversion?

you mean round headlight ? 73-80 style nose .


if so yes covered a ton of times . its the whole front clip out required and few mods of the firewall cab top area . but yep sure can be done .
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you mean round headlight ? 73-80 style nose .


if so yes covered a ton of times . its the whole front clip out required and few mods of the firewall cab top area . but yep sure can be done .
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Old 12-03-2018, 03:20 PM   #4
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Re: Mid 80s C10 with a front end conversion?

Like k30 said...it'll fit and has been done...the issue is where the fender meets the door post...this is what you'll wind up with unless you rework it...
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Old 12-03-2018, 03:21 PM   #5
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Re: Mid 80s C10 with a front end conversion?

This from another post......
Ok, get ready cause this is a lot of info. First off, you dont have to cut anything, but you do have to change the ENTIRE NOSE!! I did this to my 86 K-20. I used the nose and motor of a 76 C-10. You have to use the hood hinges, the fenders, the radiator support, the inner fenders and the hood. You also have to adapt the windshield wipers and stuff, somehow. The hinges are connected to the inside of the regular fenders. You do however have to remove the cowl plate off of the 80's truck you are using. Heres what i did. I took the front off my 86 and the front off my 76. I put the radiator support on first then the outer fenders. I then had to use the 70s hinges for the hood too. I threw them on the fenders and put the hood on. No prob there. I used the 76 front bumper too and the front panel and grille. I also used the round headlights, obviously. That wire harness comes right out of the firewall, just make sure you remove the 3/8 bolt holding things together. I used my 76 wiper motor and trans, i just had to drill new holes for where the wiper arms connect to. Its actually pretty easy i think. You'll see, just make sure you have all the parts BEFORE YOU START!!! I also used the 350 from the 76. It bolts in nice, and the wireharness works too. It was quite a project, but it worked out well.
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Old 12-03-2018, 03:30 PM   #6
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Run into any difficulties with the hood? Ive seen some where the hood is kinda folding up
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Old 12-03-2018, 03:40 PM   #7
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Re: Mid 80s C10 with a front end conversion?

Very common on issue on the 70s trucks.. they make hood stiffeners to help solve this issue...keeping hood hinges lubed helps prevent this issue as well...
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