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Old 11-18-2015, 05:15 PM   #276
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Re: 1976 Chevy K30 Crew Cab Short Box Cummins Build

Once again, no progress on this truck. But, I've had life things to get done before I can get on this thing. Had 4 new windows put in our house, and one in the garage. Had to buy a shed to get stuff for the yard out of the garage. I still have to assemble it. Haha I have been working a lot of hours, so my projects are lacking. Anyway, I had a member here do a rendering of the truck. Here's what I hope it to look like when done.
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Old 11-18-2015, 08:12 PM   #277
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Re: 1976 Chevy K30 Crew Cab Short Box Cummins Build

That looks awesome. Love the factory trim. Really sets the truck off.
This is for sale just down the road from me . Really nice truck. I dig the army the look but it's such a nice truck it ashame he didn't make it shinney and add similar trim. Asking 13 k cdn.
350 tbi 400' 205 , 60 f 4:56's
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Old 11-18-2015, 08:16 PM   #278
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Re: 1976 Chevy K30 Crew Cab Short Box Cummins Build

That's going to look nice. I've never been a fan of that grille but that picture has made me change my mind.
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Old 11-19-2015, 01:27 AM   #279
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Re: 1976 Chevy K30 Crew Cab Short Box Cummins Build

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That looks awesome. Love the factory trim. Really sets the truck off.
This is for sale just down the road from me . Really nice truck. I dig the army the look but it's such a nice truck it ashame he didn't make it shinney and add similar trim. Asking 13 k cdn.
350 tbi 400' 205 , 60 f 4:56's
I wasn't going to bother with the trim, but now I'm glad I decided to go with it. It does look nice on there. I was originally going to spray this thing semi gloss black and rock it, but changed my mind. I know if I don't do it before I start driving it, it'd never truly get painted.
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Old 11-19-2015, 01:28 AM   #280
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That's going to look nice. I've never been a fan of that grille but that picture has made me change my mind.
I never was either. It just started to grow on me the last year or so. I think the deeper look looks nice. It might not help the condensor and trans cooler though.
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Old 11-19-2015, 02:41 AM   #281
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Re: 1976 Chevy K30 Crew Cab Short Box Cummins Build

That looks sweet! I love that grille but it's super deep. I just picked one up that I'll confirm with here in a few weeks but I don't think there will be enough room with the intercooler and condenser. Pretty sure I'll have to run one of the 75-76, 77-79 or 80 grilles I have lol
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Old 11-19-2015, 08:29 PM   #282
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That looks sweet! I love that grille but it's super deep. I just picked one up that I'll confirm with here in a few weeks but I don't think there will be enough room with the intercooler and condenser. Pretty sure I'll have to run one of the 75-76, 77-79 or 80 grilles I have lol
I'm planning on cutting out the center of the radiator support and using a 2nd gen dodge radiator and intercooler on this one. Hopefully that will gain some room there. We'll see. I'd really like to use this grill.
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Old 11-19-2015, 09:10 PM   #283
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Re: 1976 Chevy K30 Crew Cab Short Box Cummins Build

I'm using a fully fabricated Chevy aluminum radiator and a 2nd gen intercooler and I'm planning on cutting out the center of the core support then welding in 2x2 square tubing on either side as supports. So pretty much the same as you. I've done some measuring and it might fit but it will be really close.
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Old 11-20-2015, 10:07 PM   #284
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Re: 1976 Chevy K30 Crew Cab Short Box Cummins Build

I don't think it can be any worse than the 88-91 Burb front ends.
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:00 AM   #285
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Digging the rendering Ryan! This thing is awesome!
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Old 12-21-2015, 06:08 PM   #286
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Re: 1976 Chevy K30 Crew Cab Short Box Cummins Build

73-74 grille is going to be a snug fit for you but it's definitely possible.





With the fan on before I moved the radiator about an inch forward


You'll probably have to cut these off of the intercooler and you might have about 3/4" of a gap for a condenser.




Not done yet...
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Old 12-21-2015, 08:43 PM   #287
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Re: 1976 Chevy K30 Crew Cab Short Box Cummins Build

Tony, sweet! Where's your build thread? Did you have someone build you that fan spacer/adapter? Full time fan, huh? That'll be loud but keep it cool.
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Old 12-21-2015, 09:21 PM   #288
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Re: 1976 Chevy K30 Crew Cab Short Box Cummins Build

I still haven't made a build thread for it yet. Help me come up with a name for it and I will lol. The people that have said they've ran them say it's really not that bad. I've run solid fans on my gas trucks as well and I don't really hear it. Plus fan clutches never work like they're supposed to unless they're a magnetic type.

The fan hub is made by Flex-a-lite, part # FLX-852 and the fan is a 19" with aluminum blades made by them too # FLX-1719
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Old 09-09-2017, 07:26 AM   #289
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Re: 1976 Chevy K30 Crew Cab Short Box Cummins Build

Just got caught up on the Longhorn so I thought I would check this one out. A squarebody by DieselWrencher's got to be cool right? Ryan, are you still building this one?
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Old 09-11-2017, 11:26 PM   #290
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Just got caught up on the Longhorn so I thought I would check this one out. A squarebody by DieselWrencher's got to be cool right? Ryan, are you still building this one?
I still have it, and think about it often, but sadly no. It isn't getting any work done to it right now. I stole the steering arm off the D60 for the 72 this spring and when I did I found the firewall is all rotted out on this truck. Now I am waiting for a friend to sell me my brother's old cab and when that happens, I might piece this thing together. I still have a 5.9 12v, 47rh and a NP205 for it. I'm just lacking the time for it. Right now my garage has my 40 Ford in it, I have a 00 Dodge I'm doing a bunch of work to, and now I'll be converting my 95 F350 crew cab to a 4x4. Just too much to do and not enough time to do it in.
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:54 PM   #291
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Sounds familiar bud, no time. one day right
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