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Old 02-03-2019, 07:34 AM   #1
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1986 C20 Dually conversion

Hello,

I am currently playing with a 1986 C/20 and am interested in converting it to a dually. I have all parts needed except for the bed and or fenders. I'm in Maine and am finding it difficult to locate the bed and or fenders in this area. I am hoping someone can be of help. I have attached pictures of what it was four months ago and what is it now. I call her HOBO.

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Old 02-03-2019, 08:31 AM   #2
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Re: 1986 C20 Dually conversion

Any reason for the dually conversion?....do you also have the dually axle?its different from a c&c dual wheel axle.......dually fenders can be added to your bed with some work...its been done by members here.....in your area its probably impossible to find much....in my area I know where pe 4-5 dually beds are now...
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:01 AM   #3
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Re: 1986 C20 Dually conversion

Hi Greg,

The reason is that I like the square body dually look as well as I do a bit of hauling of "stuff". I also have a couple old trucks that i run to shows, etc.. I do have a full floater rear end, the "Bud" rims and the factory early 90's front wheel adaptors for the "Bud" rims. I would like to lower it a bit as well, not slammed but lowered. Alabama is a bit of a drive for me lol
By the way, Nice dually you have! I currently have a 05 Vortec motor / trans that I am considering swapping into the 86.

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Old 02-05-2019, 08:55 AM   #4
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Re: 1986 C20 Dually conversion

I did the conversion a few years ago on my C20. I needed the extra width for towing my camper. Made a big difference while towing.
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Old 02-08-2019, 05:54 PM   #5
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Re: 1986 C20 Dually conversion

Very nice. Where did you find the fenders? From another dually or aftermarket?


This is my other dually. The frame is a 1973 Chevrolet crew cab 1 ton dually, 76 454, 400 trans.
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Old 02-09-2019, 07:58 AM   #6
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As purchased in October.
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:01 AM   #7
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:04 AM   #8
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:08 AM   #9
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:01 PM   #10
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Very nice. Where did you find the fenders? From another dually or aftermarket?
No they were purchased NOS from someone on this forum.

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Old 02-11-2019, 06:15 PM   #11
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and a lil bit more progress
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Old 02-15-2019, 02:20 PM   #12
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Re: 1986 C20 Dually conversion

That COE is pretty cool. I see you have a thing for satin black.
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Old 02-15-2019, 06:43 PM   #13
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LOL, I do!! Real easy to take care of!
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Old 02-16-2019, 01:24 PM   #14
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i was told yrs ago the 3 widths where made the really wide ones where on a a standard personal dually and that the cab/chassis ones had two widths where available if U get a narrow one U jst mite need fender flares?? jst a thought !! i have a narrow one under my 63 and i extended the fender 4 in!!! hope this helps !!
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:23 AM   #15
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Thanks for the tip, I will look into that. I fortunately found a bed from Tenn. practically right in my back yard. I am off to get it in just a couple of hours. Don't ask how I lucked out on this because I have no idea!
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Old 02-17-2019, 09:07 PM   #16
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Successful trip! Very clean Tenn. bed found 1.5 hours from home.
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Old 02-18-2019, 09:15 AM   #17
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Re: 1986 C20 Dually conversion

Looks like you did good with that bed. I'm sure good southern parts are hard to come by that far north.
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