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Old 04-12-2018, 08:44 PM   #26
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Re: just scored this 87 c10 long bed

rear bumper mocked up and ready for cut and weld up .

also got the tranny & t-case combo mocked up and waiting for my custom made 1" spacer to be made so i can bolt it all up with no mods / tear down of trans / cutting of shaft .

then brown santa delivered my gooseneck hitch to the shop today . she tips the scale at 70+ lbs . super beefy and made just for our style of trucks and bolt in a lot more than the competitors models do . acts as a extra crossmember in the frame also .
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Old 04-13-2018, 05:35 PM   #27
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Re: just scored this 87 c10 long bed

Very nice! Who makes the GN hitch?
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Old 04-13-2018, 09:19 PM   #28
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Re: just scored this 87 c10 long bed

kirt who owns www.diy4x.com

i have 2 of them now my self . and a few other members over on ck5 have them also .

pics dont do these justice . kirt goes overboard in a good way with BEEFY parts .

and its a non listed part . so you have to ask for them .
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Old 04-13-2018, 09:44 PM   #29
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Re: just scored this 87 c10 long bed

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Old 04-13-2018, 09:54 PM   #30
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Re: just scored this 87 c10 long bed

no problem . she was sitting there for 2+ years . prob closer to 3 years .

i do have a GMC jimmy here in town if i can ever get a clear pic shot . its sat in the same place since before i could drive . and i have been driving for 20+ years now . and i think its a 73-75 full vert top .
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:21 PM   #31
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Re: just scored this 87 c10 long bed

got a lot done today on the rear bumper .

i LOVE my plasma cutter .

and just need ends capped / weld in hitch & D-rings / drill few holes for the bottom to bolt to the top half / then mount the angle iron for the main brackets.
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Old 04-18-2018, 09:38 PM   #32
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Re: just scored this 87 c10 long bed

well another problem solved tonight .

went and picked up my custom made spacer to mate the trans and t-case together with out and major modifications . and if i ever want to go back its just unbolt the spacer and bolt the other t-case back on .
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:26 PM   #33
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Re: just scored this 87 c10 long bed

Very nice on the bumper making. I've gotten quite a bit of stuff from Kurt. What does he charge for the GN hitches?
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:40 PM   #34
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Re: just scored this 87 c10 long bed

thanks on the bumper . i was going for a late 60's threw 70's aftermarket beefy bumper kind of look . its my twist on a few bumpers and hitch all in 1 .

just a hair under 300 for this to my door.

the other name brand wants over 500 for a lesser product .
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Old 08-18-2018, 07:14 PM   #35
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Re: just scored this 87 c10 long bed

back in the shop and wrenching on the old girl again . pics to come .
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Old 08-18-2018, 08:53 PM   #36
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Re: just scored this 87 c10 long bed

brand new L31 create engine 4 bolt main version going in today .

then the th400 with trans go shift improver kit and modified governer for better shift points was installed along with a np203/np205 transfer case combo with the offroad design doubler kit to mate them together . http://offroaddesign.com/catalog/doubler.htm http://offroaddesign.com/catalog/Tri...ckShifters.htm

helps to set the cab and front clip back on the 2wd doner frame . then use 2 engine hoists to set the combo in the frame .

now to mate them together again and check floor clearance of doubler and make hole for the 3 shifter levers .
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Old 08-18-2018, 11:40 PM   #37
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Re: budget beater c10 to k30 swap over build.

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Old 08-19-2018, 04:38 PM   #38
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Re: budget beater c10 to k30 swap over build.

had a small problem but got it figured out .

in my stash of cross members i have NOT got any spare k30 units . i grabbed what i figured was 1 but i was way off .

the trans/t-case was pointed way down .

all fixed now tho . got a k30 unit swapped in from another project on hold .
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Old 08-19-2018, 06:03 PM   #39
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Re: budget beater c10 to k30 swap over build.

well 87 2wd low floor hump cab clears a th400/1" spacer/np203 adapter and range box / offroad design doubler kit / np205 / .

just have to cut hole in floor for the shifter levers and mount the plate and boots .

getting closer by the day .
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Old 08-20-2018, 06:18 PM   #40
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Re: budget beater c10 to k30 swap over build.

little rear bumper action today .

made my brackets to the frame with 2 - 5/8" holes & 2 - 1/2" holes each . this should hold here on there good-n-tight ! 1st pic i still have yet to do the 4th hole . the other 2 holes clear the factory cross member rivet's . and the brackets are just 3.5"x3.5"x1/4" wall angle . . .

then test hung the main section of the bumper to make sure depth was good and tailgate thats BENT clears when down . then i marked were to cut the bumper to let the brackets pass threw for final weld both sides .
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Re: budget beater c10 to k30 swap over build.

It's coming along really nice. I didn't know there was a difference in between the K20 and K30 trans cross members. Good to know.
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Re: budget beater c10 to k30 swap over build.

yep true k30 frame is about 2" taller in the mid section and tappers down after the center of the rear axle area .

so the flatter cross member keeps stuff were it needs to be .
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Re: budget beater c10 to k30 swap over build.

got the bumper hung today truck height view & honda civic height view

bottom lip of bumper is currently 25" off the ground . hitch tube around 26.5" center . measured a few of my other trailers and this is going to work out real good compared to my old trucks whipped together setup . looking like no more 6" drop hitch .
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Re: budget beater c10 to k30 swap over build.

burned in and holes drilled 4 - 1/2" to bolt the bottom section to the main section . then there wil be a tie in point later for the 2" reciver to the goosneck hitch for 1 SOLID pulling platform .

even made angled washers to line the 4 - 1/2" bolts up correctly on the slope of the c-channel . that upper one did get fixed for full flat seat . he was a hair to long was all .

thinking a 2nd plate area on the left also so i can run legal plate and this old school ad plate . there will be a bar stock brim like a hat above the plates to hide the light and protect them . will be bent with a 30* - 45* on each end and swing back in for a sweapt look .
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Re: budget beater c10 to k30 swap over build.

time to protect the plates with a set of eyebrows . . . .
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Re: budget beater c10 to k30 swap over build.

i love my www.diy4x.com built gooseneck hitch / masive crossmember kit .:saweet:

and it complements my custom built bumper . just got to bolt it all in the frame today . and then tie the trailer hitch to the gooseneck hitch .

then its game on for the plumbing and exhaust and fuel system .
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my left elbo and arm is killing me . to many holes drilled today . but its all ready for final bolt down when ready .
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hope this works .

bumper pull hitch tie / bolt in to diy4x gooseneck hitch . and 1 last crossmember in the middle of it all .
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Re: budget beater c10 to k30 swap over build.

Very nice work! His GN set up is pretty nice. Do you plan to truck pull with this and that's why you decided to tie into the GN?
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Very nice work! His GN set up is pretty nice. Do you plan to truck pull with this and that's why you decided to tie into the GN?
not planned . just like overkill .

and my frame is a Frankenstein . its been shortened under the cab from crew cab length . also in its original build when it was still a crew cab i planned on a 4ft flatbed so i had cut the frame off above the rear axle centerline . so i welded this back on also to make it whole again . and making the bumper pull hitch tie in to the goose hitch in my theory will help spread the pulling force out since the goose hitch is just ahead of that second weld section of the frame .

i also plan on making my own mounts for timbren bump stops i have i scored cheep of evilbay . i will make these mounts bolt on the outside of the frame and tie in the 2 back bolts per side in the frame for the goose hitch then add in 2 more past the weld section to basically make that a bolt in fish plate .

in short as i said i like overkill with what i have .
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