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Old 02-15-2016, 02:03 PM   #1
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Well after about 15 years of having my eyes on this truck I finally was able to get my hands on it. I have watched this truck go from near mint condition to what it is today but it did allow me to get it for the steal of a price I got it for. I am only the 3rd owner of it and it only has 74k miles on it most of which are from being flat towed to Mexico and south Texas. 1981 chevy K20 292, sm465, 208 transfer (going to change for a 205), 410 gears. It's not a fast truck now but it will climb a mountain in low gear. Plan on getting it road worthy first and fix the body, disc brakes on the rear, then get the the good stuff and drop an LS motor in it. I will update with pics as I go, going to be a slow process but I am excited.

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Old 02-15-2016, 09:36 PM   #2
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sweet old rig
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Old 02-16-2016, 06:52 AM   #3
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Keeping the Manual tranny?
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:04 AM   #4
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Keeping the Manual tranny?

Yessir It's a bullet proof tranny.
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:07 AM   #5
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Old 02-16-2016, 10:08 AM   #6
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Sweet truck man! Gonna be following along for sure, love those old chevys
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Old 02-16-2016, 11:07 AM   #7
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Nice. I'm excited to watch this build
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Old 02-16-2016, 01:48 PM   #8
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Very cool
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Old 02-16-2016, 02:34 PM   #9
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Let me know if you need any body parts. I've got an 81 that I'm fixing to pull apart and scrap. I'd sell the parts cheap.
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Old 02-16-2016, 06:55 PM   #10
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Let me know if you need any body parts. I've got an 81 that I'm fixing to pull apart and scrap. I'd sell the parts cheap.

Man that would be awesome!! I am in need of a drive side door and mirror if possible?
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Old 02-16-2016, 06:59 PM   #11
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That will be a beast.
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Old 02-16-2016, 07:09 PM   #12
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Perfect project truck
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Old 02-16-2016, 07:41 PM   #13
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Well this is just an hour of the work tonight I got done. Seat is out and cab scrubbed from top to bottom and got the front end apart and getting new pads seals and getting the rorors turned.

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Old 02-17-2016, 09:11 AM   #14
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Can't wait to see it finished.
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Old 02-17-2016, 10:31 AM   #15
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Man that would be awesome!! I am in need of a drive side door and mirror if possible?
The drivers door is not perfect. It has a small dent above the door lock. I can also feel a little wave in the bottom. Not sure if it has been fixed before.

PM me your # so we can talk.
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Old 02-18-2016, 12:43 AM   #16
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Funny how seeing things takes you back in time. That skinny steering wheel is the same one I clinched onto when Dad finally allowed me to drive down dirt roads in the drivers seat without sittin on his lap. I can hear that funky blinker noise too! Great truck man. Congrats and good luck on the build.
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Old 02-25-2016, 05:53 AM   #17
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Well I finally finished up the brake system and front hubs. Was going to do disk on the rear but gong to run the drums for now maybe here in the future. Everything in the brake system got replaced or rebuilt except for rear drums and brake lines. Front hubs got all new bearings and seals. Transmission and transfer case come out this week so I can drop a new clutch in it.
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Old 02-28-2016, 05:36 PM   #18
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Well today I was able to pull the drive shafts then transfer case, transmission, and clutch. As you can see the previous owner got the clutch just a little hot. Going to clean everything up paint it replace the fluids, new clutch, and get the fly wheel re surfaced.

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Old 02-28-2016, 05:46 PM   #19
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Nice old truck... Congrats on the find .
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Old 03-02-2016, 03:32 PM   #20
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always wanted a truck like that
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Old 03-13-2016, 05:59 PM   #21
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Well I got the tranny put back in it and everything set back up. I am going to take it this week to get inspected cross my fingers it will pass and I can drive it part time until I save money for a motor to swap in it.

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Old 03-13-2016, 06:13 PM   #22
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Well today I was able to pull the drive shafts then transfer case, transmission, and clutch. As you can see the previous owner got the clutch just a little hot. Going to clean everything up paint it replace the fluids, new clutch, and get the fly wheel re surfaced.

Ain't nothin finer, than an ice cold shiner.
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Old 03-13-2016, 09:04 PM   #23
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Very cool
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Old 12-16-2016, 08:56 AM   #24
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Well after going away from here a little while because of life I have since done a little bit of work to her.
Started on the body work then after much debate i decided to stop everything and get the ls going. Found a 6.0 forsale with everything so I went with it. Here is the current status of it I cant wait to finish it, but a long ways to go.



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Old 12-16-2016, 08:58 AM   #25
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Nice!
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Old 12-16-2016, 09:01 AM   #26
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Old 05-07-2017, 11:09 AM   #27
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Well after many hours I only have a few small touch ups then off to the exhaust shop and its final dyno tune.


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Old 05-07-2017, 11:22 AM   #28
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Sweet!
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:10 PM   #29
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hi-tech for 81
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:51 AM   #30
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First time getting it washed up after getting it back together.

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Old 05-15-2017, 09:57 AM   #31
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my first truck was a candy apple red 1983 K10. loved that truck

nice ride!
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:11 AM   #32
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Awesome work reminds me of my highschool ride.
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Old 05-15-2017, 06:17 PM   #33
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Cool trucks. My dad had an 82 that I wanted BAD!
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:08 PM   #34
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What gauges are those? My boys 89 K5 is in need of a new set pretty bad.


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Old 05-15-2017, 07:37 PM   #35
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What gauges are those? My boys 89 K5 is in need of a new set pretty bad.


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They are Dakota Digitals. I might be selling the originals if you might be interested in them?

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Old 05-18-2017, 08:26 PM   #36
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Love the square body's
How's the 6.0 LS install working out
Keep up the good work
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Old 05-26-2017, 07:19 PM   #37
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Well not to bad numbers made the other day on the dyno. Going to upgrade my injectors because i maxed them out at 5100rpm so i still have some room to move up. The truck flat out MOVES now.


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Old 05-26-2017, 09:07 PM   #38
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That's a cool project.

I like what you're doing with it!


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Old 05-26-2017, 09:17 PM   #39
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Well done sir, well done
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Old 05-26-2017, 10:01 PM   #40
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Nice truck!!!


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Old 05-27-2017, 05:45 PM   #41
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Awesome


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Old 05-27-2017, 05:51 PM   #42
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Nice project, looks great
Where you get dash gauge set up from ?
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