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July 03, 2020, 08:19:28 PM by SlayTank
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Light weight baaaabyyyy! No for real this thing weighs a ton.

My throw out bearing was going out because I think the previous owner had the clutch misadjusted. Should I replace the clutch while Iím in there? Any recommendations on kind of clutch? The fingers are a little warn, I havenít taken the pressure plate off yet, all spring are in good condition. What are your thoughts?

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July 03, 2020, 10:56:25 AM by Patman
Views: 289 | Comments: 3

I have a dilemma  a that id like some help with.

I have a 1965 Chevy C20 (2wd) longbed.

I also have a 1985 Chevy K10 longbed, its my daily.

Due to smog regulations in California I will not be able to renew my registration this feb on the K10. However, the 65 is old enough that I wont need to worry about smog so registration will be a snap. That said, it will be towing a 5th wheel trailer, so itís gonna a get used.

That brings me to my options.

Option 1: Pull the motor from the K10. Install it in the 65 and call it good.

Eventually Iíll rebuild the motor. Iíll need to do chassis/axle work redo the breaks and all of that.

Option 2: Pull the entire drive train from the K10 and install it under the C20.

This would be converting a C20 into a K10 but still using hte C20 frame. That is a tall order, from what I hear. Yet others say its very doable. I have a line on a D44 HP front and a 14bolt rearend that I would make this a capeable 4x4 3/4 ton.

Option 3: Pull the body off of the C20 and install it on the 85 chassis.

This last option is pretty straight forward but it results in what is essentially a 2in body lift. It has to do with the cab and how it mounts to the C20 frame. This also give me an opportunity to stiffen up the frame to make sure that it can handle towing the 5th wheel.

Im honestly caught between the 2nd and 3rd option but leaning towards the 2nd.  Opinions are welcome.

July 02, 2020, 12:23:11 AM by fiddler | Views: 171 | Comments: 1

So I have a 1974 Chevy C10 Stepside.  A previous owner attempted a frame repair around the steering box and botched it.  One of the steering box bolts was cross threaded and put in about 1/4 inch from the end leaving a gap, which allowed the frame to flex.  The truck wandered all over the road.   I ended up putting a through bolt on the cross threaded hole and using a flat washer next to the crack on the frame and pulling the steering box up tight against the frame which stabilized the steering and stopped the truck from wandering all over the road.  Temporary fix, that lasted about a year.  I shuddered to think about what was going on at that fix every time I drove the truck.  Anyway, finally found someone who had experience with C10 frame repairs in the area.  I ordered the Off Road Designs frame repair kit and frame reinforcement.  The welder installed it for me, and I picked the truck up today.  It drives like a sports car now.  Even all tightened up so the frame did not move with my temporary repair and the great improvement in the steering there was still movement in the frame even though I could not see it.   The only issue now is that the steering wheel is not straight at the middle anymore.  Is it possible to realign the steering wheel in the driveway  or do I need to take it to an alignment shop?  Anyway, it drives like a new truck now....  or maybe a Ferrari  LOL.
July 01, 2020, 07:32:16 PM by macr0w | Views: 398 | Comments: 1

Has anyone had any luck repairing or replacing a spring grid in a mid 80's bench seat?
I might go to Grainger or something and see if I can get some wire.  ;D
July 01, 2020, 07:16:26 PM by mrghostwalker
Views: 416 | Comments: 2

I have an 83 K10 I am fixing up. Does anyone know if the 88 V10/20 bench seat is the same as the 87 K10/20 bench seat?
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