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Today at 10:05:20 AM by fiddler | Views: 20 | Comments: 1

I have a 1974 Chevy C10 step side short body.  The courtesy light is dangling from dash via a tie wrap.  Does anybody have a pic of where it goes or maybe could give a verbal description.  I don't see the bolt pattern anywhere.....

Thanks much

Today at 09:18:21 AM by justin71105 | Views: 36 | Comments: 2

I bought a set of universal fit floormats from the auto parts store and they do not fit the way I would like them to.  Anyone have suggestions on were to buy larger floor mats that cover the carpet better.

If I slide mine to o e side they do not cover about 6" of carpet were my would be.  Could split the difference with 3" on either side but would rather not.

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April 28, 2017, 05:09:08 PM by EngineeringSquatch | Views: 85 | Comments: 14

Hi Everyone!
This is my first time posting so I may be in the wrong board, please move me if so. I need help! I was given a 1980 c30 pickup truck 292 I6 4 speed. It is a long story about it but it has a lot of sentimental value to me. So I have decided to start fixing it up and getting it semi-restored. This is my first truck build ever. I am currently in college for engineering, money and time are fairly tight. The problem I have been having is the more I work on it the less it makes sense. It is 4 wheel drive which it is my understanding it should be 2wd because it is designated "C". But the biggest thing that doesn't make any sense is it being a dually. It doesn't have the correct dually front-end. Also I noticed that the rear-end seemed to be shifted to the left about 4 inches. I crawled under it and found someone had cut and lengthened the drivers side of the rear-end about 3 inches and didn't do anything to the passenger side. I believe it was originally a SRW before bubba got a hold of it. I want to swap it back to SRW if it isn't to difficult. My knowledge of cars is limited, but I am fairly mechanically inclined. I attached a few pictures if you need more to answer the questions I can get them.

So here are my questions:

How can I figure out the gear ratio in the rear-end and the front end so I can buy a new rear-end for it?
Can I pull the dually fenders off the bed without any problem?
If I wanted to do a 3 inch left what do I buy a lift for a C30 or a K30?
Is there any way to salvage the rear-end I have?

April 28, 2017, 10:01:30 AM by Mike Phillips | Views: 111 | Comments: 6

Cracked in frame - 1987 Chevy  Silverado


This is why I don't like "buying" someone else's build and prefer to build my own trucks.

Looks like there was a crack in the frame and instead of starting by fixing the crack they just patched over it.

So now I get to do it right the second time.

Pulled the motor to access the inside of the frame.  Cleaned up 30 years of grime with Oven Cleaner and today I meet with my welder buddy to make the repair.

Here's a couple of pics...

This is the outside patch- looks like they cut off a mirror image section of frame off another truck and welded it to the outside of the frame on my truck.

Here's the problem though- the never addressed the actual crack and it's grown.

I'll update with the repair.

Note to self - never buy - always build.


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April 27, 2017, 10:42:14 PM by jbrow1 | Views: 68 | Comments: 3

Not sure I am actually going to swap motors, but have some questions if I do.
Right now got straight 6 in an 1980 K10 with a granny tranny.  Will a 350 drop in to my existing motor mounts and bolt up to the tranny? 
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