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Title: K30 Crew Cab Sierra Classic Build Up
Post by: CJGuy on June 08, 2019, 05:04:37 PM
Figured Iíd start a build thread on here as I go along building and restoring this 1986 K30 crew cab. Itís got a real nice interior, power everything, cruise, tilt, and is a factory 6.2/4 speed stick combo. I bought the truck from a fella who wanted to keep the axles, so he dropped it off in my driveway, we blocked it up, and he tore out he diffs(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190608/c247317d4230ed63858a75890d1916c9.jpg)

I quickly found a 14 bolt and put a Dodge 60 I already had back under it to get it rolling. Unfortunately the dodge diff was all piled up and mangled, and wouldnít turn. So the truck could drive in a straight line only
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So I borrowed the front GM 60 from a 79 crew cab parts truck I happened to be sitting on
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Title: Re: K30 Crew Cab Sierra Classic Build Up
Post by: CJGuy on June 08, 2019, 05:05:48 PM
Put some proper tires onto the thing so it looks a lot better now. Has a lift from the previous owner, not sure how much but itís pretty tall. Big blocks in the back
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While the eventual plan is to swap out the 6.2 for something just a bit more exciting, for the meantime Iíve picked up an NV4500 so I can actually drive it on the highway. The 6.2 will stay until all the body work is done
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Title: Re: K30 Crew Cab Sierra Classic Build Up
Post by: Mpiersd on June 14, 2019, 08:19:50 AM
Looks good.  I tried to buy a restored CC with the same colors on it a couple of months ago.  Someone beat me to it.
Title: Re: K30 Crew Cab Sierra Classic Build Up
Post by: 75gmck25 on June 16, 2019, 05:44:07 AM
How about just upgrading to a turbo charged 6.2?   It just seems like the right engine for a K30, and should be a straightforward swap/upgrade.

Bruce
Title: Re: K30 Crew Cab Sierra Classic Build Up
Post by: CJGuy on July 25, 2019, 09:44:18 PM
Found a steal of a deal on a 96 Ram 2500, so I may do right away with the 6.2 and put it something a little more exciting from this parts truck

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Title: Re: K30 Crew Cab Sierra Classic Build Up
Post by: CJGuy on August 04, 2019, 08:46:30 PM
Took it out for a spin for the first time since the axles went in, got a nice picture or 2

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Also found a set of King Ranch seats in a junkyard, so those will be going in at some point

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Title: Re: K30 Crew Cab Sierra Classic Build Up
Post by: CJGuy on August 04, 2019, 08:51:53 PM
How about just upgrading to a turbo charged 6.2?   It just seems like the right engine for a K30, and should be a straightforward swap/upgrade.

Bruce

Have thought about it, but I was definitely unimpressed on the first drive with the truck.  I've owned and driven Dodge diesels for my entire driving career, and it seems like a natural step for this truck
Title: Re: K30 Crew Cab Sierra Classic Build Up
Post by: Shifty on October 18, 2019, 09:38:22 AM
Looks like it's going to be a cool machine!  I love the CC's, I wish I'd have kept my last one... :'(