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1981 K20 "Custom Deluxe"
« on: September 18, 2012, 09:01:01 PM »
Well im new to the forums and thought i would post my ride here! This is my 81 K20 custom deluxe, my dad has owned it since 83 and we have recently fixed it up into running condition. it has a Goodwrench 350, has a 4" Rough Country lift kit, with 35" tires and 17" rims. soon to be added is a 9,000lb wench (reason bumper is pushed out) with a center brush guard with fog lights, a headache rack on the back to re-mount my dual CB antennas to and place four off road lights across the top. we have currently put a new deck in the dash with two 12 inch subwoofers and rear Scosche brand speakers in the cab corners. we took the old grill out since it was really beat up and put one in from an 86 suburban from a junkyard. painted to match the rest of the truck. we also took all the door panels and interior trim out of the burb and put it in the truck. (door panels, gauge Bessel, dash trim, etc. our next project is to fabricate an overhear console to house my new CB along with some light switches and some storage spaces. we are also putting two Scosche brand speakers on each side of it two replace the half blown out speakers in the dash. eventually going to put sound deadening material in the entire truck. all in all she runs great, looks good, hauls  on the road and in the mud, and sounds like a beast.  this truck is truly a "custom deluxe" :)

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Re: 1981 K20 "Custom Deluxe"
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2012, 03:32:31 PM »
Nice, clean truck!  Keep us updated with pics as you progress.
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Re: 1981 K20 "Custom Deluxe"
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2012, 02:51:20 PM »
started the build on my headache rack lastnight after school, should be done by sunday, pics soon
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Re: 1981 K20 "Custom Deluxe"
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2012, 05:39:23 PM »
finally got around to taking pictures today after school,


headache rack after being welded together, welds ground, and body filler in place and sanded.

lights wiped down with GON and clear coated






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Re: 1981 K20 "Custom Deluxe"
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2012, 07:17:07 PM »
That came out really nice!
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Re: 1981 K20 "Custom Deluxe"
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2012, 07:42:50 PM »
Thanks! i think it did to! the lights are all wired up but not hooked up. i think im gunna build the overhead console this week in my free time that way i can finially hook them up. i also might start fabbing the front wench bumper, with school now and it getting colder :/ i wish i hadnt procrastinated on getting my Eagle Project done for Scouts. it took up my whole summer lol
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Re: 1981 K20 "Custom Deluxe"
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2012, 08:29:30 PM »
just finished putting a tach in tonight, mounted it in the lower left gauge spot. looks good, i will put some pics up after school tomorrow of that and the rest of my interior. ill also try to find some pics from a year ago when we started the build and explain a little more about what happened to the truck to make it in non running condition. i think im gunna take the jeep to school tomorrow and let my dad start fabbing the front bumber for the wench ;D
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Re: 1981 K20 "Custom Deluxe"
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2012, 04:11:46 PM »
Truck looks good, I like that headache rack. Are the lights slightly below the roof line or is that from the angle of the pics?
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Re: 1981 K20 "Custom Deluxe"
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2012, 09:47:45 PM »
Thanks! i think they are pretty close to the height of the roof line if not a little bit below.

late night last night and got a few pics of the tach install. ill have better ones tomorrow. right now i gotta finish a 4 page paper for history class :/ lol


got my neon for about 35$ at Advanced.
sorry bout the wiring mess hanging down havent got it tucked up yet.

also mounted the winch today after school. all hooked up. the bumper doesnt look good for right now but in about another week me and my father are gunna make a new one. ill have pics of the winch tomorrow after school.
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Re: 1981 K20 "Custom Deluxe"
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2012, 10:15:38 PM »
Finally found those old pics. this truck has been my dads since 1983. he has used it as his daily driver ever since then. it has about 313,000 miles on it. 3rd engine. first two lost compression. for about the last 6 years it has been our plow truck on out farm and about 4 years ago one of the trasnmission cooler lines broke while plowing after a heavy snowfall and shot fluid all over the engine burning all of the electrical. since then we have been continually working on it. trans has been rebuilt. litteraly every thing has been changed to new (seals, new parts, brake lines, wires, etc) there really isnt a whole lotta stuff to replace left. carb has been rebuilt after sitting for a while, all that good stuff. me and my dad are the ones that mainly work on the truck, i have my friends come over here and then to help me. lift kit was put in, bigger tires. headache rack. off road lights. new stereo system with two 12' subs and i think 6x9 scosche speakers in the cab corners. new headliner made from scratch. trim put in from a junkyard truck, painted to match the interior. new gauge bezel from a 6.2 diesel burb at the local junkyard. since its my first vehicle, i love it.





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Re: 1981 K20 "Custom Deluxe"
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2012, 04:18:25 PM »
got pics of the winch and better pics of the tach. also took pics of my interior we got from a burb in a junk yard. also tooks pics of the cb, new radio, subs and corner speakers.

Tach:



Interior:






Electronics:






Winch:




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Re: 1981 K20 "Custom Deluxe"
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2012, 07:46:29 PM »
made a new bumper that suits the look of my truck. welded right to the frame. going to add diamond plate covers to the outer angled sides of the bumper. added D rings also. going to add a center brush guard eventually.



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Re: 1981 K20 "Custom Deluxe"
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2012, 08:35:35 PM »
Looks like it means business!!!  Comin' along really well!!  The diamond plate should add a nice touch....
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Re: 1981 K20 "Custom Deluxe"
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2012, 04:52:41 PM »
Diamond plate add done,


next to start on is interior overhead console similar to this one but without the blue lights/console down the center,


then is off to the back bumper. then next spring take everything off for body work :/
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Re: 1981 K20 "Custom Deluxe"
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2012, 01:44:40 PM »
picking up my truck today after school from getting the windows tinted. also tinted the taillights and turn signals. started work on overhead console. pics up soon.
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