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Re: '82 GMC ... Yard truck no more!
« Reply #60 on: October 30, 2020, 07:06:30 PM »
Nice work on your truck.

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Re: '82 GMC ... Yard truck no more!
« Reply #61 on: October 31, 2020, 06:27:34 PM »
Thanks!  My wife and kids could not be more disinterested in this project so I appreciate the support.  Decided to bolt on some front sheet metal to keep myself inspired.  The radiator support is from the 89 K5, which I plan on using as well as the rest of the parts that go on the front.  Those are the original fenders that will end up being replaced with new ones.  The doors are also from the original truck and are in good condition.  I didnt make much of an effort to get things lined up, just wanted to make it look like a truck again.

So heres the plan.  The 85 cab is going to fit the 82 doors, the new fenders, and the k5 hood and radiator support.  Wish me luck.
- Joel
1982 GMC K10 (work in progress)
1989 Chevy G20 Van
1994 Chevy Impala SS
1974 Landcruiser (Chevy powered)

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Re: '82 GMC ... Yard truck no more!
« Reply #62 on: October 31, 2020, 06:48:24 PM »
I will try not to get carried away reassembling it.  Id like to figure out what holes in the firewall can be eliminated and mock up anything else that involves the cab being on.  I am going to use the stock style shifter linkage, but if theres a better alternative out there please let me know.
- Joel
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Re: '82 GMC ... Yard truck no more!
« Reply #63 on: October 31, 2020, 07:50:10 PM »
I thought I had eliminated holes that were not needed in the firewall. Found a couple of them were for the inside firewall pad and there are a couple I wish I had welded up and will have to figure the best way to seal the few needed holes, just thankful they are small ones. Best of luck and you are doing great.

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Re: '82 GMC ... Yard truck no more!
« Reply #64 on: November 09, 2020, 08:49:30 PM »
Thanks, I am planning on modeling the firewall after the one on the 89 K5 which is still intact and I can use as a guide.  The cab I am using was on a CUCV and has some random holes in it that definitely need to go.  On the small ones I plan close with the MIG using piece of flattened copper pipe behind it.  The internet says this works, so it must be true.  Ill let you know how it goes.
- Joel
1982 GMC K10 (work in progress)
1989 Chevy G20 Van
1994 Chevy Impala SS
1974 Landcruiser (Chevy powered)

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Re: '82 GMC ... Yard truck no more!
« Reply #65 on: November 09, 2020, 08:55:59 PM »
The weather here has been nice for days to I decided to tackle sorting the rest of the front end.  Despite the shiny paint on the middle, I never cleaned up or serviced the wheel ends.
- Joel
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Re: '82 GMC ... Yard truck no more!
« Reply #66 on: November 09, 2020, 09:02:55 PM »
The the mile marker locking hubs were first to come off.  Despite being caked with muddy grease, they appear to be in decent shape.  With those gone, the spindle nuts are accessible.
- Joel
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Re: '82 GMC ... Yard truck no more!
« Reply #67 on: November 09, 2020, 09:11:49 PM »
The spindle nut socket did not fit the passenger side outer nut because someone before me beat it on there with a screwdriver.  This is why you need to use the right tools for the job.  I eventually got it off and it might be salvageable.  On the driver side they put the wrong nut on the inside.  The inner one has a little peg on it that lines up with a hole on the lock ring.
- Joel
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Re: '82 GMC ... Yard truck no more!
« Reply #68 on: November 09, 2020, 09:17:21 PM »
With the spindle nuts and lock ring out the hub/rotor assembly slides off and weighs as much as a bag of cement.  The outer wheel bearing fall right out the front if you tip it forward, so dont do that - fish it out once its on the ground.  This leaves a crusty mess of dust shields and caliper bracket.
- Joel
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Re: '82 GMC ... Yard truck no more!
« Reply #69 on: November 09, 2020, 09:30:17 PM »
Six nuts later and both dust shields and the caliper bracket will come off with some persuasion.  Even more persuasion was needed to separate the caliper bracket from the spindle.  At this point the axles will slide out so they can be carefully put somewhere that they dont smashed or covered with crap.  With the knuckles bare and everything taken apart I can start the tedious work of cleaning and painting these parts.  The spindles, seals, and bearings all seem to be in good shape so I guess I have the sausage fingered mechanic who was in here before me to thank.  The dust shields are pretty wasted, and it doesnt look like they are available anywhere so if anyone knows where to get dana 60 dust shields let me know..
- Joel
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Re: '82 GMC ... Yard truck no more!
« Reply #70 on: November 10, 2020, 08:24:25 AM »
Nice write-up....just did mine too.
87 V20 Standard Cab Longbed (current)

87 R30 3+3 Longbed (days of yore)

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Re: '82 GMC ... Yard truck no more!
« Reply #71 on: November 20, 2020, 08:04:08 PM »
The hub and rotor are can only be separated by pressing out the wheel studs.  The rotors were not in horrible shape but shiny new ones are fairly cheap.  Bot to mention cleaning up the hub would be impossible with them attached.
- Joel
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Re: '82 GMC ... Yard truck no more!
« Reply #72 on: November 20, 2020, 08:23:25 PM »
After hours cleaning, grinding, and painting parts, things were ready to start going back together.  I could have disassembled this further but I do not think it is necessary.  I did not rebuild the kingpins, change the axle U joints, or replace the spindle and wheel bearings.  Everything seemed pretty tight but if there is a problem later I will deal with it then.  It should be easier to work on since I have already had it apart and cleaned it all up.
- Joel
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Re: '82 GMC ... Yard truck no more!
« Reply #73 on: November 20, 2020, 08:49:20 PM »
Once the axles are slid back in the spindle goes on.  I hit the exposed surfaces of the spindle pretty hard with the wire wheel but left it unpainted.  The only areas open to the elements are the edge and a narrow ring behind the hub seal.  It will probably be covered with surface rust by spring, we'll see.  The caliper bracket sandwiches the spindle on the knuckle, and once the dust covers are ready it can all be bolted down.
- Joel
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Re: '82 GMC ... Yard truck no more!
« Reply #74 on: November 20, 2020, 09:02:37 PM »
I discovered that Dana 60 dust shields are not reproduced - well, the ones that cover the rotor arent.  The spindle dust shields that I obtained were fabricated and not stamped like the originals but seem to be more rugged.  The shields for the rotors I got used from out west and they cleaned up real nice after some straightening.  I considered ditching the rotor dust shields all together due to price, but I eventually convinced myself to bite the bullet.  Some day I need to take a huge trailer to the southwest and load it up with stuff.
- Joel
1982 GMC K10 (work in progress)
1989 Chevy G20 Van
1994 Chevy Impala SS
1974 Landcruiser (Chevy powered)