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1987 R10...aka Belushi
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2019, 05:46:08 PM »
I got the CPP springs and spindles off eBay since itís free shipping and no tax. The flip kit just moves the rearend housing from under the leaf springs to on top of them. Pretty simple to do that part, and 5Ē of drop.
And I didnít have to notch the frame. I did have to remove the factory rear bump stops though...thatís just a matter of removal of a few body rivets and they come off.

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« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2019, 08:22:17 PM »
Makes sense on the rear. I guess guys notch the frame when they want to slam it. More than I want to do.

Spindles I've seen vary in drop- what did you choose? It looks pretty flat.

Is there a difference if you just lop off a ring of existing springs?
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction

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Re: 1987 R10...aka Belushi
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2019, 08:42:38 PM »
I used the 2-1/2Ē CPP drop spindles and a 1Ē drop spring. If youíre going to cut a coil, youíd be well advised to cut new springs rather than old used ones.  Iíve tried cutting used springs and even though I cut the exact same amount, they dropped different amounts. Doing the spring install more than once... SUXís.


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Re: 1987 R10...aka Belushi
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2019, 08:49:59 PM »
Thanks brother, that's good advice!
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction

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« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2019, 08:56:02 PM »
Thanks brother, that's good advice!

Youíre welcome!!


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1987 R10...aka Belushi
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2019, 09:06:18 PM »
Oh, and since you asked... hereís a picture of my Ď77 that I sold this Spring. I kick myself for selling it.



Iíd done some suspension upgrades and a full billet serpentine conversion with all new a/c parts/pieces. 


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Re: 1987 R10...aka Belushi
« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2019, 12:46:12 PM »
Nice truck, got those same wheels for the '80.

Do they make a kit for serpentine replacement? and did you use a different compressor?
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction

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« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2019, 01:06:14 PM »
I used the CVF Racing setup with a Sandin 508 compressor. Itís a nice setup, price is really good,but I did have to make custom lines for the compressor.

 


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« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2019, 04:47:14 PM »
Thanks again for the lead, I'll check them out.

I notice you are using the mechanical fan.

I had to change my water pump and decided it was time to go with an electric.

It feels like I picked up 15-20 Horsepower, no joke!

Even my wife says it's definitely more peppy.

I put the question out if anyone knows how much hp the fans use, no response. Yet... 
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction

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Re: 1987 R10...aka Belushi
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2019, 02:51:11 PM »
I installed a new front bumper air deflector last night. I just didnít like it without it. In my opinion it Hides some of the ugly suspension and makes it look a little lower too.







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« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2019, 08:48:34 PM »
I finally got around to replacing the belts (4 D@mn belts) tonight. What a PITA!!! Whoever came up with the serpentine setup should get a Nobel prize!!! Only the p/s pump belt looked bad...but itís the most inboard belt!!! So I replaced them all.


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Iím also going to try my hand at replacing the headliner material tomorrow. Not real excited about doing this.

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« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2019, 03:51:19 PM »
I finally got around to removing & repairing the old headliner board... hereís before repairs



Then I cleaned and detailed all the oe trim, recovered the board and got it all back in today. Now the inside of this truck is dang near like new.





Sorry for the cell phone pics, but you get the jist.


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Re: 1987 R10...aka Belushi
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2019, 02:54:48 AM »
Nice looking truck!!

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« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2019, 10:14:31 AM »
Thanks Dan! 


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« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2019, 03:05:56 PM »
I decided the 15Ē wheels just did nothing for me, so I decided to put an old set of Boss 338ís I had stored on a shelf on it. Had to do some machine work on the HD rotors as these are 1st gen 338ís. But Iím much happier with the look now.




I also added a picture just to show the 383 can bake a Tire.




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