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Offline catchrcall

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C10 bed on K20 body
« on: September 09, 2019, 10:43:29 PM »
We are starting on my son's truck. It's a 1982 K20.  I am looking at just replacing the whole bed since both sides have a rust problem over the wheel wells.  I can find plenty of C10 beds but not a single K20.  My question is, will a C10 bed fit on a K20?  Thanks for any help.

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Re: C10 bed on K20 body
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 06:19:05 AM »
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Offline JohnnyPopper

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Re: C10 bed on K20 body
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 08:44:26 AM »
Welcome from SoCal!

Should work fine!

C  is two wheel drive and K is 4 wheel drive.

Make sure it's the same length, they came long and short, and (my fave) step side, which is always short.
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Re: C10 bed on K20 body
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2019, 01:44:28 PM »
Welcome from SoCal!

Should work fine!

C  is two wheel drive and K is 4 wheel drive.

Make sure it's the same length, they came long and short, and (my fave) step side, which is always short.

Always short stepside if you are only talking about 73-87(91).  2nd Gen trucks had the Longhorn stepside bed!
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Re: C10 bed on K20 body
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2019, 03:27:35 PM »
It's a fleet side. 

I got stupid lucky today and found a great donor vehicle.  Going to start pulling parts from it next week.

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Re: C10 bed on K20 body
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2019, 03:40:31 PM »
Aww too bad about the fleet....  8)

What year is it?

There is a guy on here looking for a firewall donor. Search 'firewall'
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: C10 bed on K20 body
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2019, 03:42:16 PM »
Long or short fleet?

I'm thinking about taking a Crew cab I have and cutting it down for short fleet dually. One of a kind!
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: C10 bed on K20 body
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2019, 06:21:18 PM »
It's a long bed. 

I used to have a 76 K10 stepside but I sold it when I needed more cab space for kids.  I still regret it, but it had to happen.  I couldn't let it sit and rot.

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Re: C10 bed on K20 body
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2019, 07:47:06 PM »
I feel your pain man, gave my last '73 3+3 Crew cab to my sister who summarily trashed it.

They are still around, this is a '88 3+3 CC Dually 8.3' Fleet. It was in a horse field in the mountains about 30 miles from here, had a torched transmission, TH400 behind a 454 TBI.

The truck is straight, interior clean, just some patina on some paint spots, think I'll clear coat it and forget it.

She's back on the road, just doing some cosmetic stuff to the cab over camper so I can move it and start on this truck.

Don't tell anyone she's a '88, too new for this site.... ;D
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