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Offline Mr Diesel

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Adding another to the collection. 1989 K30
« on: May 04, 2020, 04:04:56 PM »
Added another to my collection the other day. 1989 K30 with a TBI 454 / SM465.
It's been sitting in a back yard for years. Probably parked when something went wrong with the engine. Spark plugs and timing cover have been removed but nothing obviously wrong otherwise so I'm guessing whoever tried to fix it had no idea what they were doing and gave up.
My wife wasn't too happy about me adopting another, but I pay the bills around here!
I referenced this truck recently in a different post. Saw it sitting in back yard and made the guy an offer ($800). He seemed to lose interest or was busy with other things and months went by before he got back with me about it. Don't need it, but I can't pass on another K30!
Just gonna sit by my barn for years right now. Got too many square body projects ahead of it. Eventually I think I'll do an aluminum flatbed and rebuild that 454.
My current pics are too big to attach from my phone but I'll shrink some down and add soon.
1976 C20 Crewcab, 6.2L/SM465
1982 K30 Crewcab , 427TD/TH400
1983 C30, 6.2L/TH400
1983 K30 Crewcab 454/700R4
1986 K10 350/400. 1989 K30 cab/chassis 454/SM465

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Added a picture
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2020, 01:49:44 PM »
Shrunk a picture down and added. Also deciphered most of the RPO codes in the glove box using a couple online decoders:
http://www.rpocodes.com/
https://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/wiki/RPO_(Regular_Production_Option)_GM_master_list

A01: Tinted glass
A52: Custom Deluxe vinyl front seats
B84: Body side moldings
CMD: Plant code for Flint, MI
C60: Air conditioning
C7A: GVW 10,000
C91: Dome lamp
D1Y: Gear driven speedometer
D45: Stainless low mirrors
E6P: ?? Country of Gibraltar ??
E6J: ?? Country of Puerto Rico ??
E9Z: Speedometer key (delete)
GT5: 4.10 rear axle
G60: Main and auxiliary rear springs
JB8: 10,000 lb brake equipment
K19: Exhaust emission control
K22: 94 amp alternator
L19: 7.4 TBI engine (454ci)
MM4: 4 speed manual
M20: 4 speed manual
NA5: Standard emissions equipment
NL2: Auxiliary fuel tank
R05: Dual rear wheel conversion
SLM: Stock order, processing code
TT4: Headlamps, 4 halogen
UA1: Heavy duty battery
UF2: Cargo area lamp
UN9: Radio suppression equipment
UP8: Stereo radio
UU9: Radio, AM/FM ETR
U73: Fixed mast antenna
V22: Deluxe front chrome grill
V73: Vehicle statement USA/Canada
XDL: ?? tires size ??
YDL: ?? tire size ??
YD3: Front axle
ZN3: rear axle ratio?
ZW9: Base cab and chassis
ZY1: One color solid paint
12U: Primary color silver metallic
77I: Interior trim color, light medici red
77W: Trim combination (dark maple)


« Last Edit: May 05, 2020, 01:56:06 PM by Mr Diesel »
1976 C20 Crewcab, 6.2L/SM465
1982 K30 Crewcab , 427TD/TH400
1983 C30, 6.2L/TH400
1983 K30 Crewcab 454/700R4
1986 K10 350/400. 1989 K30 cab/chassis 454/SM465

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Re: Adding another to the collection. 1989 K30
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2020, 04:15:07 PM »
I have no idea what it is (exactly) about a regular cab K30 dually.  But, whenever I see one, my eyes are instantly drawn to it and I am instantly in love. 

Very nice truck, Mr. D.
I spent most of my money on Jack Daniel's, Copenhagen, pocket knives, and 4X4 trucks.  The rest I just wasted.

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Re: Adding another to the collection. 1989 K30
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2020, 12:29:57 PM »
Are you keeping the box, or going back to a bed?  Either way...  :-X
87 V20 Standard Cab Longbed (current)

87 R30 3+3 Longbed (days of yore)

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Re: Adding another to the collection. 1989 K30
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2020, 02:47:27 PM »
Eventually go to a flatbed. This is a cab and chassis model with the narrower dual wheels and frame, so a standard bed won't bolt up. The utility bed on it is pretty much garbage at this point so it will go to the scrap yard.
1976 C20 Crewcab, 6.2L/SM465
1982 K30 Crewcab , 427TD/TH400
1983 C30, 6.2L/TH400
1983 K30 Crewcab 454/700R4
1986 K10 350/400. 1989 K30 cab/chassis 454/SM465

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Re: Adding another to the collection. 1989 K30
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2020, 02:11:19 PM »
Standard flatbed, or do you plan to do something unique?
87 V20 Standard Cab Longbed (current)

87 R30 3+3 Longbed (days of yore)

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Re: Adding another to the collection. 1989 K30
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2020, 03:59:08 PM »
The flatbed will be pretty standard aluminum, but I have a more unique idea for a camper that can mount to the flatbed (similar to a bed slide-in).

Here is a link with some neat pictures that I am going to steal for ideas when I get to building it.
http://www.hallmarkrv.com/campers/hallmark-raton/

This is one of the reasons for going aluminum flatbed (to save some overall weight so I can go heavier on the camper). I'm going to build my own camper because I can't afford even the base price in that link above, but I can build a nice one with all new material from Lowes for not too much.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2020, 04:00:45 PM by Mr Diesel »
1976 C20 Crewcab, 6.2L/SM465
1982 K30 Crewcab , 427TD/TH400
1983 C30, 6.2L/TH400
1983 K30 Crewcab 454/700R4
1986 K10 350/400. 1989 K30 cab/chassis 454/SM465