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87 k20 Dana60/14 Bolt Detroit np205 T-Case in MI

Discussion in 'Complete Vehicles' started by jltait, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. jltait

    jltait Registered Member

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    87 V20 4x4 w/ clean Michigan title

    Photo Link http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/nosajtiat/album?.dir=56c5re2&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=ht tp%3a//photos.yahoo.com/ph//my_photos

    $7650 as is or $6150 if you bring your tires and wheels

    350 w/edelbrock performer package (camshaft,intake,750 electric choke carb)
    Th350 transmission rebuilt years ago but has little mileage and works fine.
    NP205 cast iron gear/gear transfer case (both transmission and tranfer case
    from 1972 K2500)
    14 bolt corporate RR/Dana 60 Front AXLES 4.56:1 gears and Detroit locker in rear.
    Front is CUCV axle and RR is Cucv Center section and pinion section.
    Rear has home built Disk brakes (utilizes Front re-drilled backing plates
    custom spacers, front 3/4 ton calipers/pads so parts are easy to get.
    CUCV lockouts still in use w/new Chrome caps and work great.

    The GOOD
    Frame/chassis and underbody sprayed with black Epoxy Paint (very durable)
    All new GM sheetmetal when project began including
    Both box sides
    Both Doors
    Both fenders
    Hood
    Tail Gate
    NoN GM New metal ('cause you can't get it)
    ROckers
    Cab corners
    PPG Base Coat/Clear Coat sovereign blue metallic Paint Sprayed July of 2000 (Fleet Color
    peterbuilt,kenworth?)
    Drop Bumper 10" or 12"
    Stock front bumper custom raised for body lift
    3"body lift
    6" custom suspension started with all leaf skyjacker suspension. Removed
    2 leaves from front, Removed 2 leaves from Rear. Hill Offroad front shackles
    Off Road Design Zero rate springs added in rear. Front Sway bar has been
    modified with shackles instead of bolting directly to spring plates. This makes
    big difference in ride quality but still handles as good as it would boltet
    to stock location. This Truck really does ride better than any other truck
    of this type I have been in!! Has Dropped Drag Link. Done Right!!
    Pro-comp MX-6 6 way adjustable mono-tube shocks on custom mounts
    in front for overly long shochk for increased articulation.
    37x12.50x16 swampers on Eagle Alloy Series 102 wheels
    New seals/bearing/races were installed in front axle when swapped in.
    4 core radiator for 454 as that is what I had in this truck before.
    Flex-a-Lite Black Magic electric fan.
    Never been off road since body/paint
    Smittybuilt Side bars also raised to match body lift

    The Bad
    Couple small chips in paint. See photo showing fuel Door. you can
    see door rubs the set in on box side when closing and has chipped
    the paint on the hinge side Could easily touch up. I did use this truck
    as My daily driver for 7-8 months in 2002 and it does have couple of
    other small chips as well but very minor.
    350 Engine came from another project after 454 piston broke. I procurred the
    350 engine from another project truck which I had previously been driving and had
    given my to stepdad as a plow truck. The previous owner indicated it had
    been completely rebuilt w/edelbrock package(he had receipts). It overheated shortly
    after given to stepdad. This found was due to Blown head gasket which I now believed was
    due to reusing heads which were not reconditioned in any way from what I could
    see (were also light castings). I replaced the heads with a set from a 400sbc (these were heavy castings)
    with very low hours a friend had after removing them in favor of aluminum edelbrocks. New high
    quality gaskets were use along with New Head bolts before installation in
    this truck. when putting the heads On I did notice that the short block had
    been rebuilt as it had oversized pistons and was very clean. I think they just
    got cheap and did nothing with the heads and unfortunately I had to replace
    them. Engine ran great before head gasket went and runs great now Just thougt
    anybody considering would want to know all the facts.
    Transmission lines work fine but look like pretzels.
    very,very small ding in drop bumper hard to notice as it dings from underside
    out.
    I planned on having a spray in beadliner but have never gotten it done therefore
    the bed is unfinished inside. only has epoxy primer see picture.
    This truck was a manual transmission truck I removed in favor of automatic
    however I did not replace narrow brake pedal with wide one you would normally
    have on an automatic truck. Clutch interlock is still in place always thought it
    made a good theft deterrant device.
    Transfer Case shifter was never re-installed after project completed but
    I can crawl underneath to put in 4x4 if someone comes to check it out.
    I do have shifter.
    Front driveshaft has a little slop too it at the spline but nothing major I
    have seen much worse and still working.
    There is still a hole in firewall where ECM harness passed through I
    never plugged this as I always planned on installing Holley Pro-Jection
    fuel injection sytem and would have re-used the hole for harness. It never
    bothered me so it is left open, Can easily plug with a rubber plug.
    Last time I made suspension changes and I put new U bolts in (again!) I got
    lazy and did not paint them so they look rusty. Just need some touch up
    paint.
    Interior is not perfect (see pics). If I were still into this project I would
    replace the seat belts as I tried to die them to match the new interior color.
    Although they work they did not turn out as well as I had hoped. They are stiff from the dying. Also Dash duct close-outs need to be installed. I have some from a suburban they would go with the truck.

    What I need for it
    This is a Must see if you like this era truck $7650 as is or $6150 if you bring
    your tires and wheels. I hate to sell but it just sits in my pole barn. Only outside ,cause I am currently building workshop in barn. No rust period as this truck has not been driven in winter since new metal and paint. I have owned this truck since winter '93/'94 so it has been with me a long time!! Have more pictures PM me or E-mail nosajtiat@yahoo.com I have 29 pictures and can get you more if needed

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  2. k2mslskier

    k2mslskier 1/2 ton status

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    I must say, that is a beautiful truck and if I had the cash I would be on a plane right now flying to Michigan. That color is very similar to what I had on my 2001 Peterbilt.
     
  3. 4x4k20

    4x4k20 1/2 ton status

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    thats a dam nice looking truck
     
  4. jltait

    jltait Registered Member

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    KingDuramax 1/2 ton status

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    Very nice to the top for you.
     
  6. jltait

    jltait Registered Member

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    Engine compartment Pics

    Thanks for all for the positive comments. I still plan to post some Engine compartment Pics on the picture site, however I have been set back in doing so by a wintery stormy week here in Michigan.
    JLT
     
  7. 1979jimmy350

    1979jimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    where in MI are you?
     
  8. jltait

    jltait Registered Member

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    Where in Michigan am I

    10 miles or so South of Lansing in Eaton Rapids
    JLT
     
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    jltait Registered Member

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    Underhood photos added

    All
    I added underhood photos to my yahoo link. See above for link.
    JLT
     

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