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chevy C10 truck questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by pulser9, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. pulser9

    pulser9 Registered Member

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    Ok im about to buy a 87 chevy c10. What I need to know is, its a short bed stepside, i dont like that look i like a straight long bed. What would it take to put a long bed on it? Also what would it require me to do to change the axles to 3/4 ton axles? One last thing, how much do you think I could get for a chevy 305 v8 that was rebuilt 30,000 miles ago, it runs perfect?

    Thanks guys any help will be apreciated
     
  2. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    To Switch from stepside to fleetside, keeping it a shortbed is a straight bolt on.
    To put a longbed on it, well, now your talking major work. It would be WAY easier to just buy a long bed truck to begin with than to convert a shortbed to a longbend. You'd have to chop the frame in the middle and extend it 2 feet to accomodate for the extra length of the longbed.
    It would not require any 3/4 ton axles, although depending on what you wish to use it for, it can never hurt!
    A running 305? In my book, worth about, uh....305....umm...mabey a couple hundred at most.
     
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    pulser9 Registered Member

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    yea I definetly want a long bed. Iv been trying to find a long bed c20 that would be the best find for me but i havnt had any luck at finding anything yet. This stepside c10 is the only thing iv found.
     
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    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    If a long bed is what you want, I would suggest you exercise some patience and some searching skills and get a long bed. Converting it would take many weeks at a minumum for the average, well equipped (tool wise, welder..etc) wrencher, plus a donor bed, plus steel and/or donor frame to cut from, extended exhaust,brake lines, wiring....
    There's literally hundreds of thousands of these trucks running around, finding the configuration you want shouldn't be too much trouble.
     
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    i know theres alot but i just have to find one under my buget im geting it so i can learn how to work on stuff so i dont got a lot to spend.
     
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    just to let you know, C10s, C20s, and C30s are not four wheel drive.

    there are far too many longbeds out there to cut up a shortbed to build one. if you want a longbed, buy a longbed.

    3/4 ton axles are a direct bolt in.
     
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    Wish he'd..

    BUY MINE!! :D


    79 C10 in my "signature" is for sale!..8' Fleetside,very very little rust!!..I posted it in the "for sale complete vehicles" colum months ago..no response..:crazy:
     
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    I like stepsides.
     
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    Diesel4me send all the info on it and some pics if you have them to KMGkx100@aol.com thanks
     
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    Man I love stepsides! I am particular in my Chevy trucks that they either have to be a 4X4 stepside or a 4X4 full convertable Blazer.
    I can see someone wanting the extra bed space, but not to like the look of stepsides, thats just crazy talk. I love the giant sweeping fenders, it gives the truck that more of a classic look.

    But whatever, you can't have your cake and eat it too.
     
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    I think the stepside reminds me of a pit bull or bulldog. Beefy.
     
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    Did you just call me fat?
     
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    Beefy...not fatty :D
     
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    its not four wheel drive. putting 3/4 ton axles in it WILL NOT BE AN EASY SWAP. YOU NEED A FOUR WHEEL DRIVE TRUCK TO DO THIS.
     
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    Maybe he is just talking rear axel? If so then its just a bolt in.
     

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