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K30 Frame dimensions

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 | Suburban | Truck' started by BadDog, May 7, 2001.

  1. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Does anyone on here work in a frame shop? I would like to find the complete frame dimensions (ideally on a scale drawing) for an 85 K30. These are available in the reference books used for frame alignment. If anyone can scan in the top, front, and side view (high res.) for me I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

    Bad Dog

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, NP205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked
    Soon: 4" lift, 40" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     
  2. Twiz

    Twiz 1/2 ton status

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    Hay baddawg;

    I can check with our body shop and see what I can get for you. '85 K30 reg cab longbed?

    Twiztid
     
  3. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Cool! I would like to see a diagram or pic of the specs if you can download them.
     
  4. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Yep, it's a K30 reg cab long bed. Thanks, that would help me out allot.

    Bad Dog

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, NP205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked
    Soon: 4" lift, 40" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     
  5. michaelm

    michaelm 1/2 ton status

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    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.chuckschevytruckpages.com/framespecs.html>http://www.chuckschevytruckpages.com/framespecs.html</A>

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    Twiz 1/2 ton status

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    Nevermind

    Twiztid
     
  7. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Thanks much for the info.

    It's been many years since I looked at one of these but I think there should also be an index somewhere that converts exact truck model info into the models listed in the graph. For instance, you would look up the truck info (1985 Chevrolet K30, Long bed, standard cab,...) and map that to the chart model numbers used to combine similar dimensions. I would expect it to be something like KA30? but there is no model number in that form. I suppose I could just go experiment and measure till I isolate the correct row...

    Bad Dog

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, NP205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked
    Soon: 4" lift, 40" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     
  8. Brian 89KBlazer

    Brian 89KBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    Same as 77Chev's post but might be easier to read

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.chuckschevytruckpages.com/framespecs.html>http://www.chuckschevytruckpages.com/framespecs.html</A>

    Brian
    89KBlazer
     
  9. michaelm

    michaelm 1/2 ton status

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    you guys should keep looking. this is from a 1976 manual. chucks page has the newer models but niether is a scaled drawing although if you are an autocad wiz you can scale it some. you want super hi rez of that or no?
     
  10. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Thanks for the offer. I need the 85 frame info, I don't know if they are the same. A scale drawing would definitely help although I could probably work it out in a CAD program or manual drafting (I did that in a previous life too) but I would have to take allot of measurements off of the locator holes to do it.

    Thanks for the help guys...

    Bad Dog

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, NP205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked
    Soon: 4" lift, 40" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     
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    michaelm 1/2 ton status

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    WHEN you get the scaled drawing made you are of course going to post it here, right. i am running a cut down converted mid 80s one ton frame and i am sure that the info would be appreciated by everyone on here that is sick of welding 1/2 3/4 ton frames back together.

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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Absolutely, I'll be glad to post whatever I come up with. If something doesn't show up here, I'll eventually try a couple of local frame shops to see if I can find one that will let me copy the diagrams. Those books are expensive so that may not work out. Maybe I can track down some of my old friends in the body/frame business back in AL if it comes right down to it. I’ll still have to do the measuring and drafting but at least it will be a start. I’m really hoping that someone has already done this so I don’t have to.

    Maybe we can also come up with K10/20 and Blazer frame diagrams too. If we work together and come up with the base diagrams (like those already posted) and those of us with the actual frames gather the remaining measurements, maybe we could get someone that knows/owns a good cad program to produce the scale (and dimensioned) drawings? I suggested something like this on a soft-top thread a few weeks ago but nothing ever came of it so I guess it won't here either.

    Bad Dog

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, NP205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked
    Soon: 4" lift, 40" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     

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