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k30 Shortbed?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by SS66, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. SS66

    SS66 1/2 ton status

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    I dont think so, but might as well ask. Was there ever a K30 Shortbed made?
     
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    Stomper ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ GMOTM Winner

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    I don't think so
     
  3. 84_Chevy_K10

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    I dont think so, but might as well ask. Was there ever a K30 Shortbed made?

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    I'm making one this saturday. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. SS66

    SS66 1/2 ton status

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    Hmmm, well.. were the frames for the 3/4 tons and 1 tons the same? ( strength wise not length ) Again I dont 'think' so but need confirmation
     
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    the sister of my boss has a K30 standard cab shortbed dually w/ 454


    as far as i can tell it is stock
     
  6. big83chevy4x4

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    my 1/2 ton and my 3/4 frame are identicle. the 1 tons were taller under the box /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  7. SS66

    SS66 1/2 ton status

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    Hmmmmmmm, Ok guys thanks
     
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    I'm making one this saturday. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    yeah, what he said. cant wait!
     
  9. thatK30guy

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    I dont think so, but might as well ask. Was there ever a K30 Shortbed made?

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    No, never made.

    Crew cab short beds are somewhat a very, very rare thing if they were ever made, but not to my knowledge.

    K30's were mainly long beds and c&c trucks.
     
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    [quoteCrew cab short beds are somewhat a very, very rare thing if they were ever made, but not to my knowledge.


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    GM never produced a short bed crew cab pickup until the '99+ body style debuted.
     
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    That is not true. I have seen and know for a fact that GM produced 88-98s this way. Maybe only from 96-99 or so, but they WERE produced.
     
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    my 1/2 ton and my 3/4 frame are identicle. the 1 tons were taller under the box /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    Taller under the cab also.

    My ex-logging crewcab is a SWB but its not factory. I'm sure a logging co. would have ordered the SWB if it was at all possible, instead of ordering it C&C and having it shortened.
     
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    my 1/2 ton and my 3/4 frame are identicle. the 1 tons were taller under the box /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    Taller under the cab also.

    My ex-logging crewcab is a SWB but its not factory. I'm sure a logging co. would have ordered the SWB if it was at all possible, instead of ordering it C&C and having it shortened.

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    Keep in mind that since the 1 ton frames are "taller", that does not mean the truck will sit "taller." The frames are "taller" going downward on the frame height rather than upwards. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    The frames are "taller" going downward on the frame height rather than upwards.

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    Yup. Which translates into better fuel tank and t-case protection
     
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    The frames are "taller" going downward on the frame height rather than upwards.

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    Yup. Which translates into better fuel tank and t-case protection

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    Plus more weight added to the overall truck, which can or can not be a bad thing. Bad for gas mileage and good for pulling power. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    I'd take another 1000 lbs if it'd seriously stiffen the frame anyday. Hell if I could go back in time and engineer these trucks, I'd run some kind of tube inside the A and B pillars so you couldn't see it and tie it into the frame to keep it more rigid. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    frame are light though, i stripepd a frame down bare once a longbed oen and it onmly weighs 200lbs, so... but then it was a '68 long wheelbase 2wd frame so give or take up to 50lbs for later frames and for wheelbase differences, but i highly doubt there can be even 50lbs difference

    definitely no k30 shortbeds at least in 70s 80s, and no k30 at all til 77

    i know of a 76 C20 that is shortbed wheelbase 131.5" and frame is not cut or welded anywhere and it is stock original beater rusty shape untouched, no one can explain it, it does have a utility box mounted on it instead of a pickup bed, it is stock down to the common original aluminum black yellow bowtie dog dogdish hubcaps and stock painted white steel wheels and stock size tires
     
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    i know of a 76 C20 that is shortbed wheelbase 131.5" and frame is not cut or welded anywhere and it is stock original beater rusty shape untouched, no one can explain it, it does have a utility box mounted on it instead of a pickup bed, it is stock down to the common original aluminum black yellow bowtie dog dogdish hubcaps and stock painted white steel wheels and stock size tires

    [/ QUOTE ] it isnt a short wheelbase C20, no such thing existed. you mention a 131.5" wheelbase, that's not a short wheelbase, that's a standard cab longbed wheelbase, nothing special there. short wheelbase is 116.5"
     
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    i stripepd a frame down bare once a longbed oen and it onmly weighs 200lbs, so... but then it was a '68 long wheelbase 2wd frame so give or take up to 50lbs for later frames and for wheelbase differences, but i highly doubt there can be even 50lbs difference

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    Hmmm, I took a bare frame from an '88 K5 to the recycler last fall and they weighed it at 380 lbs. It was just the frame rails, crossmembers, and the factory sway bar. Everything else had been removed.
     

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