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Looking at a Donor truck

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BigCountryx, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. BigCountryx

    BigCountryx 1/2 ton status

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    I'm considering buying a Donor Truck to build my '90 K5. It's an '85 SRW 1Ton. D60/14FF 454/465/205 with a lift. What Parts could be swapped over? I know there would be issues with the BB and the 205, but could the lift be used?
     
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    all swap easy including big block. 2 ways for rear axle. move mounts and reweld or use 1 ton hangers. plus shorten the shaft in the rear to fit k5.
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Get rid of the K5 and keep the K30. The K30 is worth its weight in gold more than the K5.
     
  4. dhcomp

    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    why not build the k30?

    Or shorten it and put the blazer body on?
     
  5. BigCountryx

    BigCountryx 1/2 ton status

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    1. I want the extra seating so Reg Cab is out.
    2. Bent frame so K30 Frame is out.
    3. K30 cab is rotted to hell.
    4. Perfect for swap to by beloved K5.
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Swap it all over. Even the hydro-boost. Just relocate the perches and mounts on the rearend to fit the K5 chassis and call it done.
     
  7. BigCountryx

    BigCountryx 1/2 ton status

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    How would I go about swapping in the 454 and keeping the TBI? Would I have to get a new TB and injectors and the burn a new chip for the 'Puter or what? Will the Big Block bolt up to my 700r4?
     
  8. BigCountryx

    BigCountryx 1/2 ton status

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    ttt
     
  9. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    WOW! It's Wes,
    Glad to see you back.
    Sorry this has nothing to do with your post.
    Long time no hear from. Welcome
     
  10. steve_kibbe

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    ditch the 700r4, use the 465/205.

    You'd have to build the heck out of the 700r4 to make it live behind a 454.
    You already have all the linkages and pedals so use them.
     

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