83' K5 The Norwegian Crawler

  • Hello from Norway! I am new to this forum and wants to show you my build. My grammar will probably make some funny moments, but I give it a try!
    It is a 83' converted to full convertible. The windshield frame is from a 73', the doors are chopped and so on. It got a low milage 6.2d from a newer Suburban with a TH400.
    I bought the truck a year ago with a fresh paint job and new interior for just 6000 dollars! I dont know about the pricing in the us, but thats a bargain over here.
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    And like every car I have ever owned, it took just a few months before I started modifing it....
    Everything in the suspention was sloppy, so I started planing the project.
    I ordered:
    -Tuff country 6" lift springs in the front
    -Shackle flip and lift blocks in the rear.
    -Tuff country shocks
    -Steel braided brake lines
    -Swaybar disconection kit
    -Steering steering stabilizers
    -14 bolt G80 SF axle in the rear, 10 bolt in the front with 4.56 gears. 8 lug
    -38.5x14.5R16 Maxxis tires with 10" wide steel rims
    -Pacer flexiflares
    -T-max winch
    -Bug shield
    -External oil cooler for the transmission
    -Hyline bonnet vents
    I also stripped the frame to bare metal and repainted it. Took the tank down and everything.

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    There will be much more done to the truck this winter, the "to do" list is long.... Just right now, I am waiting for a twin snorkel kit, turbo and a sun visor for the windshield.

    Looking forward to feedback, both positive and negative, to make this project even better!
  • Year:
    1983
    Make:
    Chevy
    Model:
    K5
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