84 K5 Camping/Crawling Rig

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    Figured I would start my first build thread.

    This is an 84 K5 Silverado that I picked up from my father who purchased it from a customer. Purchased for $450 (Dad deal). Someone converted her to TBI, but she also has a stock 700r4. She's an absolute rust bucket, but the drivetrain and frame are solid, so I'm building her into a rig mainly for camping and wheeling.

    The rust repair certainly isn't professional nor am I trying to restore this. I have a 5-year lease on the body before the Earth decides to reclaim the sheet metal. Then I'll be searching Arizona for a rust-free body.

    Overall plan:
    14-bolt rear, Dana 44 front, 4.11 gears, Youkon rear locker, NP241c swap with SYE, Diy4x B52 kit with 54" springs, ORD rear shackle flip, anything that makes it a great camping rig.

    The day I got her home.

    TBI 350 with about 180kmi.

    Rocker rust

    More rust

    I HATE door speakers

    Interior shot

    Comparing her to my 84 K10 (amazing how close they are in height with such a difference in tire size)

    Starting to tear her apart

    Measuring for lift and new tires