'86 K30 - the Resurrection

  • I wanted this truck to build an off-road rig but after seeing how much was available to restore these old things I kinda want to bring it back to it's 80s glory. Especially after finding the wealth of info around here, I feel like I might be able to handle most of this resto myself.

    After reading @shima 's build I have pretty much the same objectives.

    I want to start by getting the LT9 350 tuned up, oil leak/s addressed and running good, then move onto the diffs, brakes, joints, etc.

    After that I plan to deal with the suspension and wheels/tires. I'd love to run 37s but may just do a 35-36" with a minimal, maybe 4" lift..

    Then deal with the rust...maybe the rust should come first.?

    I'll keep you guys updated with the endless questions I'm sure to have on not only the Chevy but general wrenching tips n tricks. Here's some pics of the day I had it dropped off, last wk~ 20200822_113531.jpg 20200822_113732.jpg 20200822_113721.jpg 20200822_113601.jpg 20200822_113533.jpg 20200822_113554.jpg 20200822_113539.jpg 20200822_113644.jpg 20200822_113704.jpg 20200822_115424.jpg 20200822_115403.jpg 20200822_115414.jpg 20200822_115436.jpg 20200822_120333.jpg 20200822_115331.jpg 20200822_113318.jpg 20200822_113603.jpg 20200822_113610.jpg 20200822_113438.jpg 20200822_113348.jpg 20200822_113342.jpg 20200822_113328.jpg
  • Year:
    1986
    Make:
    Chevy
    Model:
    K30
    Trim Level:
    Custom Deluxe
    Interior:
    Bare bones
    Factory Options:
    RPO tag missing, who knows
    Engine:
    5.7l 350
    Transmission:
    SM465
    Transfer Case:
    NP205
    Steering:
    ?
    Suspension:
    ?
    Axles:
    D60/14FF 4.56's
    Wheels:
    16" stock
    Tires:
    235/85R16 stock
    Paint:
    Greenish rust
    The RPO tag is missing..
  • Someone took what I've been told was a later model Chevy bumper and mangled it to fit on this 86. See pics. It's coming off but check out that rear bumper..
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