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Overview

Index:
page-1 leaf spring/steering talk
page-3 flat tops and tire balancing, Lift, D44 powr lok, leaf spring link
page-6 7747 ECM talk, fender cutting
page-12 5215 bilstein shocks
page-17 hidden winch mount
page-22 14BSF ARB, Start of TBI installation
page -30 Drive line stuff
page -33 sliders
page-37 HP perch build
page-45 hand throttle
page-48 rear bumper build
page-52. CB, TBI airflow and distasteful trolling
page-54 rear diff guard
page-56 finally more HP info, air cleaner mods
page-60 HP build stuff
page-66 HP pictures, engine cam and compression discussion
page-68 XJ steering shaft
page-69 high pinion pictures
page-73 Safety Harness and seat cover link
Page-99 of fuel tanks, injection, and doublers (10 pages of fun)
page-108 Doubler talk
page-125 tcase fluid discussions
page-151 Doubler cross members link
page-211 Engine swap talk (9 more pages of fun)


Edited:

So a little back story. This truck came to me in the summer of 1996, owned this old pickup continuous since, used as a DD up until about 5 years ago. Quite a few engines parts already upgraded (we will get to that later in the thread)

145k miles

Going to take the 1977 K10 and "upgrade" it. Going to try building with as much used/beg/borrow/acquired parts and pieces as possible.

Going with fuel injection to replace the carb

Use existing 465/205 and at least for now the GM12 & D44 w/ 3.73
Other than an Eaton posi in the D44 (acquired) truck is mostly stock
Running closed chambered 461 heads on the engine with an aluminum intake off a crate motor.

Looking at shackle flip rear and Furd 58" springs. Up front I will use the factory rear 52s. 33s are planned up from whatever metric sizes are on it now (I lied, got 35s instead!).
Looking to do axle part upgrades in the spring.

Input, suggestions, criticism, and sarcasm all welcomed.


This is and old photo right after the Krylon dried circa 2002.
Much less paint and much more rust these days

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Specs

Year
1977
Make
Chevrolet
Model
K10
Trim Level
Scottsdale
Interior
Blue vinyl
Engine
SP385/350
Transmission
SM465
Transfer Case
203/205
Suspension
52" Chevy front, 58" ford rear on flip
Axles
D44, 14SF
Wheels
17
Tires
37
Paint
Optional

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Cool build. Lots of subtle details. The high pinion 44 is really trick. Never mind the cranky old fart putting it together, it's all an act.
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Function over form. And there is still plenty of form.

This could be one of the most capable rigs out there, considering the relatively small amount of modifications made. There are one or two crazy mods, but nearly everything is a testament to optimizing every aspect of a relatively simple truck.
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