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1985 D30 M1008 BUILD 52s/37s

HINZ28

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1985 D30 M1008 BUILD 52s/37s

I have been out the square body fun for a while now. After a failed attempt to buy my K5 back I started a search for another rig.The K5 1 ton I should have kept SMH

Here's what I found instead!
85 K30 M1008. I had been looking a few K5's and knew I would need some 1 ton drive train. Wasn't expecting to find one that I could drive home 2 hours. The 6.2 didn't miss a beat on its road trip back to Nebraska.


At first i was tempted to pull the axles and find another sqare, k5, or SWB K10
After driving this K30 and messing with it I can't do that. The plans are leave everything as is and get it it trail ready! 4" lift, 37s and all
The supporting mods! Sure wish it had a NV4500. Maybe some day.
First step was a wash, so every bang of a hammer wouldn't be a dust storm in my face.


So far just been tinkering with little things like lights and radio and cleaning up hacked wires. D60 need a rebuilding. That will first on the list

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Sounds like its going to be a fun build, count me in!
 

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Was just about to ask you if you were going to make a build thread. I like it.
 

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Should be picking up a set of 37s BFGs from Paul tonight. I'm sure they weren't the best set but they are decent and worth it right?
 

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They're pretty nice for the price. I would be happy with them.
 

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Ya I'm not worried about them I guess. They will get me going
 

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Yay for another CUCV! :popcorn:

If you do wind up wanting to do the NV4500 swap, I have pictures in my M1009 thread (swap still in progress).
 

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Parts are adding up.
-DIY shackle flip
-DIY front hangers and 7.25" shackles
-Stock 52" springs
-37x12.5x16.5 BFGs
-16.5x9.75 Camper special wheels

Best of all work told me to use vacation time before end of month!! Perfect timing
 

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I'll get them clean up, painted and mounted hopefully this week.

 
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