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Hello all, not a lot of high tech stuff or anything that probably has not been done before but it is what it is.

Day 1.... I was looking to start another another project so I went to look at a 55 COE on my lunch break in a storage yard about 1/2 mile from work. His price was a little too high so I asked if everything in the yard was for sale. 1st sidetrack, I found this ..

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Notice the tape measure on the ground in the first pic?
This thing is long.
Hello all, this is actually a post build thread but I wanted to contribute something to the CK5 brotherhood. Not a lot of high tech stuff or anything that probably has not been done before but it is what it is.

Day 1.... I was looking to start another another project so I went to look at a 55 COE on my lunch break in a storage yard about 1/2 mile from work. His price was a little to high so I asked if everything in the yard was for sale. 1st sidetrack! I found this ..

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Notice the tape measure on the ground in the first pic?
This baby is long!

Read more about this build here...
 
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He wanted $800.00 I offered $600.00 and told him I could pick it up about 5:00.
With that I became the happy owner of a 1988 V30 ,no engine, bed or front clip. It did have a turbo 400 ,round pattern 205 transfer case, 60 front 14 rear, 4.56s!!
No cracks in the frame anywhere!
 
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Title was signed in the wrong place and p/o tried to convey where only dealers can, rusty floor boards and around base of windshield. Body is coming off and I started making plans to do a Willard type build in my head.

Got to work on it that night and by the time I left the shop to go home it looked like this.

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Day 2... I ordered a bunch of stuff from ORD on my lunch break and then after work I started cutting and grinding rivet heads. After about 2 hours of rivet removal, some more measuring, and some more cutting I was ready to do something a bit different then most sane people.
Sorry for the blurry pics.

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Day 3... A little more cutting, some shackle flips from ORD, a LOT of drilling and a couple of brackets built and I had this. :eek: The humps over the rear shackle hangers were smoothed out later.

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Then I changed the oil in the front and rear diffs, did some more scraping /cleaning /power washing and called it a night.
 
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Day 4 ... Surfing craigslist on my lunch break and found these.

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They are crazy heavy but the price was to good to pass up. Had to drive down to Pueblo after work to pick them up so by the time I got back to Arvada it was pretty late and I only got one mounted.
 
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Day 5 ..... After work I pulled it outside for some more cleaning and a little painting. Installed the other wheels and had to do some work to my DDs at home so not much done today.

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Day 6 .... Saturday, so I came in and pulled the trans and transfer case out . Spent the rest of the day driving to Goodland Ks to look at a CC body for sale. I had to pass on it . It had a title and vin tag from a 1/2 ton truck. If I'm gonna build something from the ground up it's gotta have good #s

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Day 7 ..... A day of rest.......NOT.... I was in Longmont by 7 am to pick up a 1980 3/4 ton 4x4 Suburban. A lot of good parts and the engine {350} trans {turbo 400} and transfer case { slip yoke 205} will be used on this build. By 9 pm I had all of the parts off including the front and rear axles {44 and 14 bolt, 4.10 gears} that I will be installing in my sons K 10. Sorry no pics ,when I go tear down mode things move really quick . :hack::weld:
 
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post #189 here STUBBY I did a bobbed frame like yours back in 09 . . .

and someone cut/stretched yours looks like in the middle .

I like the way its going :popcorn:
 

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post #189 here STUBBY I did a bobbed frame like yours back in 09 . . .

and someone cut/stretched yours looks like in the middle .

I like the way its going :popcorn:
Good eye! Someone added 24", it looks like a good job though and there is fish plate inside the frame rail.
 
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Day 8 ... After work I started cleaning, scraping, purple power {ing} and pressure washing the engine ,trans and t-case. I removed the a/c compressor and ps pump. I noticed it had the gaskets {oil pan,timing chain, intake and valve covers replaced at some point} so someone has at least resealed this engine. Who knows it may even have been rebuilt.
The Suburban I pulled the engine from had sat for over 12 years :eek: so I replaced the fuel pump and cleaned out the pump to carb line, pulled off the carb as I am sure it will need rebuilt.
 
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