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K30 dually

1984 k30 single cab dually work truck

kennyw

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What part of Washington are you in? If you want to make a trip to Sultan, we could work out a deal on brackets you need of they match. I have time to find another set. I won't sell the mirror heads though, they are original to my dad's truck.
 
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What part of Washington are you in? If you want to make a trip to Sultan, we could work out a deal on brackets you need of they match. I have time to find another set. I won't sell the mirror heads though, they are original to my dad's truck.
We own a home in Arlington but are currently staying with my folks in Snohomish. We are doing a serious renovation to our place and its down to the studs. My lady and I are celebrating our anniversary in Leavenworth this weekend. Maybe if you're in town we can swing by on the way back? It would be this Sunday. I understand wanting to keep original parts.
 

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Snapped a couple more pictures. She is a little rough up close. Typical rust spots. I was told this truck was set up with a plow before the previous owner bought it. So definitely spent some time around salt. I'm not sure what brand of plow was used but it has some mounting hardware up front still. Does anyone recognize these mounts?

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The fiberglass dually fenders are pretty wrecked. The rear bumper has been pushed into the bed a bit on the drivers side. There is a substantial dent in the passenger door from where the mirror was impacted. The cab has a few dents on the B-pillar that have been repaired at some point and now the body filler is chipping off. The interior could surely use some help as well. Seat is in okay shape typical drivers side tear but it's still got some give to it. The dash pad is wrecked, bezel broken. There is so melty action going on in the fuse box too. Found 30 amp fuses in everything . My favorite addition is the sweet wooden cab light upgrade that is self tapped into the cab... Nothing I can spruce up but it will definitely take some time. 20201110_143635.jpg 20201110_143647.jpg 20201110_143635.jpg 20201110_143647.jpg

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I started on the carb yesterday and got it removed and rebuilt. I just need to finish up the linkages and grab a gasket for my adapter plate. I'll do that when I'm off in the morning. This thing was full of sediment and gelatinous goo. It's no wonder it was having some idling issues.

Carb is an edelbrock 1407

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I got the carb finished up and back in place. Threw on a new PCV and a heavier duty fuel filter with replaceable elements.

I will have to say I am quite impressed at how well it ran after cleaning up the carb. I tuned on it a bit but didn't have much of a chance to drive around. I would like to get a wide band to be able to tune for the best AFR and driveability in the near future.

Had a nice long weekend with my lady up in Leavenworth. Stopped by Kenny's shop on the way home and he gave me a killer deal on some mirror parts and a dash bezel in good shape. Thanks man!

I may take out the seat today and rip up the sad looking vinyl to get all the nasty "soaked I'm sure" insulation off the floor pan. At that point I can assess the amount of rust I have going on. I'll get some pictures of the progress when I dive into it.
 

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Since had a little bit of time before heading off to work today, I was able to work on the truck.

I unbolted the seat, seat belts, speaker enclosures, rocker trim pieces and the shifter boots. Ripped out the putrid vinyl floor mat and soaked insulation, as well as the rear cab sound reduction "cardboard".

Unfortunately the rust is a bit more extensive than I had originally thought, but it seems to be fairly isolated. I will have to vacuum it up and scrub it down to get a better idea of the damage.

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Spent some time cleaning up the inside of the cab today. Pretty much just ran the vacuum around and gave the rusty sections an initial wire brush down. Used about half a roll of paper towels and a can of solvent to get the majority of the grime out.

Pretty sure I located a major source of the water intrusion. One of the previous owners had a CB antenna installed on the roof at some point. However that antenna is no longer there leaving a decent sized hole for rain to run right in.

After I get the floor cleaned up I plan to pull the dash and all of the ductwork for a nice hot soap bath. A futile attempt to rid of the ripe odor of dead mouse. :doah: That will also give me the opportunity to inspect the wiring harness and replace my melted speedo cable.
 

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Since my dodge decided to break down I had to throw my seat back in and make it driveable. Bolted on a few of the mirror components I got from Kenny and zip tied a couple wires up under the dash. It's great having 2 usable mirrors haha.

Hauled my first load with the truck and it did great!

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So I had a chance to tear down the dash and get everything cleaned up. Man that thing was filthy! :eek: I decided to disassemble all of the heater ducting and wash it down with some simple green. While removing the dash components I found a nice sized mouse nest sitting on top of one of the heater tubes. No wonder it smelled so ripe! :poo:

I also discovered that a PO hacked the crap out of the heater box to get at the heater core instead of removing it from the firewall. :doah: Luckily Kenny had a whole setup I snagged and was able to swap in. While I was at it I decided to replace some of the "foam" tape to help keep things sealed up. As well as new heater hoses since the old ones were a bit stiff.

The only issue I ran into with the heater box swap was that the vacuum actuators had larger diameter vacuum ports. This wasn't a big deal as the box came with a whole vacuum line "harness" and I only had to spice 2 of the smaller connectors on from the old one.

While I had the gauge cluster out I tore it down and cleaned it up as best as I could and replaced all of the lights as well. I was having intermittent dash lights and ended up tracing it back to the headlight switch. So I snagged a new one of those when I was at the parts store getting vacuum fittings and installed that as well.

Since I was spicing in a vacuum fitting under the cowling i had the wiper arms removed. Well after I got everything put back together I went to reinstall my passenger wiper arm and some how the spring retainer backed out and the spring was nowhere to be found!? So now I have to source a new one. :dunno:

But it's back together and I can drive it!:woot:

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Haven't done too much with the truck except drive it. I did have a chance to use the heated pressure washer at my work and give it a good bath though. I've been using it a lot to haul stuff around my property and a few dump runs. A quick picture of the ridiculous amount of bikes we emptied out of my uncles storage unit.

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Not too much to update. I had a progressively worsening exhaust leak that I had originally suspected was coming from the manifold gasket. Last week I rebuilt the front end of my dodge so I was commuting in the chevy. After the 2nd day of my 120 mile round trip the leak was significantly worse. At this point I figured it was the donut gasket at the collector. Had a chance to crawl under it and sure enough both pipes were barley hanging on by a few threads. I tightened everything up and got instant results. I do plan or replacing all of the gaskets anyways at a later date, but this got me back on the road in a jiffy.


I also took the time to clean up and paint the hub lock outs. After a little bit of searching I have come to the conclusion that these are Mile Marker Supreme Selectro hubs. I think they are pretty unique and didnt want to toss them considering they still work just fine. I would have liked to keep the original chrome plating but there was no chance of that ever happening. Decided to give them a quick blast in our cabinet at work and shoot some enamel on.

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Nice I may have to steal your idear for my ol milemarker hubs! I'd like to do a flat bronze or something
 

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Nice I may have to steal your idear for my ol milemarker hubs! I'd like to do a flat bronze or something
I was hoping to go with something a little more subtle, but I was limited to what was laying around at work. One of our engine mechanics just happened to have some chevy orange so I figured I couldn't go wrong with a little bit of snaz. I think bronze would look excellent on hubs!
 
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