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1984 C10 Truck Build

Postby chagood8267 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:22 pm

Started this a little over 6 months ago and my moneys torn between the crx and it. Its a 84 Chevy Silverado, 2wd Short Wheel Base, orginally with a 305 and th350 and only $1600. I drove it for bout a year with the orginal drivetrain; using it to tow the vette and whatever else around, but the trans started to slip on me a bit in third.

Ive always love square body chevys so figured id make it may own, and so it began.
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I tore the entire truck apart in about 6 hrs
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Threw on some rollers and started cleaning preping and painting the engine bay and frame
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I sold the 305 and started collecting parts for my drivetrain swap...180 hp just wasnt gonna cut it
Some swap mounts from dirty dingo that i polished and clearcoated
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Some Headman swap headers for a squarebody
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As luck would have it i found a 87 Silverado gas tank on craigslist (only year they made fuel injected Squarebodys)
Not to mentions a 97 corvette fuel pump is a direct bolt in and a little more than i need pressure wise 8)
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And last but not least if u havent seen where its going yet an 03 Tahoe drivetrain.....
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First time i dropped it in it didnt clear the oil pan on the steering linkage (like dirty dingo said it would with a factory pan) so out it came and i made some spaces
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Its gotta little bit of rake but not noticable when its all together really
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84 ls1 silverado (Junk Hauler)
06 civic (The Daily)
89 y49 crx (New to me Autox and TT car)
07 Tahoe (Baby Hauler)
91 Civic Wagon (Long way to go)
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Re: 1984 C10 Truck Build

Postby chagood8267 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:32 pm

I fired it up two weekends ago (with some temp wiring and such) to make sure the ecu i sent off would work correctly. Video coming soon if itll ever upload, and when u watch it yea i a lame ass who was a little to excited. Anyways its gonna have to sit for a while as i save up some money. Between getting the crx ready for racing $$$ im not gonna have the bank roll to do both right now. It still needs the full cooling system $250 or so, drive by wire pedal assy $?, Driveshaft lengthened $100, exhaust ran $250, Misc. crap $$$, paint and body $500, and wheels and tires $1600. Id eventually link to bag it as well but id rather get it looking and driving right seeing as thats gonna probably run me $2500 plus lol.
84 ls1 silverado (Junk Hauler)
06 civic (The Daily)
89 y49 crx (New to me Autox and TT car)
07 Tahoe (Baby Hauler)
91 Civic Wagon (Long way to go)
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Re: 1984 C10 Truck Build

Postby Baker » Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:00 pm

Very nice.
I love old short box Chevy's, so much can be done and soo much support for them!
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Re: 1984 C10 Truck Build

Postby daveb91 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:20 am

Updates?
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Re: 1984 C10 Truck Build

Postby chagood8267 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:58 pm

no sir not at this moment...no $$$ to spend...gonna get it driving around jan feb
84 ls1 silverado (Junk Hauler)
06 civic (The Daily)
89 y49 crx (New to me Autox and TT car)
07 Tahoe (Baby Hauler)
91 Civic Wagon (Long way to go)
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Re: 1984 C10 Truck Build

Postby Linville33 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:15 am

I'm in the same boat with an 83 K20. Although 87-91 was fuel injected squares. The continued the bodystyle in the one tons and suburbans

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Re: 1984 C10 Truck Build

Postby chagood8267 » Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:52 pm

yea 5.3
84 ls1 silverado (Junk Hauler)
06 civic (The Daily)
89 y49 crx (New to me Autox and TT car)
07 Tahoe (Baby Hauler)
91 Civic Wagon (Long way to go)
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Re: 1984 C10 Truck Build

Postby razordave » Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:04 pm

Suburban tanks are different. They are between the rear axle and the rear bumper, between the frame rails.

I have seen them adapted, but some people question that location in a rear collision.

Nice truck. I'm considering an ls in my s10 blazer, I really wanted to go diesel but the ls drops right in with no fab work. With my limited tooling and workspace it would be advantageous to avoid extensive projects.
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