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Old 08-12-2016, 12:28 AM   #26
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Re: 1984 c10 barn find

Awesome job on the c notch . I never even thought of doing that I was going to order a kit but that looks like it worked out great. Thanks for the idea!
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:06 AM   #27
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Awesome job on the c notch . I never even thought of doing that I was going to order a kit but that looks like it worked out great. Thanks for the idea!
From everything I've researched, and people I've talked to, this is stronger than any kit you can buy if you do it right. Good luck!
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:08 AM   #28
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Cool that you were able to save your Grandpa's truck and that it's running as a reliable DD for you. Good work on the C notches. Wish I could weld.
Thanks! I have to admit though, my brother did the welding, he's much better at it!
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:09 AM   #29
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Looking great.
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Old 08-02-2017, 12:30 PM   #30
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Haven't been here for awhile but I've got quite a bit done to the truck so I guess I'll give a quick update. Last summer this truck was my daily driver. It worked great but by the fall it was leaking oil badly. I thought about rebuilding the engine, but I got a better deal when a now good friend of mine gave me a low milage and tight 305 and helped me put it in the truck at his place. I can't remember why, but for some reason we ended up using one car manifold and one truck manifold, the engine was out of a 73 caprice I think. Anyway I upgraded to headers and duals with no crossover and put some thrush turbo mufflers and turn downs on it. Soon I'll be putting air shocks on the back, as well as a new gas tank and some general maintenance to get it back on the road. However I'm working on long shifts away from home this summer, and it's proving more and more difficult to get things done during the short periods I am home. I'll have pictures to come of the truck soon. In the meantime, I figured I'd post my other 2 non chevy projects just for fun. My 1956 pontiac star chief catalina and my 1975 vw van.
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Re: 1984 c10 barn find

Digging the bus and Pontiac.
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:03 PM   #32
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As promised, some pics of the new exhaust setup. I still have to change some of my plug wires for clearance and figure out what to do with my power steering pump bracket. I'm thinking of making a spacer for between the header and the backside of the bracket and using one of the factory manifold studs as shown. Anyone else have a solution?
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:04 PM   #33
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A better view of the P/S pump bracket
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:14 PM   #34
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I forgot to mention I got a more suitable tailgate too!
instead of I think it looks a lot better, but I've always had a soft spot for tailgates that don't match the colour.
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:36 PM   #35
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Hey, I haven't posted on here for awhile, but stay tuned for a drivetrain swap. I plan on doing the actual swap next winter/spring, and I'll be gathering up parts and ideas as it gets closer to that time. First, an update. I haven't done much other than drive it since my last post. I found a stock radio with a cassette player and put that in, fixed a rotten rubber gas line, and I still have a leaking axle seal (I'm planning on swapping rear ends so I never bothered fixing it yet).

For the drivetrain swap I found a 2002 2500hd 2wd cclb, with a 6.0l and nv4500 5 speed. I'll be swapping that in during next winter spring, but I'd like some advice from people that have done similar swaps on the best places to get parts and what stock parts I can reuse (the computer for example, can the stock one just be flashed and reused?). I'll need mounts, wiring, headers, driveshaft, etc. Any and all advice would be appreciated. Here's a few pics of what will be the donor truck. Its currently my daily driver, that's why I'm waiting until next winter to start the swap. It used to be a DOT truck, and the interior is VERY dirty, but it works great and has lots of power, and it loves 3rd gear lol. It should work great in my c10!
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Old 02-15-2019, 09:53 AM   #36
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Re: 1984 c10 barn find

So here's my first round of questions. As I said I'm daily driving this truck so I can't really tear anything apart to get the answers myself, but some of you on here must know.

1. Did the make a clutch pedal assembly for c10's that used a slave cylinder setup, or were they all mechanical linkage?

2. Any recommendations for a speedometer setup? I've seen boxes that use the electrical output from the newer trans and have an electric motor that drives the speedo cable for the old speedometer, is this the best way to go?

3. Anyone know how many splines the output is on a 2wd 2002 Silverado HD with nv4500? Is there any chance I can reuse the driveshaft in my c10 with some modification?

There's going to be more questions coming. Ideally I'd like to have as many parts ready as I can before the swap and have as much info going into this as I can. Also, aside from some accessory noise, the 6.0l and nv4500 are working great while I'm daily driving the 2500hd!
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Old 02-15-2019, 01:34 PM   #37
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Re: 1984 c10 barn find

Regarding the clutch, my 83 K20 has a hydraulic clutch from the factory.
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Old 02-15-2019, 07:23 PM   #38
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Regarding the clutch, my 83 K20 has a hydraulic clutch from the factory.
That's what I was hoping for, thanks. I've only ever seen the other kind.
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On Thursday I learned a lesson about safety the hard way. I was working under my 3/4 ton truck when it fell off the jacks and pinned me under the frame. The frame wasn't touching the ground, the full weight of that corner of the truck was on me. The neighbors babysitter heard me yelling and got my fiance, Emily, out of the house. She jacked it up enough for me to get out. Things could've been alot worse, and I'm very very lucky to have walked away from that. I've got lots of pulled muscles and bruises, and some pinched nerves, but nothing permanent or broken. Keep in mind everyone, you never think it'll happen to you, but it can. Always take a minute to think about what you're doing when you get under a car. We all do it so often, we tend to forget just how dangerous it really is. Have fun, and be safe!
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Glad you made it out with relatively minor injuries.
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:12 PM   #41
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That could have ended badly, for sure. There was a guy, just this last week here locally, that didnít make it. Glad to hear your alright
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