If there's a tricky area you can't reach with the saw, use the cut-off wheel. You are now committed to this project. The company offered another 305 cubic-inch V-8 engine with 155 hp and 240 foot-pounds of torque. You will need to find a short bed drive shaft or have one built , reinstall the bumper, and hook up lights. It has the small 305 V8, that runs fine but might need valve seals. Only 69k, orig paint 100% rustfree 86 K30 1 ton 4x4, Silverado 1978 Chevy K20, Silverado 1987 V30 1 ton 4x4 pick-up. Beginning in 1983, a diesel engine became available on the truck: it was a V-8 engine displacing 379 cubic inches with 135 hp and 240 foot-pounds of torque.
Pull clips that hold any wires or lines in the cut area loose and pull lines away from frame so you can safely cut the frame rail. Mark all the way through the bed, including inside and on the floor. Make sure to take lots of measurements, including the width of the bed, the length corner to corner and the new length. On this latest one I did, I am using a short stepside bed. In 1984, Chevy's half-ton two-wheel-drive truck was labeled the C10, while the four-wheel-drive truck was called the K10. The longer the blade, the better off you are at this point because it will help you cut through both the inner and outer bed wall at one time.
Hammer and knock the heads off the rivets. It had a first gear ratio of 3. Fire up the torch or grinder, and carefully cut that section of frame out. Sit back and admire your work. The inside of the bed is very straight as well.
First, remove the back bumper and unhook tail and tag lights, then remove the 8 bolts holding the bed to frame. All the bolt holes lined up to remount the bed, so again, no drilling was required. . The wheelbase of the short-bed truck measured 117 inches; its length was 191. Long wheel base to short wheel base conversion Long Wheel Base To Short Wheel Base Conversion Written by: Tim Sisco This is how I went about shortening the frame on my 1982 Chevrolet long bed. Check your fit and grind as needed to get things lined up.
Use the jack to level it back up with a square across the top. Short bed 1986 Chevy K30 100% rustfree Silverado 1986 Chevy Short Wide Bed 4x4. Also available was the M20 Muncie, a four-speed manual with a first gear ratio of 6. No drilling is required, all the holes are already drilled in the frame. Also available was a 305 cubic-inch V-8 engine with 160 hp, 235 foot-pounds of torque, a bore of 3. This will ensure that things are straight. Only 61k 84 1 ton, crew-cab dually 4x4, Banks Turbo.
On the long-bed model, the wheelbase was 131. The carpet is brand new, The seat is nice, and the dashpad has no cracks. Considered a full-size light-duty pickup, the half-ton truck got its name because of the payload size it could haul. Using the reciprocating saw, start making your cuts at the bed rail and work your way down. Be sure that your saw is held at a 90-degree angle to the bed, so that your saw is cutting perfectly on both sides of the bed.
Next, you will need to get it on a hard level surface and remove the fuel tank s , driveshaft and carrier bearing. Trucks are utility vehicles, but sometimes the particular body style of truck you're looking for is only available in a long bed. The suspension is tight, and this 4x4 drives nice. Shortening a Chevy bed isn't a fun process, nor is it easy. Very clean 100% rustfree 1979 Chevy K10 short bed 4x4. Rustfree western 4x4 Very clean 1990 K5 Chevy Blazer 4x4, Silverado trim.
Chevrolet, a well-known producer of domestic trucks, has been manufacturing versions of the half-ton truck since 1918. Use a marker to lay out tricky areas that you can't reach with the tape. When you get it where your happy with it, tack it in place and check it again in all directions. Having the rear section rolling makes this a lot easier. Clean 100% rustfree 89 Chevy V30 Crew 1 ton 4x4 76 F250 Highboy, original survivor, 99.