If your using a torch to cut with, use these tape lines and mark it with a silver sharpie or chalk and remove tape, if your going to use a cutoff wheel, just use the tape as a guide. Holes will have to drilled in the side of the frame to mount the gas tank brackets. Matching 's 1979 Jeep Wagoneer 4x4. The goal here is to cut out a large section of steel and put it together perfectly, so be sure both of your marks are exactly perpendicular. 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 inside of the bed is very straight as well.
But with some tools and careful measurements, you can shorten a bed in a weekend. It has the small 305 V8, that runs fine but might need valve seals. Clean 100% rustfree 85 Chevy K30 Crew Dually 4x4. Use the jack to level it back up with a square across the top. This prevents frame damage from grinder, but cutting them off with the torch. Trucks are utility vehicles, but sometimes the particular body style of truck you're looking for is only available in a long bed.
When you get it where your happy with it, tack it in place and check it again in all directions. You are now committed to this project. Only 61k 84 1 ton, crew-cab dually 4x4, Banks Turbo. Next, you will need to get it on a hard level surface and remove the fuel tank s , driveshaft and carrier bearing. Silverado 1976 F250 4x4 Highboy, 99. This is the last of an era.
Rare 1974 Chevy K5 Blazer. A 350 cubic-inch V-8 engine came with 175 hp, 275 foot-pounds of torque, a 4-inch bore and a 3. Do not jump into shortening the frame yourself unless you have that experience. This article will explain how to shorten a Chevy truck bed. 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.
A 250 cubic-inch in-line six engine was offered with 130 horsepower hp and 210 foot-pounds of torque. The carpet is brand new, The seat is nice, and the dashpad has no cracks. Rustfree western 4x4 Very clean 1990 K5 Chevy Blazer 4x4, Silverado trim. Having the rear section rolling makes this a lot easier. 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.
You will need to find a short bed drive shaft or have one built , reinstall the bumper, and hook up lights. First, remove the back bumper and unhook tail and tag lights, then remove the 8 bolts holding the bed to frame. Hammer and knock the heads off the rivets. All truck models had a front track measuring 65. If there's a tricky area you can't reach with the saw, use the cut-off wheel. Mark all the way through the bed, including inside and on the floor.
The suspension is tight, and this 4x4 drives nice. The sheetmetal work is easy enough to do on your own, but to do the framework requires a qualified professional with years of experience doing frame work. Sit back and admire your work. 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. This will ensure that things are straight. Chevrolet, a well-known producer of domestic trucks, has been manufacturing versions of the half-ton truck since 1918.
Original paint 1989 Chevy K5 Blazer, fully loaded Silverado 1987 Chevy V30 Regular cab dually 1 ton 4x4. Only 69k, orig paint 100% rustfree 86 K30 1 ton 4x4, Silverado 1978 Chevy K20, Silverado 1987 V30 1 ton 4x4 pick-up. Most long beds are 8-feet long, compared to the short bed at 6 feet, so using the masking tape, mark out a 2-foot section of the bed you'd like to remove. Using the reciprocating saw, start making your cuts at the bed rail and work your way down. Grind the weld off of the top and outside of the frame until it is smooth, then cut a patch out of the section of discarded frame and cap it. You will need a tank from a short bed truck 16 gallon to accomplish this, the long bed tank is too big to fit it is 20 gallons.
The company offered another 305 cubic-inch V-8 engine with 155 hp and 240 foot-pounds of torque. This hasn't been a beat work truck. 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. I use the torch and heat the rivets to a glowing red, then take a large chisel and a 2lb. Shortening a Chevy bed isn't a fun process, nor is it easy. Now for the back, the rear cross member must be relocated. Roll the rear section into place, being careful not to kink the brake lines, step back and admire your work.
Also available was a 305 cubic-inch V-8 engine with 160 hp, 235 foot-pounds of torque, a bore of 3. Make sure to keep the tape as straight and vertical as possible. Use a marker to lay out tricky areas that you can't reach with the tape. Considered a full-size light-duty pickup, the half-ton truck got its name because of the payload size it could haul. It had a first gear ratio of 3.