81-91 Front Clip Removal

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by HotRodPC, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. HotRodPC

    HotRodPC Administrator Staff Member

    Posts:
    40,125
    Likes Received:
    707
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Location:
    OKC, OK
    First Name:
    HotRod
    Truck Year:
    85
    Truck Model:
    Silverado K10 to K20 Conversion
    Engine Size:
    6.2 to Gas???
    Does anyone have a body manual for an 81-91 front clip removal and the bolt locations? I want to remove a front clip in its entirety, but all in one piece with exception of the hood.
     
  2. HotRodPC

    HotRodPC Administrator Staff Member

    Posts:
    40,125
    Likes Received:
    707
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Location:
    OKC, OK
    First Name:
    HotRod
    Truck Year:
    85
    Truck Model:
    Silverado K10 to K20 Conversion
    Engine Size:
    6.2 to Gas???
    24 Views and noone knows???
     
  3. Old77

    Old77 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Posts:
    23,075
    Likes Received:
    196
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Location:
    Kansas City, Mo
    First Name:
    Jacob
    Truck Year:
    1977/1987
    Truck Model:
    C10 longbed/R20 Burb
    Engine Size:
    350/454
    No documentation but it'd be pretty easy I'd think :shrug: there's three or four bolts per side near the cab, unbolt from the inner fenders, unbolt from the core support and shizam front clip off...
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2011
  4. crazy4offroad

    crazy4offroad Full Access Member

    Age:
    45
    Posts:
    7,901
    Likes Received:
    174
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Location:
    West BY-GOD Virginia
    First Name:
    Curt
    Truck Year:
    1977
    Truck Model:
    One-Ton K-10
    Engine Size:
    350/TH350/NP205
    4 fender bolts on each side at the cab... 1 on top, 1 in where the door hinges are, 1 in the fender well with a big washer on it, and 1 at the bottom of the fender at the rocker panel. Then you have the 2 radiator support mounts, unhook the wiring harness from the headlights, turn signals, marker lights and horns (I think that's all) then take the whole thing off with the fender wells attached. I'm pretty sure that's all there is to it. You might wanna take the battery out to make it lighter, but you'd probably have to do that anyway to get to the light harness.
     
  5. J Knight

    J Knight Full Access Member

    Age:
    49
    Posts:
    4,296
    Likes Received:
    45
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2011
    Location:
    Baytown TX
    First Name:
    John
    Truck Year:
    82 Chevy
    Truck Model:
    C10
    Engine Size:
    350ci
    X2 just don't forget to take the hood off first.
     
  6. HotRodPC

    HotRodPC Administrator Staff Member

    Posts:
    40,125
    Likes Received:
    707
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Location:
    OKC, OK
    First Name:
    HotRod
    Truck Year:
    85
    Truck Model:
    Silverado K10 to K20 Conversion
    Engine Size:
    6.2 to Gas???
    Thanks dawgs, Sounds easy enough.
     
  7. Old77

    Old77 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Posts:
    23,075
    Likes Received:
    196
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Location:
    Kansas City, Mo
    First Name:
    Jacob
    Truck Year:
    1977/1987
    Truck Model:
    C10 longbed/R20 Burb
    Engine Size:
    350/454
    Here you go with all your detail and crap :whymewhyme:
     
  8. HotRodPC

    HotRodPC Administrator Staff Member

    Posts:
    40,125
    Likes Received:
    707
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Location:
    OKC, OK
    First Name:
    HotRod
    Truck Year:
    85
    Truck Model:
    Silverado K10 to K20 Conversion
    Engine Size:
    6.2 to Gas???
    That's what I was looking for. The detailed info. It doesn't appear there are any hidden screws or bolts according to what he says. Its time for me to start stripping trucks again. I have a bed on 1 truck, the cab off another, and a front clip off another. In my consolidation of projects, I think I am going to be putting the 85C20 cab on the 85K10 frame. Since the VIN is for the 85C20, that's what it will be registered as but will be a 4x4. This is also the truck that I was going to convert to K20 anyway, so it must makes sense. And 85C20 will turn into an 85K20 on a 85K10 frame. In short, nothing more than converting a C20 to a K20. Simple enough huh??? The other good thing, this 85C20 that I've had for 2 years now, is titled in my name, and I just paid the $24 on the plate for a current tag.
     
  9. J Knight

    J Knight Full Access Member

    Age:
    49
    Posts:
    4,296
    Likes Received:
    45
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2011
    Location:
    Baytown TX
    First Name:
    John
    Truck Year:
    82 Chevy
    Truck Model:
    C10
    Engine Size:
    350ci
    My neighbor has a truck that is a combination of trucks. We call it Gumbo. Lol
     
  10. 89Suburban

    89Suburban Full Access Member

    Age:
    44
    Posts:
    22,585
    Likes Received:
    107
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2010
    Location:
    Southeast PA
    First Name:
    Paw Paw
    Truck Year:
    2007
    Truck Model:
    Chevrolet Tahoe LT
    Engine Size:
    5.3, 4WD
    Really?
     
  11. Old77

    Old77 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Posts:
    23,075
    Likes Received:
    196
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Location:
    Kansas City, Mo
    First Name:
    Jacob
    Truck Year:
    1977/1987
    Truck Model:
    C10 longbed/R20 Burb
    Engine Size:
    350/454
    :lol:
     
  12. 89Suburban

    89Suburban Full Access Member

    Age:
    44
    Posts:
    22,585
    Likes Received:
    107
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2010
    Location:
    Southeast PA
    First Name:
    Paw Paw
    Truck Year:
    2007
    Truck Model:
    Chevrolet Tahoe LT
    Engine Size:
    5.3, 4WD
    I meant, really, does the hood have to be removed? :Sumo:

    I though all the clips I saw on CL had the hood installed on the clip...... :flipthebird:
     
  13. Old77

    Old77 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Posts:
    23,075
    Likes Received:
    196
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Location:
    Kansas City, Mo
    First Name:
    Jacob
    Truck Year:
    1977/1987
    Truck Model:
    C10 longbed/R20 Burb
    Engine Size:
    350/454
    oh.... looking.gif I thought you were....uh.....being silly again.... sad-smiley-067.gif
     
  14. Old77

    Old77 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Posts:
    23,075
    Likes Received:
    196
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Location:
    Kansas City, Mo
    First Name:
    Jacob
    Truck Year:
    1977/1987
    Truck Model:
    C10 longbed/R20 Burb
    Engine Size:
    350/454
    You could probably actually keep the hood on since the hinges attach to the inner fender. Not sure what it'd do to the hood, though, if the clip twists a little bit upon removal :shrug:
     
  15. 89Suburban

    89Suburban Full Access Member

    Age:
    44
    Posts:
    22,585
    Likes Received:
    107
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2010
    Location:
    Southeast PA
    First Name:
    Paw Paw
    Truck Year:
    2007
    Truck Model:
    Chevrolet Tahoe LT
    Engine Size:
    5.3, 4WD
    If I was being silly it would have looked like this:

    :Moon:
     

Share This Page