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1980 K-30 3+3.

Discussion in 'Introduction' started by sirweesarunch, Jun 13, 2020.

  1. Curt

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    @Grit dog and @sirweesarunch My Mexican buddy has always pronounced it "chinkadera" with a K, I'm with ya on "Chingaso".............It has always been kinda hard to understand Cool Ray,...my friend....so who knows...LOL
     
  3. Powerhouse Ranch

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    just stripped my Jimmy doors completely to be sanded for paint and to clean/repaint/repair everything else
     
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  4. sirweesarunch

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    Yes , You’re absolutely right. The shaft closest sitting on the towel has the 3rd gear bushing upgrade installed. Thats the space between the larger and smaller gear. Almost all rebuild kits come with it without asking. My detent ball spring was broken in 3 pieces so that was more than likely my issue. After i got the top cover off i just said screw it, I’m going in and rebuilding the whole thing and wont have to f—-k with it ever again.


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  5. sirweesarunch

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    Grit , my advice to you is gut the door , clean it out , paint whats rusty , boil out the lock mechanism and reassemble it all with new felts. If the vent window is out you’re half way home. Bite the bullet and go the other 1/2 and you wont have to screw with it again. Any foto , questions or insight you need I ‘ll let you know. I made every mistake once so you wont have to.


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  6. sirweesarunch

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    I’d love to see fotos.


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  7. sirweesarunch

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    I grew up on the streets of NY. But I’ve been in Cali for 41 years and around my Compas the whole time , I speak the language and I look like them I married into them and nobody is the wiser. Al puro chingadazo [​IMG]


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    this is all i have at the moment, will be taking more this weekend. I'm in alot of directions with this build right now; can't start it because of horrendous wiring and can't fix the wiring because i haven't consulted my wiring guru on the matter (my dad) and i can't get it to my body guy because it don't start! So i'm doing everything else i can and would like to start some prep work. Any tips are appreciated as i see you've been elbow deep in your K30. The link to my build is in my signature below if you're interested in more!

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    (AND you have a nice truck!)
     
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    Sand , epoxy prime , fix , block sand. That’ll get you down the road


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  11. sirweesarunch

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    Door #2 is done and ready for re hanging. Done in 1 hour. I spent 8 on door #1.


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    Exterior side of vent window seal flaps out over the metal. You wont get it seated properly if the seal goes inside the channel which is were it tries to go. Now the screws will line up.


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  13. sirweesarunch

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    I’m experimenting on one of the vent windows. Instead of rivets I used stainless steel #6 screws and nylon lock nuts. Everything moves and works and no clearance issues with any glass. We’ll see how this holds up.
     
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    Heres the difference between chinese copies and original GM NOS parts. See that rod ? Its supposed to fit in that hole but it does not. Thats one of the subtle differences between $7.99 and $29.99. Can I drill it and pocket $ 22.00 ? Yep. Can the hole where the rod goes in bust out cuz there’s less plastic there ? Possibly yes. Its a conundrum similar to walking in Harbor Freight.


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    These little clips you install fully on to the lock mechanism where they go and then you just push the end of the rod through the big hole and they clip on to the groove in the rod. To get them off is much more of a PIA , you have pop the tiny tang out of the hole and slide them up. Or just buy all new ones and mangle the little bastards off


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