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1987 R30 "Rusty" Ton Dump RESTO

Discussion in '2wd Pick-Ups C/R 20 2500 C/R 30 3500' started by MrTrux, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. MrTrux

    MrTrux Junior Member

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    Georgeb

    Thanks and yes I used a long bolt also the first few times I test fit to the frame. You would think Chevy could of come up with a better design....
     
  2. HotRodPC

    HotRodPC Administrator Staff Member

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    Whew, you've got a lot of work in this one. Appears it's going to be worth it in the end though. Coming along great.
     
  3. Georgeb

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    Yeah, but the design worked fine for the assembly line. I don't think they thought about making it easier for those of us who refuse to let these trucks die.
    The other area of great trouble is the channel and lip for the weather strip along the floor for the bottom of the door. While it is a great way to keep the weatherstrip in place it is a terrible trap for dirt and moisture. I eliminated it on my currwnt cab and attached weatherstrip to the door but that came with its own problems too.
     
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    great build so far, looking forward to the rest.
     
  5. DoubleDingo

    DoubleDingo When In Doubt, Throttle Out

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    Wow that truck is really cool. Heck yeah a dump truck and backhoe are needed with property. Subscribed.
     
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    Great job on bringing an old truck back from the brink!
     
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    You've got some work with that, but what you've so far looks great.
     
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    Sweet build so far. I'd keep the dump bed too, but I'd probably make it a flatbed dump with removable stake sides.
     
  9. MrTrux

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    Thank you all for the great reply's.

    I finally got the front end pieces from LMC truck and what a nightmare to install. I had to remove and replace the Core about 6 times to get it all to be close to where I want it to be.
     

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    I installed all the front to make sure I had no problems. For the most part it all looks like it will work. I only put a few clips in and didn't tighten down the chrome so I know it looks like crap with the gaps. Now I need to get the rockers and floor back in.....fun....fun....
     

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