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73 K10 SWB frame off redo

Discussion in '4wd Pick-Ups K10 K1500 V10 V1500' started by hoagster, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. Madhorn

    Madhorn Full Access Member

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    To make that engine trans combination work, I think all you need is an LS pressure plate and a pilot bushing adapter. The bell housing from the 465 should work. I think....
     
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  2. hoagster

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    I did find on other sites that the original Bell housing will work, I have a kit from advanced adapters for the flywheel, clutch etc. got it from Summit saved some bucks on shipping. p/n 712500M if anyone is curious
     
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    more stuff to fix, got the bracing kit. Next up some welding!!

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    Cleaned up some more around that crack yesterday look like someone already hit it when it was small but didn't stop drill the ends of the cracks.
     
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    Ok so I have a 40lb sand blaster but my air compressor can't keep up so I'm wasting media and getting no were! So out comes the grinder with 220 grit cordless impact driver with a brass wheel. It actually goes pretty fast but there are places I can't get that a sand blaster is needed. But long story short I find this frame is built the day before my birthday in 1972. So I was 13 when this frame was built!

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    So that side is about 3 hours of work!
     
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    Steering box frame area has been repaired, now for some serious blasting, cleanup in prep for powder coating

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    Looking good!
     
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    Hell yeah. I love when these trucks get tore down to nothing and reborn all new again. Wish i could do it to mine. Nice job!
     
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    What repair, Frame is done now 4,000 other things to do put it back together

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  10. SDJunkMan

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    Looking good! I always wondered what that steering brace looked like once installed. Hope to get started on my short bed soon.
     
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    You're doing a great job on your project, I enjoy all the progress pic's!!

    Question; is that the vin # stamped on the frame rail above your steering box repair? I've never seen one there before. Does it also have one on the right side frame at the rear of the cab?
     
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    Looking great!
     
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    That's the manufacturing date and serial number of the frame it's stamped in several places that image is the passenger side middle
     
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    Could be I'll have to look at that and compare!
     
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    Look good. Keep the pictures coming. I should have tore mine down that far but I want to start driving mine soon and have another c10 in my sights to do a full resto
     

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