Old 05-02-2012, 01:21 PM   #1
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Here is the build thread for my 198? K20 that ya'll have requested. Me and a buddy bought it about 3 years ago while I was away in the Marine Corps with intent to build a pulling truck out of it. Well, after some research, we decided that was going to be way to expensive to convert the POS we bought into the monster we needed. So we are now just going to make it a street/show/mud truck that we can play around with and enjoy and build a real pulling truck out of a 12V when it's done.

It was an 86 Chevy K20 with a 350 mated to a Turbo 400 trans. It was an old farm truck that was all rusted out and falling apart, and ran when it wanted to.

Here is a few pics of the work we got done with it while I was away, which wasn't much because I was only home once or twice a year





The workspace was quite limited







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Old 05-02-2012, 01:22 PM   #2
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Since I have gotten back from the Marine Corps permanently, a lot more work has been done.

Starting with the teardown of the rest of the body and drivetrain










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This was my first engine pull, so it was definitely an interesting experience, but a lot easier than I expected




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Old 05-02-2012, 01:28 PM   #4
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We decided at this point to just tear down the engine and come back to the body and chassis later









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Once the engine was torn down we found out the block was a lot newer than the rest of the engine. It was a ZZ4 shortblock made between 1995-2000 as either a crate motor or a Vortec 350.

Then this past couple weeks we have gotten back to work on stripping the rest of the truck. As is sits now, all that is left is the front axle and steering





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This past weekend we picked up a replacement body for the truck. It is off a 1984 C10 manual 305 truck. Besides one rust spot in one cab corner, some bird crap, and dust, it looks like it just came off the showroom floor







Our next steps is to finish the front end of the chassis so that it can all go out and get sandblasted, clean up the new body, convert the new cab to a 4WD automatic and start putting everything back together.

The final plan is for it to be lifted 6-8" running 35s, 383 small block stroker, custom paint and some more goodies.

I will keep this updated as we get back to work
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