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81chevy rebuild project

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by karl klein, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    well i bought a new chevy c30 pickup with dump bed for a salt truck next year and well be fitting it out this summer and fixing it up. i will start this thread with some pics the day after getting it so you no what were starting with.

    81 dumpbed 012.jpg
     
  2. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    here is a pic of the hoist for the bed

    81 dumpbed 003.jpg
     
  3. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    next pic of the bed itself it was rhino lined but you can see where it is peeling

    81 dumpbed 004.jpg
     
  4. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    picture of the cab

    81 dumpbed 008.jpg
     
  5. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    here is the driver side floor rot

    81 dumpbed 009.jpg
     
  6. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    last pic for now is the sander

    81 dumpbed 013.jpg
     
  7. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    i will post pics as the projects come along some of my pland of things to rebuild and madify will be:
    1.rerepair floor rot on driverside
    2.repair leaking motor on sander
    3.repair leeking radiater/hose
    4.repair rearend of dumb bed were roted out
    5. reseal around worn bed liner
    6. build a trailer hitch/electric brakes
    7.install cb radio
    8.install airbags
    9.remove passengerside tank and install underbody toolbox
    10.possably pickup a used straight blade and install it
     
  8. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    You lucky dog you, Ive been looking for a truck just like that for my tree biz, Good luck with it...Rob
     
  9. Swampdonkey

    Swampdonkey Member
    Messages: 68

    That's a good looking truck not alot of rot for its age. I will be watching this thread!! :redbounce Good Luck :drinkup: :drinkup:
     
  10. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I will be watching too.... as it is so similar to my own project truck. If I can help, just ask.
     
  11. William B.

    William B. Senior Member
    from S.E. IA
    Messages: 978

    Looks good. Can't wait to see the progress.

    Derek, any pics of The Bomb Part II

    William
     
  12. 2004Z71CC

    2004Z71CC Member
    Messages: 65

    Looking forward to the pics as the project moves along. Great pics so far.
     
  13. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377


    Soon, my friend, soon. I haven't had a chance to touch it yet. Today I went out and bought an old International-Harvestor tractor w/loader to fix up for this whole deal too... I'll probably work on it for the next week or two and then get on the Bomb Part II.... ;)
     
  14. Chevytruck85

    Chevytruck85 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    awsome project! I just got done rebuliding and 85 k-10.
     
  15. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    i have started on the trailer hitch first pic is the rear now

    81trailer hitch 026.jpg
     
  16. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    layout of lights reciever and d rings on a piece of 3/8 steel cut 12"x36"

    81trailer hitch 008.jpg
     
  17. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    welded tube and rings to plate

    81trailer hitch 015.jpg
     
  18. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    rear side of tube welded it took 4 passes a filler root and two final passes

    81trailer hitch 021.jpg
     
  19. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    cut hole and installed 6 pin connector

    81trailer hitch 024.jpg

    81trailer hitch 025.jpg
     
  20. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    today i cut the two 41/2" holes for the rear brake lights

    81trailer hitch 027.jpg