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1982 k30, sticking around

MrMarty51

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I like the looks of that, the hammered paint seems to be some pretty good stuff, and, no priming required. I used that stuff on the camper rebuild project, in black, and also used the dark bronze on the snowplow I built and it also was a match for the front bumper/hitch job I just finished the other day.
 

tanman_2006

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If you want the truck or any parts from it let me know. If it sits here long enough I might get a wild hair up my ass and turn it into the rock crawler/winter beater haha.
If you figure out how to get it to Oklahoma in a reasonable fashion I would take the whole rig if it has a good title and not butchered on wiring or rotted out.
 

red

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If you figure out how to get it to Oklahoma in a reasonable fashion I would take the whole rig if it has a good title and not butchered on wiring or rotted out.
It has rust in every body panel besides the hood, which is bent. Haven't looked closely at the cab but wouldn't be surprised. I bought the truck because of the bed haha.
 

red

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Time to start putting everything together finally!

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Fit wasn't too difficult. Will have to remove the original GM mounts from the chassis (going with the Isuzu mounts) and make new ones a few inches further forward. Which also gives enough room for the starter to stay in the stock location, and allows the use of the dual oil filter setup (regular and bypass).

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This little guy arrived as well. Original Isuzu NPR air cleaner assembly.

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red

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Well didn't quite work out how I wanted. To get the engine down where I want it to be required removing the engine crossmember completely, and had to rotate the starter. The dual oil filter setup is all set and I'll build the new crossmember in the next day or 2. Have to do the suspension lift soon since the oil pan and front diff are close. Will clear if the axle moves straight up but if flexed out with the passenger side up it could hit the pan right now.

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After the pics I got the driveshafts, starter, parking brake cable, fuel lines, and the air lines for the front bags all hooked up. So all remaining work is just in the engine bay. The new 3 gallon reservoir and Isuzu power steering pump arrived over the weekend as well.

Things that are left:
-Paint the rest of the front clip pieces
-Engine crossmember welded together and bolted on
-Wiring harness and glowplug harness (staying with manual on that)
-Plumb in heater core and coolant filter
-Plumb in external transmission filter and rest of system
-Install new power steering pump
-Plumb hydroboost system with new tank/filter/pump
-Rebuild the injectors
-Exhaust
-Air intake
-Mount and plumb intercooler
-Turbo oil lines
-Install new electric vacuum pump and find a way to make the transmission controller work with the new engine
-Throttle linkage
-Engine shutdown
 

red

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Got around to doing some more to the truck today. Mostly paint prep for the engine bay stuff and building the new engine crossmember. Drill it's holes tomorrow to secure it to the underside of the frame and setup the engine mounts. Moving the mounts so they sit vertically instead of angled at 45 degrees.

New front spring hangers are painted as well. Don't have all the parts for the suspension lift but these mounts replace the bracket for the core support.

Mounted the cover for the cowl (filter? cover? whatever the hell it is haha). That grey color is what the bed/front bumper will be painted as well. Matches the planned seats as well.

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red

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Not much of a visual change but the worst of this project is now complete. Engine crossmember is secured and the new engine mounts are complete (painted after the pics).

The new front leaf spring hangers are attached as well. Need the suspension lift for the axle to comfortably clear the engine oil pan and it's much easier to install these mounts before the core support goes back into place. Swaybar is now removed.

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red

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Core support is painted, really difficult trying to paint in the cold so not going to paint the rest of the engine bay body panels until the spring. Primer was easy but the paint is just, wow haha. The next goal is the injectors and the oil lines for the turbo. Core support install, along with lots of plumbing.



Link here for maybe a future reference or just an idea. Guy installed a Eaton 10 speed into a 4x4 pickup with pretty decent pictures.
https://mopar1973man.com/cummins/ar...ton_roadranger_10_speed_swap_onto_59_cummins/

A ways off from even beginning a trans swap and very much undecided as to exactly which one to go with haha.
 
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