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Old 12-06-2015, 01:12 PM   #1
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Default 1983 K30 Dually




Found this piece about a year ago and picked it up for a good deal.
454 / 400 / 205 / D60 / D70
Pretty neglected but has potential.

Fast forward a year, took off the duallies and dually associated items.
Pressed in all new wheel studs due to rust.
2" wheel spacers on back.
Bobbed the bed 13".
Cleaned up some of the horrid wiring modifications.
I would say it has lost over 500 pounds of BS since purchase.




Plans are 52's in the front that I already have with A-Bomb front hanger.
Custom shackle flip brackets off custom rear bumper.
Have 12 bolt H1's with 37's to put on.

Putting this on here because this website has been DEAD lately.

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Old 12-06-2015, 03:19 PM   #2
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Nice start, Joel, amazing what a vehicle can survive without burning up, isn't it?
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Old 12-06-2015, 07:09 PM   #3
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Looking good. Mirrors look familiar and maybe some of the tires too. Lol
All of which I shouldn't have bought. Oh well, such is life.
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Old 12-06-2015, 09:36 PM   #4
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How come it's got a D70 rear?
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Old 12-06-2015, 11:03 PM   #5
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Thats what the dually's had. Not 14 bolt
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Old 12-07-2015, 09:38 AM   #6
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My truck is an 83 and has a 14 bolt. It's a cab and chassis truck with a 12ft bed, small black/4 speed. Is your bluemobile a camper special perhaps? My renter had one like yours, camper special, with a service bed, I can't remember if it had a 14bolt or something else though.
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Old 12-07-2015, 10:46 AM   #7
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dads rig is a 89 or 90 I think K3500 and has a dually 14 bolt. I believe he found it was a "HD" version looks a lot different than a dana. the truck originally had a man basket lift on it
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Old 12-07-2015, 05:37 PM   #8
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My friend has a 84 3500 crewcab dually originally a diesel(454 now) and has a dually 14 bolt in the rear. Cab and chassis frame with a dually bed fabbed onto it now.
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Old 12-07-2015, 06:09 PM   #9
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I stand corrected. Seems as though there are variations between D70HD and 14 bolt on dually, crewcab, dually crewcab, and cab and chassis.....or what ever parts bin had to offer.
14 bolts have the desired pinion support, but give up a little in strength , weight, and ground clearance to the 70. I would rather have got a 14 bolt really, but I'm going with what i got.
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The 70 had is hell for stout. The extra pinion support of the 14 bolt is cool but I have always ran the sterling which doesn't have the added pinion support and never any issues. Point being personally it's not needed. I would take the strength of the 70 over it. Truck looks good. What's the tire size your shooting for?
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Old 12-08-2015, 04:40 AM   #12
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We bought a regular cab 87 GMC K3500 new in late 87 with 454/TH400, it had 60/70axle combo in it, and now back.........
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