1980 Chev C30 Multipurpose Truck

Any questions or suggestions regarding restorations
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THOR
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1980 Chev C30 Multipurpose Truck

Post by THOR » Sat 21 Nov 2015, 10:59

I purchased a C30 a couple of months ago to use as flatbed.
But it was a straight 6, so today purchased a C10 with 454 V8. This motor will now do duty.
Project will start next year making one out of two.
Want to make it tow truck, with sides that can be clipped in and out so can be used as normal truck as well.
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Re: 1980 Chev C30 Multipurpose Truck

Post by jlebenon » Sat 21 Nov 2015, 11:38

Nice trucks ... Have fun
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Re: 1980 Chev C30 Multipurpose Truck

Post by IndianaJones » Sat 21 Nov 2015, 12:53

Very nice project, I seem to be liking the flatbed trucks more and more.

Do you need a code 10 for those C30's, too?

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Re: 1980 Chev C30 Multipurpose Truck

Post by Scrat » Sat 21 Nov 2015, 18:13

Nice trucks, what is the plan for the C10?
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Re: 1980 Chev C30 Multipurpose Truck

Post by Bearhawke » Sun 22 Nov 2015, 05:15

C30: will you keep it carb'd or go fuel injection? Too; manual or AT? Why all the questions is that a TBI conversion along with a 4L80 4 spd AT would make for a powerful truck that might return reasonable fuel economy. 8)
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THOR
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Re: 1980 Chev C30 Multipurpose Truck

Post by THOR » Wed 25 Nov 2015, 22:12

IndianaJones wrote:Very nice project, I seem to be liking the flatbed trucks more and more.

Do you need a code 10 for those C30's, too?
Depends which one, but yes for mine (4 Ton)
Scrat wrote:Nice trucks, what is the plan for the C10?
At this stage no plans, but may look at selling it and straight 6
427 Race Cobra
427 Backdraft AC Cobra
Ford Sapphire V8 (347 Stroker)
Lotus Exige Type 72
Lotus 7 (Birken) Rotary Turbo
2 x Mercedes SLK 32 AMG (one collector, one daily driver)
Corsa OPC Nurburgring
Alfa GTV 3.0 (2000)
C30 - 454
Jeep Rubicon 3.6

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Re: 1980 Chev C30 Multipurpose Truck

Post by THOR » Wed 25 Nov 2015, 22:21

Bearhawke wrote:C30: will you keep it carb'd or go fuel injection? Too; manual or AT? Why all the questions is that a TBI conversion along with a 4L80 4 spd AT would make for a powerful truck that might return reasonable fuel economy. 8)
It is auto TH400. Will remain old school Carb, not concerned about fuel economy, will mainly be used for shows and race Cobra. Must still decide how far I go with motor.
427 Race Cobra
427 Backdraft AC Cobra
Ford Sapphire V8 (347 Stroker)
Lotus Exige Type 72
Lotus 7 (Birken) Rotary Turbo
2 x Mercedes SLK 32 AMG (one collector, one daily driver)
Corsa OPC Nurburgring
Alfa GTV 3.0 (2000)
C30 - 454
Jeep Rubicon 3.6

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Re: 1980 Chev C30 Multipurpose Truck

Post by ChevyWorld » Sun 29 Nov 2015, 10:59

Very nice project.Let me know if you want to sell the 6?

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