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Old 03-14-2008, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yota Switchin To Chevy.

I'm a Yota man with a 1985 toyota pickup, 6 inch lift 37-14.50s.

I am looking at a trade for a 1973 chevy 3/4 ton. I'm just wondering what I should look for when I go and check this truck out. I dont know Chevys well as I said, I am a Yota man.

It has a 4 Bolt Main. 350 Tranny. Has shift kit installed and aftermarket tranny cooler. Has Headman long tube headers with 3in dual exhaust Flowmaster 40 series. IT has a strong 350 with edelbrock intake, Carb, RV cam, and tall valve covers.

I dont need tips on buying a truck, I just need to know if there is anything that normally goes wrong with a 73 chevy 3/4 ton.
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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im guessing 2wd ?
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you should try and find a k30. d60 in the truck already would save you alot of money.
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Im not going to buy a 2wd. Its called pirate4x4.com not piratenoballwussyloser.com. Whats a k30, did they come stock with a dana 60? Whats the 1973 3/4 ton have stock? What axles?
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Im not going to buy a 2wd. Its called pirate4x4.com not piratenoballwussyloser.com. Whats a k30, did they come stock with a dana 60? Whats the 1973 3/4 ton have stock? What axles?
i said that because you didnt mention t-case or wether is a 4x4 or not
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Whats a k30, did they come stock with a dana 60? Whats the 1973 3/4 ton have stock? What axles?
a k30 is a 1ton...came stock with a 60..read up more before you ask..google...search..its your friend
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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They didn't make K30s until 1977.
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Old 03-15-2008, 02:24 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Biggest thing on chevys is the frame area around the steering box. Its a weak area that cracks when you run oversized tires.
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
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See how bad the rust is on the body mounts under the cab and the floorboards.
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Old 03-15-2008, 10:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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x2 on the cracked frame behind the steering box. Also stick your head under the truck and take a peek at the back side of the rocker panels. As well as the kick panels in the interior just above where they meet the floor. Also if the truck has been wheeled much they like to crack the front crossmember that goes under the oil pan. Usually those will crack right where they are riveted to the frame.
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