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Old 04-29-2009, 10:30 AM   #1
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86 K5 -"Jacob's monster truck" with a Cummins swap

Well I guess since everyone else has a build thread I might as well too.

I have owned K5's for the last 18 years on and off (my 2nd car was an 83) and they are by far my favorite vehicle of all time. Last fall I decided I wanted to build another one and this time do it right , the way I always wanted to. I am pretty much doing this one by myself and from the ground up, I keep finding myself saying "if I'm going to do that, I might as well do this too."

I have a 2 1/2 year old son, Jacob, and he is already convinced that this is HIS truck , hence the title "Jacob's monster truck". This will be "our toy" once it's done and since I plan on keeping this one, I will one day give it to him.

Allright enough history , on to some pics!









This was the truck the day I brought it home, I have been dealing with rusty K5's all my life, so this was not a local truck .
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The wheeler- April 14 calendar truck - 86 K30 shortened, 454/400/205 52/64's 4.56 60/14 locked and welded, tube bed and other stuff build > http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=292854
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looks like a great starting truck, nice and clean. whats your plans for it?
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I found this one on evilbay in TX, it has a swapped in 1969 396 and is an original hydro 465 truck. Stock suspension and axles and almost 0 rust, so I figured it would be a good starting point for my project.



I actually started on this a few months ago, I have completly torn it down to the tub and a frame (which are currently 45 miles away from each other) and I am finally getting into a little bit of assembly.

The 396 will be staying, I have an older 465 205 combo that will go in place of the 465 208 that was there, I also have found my 1 tons (60 and a 14 bolt) that are waiting on gears and install kits.

This one will be a full vert, I have the top, doors and windshield frame from a 75 that I had planned on building and later parted out and scrapped.
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The project- 86 K5, full vert, 12v Cummins 4500/205 D60/14B, frame off rebuild http://www.coloradok5.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=252851

The wheeler- April 14 calendar truck - 86 K30 shortened, 454/400/205 52/64's 4.56 60/14 locked and welded, tube bed and other stuff build > http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=292854
The tow rig / DD - 2011 Ram 2500 CCLB 4x4 , 6.7l Cummins, 6spd...
The Beater- 01 VW Jetta 1.8t 5spd..low buck 30mpg city car
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That is definitely a great start

What are the plans?
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rust free, BBC, stick shift

I"ll wait a while before I tell you what I paid for it
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The wheeler- April 14 calendar truck - 86 K30 shortened, 454/400/205 52/64's 4.56 60/14 locked and welded, tube bed and other stuff build > http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=292854
The tow rig / DD - 2011 Ram 2500 CCLB 4x4 , 6.7l Cummins, 6spd...
The Beater- 01 VW Jetta 1.8t 5spd..low buck 30mpg city car
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This is my helper and future owner of this truck







Overall plans include:

- 40"-42" treads (still not sure)
- full cage
- lined interior
- crossover hydro assist steering
- approx 8-9" total lift (includes ORD 1" body)
- complete re wire (the PO was a wiring HACK)

Basicly all of the stuff that's makes these trucks cool!
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The project- 86 K5, full vert, 12v Cummins 4500/205 D60/14B, frame off rebuild http://www.coloradok5.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=252851

The wheeler- April 14 calendar truck - 86 K30 shortened, 454/400/205 52/64's 4.56 60/14 locked and welded, tube bed and other stuff build > http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=292854
The tow rig / DD - 2011 Ram 2500 CCLB 4x4 , 6.7l Cummins, 6spd...
The Beater- 01 VW Jetta 1.8t 5spd..low buck 30mpg city car
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thats awesome man,hes gonna have one sweet truck! those plans r exactly what im trying to reach with my truck...o ya, rust free would be nice too!
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o ya...i love that TTR in the background, that was my first dirt bike and those r the best little bike ever.
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Big Block!!! And a Stick!!!
Damn, I live in Texas and I had looked for one for a while till I found one in Abilene and jumped on it... I too have a son, soon to be 6 yr. old. And, just as well, he loves it. Right now, I just leave the top off of it and park it in the garage... I too plan on letting him have it when he's of age. But mine is just a measily small block. LOL. Just kidding, I love it and would only get rid of it if I could find a Chevelle to trade for, and even then not sure if I would do it. But don't see myself finding a Chevelle anyone would trade.
There's actually a BUNCH of K5s for sale here in the DFW area right now.
Sounds like you're gonna need to beef up those axles for sure to keep up with the motor...
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