View Full Version : Before and after dump truck pics

10-12-2003, 01:32 PM
Picked up a 1987 R30 Dumper with a 5.7L fuel injected engine, Turbo 400 tranny with 78,000 original miles. Spent about $1700 on her and here are the results.


10-12-2003, 01:35 PM

10-12-2003, 02:13 PM
Very nice job fixing that truck up. The 73-87 Chevys were darn good trucks. Did you replace the rocker panels or use body filler? Best of luck.

10-12-2003, 04:16 PM
Rockers, Doors, Hood, Fenders all new sheetmetal.
Dump body was sandblasted, primed and painted

10-12-2003, 05:28 PM
Originally posted by ksland
Rockers, Doors, Hood, Fenders all new sheetmetal.
Dump body was sandblasted, primed and painted

Looks like a brand new one. I like the chrome wheels, too. Sharp truck.

Wesley's Lawn
10-12-2003, 08:40 PM
So how much total did she cost you?
Nice lookin truck.

10-12-2003, 10:44 PM
Bought the truck for $2500 with the plow, add in the $1700 and I have $4200 into it, plus 4 full days work.

10-12-2003, 11:57 PM
Very nice job. It looks great.

Did you replace the amber lens on the pass side plow light? I can't tell from the pic:)

Chrome mirrors and wheel simulator give it a nice touch.

10-13-2003, 12:02 AM
Yup, I did. The $1700 includes, new door seals, panels, side marker lights, paint, primer, 4 tires and stainless wheel liners, Stainless mirror kit new (ebay $75), Rear U joint, a few odds and ends at a boneyard, new tailgate fabricated by welder (old was rotted and had the 3 mason chutes), and 10 cups of Dunkin Donuts coffee.

10-13-2003, 12:51 AM
Nice job! Came out really nice!

10-13-2003, 01:32 AM
very very nice:D

10-13-2003, 09:29 AM
That is a good looking Chevy! The mid-late 80's Chevy trucks were probably the best looking body styles at that time. I had a 88' K-5 Blazer at one time so I know . How is the motor? The 400Turbo is a good tranny(they just shift hard between 1st-2nd) but better than the 350 trannies. You got me wanting one now ( I would probably fit a Cummins Diesel under the hood somehow! he he . I know it can be done on a suburban.

I know how you feel on the sheetmetal. I am restoring a 1981 Jeep CJ5 now and have A LOT of metal replacement to do.

Nice Truck ksland!!

10-13-2003, 11:15 AM
Forgot to mention, it had a Replacement Goodwrench engine under 30,000 miles ago. The truck originally came with a 454 FI. The only thing that doesn't make sense is why would a 454 fail in just over 40,000 miles? Guess its possible but not likely

10-13-2003, 06:44 PM
K&S looks good make her work off that $4200

10-13-2003, 11:22 PM
awsome looking cant wait to have mine looking like that

Carriage House
10-17-2003, 09:04 PM
Is that the same truck that's listed on e-bay??

BTW it looks awesome, those are the last of the 'heavy chevys'

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12-07-2003, 02:26 PM

12-07-2003, 03:25 PM
I need one of them real bad! Please sell it to me for $1000.00

12-31-2003, 04:21 PM
KS, what did you type into ebay to find that mirror kit, I have a 79 one ton and I am pretty much doing the same thing. I found a few mirror kits but they were upwards of 150 bucks

Thanks in advance

12-31-2003, 04:56 PM
This is the same auction I won, its the same mirrors and the same seller. I think they were new to ebay when they listed them and didn't think they would sell so cheap, I got a steal. You can see now they start at $125

12-31-2003, 05:01 PM
Thanks alot, I saw those when i did my search. I will have to pick up a set..they look sharp