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torque setting steering / suspension 79 G30 #733540
February 28th 2018 6:17 pm
February 28th 2018 6:17 pm
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Hi,

I'm looking for the correct torque settings for the steering and suspension components on my 79 G30. I've found autozone have some usefull online manuals but they only have the info I'm looking for on the C30 1 ton truck and not the van. Would the settings be the same?


79 chevy G30 cobra camper conversion.
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Re: torque setting steering / suspension 79 G30 [Re: shaggy] #733548
February 28th 2018 10:42 pm
February 28th 2018 10:42 pm
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I could look in my '93 FSM .... hopes this helps.

If your buyin new parts just like I do the numbers should work.

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SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: torque setting steering / suspension 79 G30 [Re: shaggy] #733562
March 01st 2018 5:09 pm
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Yeah they are all new parts. That's exactly the info I was looking for thanks Frscke1 you're a legend ! smile


79 chevy G30 cobra camper conversion.
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Re: torque setting steering / suspension 79 G30 [Re: shaggy] #733569
March 01st 2018 6:56 pm
March 01st 2018 6:56 pm
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Thank You ... thank you very much


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: torque setting steering / suspension 79 G30 [Re: frscke1] #742293
November 04th 2018 10:51 am
November 04th 2018 10:51 am
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Hello and many thanks in advance
Located Forum via Web Search yesterday - Nov 3, 2018
Submitted for membership
Received return email
Fast turn around

NOTES

Working on refurbishing following :
1983 Chevrolet G30 2WD 5.7L Gas Engine Auto Trans with I believe Factory Hi-Cube Box Roll up back door

Currently performing rebuild of Front Suspension
upper / Lower Control Arms
upper / lower ball joints
Coil springs
Shocks
Pitman Arm
Idle arm
inner / Outer Tie Rods
and so forth

GOAL :
to have repaired / Replaced Every possible Part
that would have caused this Vehicle to wander down the road while driving

Comments / suggestions / Alternative ideas / Etc ...

As always most welcome and appreciated

respectfully

Re: torque setting steering / suspension 79 G30 [Re: shaggy] #742294
November 04th 2018 11:08 am
November 04th 2018 11:08 am
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Welcome to the site jwplunkett ....


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: torque setting steering / suspension 79 G30 [Re: shaggy] #742309
November 04th 2018 3:32 pm
November 04th 2018 3:32 pm
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Thank you for the Welcome to Web Forum

I plan to share as much as possible for Benefit of all
As I like to SAY
- SHARE your Unique Knowledge
- Lessons Learned
DONT take it to the Grave

QUESTIONS / Comments to follow
1. I am more familiar with Jeep repairs
That have Rubber Bushings

2. Noticed on this 1983 Chevrolet G30 2WD 5.7L engine auto Trans
The Control Arms ( Upper and Lower )
are attached to Frame of G30 with I believe they call a Taper NUT to Control Arm Shaft
This is the First time I have witnessed this Setup ... it appears to me a Much better design than the Rubber Bushing

3. Seeking anyone who may view this Post
DO I need to replace the Total Part ( Control Arm Shaft / Large Not / Rubber Boots ) ???

Respectfully

Re: torque setting steering / suspension 79 G30 [Re: shaggy] #742310
November 04th 2018 3:40 pm
November 04th 2018 3:40 pm
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Its best to change the whole thing, cause if the ball is bad so may be the king pin. You can get a rebuild kit, but you will need a press or a oxy asel torch to burn them out.

Spend some time searchin the Chevy section here .... there are threads that already have pic's N all the info you will need.

You can also search YouTube for vids of what you getting ready to do.


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: torque setting steering / suspension 79 G30 [Re: shaggy] #742326
November 04th 2018 8:40 pm
November 04th 2018 8:40 pm
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will do ... and thank-you

Located complete
Moog Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly

MoogParts.com


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