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G30 crossmember swap #739738
August 24th 2018 6:06 am
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Hi I'm going to be lifting my van, from what I've gathered the "best" way would be to swap to g30 lower arms, but I've also read they do not fit the g20 crossmember well.
What all is involved with swapping the crossmember so I can use g30 lca's without cutting and welding? I could figure it out easily if I wasn't paraplegic and could crawl around like I used to or if I had a lift, which unfortunately I do not. I will need to be able to explain what's involved to the friends I will have helping me. Thank you in advance. I'm excited to start getting my parts together since I'm doing the title work on my new to me g20 next week.


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Re: G30 crossmember swap [Re: Dw89xj] #739798
August 26th 2018 8:43 am
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So nobody has done this or is able to explain what is involved?


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Re: G30 crossmember swap [Re: Dw89xj] #739806
August 26th 2018 4:59 pm
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Here's some photos of what a G30 crossmember looks like when removed from the van if that helps any.

[Linked Image]20180105_153842 by shagedemus, on Flickr

[Linked Image]20180105_153815 by shagedemus, on Flickr


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Re: G30 crossmember swap [Re: Dw89xj] #739808
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79 chevy G30 cobra camper conversion.
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Re: G30 crossmember swap [Re: Dw89xj] #739816
August 26th 2018 9:04 pm
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Yes it does thank you much, gives me an idea of whas going on.


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Re: G30 crossmember swap [Re: Dw89xj] #739817
August 26th 2018 10:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Dw89xj
So nobody has done this or is able to explain what is involved?


https://www.vanning.com/threads/ubbthreads.php/search

Just saying..... smile


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Re: G30 crossmember swap [Re: CatFish] #739818
August 26th 2018 11:14 pm
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Originally Posted by CatFish
Originally Posted by Dw89xj
So nobody has done this or is able to explain what is involved?


https://www.vanning.com/threads/ubbthreads.php/search

Just saying..... smile

Wow I hadn't thought of that, thanks for your help. Did you try typing in g30 crossmember or crossmember swap? Maybe your device is more advanced than mine? I'm not looking to lower or convert to 4x4 Just saying....

Last edited by Dw89xj; August 26th 2018 11:20 pm.

98 Dodge shorty hitop mark iv
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Re: G30 crossmember swap [Re: Dw89xj] #739819
August 27th 2018 2:06 am
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Originally Posted by Dw89xj
Originally Posted by CatFish
Originally Posted by Dw89xj
So nobody has done this or is able to explain what is involved?


https://www.vanning.com/threads/ubbthreads.php/search

Just saying..... smile

Wow I hadn't thought of that, thanks for your help. Did you try typing in g30 crossmember or crossmember swap? Maybe your device is more advanced than mine? I'm not looking to lower or convert to 4x4 Just saying....


Play nice everybody. I found these threads searching "chevy crossmember." There is good info to be gleaned in each thread.

https://www.vanning.com/threads/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/683133/Searchpage/1/Main/40436/Words/%2Bchevy+%2Bcrossmember/Search/true/re-how-to-remove-a-chevy-van-engine-made-simple#Post683133

https://www.vanning.com/threads/ubbthreads.php/topics/381231/3

Sounds llike it is just disconnect the hydraulic lines for the brakes andsteering, disconnect the steering linkage, and unbolt the frame. Good luck!


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Re: G30 crossmember swap [Re: Dw89xj] #739820
August 27th 2018 4:07 am
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My apologies I had not searched the right criteria, I also apologize to catfish, though I expect tough skin on a vanner site.


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Re: G30 crossmember swap [Re: Dw89xj] #739830
August 27th 2018 2:54 pm
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It isn't an issue of tough skin. I am sure Catfish will be just fine. It is an issue of courtesy, respect, and politeness towards other people, especially people you are asking for help and who are trying to help you.


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