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1980 Chevy G20 conversion build #739805
August 26th 2018 3:39 pm
August 26th 2018 3:39 pm
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I have mentioned this van a few times in my posts, since it is several hours away from my location i have not had a chance to get pics of it. However the friend i bought it from got a couple for me last time he was down at his property.

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As you guys can see it is a little rough, Hopefully in the near future i may finally get it home to start work. Meanwhile i can at least give a bit more info as to the specs and build plan.

Specs:

1980 Chevy G20
90,xxx kms (not sure of exact kms atm)
400 sbc/Th350 transmission (Trans has less then 30 thou km on it)
Factory curtis conversion van with full camper equipment.

Build plan:

Strip out camper parts as the layout for the bed will not work for my application. Will probably save the parts to build a teardrop type trailer later on.
Build a platform bed in the back of the van and possibly either redo the front seats in cloth or replace them with cloth seats from another GM vehicle.


Now from what i understand the G vans used the same suspension as the C10/20 pickup of the same years. So with that said is it safe to assume that at the very least i could use front lowering springs or spindles from a same year C10 to lower it a bit?


1980 Chevy G20 Curtis conversion van (in storage)
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Re: 1980 Chevy G20 conversion build [Re: OutlawZ] #739822
August 27th 2018 6:12 am
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That will be a good project to do.


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Re: 1980 Chevy G20 conversion build [Re: newkirkinc1] #739995
September 01st 2018 8:12 am
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Originally Posted by newkirkinc1
That will be a good project to do.


Def looking forward to starting on it. I may have another G van to go with it soon as well. Landlord has a later model G2500 sitting at my place that i may be able to snag for about $400. It has a TBI 305 and 4 speed OD trans. Depending on its condition it may get used for parts for this or become a separate build of its own.


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Re: 1980 Chevy G20 conversion build [Re: OutlawZ] #739997
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So much room for activities!


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Re: 1980 Chevy G20 conversion build [Re: Dw89xj] #740021
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Originally Posted by Dw89xj
So much room for activities!


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