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Blayz Hendrickson’s 1986 K30

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1986 Chevrolet K30

Owned by Blayz Hendrickson

This beautiful 1986 K30, owned by Blayz Hendrickson, is truly a truck from humble beginnings. Blayz took the time to sit down with Squarebody Heritage and tell the remarkable story behind his build.

 

Where it came from

When Hendrickson was 17, he traded a 1990 K5 for this rust free 1986 K30. Everyone said he was crazy for trading his blazer for this truck, but he had a vision for this build. The truck was formerly a valley truck with 2 previous owners before Hendrickson traded for it.

 

 

The Build Begins

After 6 months of owning the vehicle, Blayz converted the K30 to a single wheel truck with a 12″ lift and 40s. He then swapped an 8.1L Vortec from a 2001 Chevy truck to give it a little more power. With this power came transmission problems but Hendrickson quickly took care of this by putting in a nv4500 transmission to link up the power of the big block with the 40″ tires.

 

The Second Rebuild

After sitting for a few years, Blayz knew it was time for another change. So with a band-saw, a welder, and a lot of measurements,  Hendrickson started building a custom flatbed to accommodate the conversion of the truck back to a dually.  He also stripped the entire truck down again and powder coated everything from the frame down with a satin black grey pearl. This would be the second time Blayz stripped the entire truck to rebuild it.

 

On the Road Again

Hendrickson’s latest modification includes using an LS ignition system to run the 8.1L Vortec. After some love was given to the paint, the truck was finally road worthy.

 

However, Blayz did not stop there. He wrapped the truck in a satin pearl white to make the truck stand out even more!

What Does the Future Hold?

His future plans include removing he vinyl floor; replacing it with carpet and re-upholstering the leather seat. Hendrickson also plans to Duramax swap the truck with a ZF6 transmission. He hopes to finish the truck by the summer of 2018 and attend the Adrenaline Auto Show in Nashville, TN.

 

Specification List:

Motor: Chevy 8.1 vortec “496”

Transmission: NV4500

Lift: 12″ Skyjacker

Tires: 42.5 x 13.5 x 16

Front Axle: Dana 60

Rear Axle: Dana 70hd

Interior: Original

Additional Information

  • Everything from frame down is powder coated by Oregon powder coating
  • Custom stainless steel brake lines
  • Custom built flatbed
  • Harwood 4″ Cowl hood
  • Bushwacker fender flares
  • Headmen headers with dual 3″ exhaust ran in flow master 50 series mufflers
  • Edelbrock 800cfm carb
  • Holley electric fuel pump
  • Raylar cam and stainless roller rockers

 

 

 

 

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Jesse Wright’s 1986 K10

Truck of the Month

1986 Chevrolet Silverado K10

Owned by Jesse Wright

The Squarebody Heritage community voted Jesse Wright’s beautiful K10 as the truck of the month. From Cartersville, Georgia, Jesse purchased this truck 5 years ago and started working on it “one piece at a time.” Jesse uses this truck as his daily driver and claims that he still has a lot more work to do before he is satisfied with it.

Details:

Engine: 350 Small Block

Transmission: 700r4

Suspension: 4 inch Rough Country

Gear Ratio: 3.73

Tires: 35×12.50r15 BFG km2

Wheels: 15×12 Mickey Thompson Challenger

 

It’s a daily driver, but still a work in progress

 

Jesse Wright joins the Squarebody Heritage community as a Georgia member. Squarebody Heritage strives to create a community of squarebody enthusiasts and we are thrilled to welcome this beautiful ’86 K10 into the community.