1974 Chevrolet K20 - Family Matters

Dents Make Great Memories

Harry WagnerPhotographer, Writer

When Jeff Sanders’ father purchased a Chevy K20 in 1975, he couldn’t have had any idea what would be in store for it one day. The British Columbian native got the truck from his dad when he turned 16 and has been modifying it to suit his needs ever since.

Jeff painted and restored the truck at one point, but after the first dent he stopped worrying about the body and focused on the drivetrain instead. A Northwest Fab Doubler and Dana 60 front axle made their way under the truck, and 20 inches were cut out of the frame to shorten the pickup from longbed to shortbed length. The whole thing is capped with 42-inch sticky, competition-compound Super Swamper Iroks that allow this simple fullsize truck to go places that leave guys in Jeeps and buggies scratching their heads. And that should make any father proud!

Tech Specs
1974 Chevrolet K20
Engine: 350ci Chevy V-8 with FAST EZ-EFI
Transmission: TH400 3-speed automatic
Transfer case: NP203 and NP205 with Northwest Fab Doubler
Front Axle: Dana 60 with 4.56 gears, spool, Yukon 35-spline chromoly shafts, Longfield U-joints, Warn hubs, and GLO diff cover
Rear Axle: Corporate 14-bolt with 4.56 gears, welded differential, GLO diff cover, pinion guard, and disc brake conversion

Springs & Such: Pro Comp 2-inch lift springs and 14-inch travel Fox shocks (front); 63-inch long Chevy springs with shackle flip, 21⁄2-inch lift blocks, and Rancho shocks (rear)
Tires & Wheels: 14/42-17LT Super Swamper Iroks on 17x8.5 Raceline Monster beadlock rims
Steering: Tapped Saginaw box with PSC hydraulic ram
Other Stuff: Bed shortened 20 inches to shortbed length, custom bumpers and sliders, 10,000-pound Warn winch, full interior cage, bucket seats from a Honda Prelude