The last time we saw Dirt Everyday host Fred Williams’ 1983 Chevrolet K30 Army truck, he had just upgraded it with a lift kit, a new set of brakes, a new master cylinder, new wheels and tires and of course, a supercharged 556 horsepower 6.2-liter LSA crate engine. You think that would have been the end of the upgrades for the old Alabama service vehicle, but Williams was just getting started.
This week on his web show, Williams upgrades his K30 with larger wheels and tires, a new transmission, a different transfer case with lower-range gears, new slotted brake rotors and new front and rear drive shafts. That’s much easier said than done, though, so Williams shows us how he installs all his new modern day components, similar to how Hot Rod Garage does.
Williams’ K30 Army truck was effortlessly cool before he started to upgrade it with all sorts of modern-day components. Now that he’s dropped a more powerful engine in it, along with the appropriate knobby off-road tires and stronger transmission, our lust for the vintage pickup has been taken to new heights. Check it out in the video below, and remember, you can catch Dirt Everyday on Motor Trend every other Thursday.