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Old 06-12-2021, 08:34 PM   #1
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87 Bounder parts

So I just baught an almost perfect 87 bounder. The original manual said it's a p30 chassis.
It was towed before I got it and the tow driver took apart the u joint where it connects to the rear yoke.

So I Google and baught a u joint and these tiny metal straps that didn't fit worth potty. I drove about a mile and it twisted right off. Ideally I'd like to get a picture of one put together and or the part numbers or links to the proper u joint and bolts. The local big box stores have no idea what a p30 is or a bounder.

Also where might. I find a windshield fr driver side?

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Old 06-13-2021, 12:25 AM   #2
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The Chevy P30 chassis was used on a lot of stuff, and shares a number of parts with other Chevy trucks of the same vintage. The P30 chassis was produced in one form or another from 1969-2006 with some revisions along the way so there are parts out there, you just need to look in the right places. Locally I would suggest NAPA truck parts dealers not big box stores. Online check out companies like Mill Supply, or Precision Sales and Service in Birmingham, AL Also be aware P30 is sort of slang, and you may find parts listed as P-30, P-32, P-series, etc. Also be aware that some parts interchange between the P30 step van chassis and the P30 motorhome chassis, and some don't. Also if you need them used P30 service manuals show up on ebay from time to time, though not for all model years.
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P30 and P32 are general classifications used online and at parts vendors. The terms get thrown around quite loosely.
Wheel base measurement is the best way to identify which chassis you have. For example ours is 178 wheel to wheel and is a P31832. We also have the heavy duty suspension and 4-wheel disk brakes.
Regarding your U-Joint straps. Your probably have the heavier ones. They will be harder to find, but Im sure you can find them new and/or used.
Things you can download that have tons of great info.
http://www.offroadtoybox.com/RV/P-Chassis-AlignmentProcess.pdf
https://www.irv2.com/forums/f22/p-series-models-explained-21035.html
https://www.gmcmi.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/P30-Chassis-Manual.pdf
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It's a 1986 (the chassis is pretty much always a year older than the titled vehicle) the make is Chevrolet, the model is P30, the engine is a 7.4/454.

Every parts store is going to need that info so memorize it, write it down whatever it takes.

There will be different U Joints depending on location in the drive shaft and chassis size. Yours is at the yoke, that's easy.

To find chassis length measure center to center on the 2 axles. It only has to be very approximate, the choices will be few and 30 or more inches different.

It wouldn't hurt to know the diameter of the cap, there might be different sizes. Those can be very close so exact might save a trip back to the parts store.

The straps for the yoke should look like this:
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