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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TexasHardcore, May 8, 2006.
My 1963 c10, 454/5 speed. Front disc brakes, static dropped
Ive got at least 75 60 thru 66 trucks. the two GMC pictured are my daily drivers. The one with the black primer is a 250 six granny 4 speed 1/2 ton. the gray truck with the wagon wheels is a 250 factory powerglide. it has some offenhauser goodies and hedders.
I'm about finished putting this one together. New 350/350, factory power brakes with later model Saginaw 205 power steering custom cab with all the trim. That GMC trim is hard to find.
Here's my new panel
LOL I own at least one of those in my pile of C-10s.
Next time I get a chance I should round up some pics of the collection I think we own about half a dozen in various states of disrepair.
Not a custom in the sense of this forum but a "Custom Camper." My 1966 Chevy Custom Camper C20 with 34,xxx miles, original paint, interior, drivetrain, wheels etc. The Custom Camper option package was new in late-65 and relatively few were built in this generation truck. 1966 was the last year of this body style but the first full year of production for the 327 "Hi Torque" V8 and TH400 auto trans in pickups (3/4 tons only). This truck has both of these along with the deluxe interior and appearance packages.
Camper trucks were somewhat unusual among pickups because they were typically used for recreation for the whole family, not strictly for work like most others. That's why they sometimes had more chrome and other creature comforts not commonly seen on 60s-era pickups.
Any close ups of the tube grill? Never seen one like that, very nice.
My beat up 1965 Chevrolet C10 long wheel base step side with the 8 foot bed.
This may have already been posted on here. Its bounced around a bit since I sold it 4 or 5 years ago. But here's my old 65. Most of the work was done by my buddy Dan at sick industries long before i got it. He sold it, it traded hands a couple times and got beat up in the process. I ended up trading my 61 belair for it. Then I reworked the body, Fixed a few things here and there, put a 61 grille in it, did the interior, painted it, and drove the hell out of it. Best rig i've ever owned. Now I'm wishing i never sold it.
LOS HITTERS C.C.
Pulled this one off Facebook! Too Cool!
Saw this one on the ole web....
I know how you feel. I still kick myself for selling my Nomad and it's been 33 years now.
I wife has this 66 C20 her daddy bought it new in December of 65. He gave it to here when he was dying of cancer. 292 granny 4 speed and 456 rear gears. Ive seen her haul 7500 pounds of feed in the bed. she drove it until the gas got to $4 a gallon. Its still the orginal paint & drivetrain the wheels have been changed . I think it had 17 inch wheels when new.
1963 c10 454/5 speed static dropped, front disc brakes
4 years later
found this one sitting in a hoarse pasture 1964 chev 327 3speed big back window I have a huge soft spot for these trucks since my first "car" was a 1964 gmc it is patiently waiting while I gather parts. can't wait to get it driving again
my long term project/ daily driver. I love the 60-66 trucks I have had a '61 in a past and my current '65. I want a suburban this body style to haul my kids around in.
How did you get it that low with the stock crossmember? Is it Z'd? Any advise would be appreciated. Im picking up another Suburban in a couple months. My last suburban i channeled and regretted it. Thanks
Heres my 66 Suburban I built about 12 years ago. No bags. Just static drop and a 6 inch channel. Learned a lot on that project and fucked a bunch of stuff up. Getting another suburban in a few months and will be doing things right this time.
Easy to do, but if your truck will be street driven regularly that low you better be good at straightening the crossmember and A-arms. I went that route myself on my 66 Suburban.
Every part and I even meen EVERY nut and bolt, got hand cleaned and painted, had the upper and lower A-arms replaced with tubular versions, disc changeover, later power steering, rack and pinion, the whole nine yards. Ultimately pitched all of it and cut the frame off at the firewall and built a whole new stepped 2x4x6" rectangular tube subframe, not easy (or cheap), but no worries of bent parts on a regular basis.
Can't include photos because they are all in a crashed PC.
My panel: been sitting at my mechanic buddy's place way too long awaiting a 3/4 drop and new brakes..
I kinda dig the rake!
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