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Features The Official 60-66 C-10 Chevy Truck Picture Thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TexasHardcore, May 8, 2006.

  1. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
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    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.
     
  2. My panel: been sitting at my mechanic buddy's place way too long awaiting a 3/4 drop and new brakes..
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  3. Spanky65
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
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    I kinda dig the rake!
     
  4. DDDenny
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    DDDenny
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    So, anybody have some C-10 updates, the thread has been pretty inactive lately.
     
  5. TruckDrivingSOB
    Joined: Oct 20, 2004
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    I've been working to much. My wife sent me this pic to encourage me to get my truck done!! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1457930138.066978.jpg
     
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  6. Over the years I got to prefering the 64 thru 66 GMC trucks. I like the dash better. Most GMC,s have rear leaf springs. Makes it simpler to swap in a 5 lug rear to go along with the front crossmember disk brake swap. The grille on the GMC is real Chrome. Not dull polished aluminum like the chevys. i have collected three 66 GMCframes. Someday maybe I will build trucks on them. Ive never seen a GMC frame with a serial Vin number stamped on it? Heres a few pictures of part of my hoard cars & trucks 011.JPG cars & trucks 011.JPG cars & trucks 023.JPG cars & trucks 023.JPG
     
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    Inching toward some serious quality time...
    Planning on road trip to Savannah at some point "soon"
     
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  8. PKap
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    from Alberta

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    Trying to convince myself to take on a new project or two...
     
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  9. Spanky65
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
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    You can't beat the trailing arm setup, leaf springs suck! And besides you can buy 5x5 lug rear axles from Moser for about $250! I'm running a chrome GMC grille on my Chevy
     
  10. Whatever you prefer? $250 for axles? Man I only pay $250 or less for entire trucks. We buy those square cab trucks at the impound auction really cheap. We bring them home and junk them. The engine & trans sell quickly. even if they are only cores. And then We still have the disk brake frontend and 5 lug rearend. and get better gear ratios. Change out just the axles and you still have the 390 or 410 rear gears. Im skilled enough I can and have welded all the trailing arm brackets on a later leaf spring rearend. Ive never had a problem with leaf springs? been using a leaf spring 56 ford Pk . started driving it in the hayfield in 63 when I was 12. Never had any spring trouble and it has 4 leaf springs. I put a 390 horse 427 in a 63 trailing arm Pk and I broke a trailing arm just ahead of the U bolt. and Ive broke the rear coil springs also.
     
  11. 26Troadster
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    i run the trailing arms myself, and if i ever change it it will be a ladder bar or 4 link. but i know for a fact what i call a square cab (73-87) the rear is at least 3" wider.
     
  12. Spanky65
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    I don't have a problem with leaf springs, I just prefer the trailing arms. The NASCAR trucks run a very similar setup. There's a guy at the local drag strip with a 64-66 with the factory trailing arm setup with a ford 9'' with the trailing arms boxed and he pulls the wheels about two feet! Plus it eliminates wheel hop.
     
  13. Yes its a bit wider. and you have to weld on shock mounts. It does bolt to the springs.
     
  14. DDDenny
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    Wolf
    A bit wider can make a big difference when you're wheels are wider or have more front spacing than stock.
    Then lower it and you're really stuck.
    I changed my whole 66 Suburban over to five lug four wheel disc brakes by just buying Moser stock length 5 lug axles.
    I could only fit eight in. wheels on the back even with stock housing.
    So I narrowed the housing 12 inches and put 12 wide wheels on it.
    People just can't leave shit alone.
     
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  15. looooove this angle on things FrontEndFriday.JPG
     
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  17. PKap
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    The guy who owns them has had them stored at an industrial yard for a long time, and I've heard he would sell. Driver window is missing, so floors and interior are shot, but rockers and fenders where they usually rot are better than most ( at least for up here that I've seen). The regular cab one beside it is similar shape. Don't know if they are factory 4x4s or an aftermarket conversation..
     
  18. Ok so you want to keep the narrowed rear end. with a lathe you turn down the original axle splined end to 1/2 of its diameter about at half of its length. leave a stub about two inches. cut the hub end from the 5 hole axle however long you need it. Drill a press fit hole in the end. press it together and V groove the seam. then weld it together. chuck it in the lathe and check for straight.
     
  19. 26Troadster
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    that's a poor mans way to narrowed axles, the only thing i would add to that is heat before welding and bury it in a big pile of floor dry (kitty litter) to let it cool slowly.
     
  20. cory27t
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    Here's my '66 long bed I picked up a few months back. Though it's not all in the photo, it came with all the parts only in a million pieces. I'm planning on bagging it and putting a 5 speed in it. [​IMG]
     
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  21. TLDLTD
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    Wicked!!!

    Sent from my LG-H636 using Tapatalk
     
  22. thefalconer
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    Here's my c20. Currently under construction. 5 lug 3.08 rear from a 71 and early classic drop 1/2 ton conversion spindles. 4 wheel discs. Getting ready to paint the floor and interior then slap it back together.

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  23. Finally got around to my old 64. Rebuilt the trans, new floor shift, u joints, carrier bearing, rebuilt my carb, tune up, oil change etc... she's driving real good now. Still need to rebuild my steering box, new tires and registration. Keep chomping and it'll be ready before to much longer.
     

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  24. Barn Find
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    In a heartbeat, yes! Do it! That crew cab is awesome. I love any old 4x4.
     
  25. IRISH13
    Joined: Oct 19, 2010
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    from SoCal

    Here's a current pic of my 66 GMC. Almost done with it. Dropped with front disc brakes. Original 305 v6 and 4 speed on the floor.
     

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  26. thefalconer
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    The yellow lights look so cool! Beautiful truck!

    Sent from my SM-G900R4 using H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  27. Scott
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  28. one46chevy
    Joined: Jul 29, 2009
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    Hello all, My name is John and hello from Fresno, Ca. This is my 63 GMC daily driver. IMAG0136.jpg
     
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  29. el shad
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    I would damn near perform fellatio on a transient to be able to own this rig!
     
  30. Woogeroo
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
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    from USA

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    my old '65 getting a bath in the rain a few weeks back.

    -W
     
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