The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TexasHardcore, May 8, 2006.
Not a chevy. Its a GMC survivor that I bought off the back of a Rollback that was headed to the crusher. factory SM420 granny four speed half ton 250 six and 336 dana rear end. Its been my daily driver work using truck for 4 years. and I aint afread to load it. I hauled the load pictured 100 miles from over in the bootheel last week.
Ive got one that's a 373 no spin. Its different than a posi it makes clicking noises. It came in a 66 truck that had a 283 three speed. Many of those 60 thru 66 trucks had the low 410 gears. I used to run big tall oversized tires. That helped some. I have a couple of the Muncie 319 overdrives and one Saginaw overdrive now. If I ever get to driving one with a three speed again. I will use one of them with a 427 rear gear ratio.
What a wonderful group of Suburbans and some sweet trucks. I love this thread!! Thanx to all who post on it.
Love the ol GMC hauler, these trucks just keep on going.
one more for the top
maybe one more
My 66 C-10.
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time for a new water pump...
where are all my components!?
wrenching tip : make sure all the bolt holes for your brackets are on your new water pump...
back together idling after topping it off and letting the thermostat open up... took it for a shake down run.
old trucks are fun!
edit/update (12/10/2017) : Water Pump Adventure - 11/24/2017
with pics and more details... cuz, old trucks are fun!
Happy Wrenchin' everyone.
a 61 white a62 tan & green doors and a blue &white 63. I used to drive them 45 years ago. The 61 had a 348 the 62 was born with a 305 V6 and the 63 was a 230 6originally. They all got v8 small blocks swapped into them.
back to the top - gee wiz dudes, this great thread is so old most of the pix have been deleted, please post up your cool trucks again - thanx
thanx for the cool new posts guys. Love the assembly line pix, makes me salivate. Poor litte trucks left in the woods, but sounds like they are were loved once. Some nice parts I could sure use, door, rear bumper/brackets, and man more. To far away to lust after, LMC is closer for some repops.
Here is mine. 292 with a 5 speed.
what a knockout JAC70SS. I am such a fan of subtle color schemes, the glitter and glitz of the candies and metallic stuff
is lost to my senses. I was a body man/painter for a brief while, and learned that matching these on re-spray is near impossible. Love your approach all around on your baby.
They are 64's you can tell by the fender badge. at least one is a GMC no fender badge and dual headlites. and one appears to be a C60.
Ive so so much stuff ( I think I have more than 50 60 thru 66 trucks) that's its scattered in different places. Back when those where parked there wasn't a real demand for them. The 63 was a running driving truck less than 10 years old when I bought it for $450. the others where a couple hundred. I myself prefer the 64 thru 66. And I prefer the GMC to the chevy. Never liked that wrap around windshield as much. Ive collected some pristine body parts. enough to build two rust free dent free big window trucks. And If I never get around to them. Then someone else will have a chance. The GMC's have rear leaf springs.
Thanks! It's a great little truck.
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