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Old 02-26-2014, 01:09 PM   #1
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A 61 Chevy C30, 9 foot stepper Called "Big Boy"

Hello, my name is Jay and I recently bought this truck after strolling thru the project section of Craigslist. I find a great deal of relaxation scrolling throu the rust buckets that are still lingering around in my state of Florida. Im a 35yo father of five married to a PuertoRican. Enough said..lol

I usually buy and sell cars online and never developed any emotional attachment to them. I've always maintained a profit before attachemnt mentality so I always keep em flipping. This one did something when it came home that made my wife go off the hinges. She went off about me wanting to keep this truck. "Nahh baby, Im just gonna slap a windshield on it and some clean tires and let some old dude with a bunch of money restore it or what ever they do.." She looked at me and said " How old are you?"

That night I went online and tryed to find some info to market it and get it ready for sale..... Found nothing. Looked on youtube, Nothing. I decided to post some pics on the H.A.M.P and some guy said it was a nice truck but nothing solid. Some other dude told me he just had one on CL and couldn't get $500 for it so he scraped it. Im not sure if he was hating or he was serious but another dude told me to come here because there were a bunch of people here who know these trucks front to back. His name was Flat-N-Low by the way. Thanks to him I landed here. Posted a thread called A rare find? 1ton 1961 Chevrolet Apache C30 Longbed Stepside and I was told this is a very rare truck. Some elders mentioned that they have never seen this truck.

"Baby? I've always wanted to restore an old truck....." lol.





























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Old 02-26-2014, 01:31 PM   #2
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Old 02-26-2014, 02:31 PM   #3
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Re: A 61 Chevy C30, 9 foot stepper Called "Big Boy"

Definitely an awesome truck. Ill sign up for this build!
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:27 PM   #4
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Re: A 61 Chevy C30, 9 foot stepper Called "Big Boy"

I'm in, looking forward to seeing big boy looking good.
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Re: A 61 Chevy C30, 9 foot stepper Called "Big Boy"

Glad to see a build thread opened. Looking forward to this build.
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:25 PM   #6
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I got some things done today but ended on a bad note. I sanded all the channels out and cleaned them all up real good with soap and water. Slapped some primer all around and got ready to install the glass. Got to the box, lifted the glass and my son said he saw a crack. My heart sunk and I was deflated. Did't show on the video because it was coming up from the bottom right. Sorry, didn't take a picture of the glass, I was too pist off. I called and they were nice enough to send me out a new one. That pushed all my shop appointments back a week. I had plans to hit the muffler shop tomorrow and get the duels on em. Had an appointments with the tire man. That's postponed. Sorry guys, wish it would of turned out different. We'll get the glass right next week. I'm gonna be working on the rust tomorrow. Here are a few pics and a video of today's activities. Enjoy!!





















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Thanks for Watching guys!!
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I probobly should get a few of these..

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Old 02-27-2014, 10:26 AM   #9
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Re: A 61 Chevy C30, 9 foot stepper Called "Big Boy"

Too bad about the windshield. Ive been there before, get a bad part or a part that requires mods when you've got other projects lined up. You'll be back on track in no time.
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:55 AM   #10
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Too bad about the windshield. Ive been there before, get a bad part or a part that requires mods when you've got other projects lined up. You'll be back on track in no time.
RGR, I have a company coming to install one in tomorrow morning. I asked for a refund and I's actually cheaper for me since they have the glass and install for under $350. I can't complain.

I'll be removing a large sheet of metal off the bed today to expose the planks. I curious to see what condition it's all in. Should be interesting since they welded the cheep metal in. Hopefully my grinder can hit those spot welds.

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Old 02-27-2014, 11:26 AM   #11
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Re: A 61 Chevy C30, 9 foot stepper Called "Big Boy"

Nice start you have. Be careful I started with replacing the windshield and seal and now I am in a full blown restore!

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Re: A 61 Chevy C30, 9 foot stepper Called "Big Boy"

Really liking the utube videos, Better than pictures, The green tint will work good down there in south florida, Make sure the glass company comes with the green tinted one and not the gray shaded one like they tried to dump on me. Waiting to see whats under that bed cover, be interesting what ever it is.
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Nice youtube vids! The 6 banger sounds good! I see a dual carb setup and headers.....
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Re: A 61 Chevy C30, 9 foot stepper Called "Big Boy"

Well since you guys like the videos then videos it is. It's actually easier for me. I'll try and post daily if you guys leave a like and all that good stuff. Here is a quick little update on this morning.

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Today we were up with the birds doing work. I came in to post a little update. The guys from Autoglassstop.com were here early to install my glass and are working hard on getting this glass on for me. The rubber seal I got from the previous owner was the wrong one. So They sent a tech to fetch one in broward somewhere. So we're just waiting on him to get back with the rubber to continue. Managed to take a few pics. Enjoy.













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Really liking the utube videos, Better than pictures, The green tint will work good down there in south florida, Make sure the glass company comes with the green tinted one and not the gray shaded one like they tried to dump on me. Waiting to see whats under that bed cover, be interesting what ever it is.
I was hoping it would be and it is..Thank God. The bed is on standby till further notice. I wanna wait till i pull the trigger on the bed kit. lol. Thanks for your interest.
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Was the other gasket for the windshield w/trim?
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Glad to see that the glass is coming along! Least you can use the heater now.
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Glad to see that the glass is coming along! Least you can use the heater now.
Yeah, but no glass gives you great AC.
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Was the other gasket for the windshield w/trim?
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Ok, guys, I have a serious issue. 2 gaskets and none worked. Does anybody know how i can find the correct one. The first one I have the previous owner got it from LMC with part number #38-5926. I called LMC and hey said that's what they have for that truck. The one from the installers was wider and it looked like it was gonna work the installer said that one didn't work. I got a part number from installers dispatch. Part #. wcr587d.. Any ideas what's going on here? Im posting a video of the guys installing. To me it looked like that last one was working.
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It looked to me like it was going in. But the guy on the left said it was the wrong gasket and took it off and hauled ass. Im calling the office now to see if it's an experience issue and not a gasket issue.
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Steele Rubber has great gaskets. That's who I went with. They are a little more than the repop catalogs, but USA made and a very nice product.

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Steele Rubber has great gaskets. That's who I went with. They are a little more than the repop catalogs, but USA made and a very nice product.

Link: http://www.steelerubber.com/search?y...ard-cab-pickup
Thanks fr the link.
They are sending someone else to check. Worst case cenario i'll just get the glass off them and at least i have the glass here till we figure it out
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