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Old 06-28-2016, 10:56 AM   #351
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Hello all. I'm new to this forum and really looking forward to getting some help from you guys!

I have a 1966 C10. The question is should the firewall be the color of the exterior of the truck or fawn beige like the interior. I've already painted the firewall fawn beige, thinking that was right, but I can change that. I want it to be correct.

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Old 06-28-2016, 06:56 PM   #352
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Heres the hang tag on the shifter , tag was pretty dull. Also , in the glove box of many were the factory license plate bolts and nuts for front and rear in little envelopes.



Any idea what that hang tag says? My 66 Ford F100 has a similar hang tag... still hanging!
it says it all when it said ford
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"The Hubcap Thread". Here are several examples of most of the 1960-1966 Chevrolet hubcaps by year, size and GM part number. Included are the G series hubcaps for 13 inch wheels, both 1/2 ton styles , clip and nub, along with 4x4 hubcaps and the 20 and 30 series truck hubcaps with measurements. Also some comparisons to reproduction hubcaps for 1966. If there is something written by mistake please let me know so it can be corrected.
Man! All that cap information you provided was INCREDIBLE! HUGE help! Thank you for posting that!

This is a great thread. Some amazing information here that is really going to help bring my '64 C10 back to life!
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Pulled this out of the 1964 C60 fire truck we got for parts.
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Old 07-25-2016, 01:43 PM   #356
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Found these GM NOS accessory mud flaps for dual wheel. "60-66" looked up the part number, referenced as for 20 to 40 series trucks. Maybe they were a '66 accessory, that is hand written on box? Instruction sheets date 5-4-65, their are 7 pages of them. The part number is 986734, Group 8.214.

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Old 07-25-2016, 01:54 PM   #357
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Forgot to say they are in the book as 1960-1966 trucks Les , Jon
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Sourced from the 1966 Canadian Accessories Book.

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58-66 Medium Duty parts Book lists
5768984 1958-66/ALL
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What would the seat have looked like in a 65 GMC 1000 with a fawn painted interior metal and red (514) exterior? And would factory option seat belts have been fawn color or another color? I need to recover my seat and want to add belts, and would like to make it original looking even though it won't be original.

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Heres some GMC interior and paint information from a 1965 GMC data book. Assuming your truck is not a "Custom" ? Seat would be Fawn vinyl . From past experience and current trucks , the GMC seat belts in my 66s are black with a GMC logo in the buckle. Ive never had a 65 GMC with belts , but the literature for GMC points to the belts being black with a plain buckle , Chevy accessory belts for 63-65 are also black. Fawn belts were only used in 1966 Chevy. They had smooth buckles , in 1967 Chevy, same belt but with a bowtie on the buckle.









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Thanks 60-66 for the info and all the nice pics of old literature.
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Old 08-01-2016, 10:20 AM   #364
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O.K. Took a few days to straighten out some of the Information on where and when BUT from January 1960-March of 1961 (mid-year) the door for our truck DID have a weather strip. Steel Rubber sells the replacement gasket either in a set or single parts. See Pictures.
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Old 08-01-2016, 04:10 PM   #365
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What would the seat have looked like in a 65 GMC 1000 with a fawn painted interior metal and red (514) exterior? And would factory option seat belts have been fawn color or another color? I need to recover my seat and want to add belts, and would like to make it original looking even though it won't be original.
I'm in a similar situation with a '65 C20 with a fawn interior and deluxe seat.. trying to have the seat recovered in factory cloth/vinyl and I am installing seat belts for family safety.. I'm not restoring the truck, just cleaning and updating critical safety items for my family..

I bought a full set of tan belts with gm starburst logo metal buckles from Seat Belt Planet for $252 including nutplate hardware since my '65 has nothing.. maybe black would be more correct but since it didn't have anything in it anyway, I went with what matches the seat and interior color the best from colors available.. so I'll have a full belt set including driver and passenger shoulder belts and center lap belt once I get the seat installed for proper belt mounting adjustments if necessary..

the seat cloth has been a tough one for me.. I have a fantastic interior restoration and upholstery place but the seat cloth has been hell to get.. since february, we have been dealing with sms fabric in oregon but they are very slow and recently sent not only the wrong fabric, but the wrong vinyl and the fabric they sent was not even the wrong sample they sent previously! problem is they did send the EXACT matching cloth and vinyl samples and I must have them to put this seat back to original

thankfully the upholsterer has more patience than I do and is hopefully getting it all straightened out.. 6 months of waiting for samples only to receive entirely different material is frustrating!

good luck with your project!

this thread has mounting location dimensions and informative discussion;
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my old seat pic [upside down ];


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Has anyone found a repop of the factory vinyl seat material? All I see are the fabric seats that people try to recreate. I believe my seat back is original in my 65 GMC 1000 but the bench is a solid color.



Perhaps too off topic, but I'm surprised so many suppliers all offer the same seat upholstery covers from the same supplier (Acme) and they look nothing like the factory seats.

I'm also curious if anyone knows if these are the factory accessory seat belt mounting brackets.

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In the picture of the Fawn interior, the area outlined is where the rear wiring group transitioned from the cab interior to the frame. On the early years there was a plate cover. My '60 has that, do we know what years this changed?
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Post 314 Question, '64 with Fawn Steering Column,

Jon, do you have more information on the '64 with the fawn steering column. Where there by white and fawn in '64? Was fawn only with certain options?

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Found this grease pen on the bottom of my heater fan in my 65 GMC. Truck was built at the Fremont assembly plant. Appears to say "VEGA"



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Another case of assembly line signatures? ..or perhaps this part was originally fitted to a 70's Chevrolet Vega, and made it's way to your GMC by way of a local wrecking yard.
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Another case of assembly line signatures? ..or perhaps this part was originally fitted to a 70's Chevrolet Vega, and made it's way to your GMC by way of a local wrecking yard.
Your guess is as good as mine, I thought it was unusual.
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Another case of assembly line signatures? ..or perhaps this part was originally fitted to a 70's Chevrolet Vega, and made it's way to your GMC by way of a local wrecking yard.
I'm going with the wrecking yard explanation for the vega written in junk yard pen..

here's an interesting factory signature found in my '02 GMC which I am the original owner..


inside the cabin air filter cover that I didn't know I had
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One thing most folks overlook when restoring our trucks was that in the early years of adding seat belts, the idea of where to put the male latch was always an issue. If not dealt with, many times it would fall out of the truck and hit the ground. The OEM accessory manual I have shows that you need to install 2 factory hooks to hang the belt from when not in us. These hooks were simple coat hooks taken from the 55-59 Chevy sedans.

I picked up mine for about $10.00 off ebay.

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One thing most folks overlook when restoring our trucks was that in the early years of adding seat belts, the idea of where to put the male latch was always an issue. If not dealt with, many times it would fall out of the truck and hit the ground. The OEM accessory manual I have shows that you need to install 2 factory hooks to hang the belt from when not in us. These hooks were simple coat hooks taken from the 55-59 Chevy sedans.

I picked up mine for about $10.00 off ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1955-56-57-C...pXp6ma&vxp=mtr
I believe I'd go with the aftermarket or later GM seat belt rolls--they're sorta like the old house window shade rolls. Putting the buckle on those hooks will definitely scratch up the paint there.

I bought some rolls from YearOne several years ago for my lap belts, and they kept the belt out of the door.

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