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Old 08-24-2019, 05:12 PM   #1
EagleScreech
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1962..ish Beater K10

Hello all,
I picked up this truck in Weatherford, TX in summer '17 after seeing a craigslist ad and shooting the guy a offer/trade deal. Of course, it was MUCH worse than the pictures made it seem!
I'd been itching for a 4x4 frame for my daily '66 (I blame argonaut's Big Ugly) so I secretly planned on doing a frame swap down the road, but I think the beat up look and functional aspect of this thing made me change my mind.
The frame is a 60-62 and the cab is 64-66. I don't know any history on the truck at all, sadly. Big mess of frankenstein GM parts. No title.
The good: The 283 ran, TC shifted and turned how it should in all gears, I already had a lead on a new cab and front clip in decent shape (sorta), I had a bunch of 60-66 parts laying around after building my '66, and the frame hadn't been completely hacked up.
The Bad: Horrible brushed on camo (no cool patina), SM420 didn't shift into reverse or 3/4, one driveshaft was missing the female splined end, and the cab was pure trash. No brakes to speak of and no idea what condition the diffs are in.
BUT... every single bolt I've turned has come out strangely easily, every little job on it has gone smoothly. It's like the truck is telling me to save it. It's one of the very few K-trucks and it's survived the crusher - I'd love to resurrect it for a cool old work truck.
I plan to keep it as stock as possible and reuse what I can with my college kid budget. I start nursing school on Monday but I'll get to it throughout the semester and post updates when I can. Starting this thread has been on the to-do list for over a year and it feels awesome to finally do it!
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Old 08-31-2019, 06:44 PM   #2
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Re: 1962..ish Beater K10

Here's a picture of the rot in the old cab (not original) and the 2nd and 3rd pics are of the new one I scored for $125 locally. The BBW has some rot but is actually repairable and the best part - original A/C! Custom cluster too.
I have some repairs to do to the old high hump but it shouldn't be a big deal to swap it in.
I took the 1st and 3rd pics in portrait orientation on my phone so they're sideways. I'll take note and take the rest in landscape next time. Sorry!
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Old 08-31-2019, 06:54 PM   #3
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Re: 1962..ish Beater K10

I looked around for awhile for some cheap rollers on facebook marketplace and scored these crappy 33x12.50's for $50.
I was missing one factory 6 lug steelie so I found another one in good shape from a junkyard for $20. Of course, I squeezed some 12.50's on a 6" wide steelie....
The 33x12.50's fit and clear everything with the factory lift. Makes me love these trucks even more!
My Dad bought a '64 K10 and is starting a nice restoration, so he let me use his original front clip for my junk. It's in driver quality shape so I'll probably trade him something for it. he has a decent fleetside bed I'm trying to score as well..
The new front end makes it look way nicer! And steelies look amazing with some meats. Wish they made some cheap tall skinny radials.
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