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Old 09-23-2017, 11:41 AM   #1
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Good parts acquisition month for my '62 K10!

Damn, had a good month scrounging parts for my '62 K10 build I'm
Going to start next year!
First, picked up a very, very clean Dana 44 with disc brakes/open knuckles for $125. It even has nice paint, and no rust pits on it.
Then I drove out west to Dieseldude4bt's place and bought a divorced Np205 with crossmember and shifter, Koenig PTO winch and mount, the PTO unit for the t-case and the driveshafts for it. It's all as complete as can be--it'd have taken me years to piece all of it together.
Then on the way back home, I stopped at another place and he had a factory grille guard that's straight, for $75. Hard to find piece, in any condition. I also got a pair of rear tow hooks that aren't factory, but I think they'll work well--they're smaller than the huge factory hooks you find on busses and dump trucks (I've got a pair of those), and they have the bend in them like factory hooks. Two mounting bolts instead of three, so I think they'll fit on the back
Of the truck with the step bumper and receiver hitch easier than the huge ones.
At a third place, I found a set of perfect wiper arms.
A couple months ago, I picked up a set of factory front tow hooks (warthog tusks!), the the front of the truck will have the tusks, a PTO winch and a factory brush guard, and a cut-down-to-fit '61 C60 grille to clear the winch that'll be recessed into the grille to keep the bumper from sticking out a foot.
The hardware was the last stuff unneeded to find to get the project going. The rest is just bonus!
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Old 09-23-2017, 01:43 PM   #2
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Re: Good parts acquisition month for my '62 K10!

Brad--you had a great day. Sounds like you got some nice parts.
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Old 09-23-2017, 02:43 PM   #3
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Re: Good parts acquisition month for my '62 K10!

Glad you made it home safe with your treasures.
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Old 09-24-2017, 12:25 AM   #4
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Re: Good parts acquisition month for my '62 K10!

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Glad you made it home safe with your treasures.
I did! Thanks again for working with me on that set-up, and holding it for me until I was able to get out there.
There's practically no way I'd have been able to put that complete set-up together in any practical way... especially the crossmember! And the winch driveshafts with the key ways on them.
I missed the '61 hood I told you about by 15 minutes.
But I came home with a factory grill guard, and that's going to be a huge addition to the front of the truck.
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'57 Chevy 2dr 150 wagon gasser
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'56 Chevy 2dr basket case
'54 Buick Special
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Old 09-24-2017, 08:16 PM   #5
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Re: Good parts acquisition month for my '62 K10!

WOW I'd say you had a really good parts collecting day...Can't wait to see you start your build...I'll surely be watching...
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Old 09-26-2017, 04:56 AM   #6
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Re: Good parts acquisition month for my '62 K10!

Great score! Any pics of the grill guard? Want one for my new ride.

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Old 09-26-2017, 05:58 PM   #7
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Re: Good parts acquisition month for my '62 K10!

Not a great picture, but it shows the general shape of it.
This one is straight, though the pic makes it look like it's got a few bends.
Visible behind it is the Koenig winch and NP205 T-case!

What's interesting is the top bar on it, is at an angle--it's not square to the ground, it slopes.
More interesting is the bottom piece that bolts to the bumper: it's concave along the entire length, not flat.

In the foreground are a pair of nice wiper arms, and a NOS Vise Grip welding clamp I picked up at an antique shop for $10... it's made on the smaller Number 6-size plier, while the modern ones are on the larger Number 8. It doesn't have the third handle to help spring it apart/unlock it like modern ones do (1970s being "modern"), and it has Patent Applied For stamped in the jaw.
You can never have too man welding clamps, so I always try to grab nice ones when I find them for cheap. This one being a little smaller than the modern ones will be useful.

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