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Old 05-18-2018, 01:34 PM   #501
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Re: The 1960 - 1966 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Factory Correct Restoration Thread

did you just order the fabric or some type of Kit, I have heard they can duplicate the white strip across the top
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:40 PM   #502
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Thanks f66, I will try to figure out how to post some, and yes on SMS was hoping there might be another source as they ( SMS) seem to have a lot of bad reviews and was a bit Leary to attempt to purchase it from them, I guess we will find out,
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Not a problem. Yeah, I've heard mixed reviews as well. Of the ones I've seen in person, that's where I was told the material came from. I've seen other examples here on the forum. I've heard of long wait times.

Btw, good to see another member in my area. If you're a Facebook user, be sure to look up the C/10 Club- Tennessee page & join. Lots of good, like-minded folks in our area & surrounding.
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:44 PM   #503
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Thanks, will look it up, Love Spring Hill BTW , beautiful country down there have folks in columbia
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Old 07-03-2018, 01:50 AM   #504
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Re: The 1960 - 1966 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Factory Correct Restoration Thread

Looking for pictures of where joint sealant was used on 1960 cab. I just had mine dipped and blasted and while I could just seal all joints, I would like to try to limit it to where the factory used it. Thank you
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Old 07-08-2018, 12:46 AM   #505
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Re: The 1960 - 1966 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Factory Correct Restoration Thread

On my 60 C10, previous owner(s) cut out part of the ashtray mount behind dash to fit a radio from a 67 Chevelle in there, They also drilled 4 holes around the speaker slots and mounted a 6x9 speaker with a steel grill. I would like to return to the stock speaker mount. Anyone have pictures of what that looks like?
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Old 07-14-2018, 11:00 AM   #506
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Re: The 1960 - 1966 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Factory Correct Restoration Thread

I can't remember if I took this picture of my '66 or if I found it on the web, but I think this is what you are looking for.
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Old 07-14-2018, 01:47 PM   #507
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What a great picture! I was wondering how the speaker was held in place without the typical 4 screws. Now I need to see if I can find what I need to put it back to original. Thank you for the picture.
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:01 AM   #508
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On my 60 C10, previous owner(s) cut out part of the ashtray mount behind dash to fit a radio from a 67 Chevelle in there, They also drilled 4 holes around the speaker slots and mounted a 6x9 speaker with a steel grill. I would like to return to the stock speaker mount. Anyone have pictures of what that looks like?
This is how my speaker was held in my 61
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:15 PM   #509
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That looks more like what mine should be. Thanks for sharing the pic
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Old 07-20-2018, 02:17 PM   #510
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Re: The 1960 - 1966 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Factory Correct Restoration Thread

Have a question about rear springs from my 1966 Custom Camper. I am "preserving" the under side of the truck, just replacing bushings and cleaning up the components. You can see the parts as they were pulled off and the rear springs after an overnight soak. Does the purple paint on the springs look like originals from other trucks?

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Old 07-21-2018, 12:26 PM   #511
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Looks factory, probably the color code for the heavy duty 3000lb coils vs. the standard 2000lb. coils. Does your glove box SPID list the HD rear springs? Needless to say, but the 3000lb coil C 20's ride like tanks, however the standard 2000lb C 20's ride very nice.
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Old 07-21-2018, 12:33 PM   #512
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Looks factory, probably the color code for the heavy duty 3000lb coils vs. the standard 2000lb. coils. Does your glove box SPID list the HD rear springs? Needless to say, but the 3000lb coil C 20's ride like tanks, however the standard 2000lb C 20's ride very nice.
SPID and Build sheet show HD front springs, HD rear springs, and the additional helper springs.

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Old 07-21-2018, 01:07 PM   #513
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SPID and Build sheet show HD front springs, HD rear springs, and the additional helper springs.

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BTW, front springs are not off of the truck yet, but they look to have orange paint similar to the rear springs.
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Old 07-22-2018, 01:33 AM   #514
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Re: The 1960 - 1966 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Factory Correct Restoration Thread

Front springs, 66’ C20 Custom Camper, orange rate color.
Optional 7500 GVW

Also if you can save the axle U bolts,they are in good condition, they are much better then what you buy today.

Mine has the same rear springs, with 7500 GVW rating.

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Old 07-22-2018, 07:11 AM   #515
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Front springs, 66í C20 Custom Camper, orange rate color.
Optional 7500 GVW

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I will post pics when I pull mine off. They look exactly like yours.

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Old 08-14-2018, 05:33 PM   #516
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Have a question about rear springs from my 1966 Custom Camper. I am "preserving" the under side of the truck, just replacing bushings and cleaning up the components. You can see the parts as they were pulled off and the rear springs after an overnight soak. Does the purple paint on the springs look like originals from other trucks?

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Here are the front springs from my truck pre-soak in evapo rust. You can see the orange markings both positioned toward the front of the vehicle. Will post after dis-assembly and clean up. Frank
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Old 08-14-2018, 05:51 PM   #517
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Front springs, 66í C20 Custom Camper, orange rate color.
Optional 7500 GVW

Also if you can save the axle U bolts,they are in good condition, they are much better then what you buy today.

Mine has the same rear springs, with 7500 GVW rating.

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Les, Posted pics of my springs. Look very close to yours. FYI, had to cut the u bolts on my Rear. Posted a pic of the original and the replacement. Perfect,made to order, great price in Kansas by General Spring. Highly recommend. https://www.generalspringkc.com/U_Bolts_s/1964.htm

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Old 08-15-2018, 05:22 PM   #518
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Re: The 1960 - 1966 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Factory Correct Restoration Thread

Finally catching up with summer here and will be back to finishing the brake rebuild and tire swap on my '61 C20. These Coker retro 17.5" tires look great, just hope they ride alright.

Will post more pics as things progress.
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Old 08-15-2018, 08:31 PM   #519
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If those are Super Transports from Coker, the set I bought from them are great.
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Old 09-19-2018, 09:51 PM   #520
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Re: The 1960 - 1966 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Factory Correct Restoration Thread

Does anybody have a good frame schematic that is for a 1963 gmc half ton pickup my cab floor was completely rotted out so trying to line up new floor panels to the frame
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:22 AM   #521
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Re: The 1960 - 1966 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Factory Correct Restoration Thread

This are the factory applied numbers/date to the frame. They are painted upside down, in orange - as best we can figure the truck was #889 manufactured on January 29th, 1960.

I had to blast these off when I restored the frame, so we put them back on.
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This are the factory applied numbers/date to the frame. They are painted upside down, in orange - as best we can figure the truck was #889 manufactured on January 29th, 1960.

I had to blast these off when I restored the frame, so we put them back on.
Hello jbgroby

I was hoping for a frame blueprint but thanks for that info didnít actually know what those numbers meant. Iím just trying to save some work measuring my frame to line up my cab was hoping somebody would have a drawing with measurements for cab supports and measurements from the steering box to the cab
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Old 09-21-2018, 05:39 PM   #523
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The cam bolts holding the bed down were put in after everything was painted and the bed attached to the frame. So yes they stayed natural or zink plated. On GMCs all or most of the perimeter bolts that hold the wood to the sheet metal were zink. Here on the Chevy you see they are painted. Notice on this truck the very front of the bed wood to bed panel bolts are on top of the paper and end up body color. Ill find some examples of GMC bolts. I believe we need some bed detail pictures from OEMforme's 66 Chevy ! Like Yelmer mentioned also there will be some differences plant to plant. I've noticed a mix of painted and plated bolts on all of these trucks. If you look at picture one of the blue inner fender the one next to the bedside is still natural while the rest are painted. This particular truck I had the chance to see in person. Original tires , original everything.






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