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Old 07-16-2014, 05:44 PM   #226
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Re: Where's the 3/4 ton love?

Long time watcher, second time poster.
My Camper Special. 292, 4 speed, manual steering, manual brakes, and I only have one foot! Actually, this is the first thing I drove after getting a prosthetic! Just gotta pay attention to which pedal that right foot is on!
I'm going for that patchwork look, a different color on every panel, sorta. Mostly original painted panels, just mixed and matched. Bout the truck in 95 to make dump runs, and it's served well. Never seen the inside of a garage while I've owned it...
Needs rockers and floors, but it runs strong (2nd engine) and the people either dig it, or get the hell out of the way!
Keep up the 3/4 ton love!
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:11 PM   #227
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Nice truck! Be careful talking about how you drive a normal 4 speed truck with a prosthetic leg, though--you don't want to make all the tough guys out there that think it's too hard for them to drive a truck with a clutch feel too bad about themselves, do you?
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:22 AM   #228
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Well, I did have the prosthetic come off in traffic once... that was interesting.

I'm just looking upgrade the beast w/newer 3/4 ton suspension, and make it so it can drive with the other kids. That low gear ratio is a killer.
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:25 AM   #229
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Damn, I bet that was kind of interesting! You're looking to put disk brakes and a 3.xx rear end in it, I guess? No doubt that will probably make it a lot less thirsty cruising in the hammer lane.
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Old 09-06-2014, 02:29 AM   #230
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Re: Where's the 3/4 ton love?

Here's my '62 C20.

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Old 09-06-2014, 08:05 AM   #231
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Here is mine and I love it!
Nice! Thats what my 1/2t will look like when its done.
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Old 09-06-2014, 09:09 PM   #232
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Bought it for all the new parts and body work in VERY good condition
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Old 09-06-2014, 09:14 PM   #233
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tried to sell as a complete 1966 GMC truck or as parts and had no luck
soooooo.... now I am swapping all the 3/4 ton suspension with the new wheels and tires and the new front disc brakes over to shortbed chassis and cutting bed down to a short bed..
Anybody else think this is as crazy as my wife does? haha
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Old 09-06-2014, 09:28 PM   #234
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my new and first c-20, think im the first to show any kind of love to this poor old farm truck that was left for dead in the salvage yard

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Very nice hotrod66! What size wheels and tires do you have on the truck in the second picture?
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Old 09-06-2014, 11:38 PM   #236
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I like this thread guys, still having technical difficulties with posting pics. I've installed photo bucket app, & tried snap bucket too. I've tried the paperclip icon and it still tells me no file chosen. How the heck do I post a pic? My C20 is my daily driving carpenter rig, it ain't much but it does get a lot of attention on the job sites.
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Old 09-07-2014, 10:25 AM   #237
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Very nice hotrod66! What size wheels and tires do you have on the truck in the second picture?
thanks there 16in wheels and hub caps off of a 80s chevy with Lt265/75r16. was afraid of doing anything with the old split rims
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Old 09-07-2014, 01:18 PM   #238
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thanks there 16in wheels and hub caps off of a 80s chevy with Lt265/75r16. was afraid of doing anything with the old split rims
FYI, the standard wheel on your 3/4 ton was the one piece 17.5", the multipiece wheels were the heavy duty option. Judging by the spare, it came with 15" 3 piece wheels originally. If your interested in preserving the "factory look", optional 19.5" wheels are the hot ticket. IMO, 80's wheels and hubcaps have a nasty habit of killing the factory look.
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FYI, the standard wheel on your 3/4 ton was the one piece 17.5", the multipiece wheels were the heavy duty option. Judging by the spare, it came with 15" 3 piece wheels originally. If your interested in preserving the "factory look", optional 19.5" wheels are the hot ticket. IMO, 80's wheels and hubcaps have a nasty habit of killing the factory look.
thats okay its just a work truck altho i would like to have all the hub caps and the correct wheels. out of all the old junkyards i go to there are none out there. i dont want to sink a lot of money in to it so 16's are fine by me there cheep and readily available. i have a 66 burb,66 short fleet i need to finish among other trucks that need the money.
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Old 09-07-2014, 09:54 PM   #240
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thanks there 16in wheels and hub caps off of a 80s chevy with Lt265/75r16. was afraid of doing anything with the old split rims
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thats okay its just a work truck altho i would like to have all the hub caps and the correct wheels. out of all the old junkyards i go to there are none out there. i dont want to sink a lot of money in to it so 16's are fine by me there cheep and readily available. i have a 66 burb,66 short fleet i need to finish among other trucks that need the money.
Yeah, the later 16" wheels are hard to beat for practicality.

I think they would look more "right" with the gold and black anodizing (?) on the hubcaps removed, too; I'm going to try it in a day or two and see what it looks like (I might also paint the bowtie or the circle around it red).

How's the rear tire clearance with the 265/75r16's?
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Old 09-07-2014, 10:01 PM   #241
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Yeah, the later 16" wheels are hard to beat for practicality.

I think they would look more "right" with the gold and black anodizing (?) on the hubcaps removed, too; I'm going to try it in a day or two and see what it looks like (I might also paint the bowtie or the circle around it red).

How's the rear tire clearance with the 265/75r16's?
kinda tight haven't driven the truck much maybe 3 miles its not legal yet that and only one motor mount still no passenger (going to take one off of a v6 gmc and see if there the same). the only reason there on there is they hold air there 12 years old i paid $100 for all four and the caps so $10 a tire $10 a wheel $5 a hub cap
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kinda tight haven't driven the truck much maybe 3 miles its not legal yet that and only one motor mount still no passenger (going to take one off of a v6 gmc and see if there the same). the only reason there on there is they hold air there 12 years old i paid $100 for all four and the caps so $10 a tire $10 a wheel $5 a hub cap
Yeah, I was thinking they will be tight; I'm actually looking at going to that size (from the narrower 235/85) on the back of mine for extra stability/traction (the next time I buy tires).
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Old 09-08-2014, 01:37 AM   #243
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How about a 1 ton here it is, its a 1963 c30 short wide dually. I am in the process of making it a daily driver for my daughter.
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3/4 Ton?

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Old 09-08-2014, 02:51 PM   #245
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'65 C20 Base Model with helper springs in back, 292 and 3 on the column.
Powder Coated Rims, Bumpers and Grill, Clear Coat on Existing Paint Job.

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Old 09-09-2014, 05:43 AM   #246
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My 66 3/4 ton GMC long bed (that I traded my 70 VW squareback to get..STRAIGHT TRADE!) and my buddies 70 ford f100 short bed wide block (thing is quick and sick as hell now. both us went through high school together (sadly getting the trucks after) and love both. Even if they are complete polar opposites we ride and cause chaos together all day! his truck makes upwards of 500hp right now. Will soon hopefully in the next three weeks or so be starting my build of a mid 90's super charged 7.4L vtec to throw under ole' Bessy. (we are both the youngest guys i've seen out here in Sin City to have these trucks together both of us are 19 and living LARGE!)
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we've done alot more work to both trucks sadly I haven't painted mine yet v.v Alot of getting gauges and lights to work first. but after the engine swap is complete its going to be a dotty's casino matte orange body with flat black grille, front and back bumpers and tail gate inlay. definetly get those red GMC letters back. I'm so excited heh
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some before and after of my 1966 C20 long step- Took two years to get to this point, still more to go but drove to a car show this past weekend. 300 mile round trip with no problems, original 250 I6....


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some before and after of my 1966 C20 long step- Took two years to get to this point, still more to go but drove to a car show this past weekend. 300 mile round trip with no problems, original 250 I6....
wow thats a nice truck! how fast can you go on the highway with your stock gears? i haven't had mine on the road due to no registration.
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I was pushing it at 55 MPH. P/O put a 4 speed with a granny gear but gave me the original 3 speed on the tree tranny
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