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I have one of these and would post/look ALL THE TIME! 138 28.69%
I don't own one but I would definitely look at a forum for something to drool over 317 65.90%
I don't care, probably wouldn't ever even take a peek. 26 5.41%
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Old 01-15-2015, 06:21 PM   #276
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Re: "BIG" truck forum C/40, C/50, C/60 and the like...

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So it appears there was a tach there stock, just changed out at some point?
maybe, that was the spot for a tach, and a lot of the big trucks had them.

here are some shots of a correct one, the early ones had the separate "brain" under the hood.
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Old 01-15-2015, 06:24 PM   #277
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I messed up on posting the wheel pictures. The top is a later model 20 inch from a c50, below that is my 22.5 rear. Below that is the front 20 on the newer truck. I was wondering if there would be any advantage in swapping out to the smaller wheel, but I noticed the fronts don't match up, I'll post a pic of my front wheel
keep all your 22.5's the 20's are a split rim, and tire shops won't mess with them. there is also more choice in the 22.5 size, I picked up a set of those to replace the 20's on my 65.
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Old 01-15-2015, 06:30 PM   #278
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Re: "BIG" truck forum C/40, C/50, C/60 and the like...

Great, thanks for the heads up guys! Very usefull info
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Old 02-15-2015, 03:03 AM   #279
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How many of the 1979-80 Chevy C70s and GMC C7000s were optioned with the 454 tall-deck V-8? This engine was dropped from the medium lineup after 1980 and would not return until 1999, when it was re-engineered as the "Vortec 7400MD" and had replaced the ubiquitous 366 and 427 V-8 engines in the then-current C and T series lines.

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Old 01-12-2016, 12:49 AM   #280
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There is a yard near me with a bunch of them
Old post I know. Do you know the name of the yard?
Or if they are even still there. Thanks
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Old 03-14-2016, 05:46 PM   #281
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I got a 67 gmc big block v6 5.0L that's past life was a tanker truck for the government I cut 7ft off and drop off a axle shorten it up and put a stepside bed on can't get pictures to upload
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Old 03-14-2016, 08:41 PM   #282
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I got a 67 gmc big block v6 5.0L that's past life was a tanker truck for the government I cut 7ft off and drop off a axle shorten it up and put a stepside bed on can't get pictures to upload
Click on paper clip

Try uploading one at a time.
Choose the file and upload
Choose the file and upload
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Old 03-15-2016, 07:21 PM   #283
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Hi I'm new to this board, I just got a 1963 c60 looking for some good ideas for lowering it mabey for a car hauler.
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Old 03-15-2016, 10:37 PM   #284
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Hi I'm new to this board, I just got a 1963 c60 looking for some good ideas for lowering it mabey for a car hauler.
check these guys out, they lowered dinos 66 c/60
http://websta.me/n/gsi_machineandfabrication

they did a small build post on the forum, but never showed front suspension or finished shots:
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=680783

here are a few grabs off the net:
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Old 03-16-2016, 07:21 PM   #285
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Thanks that's cool
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:27 PM   #286
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This from Dinos build. The cross member they widened and bagged.
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Old 03-17-2018, 08:46 PM   #287
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Some day...1983 C60
Runs good but I'd like a 4l80e in place of the 4speed. Ran out of back burners so this project is in the freezer,
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:08 AM   #288
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I just got a 55 GMC 370 Series 2.5 ton dump truck that was used as a farm truck. 270 I6 with 4 spd and pto. It still runs and hydraulics still work. I will be bringing it home in the next month or two. It snowed the night before I went to do the inspection...

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Old 04-06-2018, 05:03 PM   #289
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Re: "BIG" truck forum C/40, C/50, C/60 and the like...

here is my project. 1970 c50 . im looking for shop manual. need specs for bearings and bolt torq.
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Old 06-07-2018, 02:09 PM   #290
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Re: "BIG" truck forum C/40, C/50, C/60 and the like...

Here is a couple of mine 68 C 40. I'd love to see a forum for theses truck. I'm having a hard time finding parts..any help would be appreciated GREATLY. I'm currently stuck trying to find wheel cylinders and brake parts. Any info or source for parts or cross reference of parts would be great.
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Old 06-07-2018, 03:44 PM   #291
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Re: "BIG" truck forum C/40, C/50, C/60 and the like...

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Old 06-07-2018, 04:28 PM   #292
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Here is a couple of mine 68 C 40. I'd love to see a forum for theses truck. I'm having a hard time finding parts..any help would be appreciated GREATLY. I'm currently stuck trying to find wheel cylinders and brake parts. Any info or source for parts or cross reference of parts would be great.
Time for a newer rear end? Freightliner box vans(UPS/Fedex) use GM and modern diesel drivetrains.
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Old 06-08-2018, 06:32 PM   #293
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I'd love to see a forum for theses truck.
i believe this is the forum for big trucks
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Old 06-17-2018, 10:08 AM   #294
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Still working on my 67 C50. Some day it will have real paint.
Cut the frame off behind the cab and grafted a 92 TopKick frame to get the 10 lug rear. Freightliner front axle narrowed 10". Disk brakes all around. 445/45's on the rear. Grafted front fenders onto the bed and added another set of running boards to complete the look.
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Old 06-17-2018, 09:47 PM   #295
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I know there a few that don't like these and think it's a waste of a hauler, but I like it. Nice build. What color do you think you're going to paint it?
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Old 06-19-2018, 07:19 PM   #296
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I know there a few that don't like these and think it's a waste of a hauler, but I like it. Nice build. What color do you think you're going to paint it?
Orange and Black
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:34 PM   #297
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Sweet!
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Old 09-20-2018, 03:32 PM   #298
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I just bought a C-50 at auction, it has a 307 crate engine with less than 5K miles but has been sitting for the last 10 years, the sellers put some gas in carb and it fired right up. It has a tilt bed and 2 speed rear end. I have little experience working on large vehicles, any advice on this project would be greatly appreciated. Especially the brake system, any upgrades or tricks to help stop better.
Things to work on first

Brakes
Fuel system (adding saddle tank)
Tires

Later work
Remove cab and make few rust repairs and paint
Have undercarriage sand blasted and painted
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Old 09-20-2018, 04:37 PM   #299
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Looks good.

Keep us posted on your progress.
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Old 09-20-2018, 07:21 PM   #300
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Re: "BIG" truck forum C/40, C/50, C/60 and the like...

seems to be a solid truck from wat i see on the pictures
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