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Old 04-04-2016, 08:25 PM   #1
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My new truck for your assessment

I haven't posted much but I am a long time reader of this forum. After a long search for the right truck at the right price and condition, I found this 62 C20 Stepside.

She sports the great 235 6 and a 4 speed. It is very low optioned and looks to be in nearly original condition except for the radio which has a Chrysler emblem on it. There does not seem to be any butchering of the truck at all by any previous owner.

I'm going to do something out of the ordinary for me. I'm going to refurbish it to it's original condition except for the brake MC and the paint. It will get a dual circuit braking system and the paint and body I will try to keep in an arrested state of decay.

If anyone sees something in the photos that does not seem to be original to a 62 C20, please chime in.
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Old 04-04-2016, 08:28 PM   #2
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Holy crap that looks like the swim platform on my boat lol
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Old 04-04-2016, 08:31 PM   #3
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That is a whole lot of bumper but I like it ,nice truck too.
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Old 04-04-2016, 08:37 PM   #4
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More pics. Seems I can only post two at a time.
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Old 04-04-2016, 08:43 PM   #5
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Old 04-04-2016, 08:50 PM   #6
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More pics and the reason for the patio/bumper. The camper pics were taken by the man I bought the truck from when he picked it up about 4 years ago. That door mat is bolted to the bumper.
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Old 04-04-2016, 08:55 PM   #7
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Man I am SUPER jealous!!! That is a Nice truck!
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Old 04-04-2016, 08:59 PM   #8
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More - Original wood in bed. Camper was on the truck from 1969-2012.
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:12 PM   #9
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And more - Found that handy fold up step when inspecting the spare tire.

Also, can anyone tell me if those 17.5 tubeless wheels and the hubcap are 1962 correct.

No rot in either cab corner.
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:15 PM   #10
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Nice find. You don't see many trucks with there original bed wood still intact. I hope you decide to keep it there. Also love the plain Jane look.
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:19 PM   #11
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Wow, that front door mat brings back memories.

Nice score.
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:22 PM   #12
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More - Three very small rust bubbles at edge of hood. Some in the passenger door but none in drivers door. Most rust is in the usual fender areas
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:35 PM   #13
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YES wheels and cap are correct HOW did you ever find it? any chance you got the camper? VERY nice
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:41 PM   #14
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More - Nice doors, dry and solid on the bottoms Seat needs to be re-done. The upholstery is very brittle from age. Going to need seatbelts also.
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:50 PM   #15
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Those original hubcaps are hard to find.
Super nice truck.
I'll say the west coast mirrors were a dealer add on. I'll go through a 62 Accessories book to verify.
Give it a bath then think about new paint.
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:55 PM   #16
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The GM Approved seat belts were made by the Irving Airchute Company. In 63, which were similar to the 62, the difference was the webbing. Same as the rear seat passenger car belts.
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:58 PM   #17
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The wheels should be Pure White like the rest of the truck, could it be the paint has been sun bleached off to the primer?

Tail light are not in the correct position, usually found midway up.
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:26 PM   #18
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More - couple of shots of the 235. No oil filtration on this one but still has some paint left.

JTrichard, I've been looking for another 60-66 truck since I stupidly sold my 66 Custom Camper a few years back. It has taken this long to find the right one. I looked at bunch of them and they were either too expensive or too beat up or too rusty, or a combination of all three. I only look for C20's or C30's that were used for recreational purposes and were looked after properly. Trucks like this are increasingly hard to find.

This one I found on craigslist in southern California and I can't believe no one scooped it up before me. I watched it for a week or two and when the man dropped the price to my liking I drove over night from San Jose to buy it. Thankfully I carry my own hotel room.
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:29 PM   #19
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More - Couple of so-so interior shots. I've already removed the nasty red carpet and revealed only minor surface oxidation on the floors.

And by the way, that transmission mounted parking brake works great.
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:45 PM   #20
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Nice find!
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:59 PM   #21
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Wow that truck is incredibly clean and rust free! Looks just like my 62 stepside longbed except mine has a ton of rust and it's a c10 not a c20
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That is one NICE truck!
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I dig those big 3/4 ton wheels and caps that stick way out! What supports all that rear bumper? No oil filter? I thought by 1960 all engines were filtered from the factory.

What was your Custom Camper like? Would love to see it, too.
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Old 04-04-2016, 11:34 PM   #24
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Thanks everyone.

Aerotruk63, thanks for tips. The wheels were painted red but now very faded. And there is black underneath the red.

Not sure why the tail lights are mounted so high. But that will be corrected with new lights and wiring. None of the rear lights work. Also will need reverse lights.
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:13 AM   #25
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On a solid white truck the wheels from the factory are black . If it were two toned they would be the main body color. Nice to see such an original truck and so straight to. Not that many 62s that I see especially with all the correct wheels and hubcaps still in place. Nice find !
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