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Old 12-09-2017, 08:19 PM   #126
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Re: 1962 stepside project by realvc

Sounds like some good progress
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Old 12-14-2017, 06:38 PM   #127
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Re: 1962 stepside project by realvc

I've been over on 73-87 part of our forum looking for help. They had some good info. for me and in the end I was able to get my problem solved.

The problem was I could not figure out how to knock the outer wheel bearing races out of the rotors. After much pondering, reading and watching you tube and listening to the guys on the other part of the forum I made a tool and was able to over come.

The rotors are on the spindles and I've ordered new calipers and a water pump.
Still cleaning parts and bolts and making lists of what needs to be done next that I can afford to do at this time.

I'll get some pictures soon but really you can't tell much yet so I may wait until I get the front wheels back on or the engine further along.
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Old 12-15-2017, 08:33 AM   #128
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Pictures of progress.
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Old 12-16-2017, 10:39 PM   #129
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Re: 1962 stepside project by realvc

More progress on Friday. The calipers are installed and some wheels and tires too.
Got the water pump, fuel pump and motor mounts installed on the engine. Also installed the harmonic balancer and pulley. Installed the lifters and pushrods and started setting the valve lash. Moving along like a herd of turtles.
Do you see the progress between this post and the last?
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Old 12-16-2017, 11:12 PM   #130
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Yes I see some progress.

Are you planning to use those '73-'87 C10 engine mount brackets? If so you do realize that you will need to trim the top flange of the frame and add a spacer on top of the frame? The '73-'87 C20 & 30 brackets fit with a 1/4" or no spacer on top of the frame.
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:22 AM   #131
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Yes I see some progress.

Are you planning to use those '73-'87 C10 engine mount brackets? If so you do realize that you will need to trim the top flange of the frame and add a spacer on top of the frame? The '73-'87 C20 & 30 brackets fit with a 1/4" or no spacer on top of the frame.
I am aware of the spacer needed to use the mount brackets I have. I was not aware the frame needed to be trimmed on the top. I have been test fitting to measure for the spacer needed. Sounds like I need to bolt things in place and see what is needed.

Thanks for you input.
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Old 12-17-2017, 12:32 PM   #132
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Re: 1962 stepside project by realvc

Awesome to see pics with the progress reports Brother!

Bummed I couldn't make last Monday work, but on the bright side, I'm in the middle of a three day weekend...

Will know tomorrow when my wife's procedure is scheduled and then will make real plans to come hang out...

Be Blessed Brother!
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Old 12-17-2017, 06:54 PM   #133
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Re: 1962 stepside project by realvc

I just ordered a used set of the 73-87 C20 V8 motor mount brackets off of the ebay.

This really is not all that hard if you don't mind spending money.

The learning curve is very steep for me so it takes a lot of time to get any portion of this swap completed.
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Old 12-18-2017, 01:15 AM   #134
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I somehow missed that you are using the '62 frame. I don't think you would need to trim the frame but with your frame you will need more than 1/4" spacer. The '60-'62 frames are not as tall as the '63+ frames

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I am aware of the spacer needed to use the mount brackets I have. I was not aware the frame needed to be trimmed on the top. I have been test fitting to measure for the spacer needed. Sounds like I need to bolt things in place and see what is needed.

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Old 12-18-2017, 03:21 AM   #135
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Re: 1962 stepside project by realvc

You're Moving Moving Moving... !!

Progress as Ta2Don always says, is progress.

Looking very smart there Vince.


If I do not comment before next week, I hope hat you and your family have a wonderfully Blessed Christmas and New Year season.

I have one day work left for tomorrow, then had to take time off till the first week of January
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Old 12-18-2017, 09:16 AM   #136
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You're Moving Moving Moving... !!

Progress as Ta2Don always says, is progress.

Looking very smart there Vince.


If I do not comment before next week, I hope hat you and your family have a wonderfully Blessed Christmas and New Year season.

I have one day work left for tomorrow, then had to take time off till the first week of January
Enjoy your day off.

Thanks Rian and right back at you on the Blessed Christmas and New Year.
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Old 01-04-2018, 05:37 PM   #137
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Re: 1962 stepside project by realvc

I got the C20 motor mount brackets and cut some spacers for the top of the frame.
Last Thursday the 28th of Dec. I came down with some kind of crud that knocked me off of working in the shop until today.

Before I got sick last week my daily driver Chevy Z 71 decided to act up. The drivers side door would not latch and then it jammed shut. Today I was able to get in there and get it working again.

I do have a rebuilt starter and alternator for the 62 and also a shiny new distributor to stick in it. I think I'm getting close to putting the engine in and starting it up.

Then all I lack will be finishing everything else.

I did not turn on the heat in the shop today so I did not stay out there very long after I got my door latch back together.

I'll get some pictures posted tomorrow hopefully. We will see.
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Old 01-05-2018, 05:23 PM   #138
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Re: 1962 stepside project by realvc

Progress pictures,
Got the motor mounts mocked up. You can also see where I chopped out the rear or bell housing cross member. Some more progress on the engine and the new dist. rebuilt starter and alt.
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Old 01-05-2018, 08:46 PM   #139
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Re: 1962 stepside project by realvc

Looking great Brother!!!
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Old 05-03-2018, 04:43 PM   #140
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I've been doing some things on my truck but have also been working on other things too.
The power steering adpt. is mocked up.

I have 71 C10 rear end taken apart for new bearings and relocating the spring perches.
New rear coil springs are on back order.
The old rear end is out.

I've been working on the old jeep and doing some things on the vette. Also been working on the daily driver Z71 as needed. Buying tires and repair parts for these other vehicles takes money form the 62 project as well as eats into the 62's attention in the shop.

It is still a work in progress with a long ways to go. Everything on this old truck is so rusted together I've had to cut a lot of it off and order replacement parts that I did not plan on. Oh the joy of rusted iron.

I traded some of the 82 donor parts for the rear end for the 62. I cut the tailgate and back of the bed off the 82 and took them and the rear bumper to my grandaughter in Houston for her baby boy that is on the way. Her husband wants to make a changeing table out of it. Could be pretty cool.
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:13 AM   #141
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Re: 1962 stepside project by realvc

Good to see you are hanging out in the shop, getting stuff done. I know all about having to divide time and money to maintain other projects and keep the fleet going. Hopefully it is worth it and your 62 will get its share... as Don says, Progress is progress.

Looking good...
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:49 AM   #142
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...But like Grizz A.K.A. Rian says, "Every time I look at my old truck, it makes me smile madly"
Good work on your truck - I do the same thing with mine.
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Old 05-04-2018, 12:01 PM   #143
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Looking good Vince and as it says above, progress is progress I know what you mean about time and money, when I have time I never have any money and when I have money I have no time.
These old trucks are a game of patience
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Old 05-05-2018, 10:14 AM   #144
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For some reason this picture was not included in my latetest update. The trailing arms, coil springs, shocks, rear axle and rear bumper all had to be cut off. Since I don't have a torch I use an angle grinder to cut through the end of the bolts to split the nuts. The shocks are the only thing I got off with out having to cut. The big u bolts and the coil spring through bolts on the trailing arm were rusted in place and required some big time hammer persuasion to let go from together to apart.

I know how everyone enjoys rusty iron on here, so this one is for you
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