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Old 05-16-2017, 03:01 PM   #1
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My 63 c10

I thought id take a moment to introduce myself and my truck. My name is Tony and I live in North East Ohio. This past fall I picked up my newest project, a 63 c10 short bed.

I used a front suspension from an 85 c10 which was treated to new ball joints, bushings, tie rods, and drop spindles.

Out back I left the stock 12 bolt in with 5" drop springs and an ECE super trac bar.

Plans include a 454 with a 700r4.

I've purchased some parts from Shortstep60 and Captainfab and would like to thank both of them for being honest and straight forward guys to deal with!
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Old 05-16-2017, 03:29 PM   #2
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Welcome and nice truck. 454!
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Great start, almost there. Nice truck.
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:01 PM   #4
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Welcome and congrats on the purchase, sounds like you have a great plan going!
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:41 PM   #5
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You know you never see a project 63 with both headlight bezels.
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:10 PM   #6
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Welcome And Nice Short Bed And BIG Block! !
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:09 PM   #7
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Thanks for the welcome! I got a really nice set of bezels from a member on the board. Now if i could only find a windshield!!

Tonight I got the 5" drop springs and ECE trac bar in place. Tomorrow i plan to start the classic update wiring harness, I hate wiring but this looks like a pretty straight forward and complete system.
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:44 PM   #8
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Welcome to the site. I grew up in Ashland County and my wife graduated from Youngstown State.
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Old 05-16-2017, 11:59 PM   #9
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Can't any of your local auto glass shops get a windshield for you?
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:12 AM   #10
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Saw this guy close to you. He has a yard full of stuff. Maybe he has a windshield you can buy. https://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto/6105605669.html
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:23 AM   #11
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Welcome to the site. I grew up in Ashland County and my wife graduated from Youngstown State.
I am also a Youngstown State Grad
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:25 AM   #12
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Can't any of your local auto glass shops get a windshield for you?

All the local shops are telling me to call Pilkington Auto Glass and they are sold out. I tried the guy on Craigslist and the only spare one he has is cracked.
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:28 AM   #13
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Cool truck man. Down where I'm at you're lucky to find a windshield that isn't rusted..lol
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Old 05-17-2017, 03:52 PM   #14
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Here's one of the firewall cleaned up and one of CaptainFab's booster bracket installed.
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Are you sand bagin or was that some fast work?
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:28 PM   #16
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I did the front suspension in February and the firewall a couple weeks back. I have the truck at work and the owners are kind enough to let me keep it in a heated workshop with a big compressor, plasma cutter, shear, and brake. I get spoiled working in there!
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:45 PM   #17
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Nice.
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:20 PM   #18
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Thanks for the welcome! I got a really nice set of bezels from a member on the board. Now if i could only find a windshield!!

Tonight I got the 5" drop springs and ECE trac bar in place. Tomorrow i plan to start the classic update wiring harness, I hate wiring but this looks like a pretty straight forward and complete system.

try auto city classic out of MSP. Great prices and will carry to swap meet for you to save you shipping
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:46 AM   #19
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Re: My 63 c10

Thanks for talking good about me I like helping people out on the forum and selling parts. You got my number if you need some more parts I just bought a 1960 custom deluxe with all the trim on it that I am going to part out thanks again.
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:41 PM   #20
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Thanks for talking good about me I like helping people out on the forum and selling parts. You got my number if you need some more parts I just bought a 1960 custom deluxe with all the trim on it that I am going to part out thanks again.
Gladly, thanks again!

In other news I found a windshield...one step closer! I've installed a couple before and i've had good luck with a thinner rope and using a soapy water mix to lubricate. Anyone have any helpful pointers that would be different than the other ones i've installed like this?
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:52 PM   #21
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Ive never installed a -63 windshield. I can imgine in its 10x nore difficult than a 64's. Im proud to say that ive successfully installed more windows than ive broken. All i can suggest is to have at least one buddy, preferably two. Go slow, dont panic. Ease it in there with even pressure on the outside. If it starts to bind or push out on one side dont force it in. Just start over and maintain patience. I tried to compensate by pushing and smacking my buddys Longhorn installation one time with the chrome trim. It broke. It started to pop out on the passenger side. It was way more frustration than it was worth. The aftermarket rubbers tend to be a lil too long causing bunching in my experience which makes installing a window that more difficult.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:03 PM   #22
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Ive never installed a -63 windshield. I can imgine in its 10x nore difficult than a 64's. Im proud to say that ive successfully installed more windows than ive broken. All i can suggest is to have at least one buddy, preferably two. Go slow, dont panic. Ease it in there with even pressure on the outside. If it starts to bind or push out on one side dont force it in. Just start over and maintain patience. I tried to compensate by pushing and smacking my buddys Longhorn installation one time with the chrome trim. It broke. It started to pop out on the passenger side. It was way more frustration than it was worth. The aftermarket rubbers tend to be a lil too long causing bunching in my experience which makes installing a window that more difficult.
Well, with that being said anyone have any suggestions on which rubber seal/gasket to use?
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:21 PM   #23
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Slowly but surely I'm getting some work done on the truck. Had a busy summer at work but I'm back on track with the truck!
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You get the windshield in?
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:12 AM   #25
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Yes, found an older gentleman locally. He made it look easy! Here are some more recent pictures. I know the bumper is on upside down...I just set it there without paying attention. Having the windshield out made it alot easier to get the dash painted! After the motor was in I was able to put in the new drop springs and drop spindles, as well as new ball joints, tie rods, bushings, & etc.
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