The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1960 - 1966 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Message Board > projects and builds

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-01-2010, 12:27 AM   #1
chevy_man5
GMC's n H.D.'s too!
 
chevy_man5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Nampa, Idaho
Posts: 1,572
'60 GMC 4x4 Long Fenderside

WOW, this got REALLY long, grab a cup of joe and sit back and get comfy! Sorry!!

This is my baby. Unfortunately, she is on hold while my step-daughter and I work on her truck. http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=427093











While working on her truck, I keep thinking and planning on my truck. I purchased it from my best friend for $1000, which was what he paid for it, when he was in need of some cash. For the most part, it has just sat around for the last 9 years. I am torn about what direction to go with on the truck, so I thought I would put it out here, because you all are some of the most creative, amazingly talented people I have even seen. Below are my visions, feel free to make suggestions, give advice, whatever! Nothing is set in stone.

After my daughter is up and running, my son is only 1 1/2 years behind her, then our youngest 2 years after that, so I am pretty busy with that for a while. My wife has a list of "honey-do's" that is piling up too. I am hoping to squeeze in some wrenching on my truck here and there, but no guarantees. Dad usually comes last, as you all probably know. LOL

A little history on my truck. It was originally purchased by the city of McCall, Idaho as a plow truck. I have already cut off the MASSIVE plow brackets that were welded on the frame. They took off the Fenderside bed, and put some kind of round tube. (just guessing by the brackets I cut off under the bed) The city sold it to a guy that put a Chevy Wideside bed on it. My friend bought it from him. The coolest thing I know about my truck is that it is the #46 truck built in 1960. According to Jollys 6066 GMC site, there is only one VIN number lower than mine on there, but his is 3/4 ton.

Ok, on to what I am debating on. Either way, she is not going to be a trailer queen. If some thing needs hauled, it'll get hauled, bumps, bruises, no worries.

My main debate is that I currently have a numbers matching low VIN truck. Do I want to customize it much, or keep it (mostly) stock.

Option #1
It has the original 305a V6 in it. I was thinking about leaving this engine, updating it with some of Jollys performance ideas, and possibly replacing the transmission, with either an automatic, or some kind of 5 speed, to get the RPM's down, and the speed up. I don't remember for sure, but I think my friend had said that it has 4.11 posi gears.

Option #2
Remove the 305a, swap in 383 (already have the base), replace the trans with some thing for the high torque, and have fun!

I'm sure there are plenty of other variations, but the custom/stock question is the root of the debate.

Color scheme I keep thinking about is suede dark charcoal gray, with color matching wheels, trim, bumpers. Basically blacked out, but with the gray color instead of black, with small amounts of Harley Orange pinstriping.

Does anyone have a picture of a 4wd '60 or '61 long fenderside from the side. I have this one that I made using pictures of my cab, and the bed I have for it. I want to be able to print it out, so I can sketch ideas out on it. Even a 2wd would work, if I can modify it to a 4wd look. I can't seem to find one online from the side. Also if anyone has a picture of a 4wd fenderside directly from the back, I could use one of those as well.



SORRY for the incredibly long post!!!

Last edited by chevy_man5; 11-26-2012 at 11:04 AM.
chevy_man5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2010, 01:51 AM   #2
jonzcustomshop
1961 crewcab
 
jonzcustomshop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: missoula, mt
Posts: 6,097
Re: '60 GMC 4x4 Long Fenderside

like it.

close as I could get for you on the pic..
Attached Images
  
jonzcustomshop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2010, 09:34 AM   #3
chevy_man5
GMC's n H.D.'s too!
 
chevy_man5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Nampa, Idaho
Posts: 1,572
Re: '60 GMC 4x4 Long Fenderside

Thanks Jonz!

It looks like the Duke boys truck might have a newer hood on it, but I can just draw that out a little straighter, to make it look like the 60-61 hood.

Any others would be appreciated as well, then maybe I can mix and match to make a perfect one.

Thanks everyone!
chevy_man5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 02:06 AM   #4
Dudewith4x4
Momma Tried.
 
Dudewith4x4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Exeter Mo
Posts: 319
Re: '60 GMC 4x4 Long Fenderside

Nice truck. Gotta love the 4x4s!
__________________
Ross
1980 c10 4x4 project (Sold):http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=377155
1999 F-150 4x4 (DD)
Saving up for a 64
17 and loving it.

Dudewith4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2011, 02:38 PM   #5
duallyjams
PICS IM MY PROFILE
 
duallyjams's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Deale Md
Posts: 4,526
Re: '60 GMC 4x4 Long Fenderside

Well when you get back to this one if you decide to go with option 2 with the 383 I would be interested in the frame brackets for the V6 motor mounts.
__________________
James

2002 GMC cc dwr sporting alcoa D-max 22MPG
63 GMC V6 4speed carryall
64 GMC lwb 3/4 V6 4speed seeking factory optionSOLD
65 chevy swb bbw V8 auto
66 GMC swb bbw buddy bucketsSOLD

IG duallyjams

The only thing that stays the same is constant change!
duallyjams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2011, 09:50 PM   #6
chevy_man5
GMC's n H.D.'s too!
 
chevy_man5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Nampa, Idaho
Posts: 1,572
Re: '60 GMC 4x4 Long Fenderside

Duallyjams, if I go that route, the brackets are yours. You would just need to cover the shipping.
__________________
Jason

1960 GMC 4x4 Babe (the Blue Ox) - Build Thread

1965 Chevy C-10 Sleeping Beauty (My Son's Truck)
chevy_man5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2011, 09:02 AM   #7
duallyjams
PICS IM MY PROFILE
 
duallyjams's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Deale Md
Posts: 4,526
Re: '60 GMC 4x4 Long Fenderside

Quote:
Originally Posted by chevy_man5 View Post
Duallyjams, if I go that route, the brackets are yours. You would just need to cover the shipping.
np thanks
__________________
James

2002 GMC cc dwr sporting alcoa D-max 22MPG
63 GMC V6 4speed carryall
64 GMC lwb 3/4 V6 4speed seeking factory optionSOLD
65 chevy swb bbw V8 auto
66 GMC swb bbw buddy bucketsSOLD

IG duallyjams

The only thing that stays the same is constant change!
duallyjams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2011, 01:22 AM   #8
1985-GMC
Chevy Enthusiast
 
1985-GMC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Canyon Lake Texas
Posts: 2,024
Re: '60 GMC 4x4 Long Fenderside

Nice truck, I love that body style!

Have you seen this build: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=355603 something to look forward to.
__________________
Tony
1985 GMC K2500 restoration Project: Rust, White & Blue
1989 Chevy R3500 CC Cummins & 4X4 swap some day...
1989 Burb (D60, 14BFF, 12V, NV4500, NP205, 37" tires in progress)
1985-GMC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2011, 09:19 AM   #9
chevy_man5
GMC's n H.D.'s too!
 
chevy_man5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Nampa, Idaho
Posts: 1,572
Re: '60 GMC 4x4 Long Fenderside

Thank you for the compliment!

I have read through his build. It is one of my subscribed to threads. I was planning on going with some tall wide meaty tires, but those tall skinny ones look awesome, so now I have another debate.

Oh well, lots of time to think about it for now.
__________________
Jason

1960 GMC 4x4 Babe (the Blue Ox) - Build Thread

1965 Chevy C-10 Sleeping Beauty (My Son's Truck)
chevy_man5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2011, 09:36 PM   #10
Alan's Classic
1 thing at a time is progress.
 
Alan's Classic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Ball Ground GA
Posts: 5,508
Re: '60 GMC 4x4 Long Fenderside

I don't have any pics that would help, but I am subscribing to this one. I would keep the original engine. I think they are cool looking. Just my .02
Alan's Classic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 01:04 PM   #11
chevy_man5
GMC's n H.D.'s too!
 
chevy_man5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Nampa, Idaho
Posts: 1,572
Re: '60 GMC 4x4 Long Fenderside

Well, the big "D" is coming to my house. The back story about the final straw is on BlondieK's build in my signature. Should be right about at the end.

I may need to get this beast up and running. I only have a motorcycle for personal transportation right now, and that is difficult to haul 2 kids on. Thankfully, my boss said I can use my company truck if I HAVE to, but would prefer that i didn't if at all possible.


I am hoping someone has some kind of checklist I should go through to try to get her back on the road, and legal. I know some of you have revived trucks that most people would have left for dead.

My GMC has the 305A V6 in it. It hasn't run in about 9 years. I don't even know where to start with that. My mom's boyfriend is a mechanic, and he offered to help. I need to see if the old pig will even turn over still. I know it needs brakes, and tires, and the floor "air conditioning" is so bad, I could probably Flinstone it to get it started. I have a bed for it, but need to get it on there. etc. Looks don't matter at all, just need something rolling, and street legal.

Need to change out the gear oil in the diff's, transfer case, and the tranny.

ANY other suggestions, or words of wisdom? from anyone??
__________________
Jason

1960 GMC 4x4 Babe (the Blue Ox) - Build Thread

1965 Chevy C-10 Sleeping Beauty (My Son's Truck)
chevy_man5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 01:36 AM   #12
Captainfab
60-66 Nut

 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Posts: 21,162
Re: '60 GMC 4x4 Long Fenderside

I would say, first thing is to determine if the engine will turn over. before you do turn it over much, pull the plugs and squirt some marvel mystery oil in each cylinder to help lubricate it, and loosen up the rings. Next I would change the oil and filter, plugs, wires, cap and rotor, and fuel filter. also check the points, and replace those and the condenser if needed. Then get some fresh gas into the carb and see if she fires.
__________________
Power Steering Box Adapter Plates For Sale HERE
Power Brake Booster Adapter Brackets For Sale '63-'66 HERE and '67-'72 HERE and '60-'62 HERE and "60-'62 with clutch HERE
Rear Disc Brake Brackets For Sale. Impala SS calipers HERE Camaro Calipers HERE D52 Calipers HERE 6 Lug HERE
Hydroboost Mounting Plates HERE
Captainfab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 08:15 AM   #13
chevy_man5
GMC's n H.D.'s too!
 
chevy_man5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Nampa, Idaho
Posts: 1,572
Re: '60 GMC 4x4 Long Fenderside

Thanks Captainfab. If I need to resort to getting her running I will try that first. I drove onto and off of a trailer back 9 years ago when we moved into the house. Doesn't mean anything now though.

Thanks for the advice!!
__________________
Jason

1960 GMC 4x4 Babe (the Blue Ox) - Build Thread

1965 Chevy C-10 Sleeping Beauty (My Son's Truck)
chevy_man5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2011, 04:09 PM   #14
chevy_man5
GMC's n H.D.'s too!
 
chevy_man5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Nampa, Idaho
Posts: 1,572
Re: '60 GMC 4x4 Long Fenderside

Hello everyone! I need to see if anyone can give me the dimensions shown on this picture of my truck. It is still at the soon to be ex's house, and I cannot go there currently. I need to see if it will fit in my new garage. The frame appears to be cut off just after the spring mounts. Not sure what happened there. I know the back of the bed was floating when I took it off, so at some point someone chopped it off.

My rental house is a newer house, in a decent neighborhood, so I cannot have anything in the driveway that does not run, so I need to see if it will fit, before I hire a tow truck to "steal" my truck back.

Thanks!!!
Attached Images
 
__________________
Jason

1960 GMC 4x4 Babe (the Blue Ox) - Build Thread

1965 Chevy C-10 Sleeping Beauty (My Son's Truck)
chevy_man5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2011, 08:25 PM   #15
63 Spud
Registered User
 
63 Spud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 88
Re: '60 GMC 4x4 Long Fenderside

Hey Jason. Glad to see you got a place to put your truck!
The length measurement should be right at about 16 feet give or take a couple inches. I can't help with the height.
__________________
Mark

'63 C10 short step
63 Spud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2011, 09:38 PM   #16
thirdstreettito
Resident of Here
 
thirdstreettito's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Wesley Chapel, FL, USA
Posts: 7,715
Re: '60 GMC 4x4 Long Fenderside

Nice truck! I say restore it to original with the longstep bed, but upgrade the axles to newer axles, Dana 60 front and 14 bolt rear(or D60/D70/D80). And then do whatever else you feel like doing.
__________________
~Bradley~
2004 Black GTO LS2/T56 too much to list

Miss having a truck
thirdstreettito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2011, 11:38 PM   #17
chevy_man5
GMC's n H.D.'s too!
 
chevy_man5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Nampa, Idaho
Posts: 1,572
Re: '60 GMC 4x4 Long Fenderside

Thank you Mark! Is that measurement for a long bed? I have 19'2 total to work with, so 16' or so would give me some moving room. The door is 83" high, so that would be my only issue at this point.

Thanks Bradley! I have been looking at flatbeds around here lately, and have been liking the looks of them, but will probably stick with the long step, it just looks right that way.

Does anyone know the approximate height of a 60's 4x4?
__________________
Jason

1960 GMC 4x4 Babe (the Blue Ox) - Build Thread

1965 Chevy C-10 Sleeping Beauty (My Son's Truck)
chevy_man5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 01:01 AM   #18
63 Spud
Registered User
 
63 Spud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 88
Re: '60 GMC 4x4 Long Fenderside

I got that 16' measurement off my '63 C-20. I went from the front of the bumper to the back if the rear cross member where your frame got hacked off.
__________________
Mark

'63 C10 short step
63 Spud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 01:32 AM   #19
Captainfab
60-66 Nut

 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Posts: 21,162
Re: '60 GMC 4x4 Long Fenderside

It's good to see you back on the forum

If no one comes along with a height measurement for you, you might try sending a PM to, A.T. Rockdriller, 62 short step, KTEN, or LeftCoast32. They all have 4x4's and I'm sure one or all of them would be glad to help. If your truck ends up being too tall, maybe switch to some shorter tires to get it in the garage. Maybe the original tires from your daughters truck?

I can get you a measurement on my son's '63 K10 tomorrow. It is stock height except for the 31/10.50 tires
__________________
Power Steering Box Adapter Plates For Sale HERE
Power Brake Booster Adapter Brackets For Sale '63-'66 HERE and '67-'72 HERE and '60-'62 HERE and "60-'62 with clutch HERE
Rear Disc Brake Brackets For Sale. Impala SS calipers HERE Camaro Calipers HERE D52 Calipers HERE 6 Lug HERE
Hydroboost Mounting Plates HERE

Last edited by Captainfab; 08-31-2011 at 01:48 AM.
Captainfab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 07:50 AM   #20
chevy_man5
GMC's n H.D.'s too!
 
chevy_man5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Nampa, Idaho
Posts: 1,572
Re: '60 GMC 4x4 Long Fenderside

Thank you again Mark! Lengthwise I am good then. That leaves me 3' (ish) to move around the truck.

Captainfab, if you can get that measurement I would appreciate it. If not, I will message the guys you talked about. I don't want to take the tires from her truck, because she was actually my step-daughter, so I'm sure they would think it was stealing from them. I'm sure I can find a set of short tires around here somewhere though, if it is close to fitting. I thought about taking the front tires off, roll it in on a jack, and then put them back on, I can make it work, as long as I have enough clearance once inside.

My truck is stock height, with 31/12.5's if I remember correctly. The front springs were replaced with new stock specs, again if I remember correctly.

I haven't really left the board, just haven't had anything to post. LOL Sitting around twiddling my thumbs for the most part. Been itching BAD to get dirty again!
__________________
Jason

1960 GMC 4x4 Babe (the Blue Ox) - Build Thread

1965 Chevy C-10 Sleeping Beauty (My Son's Truck)
chevy_man5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 01:25 PM   #21
thirdstreettito
Resident of Here
 
thirdstreettito's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Wesley Chapel, FL, USA
Posts: 7,715
Re: '60 GMC 4x4 Long Fenderside

Here's some idea/inspiration for you.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=282297
__________________
~Bradley~
2004 Black GTO LS2/T56 too much to list

Miss having a truck
thirdstreettito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 02:37 PM   #22
chevy_man5
GMC's n H.D.'s too!
 
chevy_man5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Nampa, Idaho
Posts: 1,572
Re: '60 GMC 4x4 Long Fenderside

I have read through that thread several times. Thank you for the reminder though, I haven't looked at it in a while! IIRC out of all of those trucks on that thread I think only about 10 are long step-side. Which makes me want to keep the long step on it.

There is a dodge truck at the construction site near my office that has a flatbed that got me interested in flatbeds again. I brought my camera to take some pictures of it today, and apparently, he though today was a good day to not come to work. Oh well, I'll catch him!
__________________
Jason

1960 GMC 4x4 Babe (the Blue Ox) - Build Thread

1965 Chevy C-10 Sleeping Beauty (My Son's Truck)
chevy_man5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 11:55 PM   #23
Captainfab
60-66 Nut

 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Posts: 21,162
Re: '60 GMC 4x4 Long Fenderside

Jason, I measured my son's '63 K10 and best I can tell, it measures 77" to the top of the crown at the back of the cab. So it sounds like you might be good to go. I hope you can get your truck in your possession again without an issue.

I think the flatbeds look best with a skirt around them, with or without tool boxes. Something like this





That is what I will be putting on my '66 C30 one of these days. Of course I will be fabbing my own
__________________
Power Steering Box Adapter Plates For Sale HERE
Power Brake Booster Adapter Brackets For Sale '63-'66 HERE and '67-'72 HERE and '60-'62 HERE and "60-'62 with clutch HERE
Rear Disc Brake Brackets For Sale. Impala SS calipers HERE Camaro Calipers HERE D52 Calipers HERE 6 Lug HERE
Hydroboost Mounting Plates HERE
Captainfab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2011, 08:06 AM   #24
thirdstreettito
Resident of Here
 
thirdstreettito's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Wesley Chapel, FL, USA
Posts: 7,715
Re: '60 GMC 4x4 Long Fenderside

Personally I wouldn't put a western hauler(^^^) style bed on an OLD 4x4. Wouldn't look right.
__________________
~Bradley~
2004 Black GTO LS2/T56 too much to list

Miss having a truck

Last edited by thirdstreettito; 09-01-2011 at 08:46 AM.
thirdstreettito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2011, 08:29 AM   #25
chevy_man5
GMC's n H.D.'s too!
 
chevy_man5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Nampa, Idaho
Posts: 1,572
Re: '60 GMC 4x4 Long Fenderside

Thank you Captainfab! Using Mark's measurement last night, I scaled off that picture I had, and came up with an approximate number of 79", so between that and your number, I should be good!

Now...let the conniving begin. I need to get the truck towed, but not get anyone in trouble for it. It is my truck, and has been mine prior to marriage, it is only titled in my name. We are not divorced yet, so "technically" I can just walk into the house and take whatever I want. She threatened last time I went there for some of my things to report that I was stalking her, and get a restraining order on me, so my lawyer said to not be there at all, so that limits getting my stuff!! AAARRRGGHHH!! Oh well, things will work out!

Bradley, would, or wouldn't put the western hauler style bed on? Just curious.

This bed is similar to the on on the Dodge, but the side skirts are shorter, and do not have toolboxes in them (that I remember), and the sloped sides are hinged (I think). I haven't looked at it up close, just from the window in my office, and driving by it a few times. I have my camera again, so hopefully he is working today. I would just use my cell phone camera, but it takes crappy pictures!!
Attached Images
 
__________________
Jason

1960 GMC 4x4 Babe (the Blue Ox) - Build Thread

1965 Chevy C-10 Sleeping Beauty (My Son's Truck)

Last edited by chevy_man5; 09-01-2011 at 08:46 AM.
chevy_man5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
1960, 4x4, 60-66, gmc, k1000

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com