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Old 07-15-2017, 01:38 AM   #1
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1962 C20 ... long way from home

I recently bought this C20, running manual tranny and a 327. I have been daily driving it for the past month, its wintery here in NZ right now.

Plan is an LS3 and 6L80 conversion (sitting in the shed), I am going 5 lug all the way around, I have a 70's C10 front end a 12 bolt rear, aircon, rewire... bed is currently non existent, lucky I have a mate who makes timber mouldings, so he will run the decking timber for me and I will reuse the old steel strips cleaned up a bit.

It will be signwritten, all the dings and dents will be left and it will be my daily driver. Chassis is in for blasting and painting in a week.





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Old 07-17-2017, 12:50 AM   #2
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Re: 1962 C20 ... long way from home

Welcome to the forum

That looks like a decent truck to work with.
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Old 09-26-2017, 03:40 PM   #3
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Re: 1962 C20 ... long way from home

Making some progress on this. Tray is off, front end off, replaced the floor pans as they were a bit holey, front seat is being reupholstered. Had the frame sand blasted and rust proofed/sprayed. I have removed the 327, and am currently working out mounts etc for the engine. I had bought the front end out of a 77 truck, but looks like I dont need to change the front end, even with the 6l80 trans there is plenty of space between the torsion bar crossmember and the rear of the trans. Also had a mate who machines timber run up some American oak for the deck.

At this stage I am looking to use the 77 perches, and fill the gap between these and the frame rails (pic is just a rough mock up !), and still need to fab up some brackets from the frame rails to the tranny mount.

Can anyone give me some direction on setting up the trans output angle and height in relation to the centre bearing (2 piece tailshaft) ? I should have measured the height of the old trans before removal, but forgot too ...
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Old 09-26-2017, 03:59 PM   #4
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Re: 1962 C20 ... long way from home

Looking good!!
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Old 10-01-2017, 04:28 AM   #5
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Re: 1962 C20 ... long way from home

Got mounts pretty much done. Trans mount is looking a bit agricultural so will likely make some changes with this. But it is getting there. Pretty happy that I have the angle sorted for the first section of drive shaft.
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