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Old 07-09-2013, 08:52 PM   #1
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c20 builds

just joined forum picked up 1964 c20 have alot of plans would love suggestions or tips thanks
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:04 PM   #2
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Welcome fellow c20 what are your plans, I kinda turning my in to a low trucker semi style, I am trucker and diesel mechanic, stacks cab lights, and air horns are next
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:50 PM   #3
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Would like to know what you have planned and how things go for you. I also have a 64 c20 camper special. Things have been interesting so far but I am getting there.

383 th350 swap from a 292 i6 4 speed. still working out bugs.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:22 PM   #4
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Re: c20 builds

first gonna put steel wheels on came with truck i think their ford 8 lug 16x7 the rear is a 4.56 so gonna go tall in rear with tires. thinking a static drop of maybe 3 in front and 5 in rear .would also like to upgrade to dual master cylinder it has a booster not sure what parts to get saw some ideas on faq section.this site has a ton of great info.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:42 PM   #5
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first gonna put steel wheels on came with truck i think their ford 8 lug 16x7 the rear is a 4.56 so gonna go tall in rear with tires. thinking a static drop of maybe 3 in front and 5 in rear .would also like to upgrade to dual master cylinder it has a booster not sure what parts to get saw some ideas on faq section.this site has a ton of great info.
I have a 1964 C20. Stock truck with 283 and 4 speed. I have been playing with ideas so I look forward to seeing what ideas are posted here
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:02 AM   #6
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Welcome from Chuck county. Love the 20 series, keep it 8 lug.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:50 PM   #7
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How is the truck coming.
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:49 AM   #8
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Re: c20 builds

Welcome to the site! I also have a c20 and wish I knew about
this site before I did anything on my rig!!! Lots of ways to go
and lots of help here! I am not sure of the drop of my truck
but I too have a 4.56 rear and the tires I had when I first
dropped it were 235/85/16s and rubbed bad on the rear inner
wheel well! Now I have 235/75/16s but still tach out too much
on the highway! I've got a 292-th400
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:42 AM   #9
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Re: c20 builds

started sanding on truck,not real crazy about the yellow.i found on here that 285/75/16 drops down rpms a bit trying to just get some used ones for now with maybe 235/75/16 on front
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:21 PM   #10
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Posted via Mobile DeviceI got 235/75/16 all around, I then thinking of 235/85 in the back or what I can find on c/l I heard the dodge steel wheel fit there 20". Flappers drive my wife crazy, lol I had to counter weight them. It sounded like those wind up teeth that hop around.
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:34 PM   #11
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btw, saw 1966 c20 wheels on so. md cl for sale
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:26 PM   #12
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My wheels are off a '96 2500 p/u. It had the 16.5 junk
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:55 AM   #13
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I started off with a very rough '64 C-20. After the suspension swap, it's essentially a half ton now.
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:06 AM   #14
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I just saw brothers has a drop spindles disc kits for are trucks, 999$ it comes with front end kits,
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ece has a c20 to c10 drop spindle kit but requires disc brakes ,i dont know about the rest of you but im on a tight budget .just want truck down a bit she aint no show queen.
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That brothers kit keeps it eight lug and c20 just something think about if are budgets get bigger some day right, lol. Ricky did get that truck down.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:48 PM   #17
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I cut my front springs and put TJ coils in the rear. lowered rear 5" and the front 3-4. sits nice but the springs are a little soft I will say. cost me 25 bucks and some sawzall blades ( I wasn't about the burn down the apartment complex with a torch) I had overload half leaves I had to remove. The panhard bar is almost horizontal, not sure if that is good but I think it moved the axle slightly to the right.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:23 PM   #18
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It sounds like did, I was going leave my helps spring on. Like that faded blue. How much did you cut the front. Make a ne panbar or get adjusted one.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:01 AM   #19
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no not yet,friend gave me 3 inch lowering blocks for rear,but after asking on here decided to save for drop springs,because of scrub line. will probably cut 1.5 springs out of front
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:50 AM   #20
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ece has a c20 to c10 drop spindle kit but requires disc brakes ,i dont know about the rest of you but im on a tight budget .just want truck down a bit she aint no show queen.

Go on the hunt for a donor 88-91 3/4 ton burb, one could use the whole front crossmember, etc and get disc brakes for low cost.....use the booster and the power steering pump, gearbox, etc......they have 8 hole wheels......check it out........I had a 88 for the engine and other parts for 500.00, then sold it for $300.00
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:53 PM   #21
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Re: c20 builds

planned on doing some work on truck this weekend,been neglecting it . now other truck needs water pump,great make a few extra dollars n spend on pump oh well, got another harley headlamp for truck i think i can squeeze it in
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Thats how they get you.
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:21 PM   #23
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heres how head lamp looks
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headlights r a little brighter and i think look good
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