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Old 01-21-2009, 01:39 PM   #1
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Factory chassis dimensions for 63 p/u

Hello all,
I'm new to the board. Is there any one out there that has info or steer me in the write direction for factory chassis specs. I need them to help plot out some measurement for a back half I'm doing for a customer. the truck is a 63. Much appreceated.
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:10 PM   #2
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I have this book at home, and when I get in tonight from work I will look and post on here for ya bud.

http://www.google.com/gwt/n?q=1960-1...hevytruck.html
1960-66 Chevy Truck Factory Assembly Manual.
1960-1966 Reproduction Of Original. This is the manual that Chevrolet used to assemble new trucks after the body was delivered to the assembly plant. These are full of thousands of diagrams, exploded views & part numbers. This manual is useful when trying to identify & install unknown items or when trying to determine the proper orientation of each component. Covers the entire vehicle including optional equipment installations.

Contents
•General Information
• Labels & Stickers
• Vehicle ID Plate
• Vehicle Protect-O-Plate
• Lubrication
• Cements & Sealers
• Trim Heights
• Body
• Frame
• Suspension
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• Wheels & Tires
• Sheet Metal - Radiator Grille
• Electrical
• Bumpers & Miscellaneous
This manual is perfect for the restorer or anyone working on one of these vehicles. Clear illustrations show exploded views along with part numbers, part number cross-referencing, torque, revisions, and more.
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:02 PM   #3
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Re: Factory chassis dimensions for 63 p/u

The track width behind the cab on my '64 is 34"..... That's all I know.
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The track width behind the cab on my '64 is 34"..... That's all I know.
That's right...the frame tapers out to 39 inches just in front of the axle line, and then in again after the axle to 34 inches at the back of the frame. Do you also need the length of the frame? We'll need to know if you are working on a short wheel base or a long wheel base, and what reference points you would like us to take measurements from for you.
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That would be awesome. I would like pic's and numbers where they show the overview of the frame top and side with plotting points and mesurments. If they show wheel base and cab mount locations as well. Thanks again

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I have this book at home, and when I get in tonight from work I will look and post on here for ya bud.

http://www.google.com/gwt/n?q=1960-1...hevytruck.html
1960-66 Chevy Truck Factory Assembly Manual.
1960-1966 Reproduction Of Original. This is the manual that Chevrolet used to assemble new trucks after the body was delivered to the assembly plant. These are full of thousands of diagrams, exploded views & part numbers. This manual is useful when trying to identify & install unknown items or when trying to determine the proper orientation of each component. Covers the entire vehicle including optional equipment installations.

Contents
•General Information
• Labels & Stickers
• Vehicle ID Plate
• Vehicle Protect-O-Plate
• Lubrication
• Cements & Sealers
• Trim Heights
• Body
• Frame
• Suspension
• Brakes
• Engines
• Transmission
• Fuel & Exhaust
• Steering
• Wheels & Tires
• Sheet Metal - Radiator Grille
• Electrical
• Bumpers & Miscellaneous
This manual is perfect for the restorer or anyone working on one of these vehicles. Clear illustrations show exploded views along with part numbers, part number cross-referencing, torque, revisions, and more.
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That would be awesome. I would like pic's and numbers where they show the overview of the frame top and side with plotting points and mesurments. If they show wheel base and cab mount locations as well. Thanks again

Ok bud....
I will try to scan them tomorrow. They show the overview of the frame top and side with points and mesurments. The diagrams list pretty much all measurements. Even the bolt holes. I think every guy on here needs this book. It has wiring diagrams, and engine firing order. Honestly. . . .

This book has measurements on the whole dang truck. Even installation instructions, and transmission I'd's. Its like a bible.

The overall lenght of a 1963 frame is (179.97)

The overall wheel base of a 1963 is (115.00)
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*****en !!! Thanks again
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Just pictures I took. Have not had the chance to scan these yet.
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bad a$$ !!!! Yeah if you could scan them and e-mail them to me that would be awesome. Thanks again
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Hey 1 bad 62,
Don't worry about scanning I just ordered the book. It should be here next week. Thanks for the help.
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Hey 1 bad 62,
Don't worry about scanning I just ordered the book. It should be here next week. Thanks for the help.

No problem Bud!
You will love the book, and be amazed of what all it has in there!
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Just pictures I took. Have not had the chance to scan these yet.
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please scan and send me a copy of frame dimensions.
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Ok bud....
I will try to scan them tomorrow. They show the overview of the frame top and side with points and mesurments. The diagrams list pretty much all measurements. Even the bolt holes. I think every guy on here needs this book. It has wiring diagrams, and engine firing order. Honestly. . . .

This book has measurements on the whole dang truck. Even installation instructions, and transmission I'd's. Its like a bible.

The overall lenght of a 1963 frame is (179.97)

The overall wheel base of a 1963 is (115.00)

he didn't say what w/base that he was working on or what model
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1960-66 Chevy/GMC Truck Frame Diagrams

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I got that book about a month ago. The only problem with it is there are no index or directories to help find what your looking for. Heck, I don't even think the pages are numbered. I just got the 63 Chevy Truck Shop Repair Manual yesterday and I think it's more helpful and easier to use. You should check it out.
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I agree with you holmes. It would be nice if everything was all categorized by make and model, seperated by year, and labeled with pages. In color would be nice too.
Yeah, there are a lot of shop manuals out there.


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I got that book about a month ago. The only problem with it is there are no index or directories to help find what your looking for. Heck, I don't even think the pages are numbered. I just got the 63 Chevy Truck Shop Repair Manual yesterday and I think it's more helpful and easier to use. You should check it out.
that is why you are equipped (hopefully) with a memory. after going through it a few times you start to remember where things are. The positive side of this though is all the other that you didn't know of you discover . one can get sidetracked
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Memory isn't gonna help much if the pages aren't numbered. It's still good to have ( as long as you remeber where you put it ).
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I sometimes put the little sticky notes on the tops of the pages and write on them what's on the page. Kind of my own index.

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I thought about doing something like that. I did color the outside edge of the pages different colors for each section/model year.
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