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Old 12-18-2012, 09:59 PM   #1
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1966 Snub-nose C60 project

My new project is a 1966 Snub Nose C60 Grain truck. I found this truck by Kansas City, MO It has been kept in the barn all these years, has a 327 small block and runs great. This beauty is double framed and has a Tag Axle in back. I dont think there are many of these Snubbies left around. I was thinking of chopping the top 4" and lowering the truck as much as possible, sand blasting the frame, smoothing it out then shooting it with color. Powder coating the wheels and leaving the cab as is then putting some graphics of some kind on the door. I am thinking about pulling out the 4 speed with the optional PTO pump on the side, I was told this is worth some money, and putting in a beefed-up 700R4. I have already pulled tires and replaced them with 275/60/20s. Looking for the best way to lower, airbags maybe? Looking for ideas and advice.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:41 AM   #2
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Re: 1966 Snub-nose C60 project

and to the board !!

Some photos.... ok, a LOT of photos.... would be really cool !!!
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:30 PM   #3
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Re: 1966 Snub-nose C60 project

here is a photo chop of a snubbie I did a while back, it is sectioned, and chopped...

looking forward to seeing pics
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:50 PM   #4
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My new project is a 1966 Snub Nose C60 Grain truck. I found this truck by Kansas City, MO It has been kept in the barn all these years, has a 327 small block and runs great. This beauty is double framed and has a Tag Axle in back. I dont think there are many of these Snubbies left around. I was thinking of chopping the top 4" and lowering the truck as much as possible, sand blasting the frame, smoothing it out then shooting it with color. Powder coating the wheels and leaving the cab as is then putting some graphics of some kind on the door. I am thinking about pulling out the 4 speed with the optional PTO pump on the side, I was told this is worth some money, and putting in a beefed-up 700R4. I have already pulled tires and replaced them with 275/60/20s. Looking for the best way to lower, airbags maybe? Looking for ideas and advice.
The 4 speed is likely an SM420. The off road crowd likes them, a pretty tough tranny with a pretty steep 1st gear. Should have a PTO plate on both sides of the case or if there's a pump on one side should be a plate on the other.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:00 PM   #5
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Here it is again with pic's this time! lol
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:06 PM   #6
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Another one.
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Re: 1966 Snub-nose C60 project

This is pretty cool, do you have a plan for it?
I picked up a '56 tilt bed 2.5 ton this summer that will be a project for me once I retire.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:17 PM   #8
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Yeah, well sort of. lol The guys and I are thinking about and making a plan. We have an idea of building a totally new drop axle for the front. And with the frame being as thick as it is, we can C-notch the front as well as the rear. the cab can be dropped about 8". It will take some work but I think we can get the frame on the ground. All that with an air ride setup, i think it will be totally cool!
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:21 PM   #9
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That'll be one sick truck man! Can't wait to see how this one turns out. Welcome Aboard!
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:56 PM   #10
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Re: 1966 Snub-nose C60 project

i'd love to keep it as is and put a flat bed on it for hauling my other toy! big trucks are cool!
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:49 PM   #11
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Re: 1966 Snub-nose C60 project

i got one almost just like that only has a 366 in it and only has one axle its headed to china tho no one around here wants it and I bought it for the instument cluster the flasher and the door glass has a almost perfect passenger door but for the pickups you would have to weld the bottom front corner on it
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:14 AM   #12
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i got one almost just like that only has a 366 in it and only has one axle its headed to china tho no one around here wants it and I bought it for the instument cluster the flasher and the door glass has a almost perfect passenger door but for the pickups you would have to weld the bottom front corner on it

I thought the doors and cab were basically the same. Did you happen to save the grill out of it?
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:34 AM   #13
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:24 PM   #14
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I thought the doors and cab were basically the same. Did you happen to save the grill out of it?
I still got the whole truck its just gonna end up in the junk after I get all the rest of the parts off I need I bought it for the cab parts and got most of what I needed just gotta pull doors
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:08 PM   #15
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Re: 1966 Snub-nose C60 project

I'm not looking for one, but it does seem like there is a slight demand for them from time to time. I didn't figure you would scrap anything that someone might want anyway.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:48 PM   #16
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there was a guy a few weeks back looking for a front bumper for one of these... don't remember who though.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:52 PM   #17
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Re: 1966 Snub-nose C60 project

why have I never seen this section of the forum before.. love the big rigs..
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why have I never seen this section of the forum before.. love the big rigs..
Think they just started it. BTW your avatar pic wouldn't happen to be at one of the Branson Tracks would it?
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:48 PM   #19
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Re: 1966 Snub-nose C60 project

You guys do know that what your calling a "Snub Nose C60" is really a "LCF" or "Low Cab Forward", the model letter for these type of trucks is L, not C, so what you have is a L60 or L70 or L80...Unless you find one with a 6V53 diesel in it then its a U80. Just some info for ya to ponder.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:42 PM   #20
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Think they just started it. BTW your avatar pic wouldn't happen to be at one of the Branson Tracks would it?
yep... taken several years ago.. thats my son... driving beat both his sisters..
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:43 PM   #21
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Re: 1966 Snub-nose C60 project

Well, the build has been started. We pulled off the cab to give us room to get to everything. The motor is next. Once the frame is stripped the cutting begins! This thing is gonna sit with the frame on the ground!
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:36 PM   #22
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Welcome to the board!

Looks like you're just in time to help
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:40 PM   #23
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The only thing that is worrisome is if the front axle will have to be narrowed, or a new one be built. I Dont think there is enough room under the fender as it is to have enough clearance to turn lock to lock when its riding low.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:36 PM   #24
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How are you planning on laying frame with the folid front axle?
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Welcome to the board - Love these trucks and glad another is being saved, subscribed.
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