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Old 07-30-2013, 08:56 PM   #1
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SiX-5 SuBuRbAn

picked up this beaut today....
turned out to be a factory air/auto/pb truck
no engine/trans when I got it, but all the trans linkage is still there.
the window clips are missing, the front seat(s) are there, but it only came with a lower cushion for the back.
the special ashtray for the a/c is still there.
first time I have seen one with the black knobs for the radio, (usually a black knob truck will still have the chrome radio knobs)
the braces are all solid, but the floor might be a little thin under the mat. It is not through anywhere yet.
fenders are junk (as usual), but for the second time in a month I scored a perfect hood!
vin tag had a "Z" in it , so I am thinking that it is a fremont built truck.
beautiful uncut rear bumper, and good taillights.
luckily I was paying attention, on the ground about 10 feet in front of it was the original fan shroud.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:51 PM   #2
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Cool find.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:39 AM   #3
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Nice find Jon

Is this one a fixer or for parts?
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:41 PM   #4
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Nice find Jon

Is this one a fixer or for parts?
I hope both... currently some parts for my 64 sub... then I put those slightly more abused parts on this... thinking that I don't need the a/c at all, so I might try to sell that once I am a premium member again....

This came with a title, and is pretty decent, so it could be a future project...
It would be cool to have a lowered 2wd to match my 4wd!

... spent a few hours opening the driver door!!!!
the latch spinner was completely frozen (rust) so I unbolted the door from the front , and then wiggled it out far enough that I could get a wrench on the 4 bolts on the latch on the cab.
2 of the 3 screws that hold the latch to the door were stress cracked all the way around , so the latch was not tight in the door , which is probably why I could not break the spinner free....
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:47 PM   #5
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I wish they reproed these power brake pedal pads....

...also the special sub grille support brace, and vulcanized rubber rad. mount
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:50 PM   #6
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the rf fender has an ugly bend above the tire... I hope that the frame hasn't been compromised....
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:51 PM   #7
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last set of shots...
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Old 12-28-2014, 03:03 PM   #8
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Hi Jon , PM me if you would. Thx
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Old 12-28-2014, 04:15 PM   #9
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i got back glass if u need it
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Old 12-28-2014, 04:28 PM   #10
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Looking for AC unit and stock in-dash vents....
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Old 12-31-2014, 07:33 PM   #11
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i got back glass if u need it
thanks for the offer, captain fab hooked me up over the summer....

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Looking for AC unit and stock in-dash vents....
still not sure on the direction of the interior for this... for now I am keeping the air dash...

I did a tiny bit to this this summer, I found a passenger door off a 65 truck that was not dented, and is the same color.
I also found a decent fender (lh) on a 63 that is also the same color... both fenders still need rust repair, but if I want to do a patina build it is now all complete with (mostly!) straight panels.
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Old 10-23-2015, 11:14 PM   #12
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I dug this out today. Since the crew cab and 64 sub are at my house now I needed something to work on at the yard....
loose outline for this is :
as little body work and rust repair as possible.-I hope to try to get away with a "patina" build, since I have found pretty much all straight panels in tan for this.
the grille support I don't have , and this one is crashed, so I will have to figure out how to make one of my good ones tan.

low- I will do another pancaked cross member, and I found a set of 3 inch drop springs that I forgot I had in the garage at home.

Pontiac power! I have a good 64 Pontiac 389 that needs a home, and one of the trans ams at the yard has a good automatic.

first order of business though is to get the frame sorted out: it went in a ditch at the right front, and the inner fender is definitely pushed up and bent, whether the frame is tweaked too is the question... the frame is also stress cracked on the drivers side behind the control arm.
if the frame is junk I have a line on another sub frame, and might have to replace that first.

this will go slow, because I need to concentrate on the other 2 first, but it is the next build in line.

a question on the transmission mount?
this is a 65, the column indicator shows PRNDL, so I am thinking power glide?
however there is no mid mount across the frame at the bell housing. was it removed? or were the P/G's mounted with a tail mount (that might also be missing). all I see down there is the E-brake mount.
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Old 10-23-2015, 11:48 PM   #13
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Re: SiX-5 SuBuRbAn

Jon this what the trans cross member looks like . this one is from a 66. the bell housing x member is not used with an a/trans
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Old 10-24-2015, 11:01 AM   #14
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Re: SiX-5 SuBuRbAn

I noticed yours is missing one of the rear windows? I just picked up a set of those doors yesterday and I am missing the left one. Anyone know who sells these or should I just go to a glass shop? CI only has them for 47-59 for $109.95.
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Old 10-24-2015, 06:47 PM   #15
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Jon this what the trans cross member looks like . this one is from a 66. the bell housing x member is not used with an a/trans
nice score
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thanks for the info! btw the pic didn't make it.

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I noticed yours is missing one of the rear windows? I just picked up a set of those doors yesterday and I am missing the left one. Anyone know who sells these or should I just go to a glass shop? CI only has them for 47-59 for $109.95.
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I got a used one from captain fab, I think he had more.
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Old 10-24-2015, 06:57 PM   #16
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i think my mind is slipping sometimes. i get the link and then forget to insert it
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i would send it to you but it would more than likely cost 50.00 for shipping
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Old 10-24-2015, 08:51 PM   #17
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haha thanks, I will have to crawl under there, I wonder if the cross member that I think is the E-brake cross member is actually this?
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:03 PM   #18
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66 are different than the 65 for the emerg brake as the Capt. had pointed out
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thanks for the info! btw the pic didn't make it.




I got a used one from captain fab, I think he had more.
Cool. Thanks. I'll contact him and see what he has.
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Old 10-27-2015, 06:02 PM   #20
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I guess the a/t cross member is in there! this being my first a/t truck I didn't know what to look for. it has the provisions for the 65 E-brake setup as well.
I got a tan door off a truck that was straight, and a tan LH fender off a 63 that is ok.
also the frame crack, and the bent inner fenders from going into a ditch I assume.
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Old 10-27-2015, 11:59 PM   #21
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Re: SiX-5 SuBuRbAn

do you guys know if a TH350 will mount right to that 65 powerglide cross member or is it in the wrong spot??
also the other fender well bend:
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Old 10-28-2015, 05:29 AM   #22
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Re: SiX-5 SuBuRbAn

Sweet find. I'm hoping to find another at some point just to have with my '60.
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Old 10-29-2015, 12:52 AM   #23
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If I remember correctly that trans crossmember should be in the correct location for a TH350 also.
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Old 11-05-2015, 11:26 PM   #24
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If I remember correctly that trans crossmember should be in the correct location for a TH350 also.
good to hear!

got out there in the light snow today and disassembled the front clip , while the clip was off and still in one piece I was able to mostly straighten the passenger fender.

now I need to roll it in the garage and see about the frame, and see if it is bent in the front.

any suggestions on how to go about that?
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Old 11-06-2015, 04:34 AM   #25
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I can take a few measurements if I get out to mine tomorrow so you can kind of gauge how far of a gap should be between the front frame rails.
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