There is no difference between a 1963 C10 and a step side Chevy truck. Here, the final welding of the two sections has begun. This photo illustrates how the second bed mount becomes the front bed mount once the 12-inch section is removed from the frame. . You may have to before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.
For starters, I really enjoyed the 8-foot longbed when it came to hauling stuff and it rode really nice given the long wheelbase and extra weight. It got a longer, wider F-body and maintained its unibody structure, front subframe, A-arm front suspension and leaf springs on the rear axle - similar to the previous generation - but with lots of cosmetic upgrades and increased noise reduction. Pull the steering wheel and you should be able to get to the screw s that hold s the switch in place. You usually end up having to have something made that fits your style and needs. If the cut is made under the cab, this is not necessary as the crossmember slides forward with the rear section of the chassis.
Don't get me wrong their are wheels out there, but finding what you want and not settling is going to be hard. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. To do so, the top and bottom needs to be trimmed to clear the rivets holding the crossmember in place. To install - simply drill thru the bed and the under floor reinforcements and thru bolt it in place with O. The last step before we wrap up the fabrication portion of the shortbed conversion is to attach the new Brothers Trucks cab mounts. By this time, Chevrolet intended the C10 to function not only as a pickup, but also as a second family vehicle. You have to unscrew this bolt to get out the fuel filter.
I was wondering what suggestions you guys have on wheels. Note: Factory installed floor braces may need to be trimmed or removed for desired fit. Before we start cutting, there are a handful of items that need to be removed or modified. With the amount of sheetmetal components being reproduced today, a new short bed is simply a phone call away. I would a low end wheel, and a high end wheel suggestion, as the low end set will likely not be my last. Chevy offered optional transmission upgrades to a four-speed manual, Powerglide automatic or Turbo-Hydramatic. I'll probably paint or powder them black anyways.
The cutoff section of the framehorn can be used as a template. Number one cylinder … is at the front of the engine. The trucks offered two-speed windshield wipers, windshield defrosters, a low-profile steering wheel and directional signals. All safety concerns must be taken up with the chassis shop involved with the project. Up to you but Here's what they look like, if it is email me Rod, Do you happen to know what the backspacing is on those rims? Couple questions for you, what style of wheel are you looking for and what is your budget, this will give me an idea of what direction to send you. Before we make a single spark, the truck is set on jackstands so that when the rear half of the chassis is removed, the rest of the truck remains stable.
Because the bedsides are double walled, this makes cutting and splicing the bed back together a lot of work. You may need to mess with the turn signal handle while you're working on it. A pair of straight edges bed cross sills work great spanning the marks on either side of the truck can then be measured to give us different parameters. Upon further inspection, however, it became painfully obvious that it was going to be too much work to try to remove everything that stood in our way in order to make the cuts under the cab. Before we do so, however, a series of six pilot holes need to be drilled into each framerail. With the base engine and shortest -- 115-inch -- wheelbase, the shipping weight for a stepside with a 6.
To install - simply drill thru the bed and the under floor reinforcements and thru bolt it in place with O. Grills come closed 67-72 Front End Features: - Heavy Duty version - comes complete with hinge kit - Grey exterior gellcoat finish can be easily sanded and prepared for finishing. Rod, Do you happen to know what the backspacing is on those rims? Note that the two front holes from the original cab mount location are used to attach the inner brace. I was wondering what suggestions you guys have on wheels. All four-wheel drive models were equipped with leaf springs on both the front and rear axles.
I assume you mean the ignition switch. We were definitely thankful as the new panels fell into place and fit great. Then I had to run a hose with a removable fuel filter from the fuel pump to the carburetor. As it turns out, the existing front bed mount gets cast aside and the second bed mount scoots forward exactly 12 inches to take its place. You can just make out the 18-inch hole I made where the top and side cuts will meet. With the back half of the frame level and parallel to the rest of the chassis, the two sections can be tacked together before making a final pass with the tape measure. I also used the plumb bob to locate the front cab mounts as well as the front core support mounts to take further measurements once the frame is aligned.
All Items are American Made Fiberglass Components. This makes the job nice and easy as the frame is perfectly straight here, giving you plenty of area in which to work. There's a large bolt in the lower right position of the front of the carburetor a little bit above the carburetor plate. The Chevy bowtie logo was moved to the center of the hood. Unfortunetly being a truck we are limited to actual production wheels that bolt on, that offer light weight and a non gaudy appearance. Shifting gears, we decided to take the section out from between the cab mount and what will become the front bed mount, right in front of the rear kick. They must be picked up in person to avoid freight damage.
I will have to measure the rears I can't remember what back space those were. The 1969 pickups featured a new grille with the Chevrolet nameplate on the center. Comes separately and requires professional installation. Out back, we need to trim 8 inches from the back of the frame and drill a handful of holes. Both choices were available in both the Fleetside or Stepside models. Under the hood on Chevy models, you would find the 135 horsepower 236 inch V6; 150 horsepower 261 inch straight-6; or the 180 horsepower 283 inch V8.