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#868380 - Sat Jul 21 2012 03:06 PM 1961 C20 Apache Crew Cab
UglyApache20 Offline
New Guy
Registered: Fri Jul 13 2012 12:32 AM
Posts: 24
Loc: MN
Hey folks,
I'm trying to get some experience here on the forums and I've got a '61 for this thread so I thought I'd get it up here and see what you folks have to say.

http://media-cache-ec7.pinterest.com/upload/210191507579447491_68JIXgJe.jpg

There she is! Mechanically she is pretty much sound. If all goes according to plan over my ownership I've got a lot I'm planning on still doing. The doors don't shut great so I'd like to get new locks and hinges and maybe even electric ones with a fob. I want to lift at at least 2" so the tires get more clearance from the fenders and eventually see what could or couldn't be done about making it 4x4. It's already got a stereo with a sub but I'd like to get some dynamat or fatmat all in there to quiet it down both inside and out. For paint I want to go bright white with black trim for a storm trooper kind of look with some dark tint. Someday a bigger engine whether that be something new or old or even diesel remains to be seen.

Any one else have ideas?

Heres the link to the photos I've taken
http://s1062.photobucket.com/albums/t484/Rory_Scherer/
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#868386 - Sat Jul 21 2012 03:28 PM Re: 1961 C20 Apache Crew Cab [Re: UglyApache20]
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Registered: Tue Sep 26 2006 12:00 PM
Posts: 3742
Loc: Glassboro,NJ
Nice! Four door(crew cab) early trucks are hard to find and that one looks to be in particularly good condition. I happen to like a stock look, but it's your truck, your ideas. Just keep reading the various forums that might apply to you for more insight. Place a topic in the search box and you'll get some returns.
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#868498 - Sun Jul 22 2012 04:31 AM Re: 1961 C20 Apache Crew Cab [Re: DrewP]
Roadmarks Offline
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Registered: Tue Oct 30 2007 10:06 AM
Posts: 884
Loc: Raleigh NC USA
If you think its ugly I'll take it! I think it looks great just the way it is! Nice rig!

Best wishes,

Les
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#869917 - Fri Jul 27 2012 12:54 PM Re: 1961 C20 Apache Crew Cab [Re: Roadmarks]
Husker Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 24 2004 12:00 PM
Posts: 562
Loc: Utah
Great to see another '61 in here! And ditto the comment on it being a crew cab ... too cool!! thumbs_up
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#870020 - Fri Jul 27 2012 07:28 PM Re: 1961 C20 Apache Crew Cab [Re: Husker]
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Registered: Sat Jan 31 2009 05:10 PM
Posts: 246
Loc: Wa state
SWEET !
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#870320 - Sun Jul 29 2012 05:41 AM Re: 1961 C20 Apache Crew Cab [Re: todjob2000]
longboarder Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 10 2010 07:38 PM
Posts: 133
Loc: Los Osos,CA
Cool truck.
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#875958 - Sun Aug 19 2012 12:24 PM Re: 1961 C20 Apache Crew Cab [Re: longboarder]
UglyApache20 Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 13 2012 12:32 AM
Posts: 24
Loc: MN
Thanks! I think I just broke a tie rod end yesterday... Theres a significant pull to the right in the steering and the brake pedal only goes down about half way and has become quite stiff. Any thoughts?
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#876017 - Sun Aug 19 2012 05:03 PM Re: 1961 C20 Apache Crew Cab [Re: UglyApache20]
padresag Offline
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Registered: Wed Mar 04 2009 08:07 PM
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Loc: Sidney, B.C., Canada
possibly a brake hose collapsing on the opposite side of the pull
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#880169 - Tue Sep 04 2012 09:26 AM Re: 1961 C20 Apache Crew Cab [Re: padresag]
UglyApache20 Offline
New Guy
Registered: Fri Jul 13 2012 12:32 AM
Posts: 24
Loc: MN
Thanks Ron, It turned out it was a broken spindle and some bearing issue. Ended up being pretty pricey:/
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