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#1221055 - Mon Jun 12 2017 12:04 PM 1963 C10 is a daily driver (almost).  
Lugnutz  Offline
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South Carolina
I have a 1965 short bed stepside that was a daily driver until I braked hard one day and it went sideways. Hit a guard rail and limped home. No injuries. Just hurt my pride.
So the 65 is in my shop getting final upgrades. Disc brakes up front, new radiator, power steering, new sheet metal.

So I bought a 1963 short fleet with a big back window in February 2017 as an investment. It's a custom truck too with most of the goodies intact. Very original truck except someone swapped out the original 230ci with a 1971 250ci. I went through the brakes, replaced the harmonic balancer, replaced the dizzy and ignition wires and now it just needs better tires and working brake lights. Very rusty truck but it did not live a hard life. Very minor dents.

I'll drive this 63 until someone makes me an offer I can't refuse. The 65 will soon join the ranks as a daily driver too.

Last edited by Lugnutz; Mon Jun 12 2017 12:08 PM.


#1221057 - Mon Jun 12 2017 12:14 PM Re: 1963 C10 is a daily driver (almost). [Re: Lugnutz]  
moparguy  Offline
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You do realize this is a Disease. I don't think there's a cure.

Said the guy with a shop full of "daily drivers".

But the above said, Congratulations! Old iron saved is a worthy and satisfying cause for sure.

Ron


1951 3600 with Clark flatbed, T5, 4.10 rear
1970 340 Duster
1990 5.0 V8 Miata (1990 Mustang Gt Drivetrain)
1951 Farmall Super A




#1221244 - Tue Jun 13 2017 03:41 PM Re: 1963 C10 is a daily driver (almost). [Re: moparguy]  
Lugnutz  Offline
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Originally Posted by moparguy
You do realize this is a Disease. I don't think there's a cure.

Said the guy with a shop full of "daily drivers".

But the above said, Congratulations! Old iron saved is a worthy and satisfying cause for sure.

Ron


Well Ron, I owned 3 trucks one week ago. I had a 1966 short fleet as well. My intent for that truck was to get a title and then flip it. It took me a year, but I did flip it. No tears shed when the new owner trailered it away. (That's because I still had 2 in the shop.)

I confess however, that I have searched for them since. Haha!


#1225538 - Fri Jul 14 2017 09:33 PM Re: 1963 C10 is a daily driver (almost). [Re: Lugnutz]  
Lugnutz  Offline
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It's official. My 1963 short fleet is a driver. First time out the shifter linkage got stuck between gears. Twice. Lady rolled down her window and yelled at me. I just smiled.
Adjusted the lower bearing tension (which had come loose) and now it works like new.
I'm gonna enjoy this.

Last edited by Lugnutz; Fri Jul 14 2017 11:21 PM.

#1225552 - Fri Jul 14 2017 11:14 PM Re: 1963 C10 is a daily driver (almost). [Re: Lugnutz]  
52Carl  Offline
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I'm guessing you didn't have enough time to holler at the old bag that you hope she never breaks down because she is just too ornery for anyone to help her.


#1225555 - Fri Jul 14 2017 11:24 PM Re: 1963 C10 is a daily driver (almost). [Re: 52Carl]  
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She was telling me "You can't do that! You're gonna have to get off!" I don't think she understood what "having some mechanical difficulty" means.

Last edited by Lugnutz; Wed Jul 19 2017 12:01 PM.

#1226238 - Wed Jul 19 2017 11:49 AM Re: 1963 C10 is a daily driver (almost). [Re: Lugnutz]  
Tramp  Offline
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With professional therapy and the proper medications, you'll get through this. But like most of us, your answer is going to be "why bother"?


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#1226293 - Wed Jul 19 2017 10:15 PM Re: 1963 C10 is a daily driver (almost). [Re: Lugnutz]  
62Stick  Offline
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Sacramento, CA
Glad to see that you have the '63 up and running.



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