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62 K20 #1318719 Sun Jul 21 2019 11:51 PM
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bsarts Offline OP
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Hey guys, I just joined the forum because I got myself this project truck and I thought I might post progress pics and pick your brains once in a while. I think everything is original on it except for the bed which came from a donor because it used to have a flatbed on it. I plan on keeping it mostly original, but I've already scrapped the generator and put an alternator on it. I'm also going to upgrade the brakes by installing a booster with two reservoirs in the master cyl. Other than that, I'm just gonna make it perdy, but it's gonna need at least one door and floors and rockers on both sides. Also discovered that the cab roof is rotted inside right above the windshield. I've been a mechanic long enough to know better, but I still say I'm going to enjoy every minute.


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Last edited by bsarts; Wed Jul 24 2019 12:06 AM. Reason: Edited to correct model year
Re: 63 K20 [Re: bsarts] #1318730 Mon Jul 22 2019 12:16 AM
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bartamos Offline
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Very nice. Original 283?


I'm away on an ego trip. Will be back on Feb 30.
I'm not an Auto Mechanic, but I play one on TV.
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Re: 63 K20 [Re: bsarts] #1318760 Mon Jul 22 2019 02:11 AM
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Hambone Offline
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Very nice indeed. Glad to have you in the group.


HB

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Re: 63 K20 [Re: bsarts] #1318764 Mon Jul 22 2019 02:26 AM
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joek3167 Offline
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The grill and 20 emblems suggest your truck is a 1962

Re: 63 K20 [Re: bsarts] #1318769 Mon Jul 22 2019 04:01 AM
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bsarts Offline OP
New Guy
Thanks, I'm pretty sure the 283 is original, and I thought I had seen a placard somewhere with the model year 1963. I'll have to verify that when I get home a week and a half from now. But indeed, the grill and the hyd. clutch have me wondering, I didn't know about the emblems....

Re: 63 K20 [Re: bsarts] #1318800 Mon Jul 22 2019 03:40 PM
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DoubleDingo Offline
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Welcome! It doesn't matter if it's all original, you have a gem in your possession. Nice find. The hood isn't stock to that year, but again, it doesn't matter, it is technically period correct.


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1991 Cherokee Laredo (2nd Owner)
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Re: 63 K20 [Re: bsarts] #1318806 Mon Jul 22 2019 03:59 PM
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Pat66 Offline
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nice truck,you will find plenty of help here

Re: 63 K20 [Re: DoubleDingo] #1318849 Mon Jul 22 2019 08:19 PM
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BC59 Offline
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Originally Posted by DoubleDingo
The hood isn't stock to that year, but again, it doesn't matter, it is technically period correct.

Hood is correct for '62 - '66. '60 & '61 used different hood.
As JoeK stated has '62 emblems & grill.

Last edited by BC59; Mon Jul 22 2019 08:21 PM.

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Re: 63 K20 [Re: bsarts] #1318929 Tue Jul 23 2019 09:08 AM
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Woogeroo Offline
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sweet truck, welcome!

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Re: 63 K20 [Re: BC59] #1318982 Tue Jul 23 2019 07:19 PM
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DoubleDingo Offline
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Originally Posted by BC59
Hood is correct for '62 - '66. '60 & '61 used different hood.
As JoeK stated has '62 emblems & grill.


Yeah, I was mistaken, I thought it was '60 - '63.


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1991 Cherokee Laredo (2nd Owner)
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