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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?


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I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
Plan B is always better than plan A, by definition.


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

1966 Chevrolet K-10
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1962 Chevrolet C10
Re: 63 K20 [Re: bsarts] #1318764 Mon Jul 22 2019 02:26 AM
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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
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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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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.


2007 Forester XT Limited (2nd Owner)
1991 Cherokee Laredo (2nd Owner)
1981 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside 8,600 Camper Special (3rd Owner)
1965 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside (3rd Owner)
Re: 63 K20 [Re: bsarts] #1318806 Mon Jul 22 2019 03:59 PM
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Pat66 Online
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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.

BC
1960 Chevy C10 driver
1949 GMC 250 project in waiting
G.M dealer tech since 1980 & counting
Re: 63 K20 [Re: bsarts] #1318929 Tue Jul 23 2019 09:08 AM
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sweet truck, welcome!

-Woog

Re: 63 K20 [Re: BC59] #1318982 Tue Jul 23 2019 07:19 PM
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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)
1981 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside 8,600 Camper Special (3rd Owner)
1965 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside (3rd Owner)
Re: 63 K20 [Re: bsarts] #1319018 Wed Jul 24 2019 12:13 AM
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bsarts Offline OP
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Is there another version of stock guage cluster that has guages instead of idiot lights? And the inside roof repair,I haven't found any patch panels for that, do you guys know of any source for those, or am I going to have to cut up a donor?

Re: 63 K20 [Re: bsarts] #1319020 Wed Jul 24 2019 12:27 AM
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bartamos Offline
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63 is idiot lights. They are more practical than gauges. Unless you are a gauge watcher. Which I am not. Idiot lights come on at start to verify bulb, then go off. If you go gauges you will probably have to change senders. I think the various clusters physically fit 60-66.

Don't see an inner upper patch for 63. Start looking for a donor or use the cutout for a template. Can be made of several hand made pieces. Might save scrap that way.
Provide good clear pics of that area of you want suggestions on fix. There are some pretty good metalmen on here.


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.
I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
Plan B is always better than plan A, by definition.


Re: 63 K20 [Re: bsarts] #1319025 Wed Jul 24 2019 01:20 AM
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I have seen cut ups on ebay. Saw the panel recently on ebay in fact.


HB

1966 Chevrolet K-10
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1962 Chevrolet C10
Re: 63 K20 [Re: bsarts] #1319029 Wed Jul 24 2019 01:31 AM
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bartamos Offline
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I would be tempted to modify the 64-66 patch panel if it wasn't so expensive. 60-63 has the wrap around windshield. 64-66 has the flat windshield. If a looked carefully at both trucks, I could decide if the available patch could work.

North of you:
https://kalispell.craigslist.org/pts/d/columbia-falls-huge-classic-car-and/6936657367.html


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.
I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
Plan B is always better than plan A, by definition.


Re: 63 K20 [Re: bsarts] #1319041 Wed Jul 24 2019 03:20 AM
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bsarts Offline OP
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Thanks bartamos!

Re: 62 K20 [Re: bsarts] #1319044 Wed Jul 24 2019 03:32 AM
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bartamos Offline
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smile wave


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.
I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
Plan B is always better than plan A, by definition.


Re: 62 K20 [Re: bsarts] #1319079 Wed Jul 24 2019 03:42 PM
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bsarts Offline OP
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Called home and got the vin # and it is definitely a 62' k20 and the fifth number is a 3 indicating that it was built and sold as a cab and chassis. I'm grateful that the guy I bought it from found such a nice bed for it.

Re: 62 K20 [Re: bsarts] #1319091 Wed Jul 24 2019 04:52 PM
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BC59 Offline
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Originally Posted by bsarts
Is there another version of stock guage cluster that has guages instead of idiot lights?


They came either way, will fit from '60 - '63.


BC
1960 Chevy C10 driver
1949 GMC 250 project in waiting
G.M dealer tech since 1980 & counting
Re: 63 K20 [Re: DoubleDingo] #1324761 Tue Sep 03 2019 10:45 PM
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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.

Originally Posted by DoubleDingo

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

That's an easy mixup. Because 60-63 all had the upside down wing windows, and the windshield to match. So it's easy to think all the changes were then (at '63). smile

Chris


'64 Chev C20 LWB stepside ( Ol'Blue )
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Re: 63 K20 [Re: bsarts] #1324762 Tue Sep 03 2019 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by bsarts
Is there another version of stock guage cluster that has guages instead of idiot lights? And the inside roof repair,I haven't found any patch panels for that, do you guys know of any source for those, or am I going to have to cut up a donor?

For sure, any 60-66 door, or door "patch" panel will work exactly the same. Easy to find pretty much everywhere.

Good find!

Chris


'64 Chev C20 LWB stepside ( Ol'Blue )
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Re: 63 K20 [Re: bsarts] #1326131 Sat Sep 14 2019 12:07 PM
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bsarts Offline OP
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Thanks, Chris, but I was looking for roof panels, not door panels.

Re: 63 K20 [Re: bsarts] #1333156 Sun Nov 10 2019 12:13 AM
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Just found this thread, nice truck.

I have a 62 K10 that I put power brakes in, first I found an original booster then later I put on one with a split system from a 71 3/4 ton, bolted right up. I have an automatic so the clutch master was not a problem with the later booster but I am pretty sure that the mechanical clutch linkage from later trucks will bolt right in with the correct selection of parts. That way you can keep your manual trans if you want to and still use a later booster. I put on front discs from the later truck at the same time, 1/2 ton, not 3/4.

Hope things are going well.


Mac :{)

1962 K10 short step side, much modified for rally
1969 T50 fire truck, almost nos, needs a few things
Re: 63 K20 [Re: bsarts] #1333319 Mon Nov 11 2019 02:18 PM
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bsarts Offline OP
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Thanks, that's good to know that a later model brake booster will bolt right up, that would save me a lot of money. I'll research the mechanical linkage swap possibilities. Looks like I'll be sticking with drums all the way around as I don't see any kits for a 3/4 ton. I just got my other project out of the way so I'm gonna start in on some body work when I get home.

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