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1958 C60 2.5 or 1958 1 1.5 Ton #1333529 Tue Nov 12 2019 10:10 PM
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J Apache Offline OP
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The C60 has a straight 6 minimal cab rust and a manual the smaller has a 350 and a TH400 but some rust under the door and on the fender. Both are flatbeds. Same color. Same Price

Which would you pick? I prefer the 350?

Re: 1958 C60 2.5 or 1958 1 1.5 Ton [Re: J Apache] #1333556 Wed Nov 13 2019 01:41 AM
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Same cabs or different?

Re: 1958 C60 2.5 or 1958 1 1.5 Ton [Re: J Apache] #1333572 Wed Nov 13 2019 02:56 AM
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Same Cabs, photos linked. The one with red wheels has rust on fenders, grill, and under the doors but it has a 350. The black wheels has a 235 and 4 speed

Black Wheels
Red Wheels

Re: 1958 C60 2.5 or 1958 1 1.5 Ton [Re: J Apache] #1333581 Wed Nov 13 2019 04:42 AM
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You may have to get both!! grin


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Re: 1958 C60 2.5 or 1958 1 1.5 Ton [Re: J Apache] #1333588 Wed Nov 13 2019 07:45 AM
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Rust is hard to repair and probably worse than you see from the outside. Bodywork and welding takes real skill plus paint is expensive too. A 350 with a TH400 is easy to find on Craiglist or elsewhere and an easy swap. My vote is for less rust. Also you can sell the original drivetrain to recoup some cost. All just my opinion!

Re: 1958 C60 2.5 or 1958 1 1.5 Ton [Re: J Apache] #1333594 Wed Nov 13 2019 12:39 PM
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I would have to agree with the no rust option, I am no body man but an engine swap is easy for me. It's your truck so you get to decide. If you do decide on the swap route, fire the 6 cylinder and sell it from the truck, that will be much easier than pulling it and saying "it should run..." while it lays under a tarp.


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Re: 1958 C60 2.5 or 1958 1 1.5 Ton [Re: J Apache] #1333618 Wed Nov 13 2019 04:14 PM
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These 2 trucks are different models. The one with red wheels is a 3800 1-ton. Probably has 18" wheels, maybe 16". The GVW is less than 10,000. The 2-ton, probably a 6100 model (not C60) is 14,000 - 16,000, and has 20" wheels with a different bolt pattern. You should compare the information on the identification plates of each truck. And decide what you want/need the truck to do.


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Re: 1958 C60 2.5 or 1958 1 1.5 Ton [Re: Frank50] #1333628 Wed Nov 13 2019 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Frank50
These 2 trucks are different models. The one with red wheels is a 3800 1-ton. Probably has 18" wheels, maybe 16". The GVW is less than 10,000. The 2-ton, probably a 6100 model (not C60) is 14,000 - 16,000, and has 20" wheels with a different bolt pattern. You should compare the information on the identification plates of each truck. And decide what you want/need the truck to do.


Thanks for the info, the 3800 with the red wheels are 19.5” with 10 year old tires. Both will have about 1.5 tons on the flatbed for promotional use.

Re: 1958 C60 2.5 or 1958 1 1.5 Ton [Re: J Apache] #1333672 Wed Nov 13 2019 10:47 PM
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The 6100 wheels are 5/10 on 7.25, can fit modern 19.5 or mid '50's 22.5 wheels.

Ed


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'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
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Re: 1958 C60 2.5 or 1958 1 1.5 Ton [Re: EdPruss] #1333701 Thu Nov 14 2019 01:06 AM
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Ed, the 6100 pictured has 6-lug Budd's...

Check the wheels, they might be 22.5" tubeless which is better than the 20" tube type.

Also, check the engine...it should be a 261. The 235 was not factory installed in the 6000 series trucks.

Make sure you look both of the trucks over very carefully, they have both been repainted and that can hide lots of bad stuff. The TF trucks love to rust above the windshield (inside and out), front and rear cab corners, door bottoms and the cowl air plenums (stick your head in the wheel opening and look back towards the door).

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