I wanted to start with a thank you. I haven’t lurked for very long, but this forum has been a HUGE help. A few weeks ago I was cruising FB marketplace just arbitrarily looking at dump trucks and dreaming of getting one, when I came across an old 1964 C60 and fell in love immediately. Picked her up last week, got her back to the main farm shop, and started working on her. Stripped the bed (horribly rotten) and ripped into the engine. An afternoon later with new plugs, wires, distributor, oil change, etc and the 292 is purring. She’s old and smokes a bit, probably some blow-by on the rings and could use a rebuild. I replaced the air lines from the split by the hydro-vac back to the axle with good rubber hose and the axle now shifts. Just awaiting the necessary hydraulic brake line to finish the brake line from the cab to the rear axle and she should be road worthy again .I will hopefully have the bed rebuilt in the coming 2 weeks and ready to put her to work.
I am young, in my 20's, with absolutely no experience on trucks of this era and very grateful for the wealth of knowledge here on this forum as almost all my research brought me back to here regardless of the topic. I hope to continue to learn all I can as well as generate my own knowledge to provide as well. Old iron is incredible beautiful and becoming more rare, and im thrilled to own one now, and hopefully drive it on the weekly as I haul loads across the state with her between the farms. Feel free to stop me if you see me out and about in her. She should be loaded with logs here in a week or two and will continue that thru till spring plant when I'll park her and really start rebuilding her.
Looking forward to leaning much more here. Thanks all!