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New guy in East Tennessee
#1341965 Mon Jan 13 2020 09:30 PM
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I have a 1965 GMC fleetside shortbed truck that i have owned since 1977. I drove him for 6yrs and parked him. I have started restoring him by stripping everything down to the frame and rear end only. This frame has a leaf spring rear end. By the SN this is a 6 cyl -1/2 ton - 115" wheelbase - assembly plant Pontiac Mi - model code 1964-66 - gvw 5,0000 lbs. Looking in LMS and Brothers catalogs I can't find anything listing a 2 wheel drive truck with rear leaf springs. I have listed when I bought the truck to give a history of the truck. I knew of the truck for 3 yrs prior to buying and am relatively certain that it has not been modified. The shape it was in would not reflect anyones TLC having been applied( rough shape ). I need a bracket that bolts to the frame that the leaf spring bolts to left side front. I have seen cabs listed on ebay in Arizona that are rust free. Anyone know the name of junkyard's in that area. I have lots of questions but need to get this frame issue fixed before proceeding.

Re: New guy in East Tennessee
neilp #1341972 Mon Jan 13 2020 09:47 PM
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Welcome to the Stovebolt madness. There is no cure! shake

Be sure to ask your questions in the appropriate forum. Sounds like a bit of a mystery. Good luck.

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Re: New guy in East Tennessee
neilp #1341975 Mon Jan 13 2020 09:52 PM
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Welcome to Stovebolt.Sounds like an interesting project keep us updated. See you around the garage forums and good luck.

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Re: New guy in East Tennessee
neilp #1341978 Mon Jan 13 2020 09:54 PM
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Welcome to the Bolt, you should check in at the 60-66 forum those guys can answer all your questions. It's great to have another Southern Bolt on the site, stop in at the Southern Bolters forum as well.

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Re: New guy in East Tennessee
neilp #1341989 Mon Jan 13 2020 10:52 PM
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Welcome to the Garage Neil !!
I also have a 65 GMC it's a one ton with the 292 inline 6.
Slight chance I may take it to the ODSS homecoming this year.
Read about the event here.


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Re: New guy in East Tennessee
neilp #1341997 Mon Jan 13 2020 11:21 PM
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Welcome aboard. Post some pics.

Re: New guy in East Tennessee
neilp #1342071 Tue Jan 14 2020 04:18 AM
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Welcome to the 'bolt.. I have many fond memories of the 66 GMC I used to have.

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