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Re: 63 K20
bsarts #1326131 Sat Sep 14 2019 12:07 PM
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Thanks, Chris, but I was looking for roof panels, not door panels.

Re: 63 K20
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
bsarts #1333319 Mon Nov 11 2019 02:18 PM
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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.

Re: 63 K20
bsarts #1343542 Sat Jan 25 2020 05:09 AM
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Finally getting around to getting this thing fixed up, bangin on some dents while waiting for parts to show up. The grill and grill support both need help, I didn't see that the grill support was full of bondo until I got into it, but it's coming along. The shape of the thing makes it real hard to get access to both side of any given dent and I had to utilize all kinds of field expedient body tools like, ax heads and pry bars, and pieces of plywood. I really like a good chunk of hickory ax handle as a punch.

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Re: 62 K20
bsarts #1343543 Sat Jan 25 2020 05:16 AM
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Took a break from the grill support and started on the hood and found more surprise bondo.

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Re: 62 K20
bsarts #1343545 Sat Jan 25 2020 05:21 AM
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I set out to tackle the deep dents at the center, but uncovered more and some holes off to the right...

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Re: 63 K20
bsarts #1343614 Sat Jan 25 2020 10:01 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?


They can be found if you search hard enough. I found a cluster from a "Big Bolt" that fit right in. Only give away that it is from a Big Bolt is the Air gauge and the Over Speed indicator light. I will eventually be replacing the Air gauge with a Vacuum gauge and I'm not going to worry about the Over Speed light. It's not hooked up to anything so it won't show unless you know what you're looking for.

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Re: 63 K20
62Stick #1343971 Tue Jan 28 2020 03:52 AM
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Thanks, Stick, I'm on the lookout for one of those big bolts.

I've been working away with a planishing hammer on the hood and I think it's about as good as I can get it. I learned a lot about stretching the dents out with a hammer and dolly when the dent is on a radius. I don't get out much, but I was actually having fun.

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Re: 63 K20
bsarts #1344078 Wed Jan 29 2020 12:56 AM
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I like the style of those trucks.

A wise man once told me. Don't take the paint off that old truck, because you won't like what you find.


Another quality post.


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Re: 63 K20
bsarts #1344112 Wed Jan 29 2020 05:19 AM
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Ha! Too true!

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