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.
1962 K10 short step side, much modified for rally 1969 T50 fire truck, almost nos, needs a few things
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.
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.
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.
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.