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new guy with 1 ton
#1359599 Sun May 10 2020 05:59 PM
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 5
New Guy
Hi, As the title says I am new to this forum and totally green as to the possible upgrades of these trucks. As a kid I had a 67 Chevelle and did all sorts of repairs to it but never a substantial upgrade. I am pretty mechanical having resurrected ATVs and a Honda Nighthawk years back. My latest project is this 67 C30 Farm Truck 24,000 miles. Largely untouched as far as I can tell with exception of basic repairs. I want to drive it as much as possible between upgrades and repairs. May not drive it in winter so can work on it while it is parked.

Basic repairs so far:
Muffler. Nothing existed.
Back brake cylinders and lines.
Heater core. Gets cold up here in WI
Rebuild Carb.
All new fluids.
Replaced rims and tires with newer used.
Interior is very clean and original.

What next?
Eaton rear is 4.57 and I do not like it. I read the well done ring and pinion swap to a 4.10 but unsure if it will make a substantial difference?
Been looking in boneyards and found a GM14 bolt 10.5, a dana 60, and a ford from under a 3/4 ton. I read the forum on swapping to a 14. Any reactions to these?
Would a box and bed be possible? Long or short? Step side or fleet.
I have seen folks shorten beds. Is this a good idea?

Thanks for any input.

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Re: new guy with 1 ton
OneTonHun #1359700 Mon May 11 2020 01:45 AM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,832
Workshop Owner
Hello OneTonHun, I too had a '67 Chevelle way back in high school.

That's a nice looking one ton. thumbs_up You need to ask your questions in the appropriate forums to get quickest replies. Check out the "Driveline" forum in the "Shop" area to get some good advice on rear end gear ratio's. The forum "Making a Stovebolt Bed" will be the best place to ask about Stepsides and Fleetsides etc...

Welcome to the Sovebolt


Last edited by J Lucas; Mon May 11 2020 01:46 AM. Reason: Caps and spelling

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Re: new guy with 1 ton
OneTonHun #1359703 Mon May 11 2020 01:49 AM
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,973
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Welcome to the 'bolt.

Check out the Tons of Fun forum for the ton trucks... Big bolts is for the bigger ones.

various sub forums for each area of the truck... just wander around and you'll get a feel for the place.



Re: new guy with 1 ton
OneTonHun #1359732 Mon May 11 2020 04:21 AM
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Posts: 3,780
Moderator - The Electrical Bay and Rocky Mountain Bolters
Welcome to the 'bolt. Another 67 is nice to see as well.

Another quality post.

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Re: new guy with 1 ton
OneTonHun #1359751 Mon May 11 2020 12:20 PM
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Welcome to the Stovebolt madness. There is no cure! shake

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Re: new guy with 1 ton
OneTonHun #1359837 Mon May 11 2020 08:24 PM
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Welcome from downunder just starting to get cold here 5 deg Celsius in morning is cold for us

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Re: new guy with 1 ton
OneTonHun #1360450 Fri May 15 2020 08:37 PM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,204
welcome to the bolt. see you around the garage forums.

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