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?
Hello OneTonHun, I too had a '67 Chevelle way back in high school.
That's a nice looking one ton. 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
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