Hello again. I just recently came across a goldmine of 63 parts that happened to be local to me. I picked up almost everything I will need to completely rebuild the body of my 63. Clean cab, clean doors, OEM fenders still in the GM boxes, Clean inner fenders, hood, front panel, grill guard and more. All Factory original parts. I Wanted to share some great news / pics and have a question about clean bed sides and a mint tail gate that I didn’t buy yet. Hope all the pics go through ok. I was told that the bed sides are for a short bed, although I forgot to measure them when I was there. My truck has a 127” wheelbase so I’m certain it’s a long bed and those short bed sides are never going to do me any good. Does anybody know the length of the short bed sides? Or can possibly tell from the picture but it definitely won’t fit in my truck. I’m tempted just to pick them up because the price is right and everything is so clean especially the tailgate. Thanks a bunch.
Happy you found that honey hole. Not many of thos holes left on the east coast. Is there any leftovers i need to be made aware of? I agree buy the sides. You will be able to trade or sell to find the sides you need.
I was also thinking about that shortbed frame. I’m not sure how much work it would be to put my front axle and convert everything over so then I could use that short bed that he has?? Obviously different driveshaft and what not I’m just not sure how complicated it could be. 2 Wheel frame verse the four-wheel-drive frame that I have. My frame is really clean, so I didn’t wanna get into all that but I’m just not sure yet.
The 2wd frames are much thinner and shorter than the 4wd frames unless it's a c30 frame. I would stay away from it and stick with your 4x4 frame. Swapping suspension between the two would not be fun. None of it would be bolt on
'66 c10 rust bucket, 350 nv4500 stock bellhousing, '85 c30 front suspension, h072 rear axle with 3/4 ton rear coil springs '67 cj5 225 oddfire motor, time for disc brake conversion, offset rear dana 44, intermediate pedals and steering upgrade '48 3804 frame and bed + '52 6400 cab and front clip + 4bt, need to put them together
1. A short bed truck is WAY more valuable than long bed. Any part of it. A shortbed bed is gold. 2.The C10 and K10 chassis/frames are the same length and width. The C channel is taller and the legs are wider on K10, but the thickness is less. Swapping would not be a problem. 3. Long bed frames can, and have been, shortened. 4. Short beds are so hard to find, that many long bed sides are shortened. Just takes medium skill. 5. Quick ID: Short beds have 4 stake pockets and Long beds have 6.
Watch out for careful drivers!!! I'm away on an ego trip. Will be back on Feb 30. I'm not an Auto Mechanic, but I play one on TV. I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal. Plan B is always better than plan A, by definition. You can't teach a new dog old tricks.
Hi, Awesome truck. Looks a lot like mine!! Although, i've restored mine to this condition with as much original parts as possible, minus the tailgate as i wanted to find a pretty rust free, straight and usable one. Plus, it's an easy fix if i do find a good original one.
The short bed bedsides are 80" long. Your truck is definitely a long bed with the data plate on the kick panel, it tells you that information as well as the paint code/trim codes.
If you had a 4x4 shortbed fleetside, that's the money, although what you have is awesome indeed and what a great find with the parts too!! If you have any interest in selling the short bed parts, let me know as i have a place/home for them!
Thank you so much. Your truck looks awesome!! Great patina look to it!! Looks like the same paint as the clean cab I Just picked up. I was about to start cutting and welding panels and for some reason I checked my local craigslist and somehow came across the nice honey hole, which was only an hour from my house. I still have to go back and talk about the bedsides but unfortunately the owner sold the mint tailgate and a bunch of other parts, the weekend after I was there. He told me he got an offer for the gate that he couldn’t refuse. $130.00. And I was thinking it was worth at least triple that because it was so clean.