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Swamp Thing 1960 C20
#1354538 Sat Apr 11 2020 01:43 PM
Joined: Apr 2020
Posts: 68
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I ride in the hills outside Portland, Oregon to lose weight and seek silence. There are still a number of 1950 and 1960 farm trucks out in the fields, rusting into the hills... I spotted this truck and watched it for some time thinking it would be cool to restore. I saw the owner
on one of my rides and I asked if he was just trying to torcher people or if the truck was for sale. He says he is about to retire and was willing to sell it for cash, today... I could not say yes fast enough. That was in February before the Covid lockdown. The truck was literally in 6 inches of water. 15 years of sitting in swampy ground, maybe 20, had done some damage. Anyway, here are the starting pictures.
The body is not too bad but almost every bolt on it needs to be snapped or cut off. Seems it will be a frame off restoration, mostly original if all goes well. Thanks ahead of time for all the input from the Forum members as I will have a lot of questions. I have never done more than power train swaps and simple doors, etc....

1960 C20 Apache Step Side Long Bed Beautiful eyes hooked me, and what a great ……

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Re: Swamp Thing 1960 C20
60ApacheC20 #1354548 Sat Apr 11 2020 02:45 PM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 1,436
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Looks nice. Glad you joined us in 60-66.


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Re: Swamp Thing 1960 C20
60ApacheC20 #1356207 Mon Apr 20 2020 11:44 AM
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Welcome.


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Re: Swamp Thing 1960 C20
60ApacheC20 #1356323 Tue Apr 21 2020 01:10 AM
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Shop Shark
Awesome. Keep us updated on the progress

Re: Swamp Thing 1960 C20
60ApacheC20 #1364909 Sun Jun 14 2020 10:23 PM
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Wrench Fetcher
I like it, a tough older brute for sure.

Re: Swamp Thing 1960 C20
60ApacheC20 #1365518 Fri Jun 19 2020 02:35 AM
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Glad you rescued it, looking forward to what you do with it!

Re: Swamp Thing 1960 C20
60ApacheC20 #1365647 Fri Jun 19 2020 11:28 PM
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Thats about the best looking swamp thing ive ever seen. Maybe we should all drink from that swamp. headscratch

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Re: Swamp Thing 1960 C20
60ApacheC20 #1365765 Sun Jun 21 2020 12:23 AM
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Posts: 68
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Thanks, but did you see Adrienne B. in her swamp movie???? But my wife puts up with the truck.

I am in process of figuring out how to handle the lifting off of the Cab and what to do next. Thinking about mounting the cab on a pair of 4 x 4 boards and setting it on my trailer. Then I can get it dipped and start replacing rusted metal. Looks like LMC has most of the patch panels I need. I will be posting more questions on the forums soon. Having problems locating a couple pieces.... seems no respect for 3/4 ton Apache's when you need parts.

Re: Swamp Thing 1960 C20
60ApacheC20 #1367761 Sat Jul 04 2020 09:03 PM
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Posts: 68
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Going to switch and post on the Project Journals now.... have it stripped down to the frame and running gear..... now the work starts, or so it seems to the newbie

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Re: Swamp Thing 1960 C20
60ApacheC20 #1367774 Sat Jul 04 2020 09:44 PM
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Just remember the Project Journal Forum is for documenting your project and not for asking questions. Let the fun begin!


Martin
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