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Re: Swamp Thing 1960 C20
60ApacheC20 #1367990 Mon Jul 06 2020 05:07 PM
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Doesn't look too bad coming from the swamp. Great find. Looking forward to seeing your progress.


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Re: Swamp Thing 1960 C20
60ApacheC20 #1372945 Tue Aug 11 2020 02:33 PM
Joined: Aug 2020
Posts: 4
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New Guy
Looks good to have been neglected for so long.


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Re: Swamp Thing 1960 C20
60ApacheC20 #1376570 Thu Sep 10 2020 01:24 AM
Joined: Apr 2020
Posts: 98
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Shop Shark
Lower control arm shaft (kit) for C20..... confusion and blood letting. Really, I have spent hours chasing down a pair of new control arm shafts with seals and grease covers. Half the sellers seem to say that the C10 and C20 use the same part, the others show the C20 as being different. Often the parts are listed only as 1960 with no remarks as to which model it fits. So I called 4 different vendors of good standing and received answers after they checked with their suppliers. Again, some said part would fit C10 and C20, others said they would be different parts for C20. Then, after ordering what is suppose to fit my 1960 C20 I find out that nobody actually has them in stock. I have no problem with sellers drop shipping from the supplier / manufacturer. But some of the companies were showing they had parts available. Then you order the parts and get notified they are on hold. Some did list ship dates of late November or said they were on back order. I did find a pair that I was told were in stock. Instead of being the normal price of 80 to 100 bucks each these were about twice that. If you got em... well you know. Just my observations, not a big whine. I want this truck to drive like new but still have some money for gas and tires. hhhmmmmmm good to be retired and have a fun project

Re: Swamp Thing 1960 C20
60ApacheC20 #1376576 Thu Sep 10 2020 01:43 AM
Joined: Nov 2004
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Workshop Owner
Have you tried Jim Carter? I've had good luck with them.

John


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Re: Swamp Thing 1960 C20
60ApacheC20 #1376627 Thu Sep 10 2020 02:28 PM
Joined: Apr 2020
Posts: 98
6
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Yes, Jim Carter is good. I am a newbie and posted this for other newbies as well as getting input from Veterans of the rebuild world here.
Just pointing out that you really need to ask questions about many parts before ordering. The issues with 1960 C20 parts are immense. The fact that many parts were for 1960 and 1961 only cause a lot of problems. Many vendors only post the common parts and some do not make any note that you need specific parts that fit only the 3/4 ton model. LMC is very good at listing parts by year and model. That said, many parts just are not available for this beast... So you just learn and roll with it. Oh yeah, you also find out that every part is 3 times as expensive or worse. Bearings are $50 to $200 more each than a similar part for a C20 if you can find them. Brake parts can be non-existent ie springs and such. Just a heads up and thank you to those that have helped locate unusual parts. still learning

Re: Swamp Thing 1960 C20
60ApacheC20 #1378076 Tue Sep 22 2020 04:10 PM
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Parts Update: I went through Six States Distributors to get the bearings. They were able to source the bearings I could not find for the HO52 and axle bearings. Some bearings were available from catalogs or parts stores. Most had to be obtained on-line for high prices because the C20 is very unsupported. The lower control arm shafts were another wild ride. I finally paid the price through Rare Parts on line. About triple the price everyone else quoted BUT they actually had the parts and shipped them promptly. Sometimes the price is justified. As for the other on-line sources: I could not find one that would guarantee a ship date. Seems the supplier / Manufacturer waits until they get enough orders or maybe it just fits in their schedule and then they just do a huge batch and everyone will have them. Well, I did not want to wait.
Pictures: posting more pics on the Project Journals, 1960 C20 Swamp Thing

Re: Swamp Thing 1960 C20
60ApacheC20 #1378090 Tue Sep 22 2020 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by 60ApacheC20
Parts Update: I went through Six States Distributors to get the bearings.
Good outfit. I use them as well for my driveline stuff. thumbs_up


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