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1963 Chevy C20 Stepside #466290
Thu Oct 30 2008 05:27 AM
Thu Oct 30 2008 05:27 AM
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Bears63  Offline OP
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Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 320
Watertown, South Dakota
To start, here's the pics of the truck: Bear's C20

I bought this truck at the beginning of October. I saw it when I went to look at a '67 Chevy 4x4 a guy had for sale. Well, he had this one for sale too. I have a soft spot for '63's, always have, so my attention shifted to this truck. I asked how much and the guy said $500. How could I pass it up?

It's a long box stepside and it has a very greasy 292 with an equally greasy 4 speed backing it up. At the back end it is sporting a No-Spin differential. Currently it isn't running and it is one of those trucks that "ran when I parked it". On the upside, it was sitting in a barn for the past 12 years, so it was kept out of the weather. It does have the layers of dust and mouse nests to prove it was in the barn.

I am fortunate to know the history of this truck. I am the 4th owner. It was originally purchased by Charles Maynard from Loel Lust Chevrolet (now Steven Lust Chevrolet) in Aberdeen, SD. The delivery date was April 19, 1963, and I have the documentation to prove that. As a matter of fact, the salesman that sold the truck just retired a couple of years ago. Sometime in the early '80's the truck was transferred to Everett Maynard. Everett sold it to the guy I bought it from back in July.

This truck had been used for a lot of grain hauling but now it's heading for a more relaxed life. I am currently in the process of getting it fired up to be a daily driver. In time I will do a full fix-up on it, but that will be later on. There is a lot of stuff to be replaced thanks to years of sitting, but it's fun to tinker on. I removed the side boards, which was an adventure. At the back end a 2x4 had been bolted to the bed to support the grain endgate and in order to get that off I had to pull the bumper off. I did put the bumper back on a couple days ago. I found that the wiring from the cowl to the tail lights all has to be replaced as well as the tail light assemblies. I don't chance it on electrical. I have also pulled the radiator, all hoses, water pump, alternator, voltage regulator, and horn relay. I am replacing most everything I can to save hassles later on. I still have to finish degreasing the engine and tranny, rebuld the carb, check out the rear end closely and do the brakes. It's going slow but steady at this point and hopefully by spring I will have it on the road once again.


Mike "Bear" Shea
1963 Chevy C20 Stepside
1963 Chevy C10 Fleetside
1978 Chevy K30 Custom Deluxe
Re: 1963 Chevy C20 Stepside [Re: Bears63] #467554
Mon Nov 03 2008 04:13 PM
Mon Nov 03 2008 04:13 PM
Peggy M  Offline
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Mike,

Would love to add this to the regular Gallery. So, do you also have a Fleetside?

Peggy M

Re: 1963 Chevy C20 Stepside [Re: Peggy M] #467571
Mon Nov 03 2008 05:10 PM
Mon Nov 03 2008 05:10 PM
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Bears63  Offline OP
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Posts: 320
Watertown, South Dakota
I do indeed have a Fleetside as well. That one is sitting at my dad's house right now but next time I am over that way I will get some pictures of it to share with everyone.


Mike "Bear" Shea
1963 Chevy C20 Stepside
1963 Chevy C10 Fleetside
1978 Chevy K30 Custom Deluxe
Re: 1963 Chevy C20 Stepside [Re: Bears63] #482608
Mon Dec 15 2008 08:24 PM
Mon Dec 15 2008 08:24 PM
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RED65STEPSIDE  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 48
WEST TENNESSEE
Looks like a cool project. I like the dashboard layout of the '63 better than our '65. Did you run into that typical "Mouse Tashmahall" smell? lol.


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Re: 1963 Chevy C20 Stepside [Re: RED65STEPSIDE] #482618
Mon Dec 15 2008 09:07 PM
Mon Dec 15 2008 09:07 PM
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Bears63  Offline OP
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Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 320
Watertown, South Dakota
Actually, no. This truck had more of a mouse problem on the outside than on the inside. The cab was filthy, don't get me wrong, but it didn't have a single mouse nest inside it and no critter smells of any kind. I did find a couple mouse nests up on top of the rear bumper and a dead bird behind the left parking light bezel.


Mike "Bear" Shea
1963 Chevy C20 Stepside
1963 Chevy C10 Fleetside
1978 Chevy K30 Custom Deluxe
Re: 1963 Chevy C20 Stepside [Re: Bears63] #482890
Tue Dec 16 2008 07:14 PM
Tue Dec 16 2008 07:14 PM
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RED65STEPSIDE  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 48
WEST TENNESSEE
You got lucky.


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