I've had my 1970 C-10
for almost 10 years. It was given to me by the original owner who was my neighbor. It's a 250 with a 3-speed on the column. No PS, no PB, radio delete and a leaf spring
rear suspension. I'm not sure why anyone would order the leaf springs or how unusual that is, maybe someone can fill me in. I love this truck but haven't been able to work seriously on restoring it yet. It is my goal to fix this truck before the old guy that gave it to me passes away. I want him to get to see it. He was nearly old enough to be my grandfather, but he was one of the best friends I've ever had. I moved away about 5 years ago and miss the old guy.
I just purchased the dump truck. I needed a way to haul some brush and saw this in an ebay classified ad. It was close enough for me to get and seemed like a decent deal, not to mention the fact that I liked it. Looking around this site, it seems like some of you have bought better trucks cheaper, but around here a functioning dump body truck is worth this much regardless what type of truck it is. It's a 1959 C-60
with a 261, 4-speed with a 2-speed axle. It shifts good (including the axle), and the PTO and dump bed work great. Unfortunately, the brakes don't work at all and the body is terrible. Mechanically it's original, so I'm happy about that. I hope to find some sheet metal at some point, but for now, it will be used as is - and off the road. It looks to me like 4 wheels are Firestone RH5's
and 2 are something else, but they are the outer rears
, so I can't see the face of the wheels. The only other part I question is the GVW. It states that the GVW
is 19,000. Is that a normal rating? What was available - I know I've seen 14k-17k on other trucks, but never 19k?
Anyway, I'm glad I found this site. I'm sure I will need your help on these projects!