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Posted By: Lugnutz Just Joined - Here's my 65 SWB Stepside project. - Tue Sep 27 2011 02:05 AM
Hello there! I'm very happy with my recent purchase. Unmolested and rust is not bad. 88K on the odometer, but not currently running. I'm the 3rd owner. Last one had her since 1969. I'm planning a restomod, but if the original motor runs, then I may go original, but lower her a bit. cool

VIN: C1445B138459
Paint code: 538AA (but I don't know what the AA means) 538 means color #12409 = Dark Blue.

I'm having a little trouble posting pics, but I'll get it figured out soon. grin

http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt269/fastboatman29212/65%20Chevy%20C10/0918111701b.jpg

http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt269/fastboatman29212/65%20Chevy%20C10/0918111700b.jpg

http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt269/fastboatman29212/65%20Chevy%20C10/0918111700.jpg

http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt269/fastboatman29212/65%20Chevy%20C10/0918111700a.jpg

Posted By: bertha Re: Just Joined - Here's my 65 SWB Stepside project. - Tue Sep 27 2011 04:07 AM
Nice find! Good luck with your plans!
Ted.
Posted By: Markeb Re: Just Joined - Here's my 65 SWB Stepside project. - Tue Sep 27 2011 06:29 AM
Welcome to the forum!
Posted By: jon1963 Re: Just Joined - Here's my 65 SWB Stepside project. - Tue Sep 27 2011 02:19 PM
Glad to see some more Carolina boys and their toys. Nice looking truck
Good looking truck! Welcome
Posted By: Achipmunk Re: Just Joined - Here's my 65 SWB Stepside project. - Wed Sep 28 2011 04:01 AM
lugnutz, welcome to the Stovebolt. I see your in S.C. and so am I. Are you close to Spartanburg,S.C. ( I live in B.Springs)

Your at the right place. Folks here are great and the knowledge base is tremendously the best on the web today.


** Shoot me a note and I'll add you to the SOUTHERN STOVEBOLTS list for our Reunion in May.
Thanks
Very nice and welcome.

Our trucks were twins from the factory thumbs_up
Good luck with the project. Keep sending the pictures, every body loves to look at other's accomplishments.
Posted By: oldblu65 Re: Just Joined - Here's my 65 SWB Stepside project. - Wed Sep 28 2011 02:43 PM
Welcome to Stovebolt and keep us updated !
Posted By: Lugnutz Re: Just Joined - Here's my 65 SWB Stepside project. - Wed Sep 28 2011 08:17 PM
I have an inline 6 and 3 on the column. I don't know what size motor I have. Where on the block will I find that info? Is there another way to tell?

**EDIT**
OK, I just found the stamp on the motor.
F0707TA = 230ci inline 6 (for a 1965)

Next question: Is the 230ci inline 6 gonna be a good motor? We shall see! What do y'all think? Sounds like many folks install a 305ci V8.
I'm ready for some opinions.
Posted By: Achipmunk Re: Just Joined - Here's my 65 SWB Stepside project. - Thu Sep 29 2011 02:57 AM
there should be a little flat "pad" to the left of the distributor with some numbers on it. If you will get those and post them here in the engine forum someone can tell you.

you may have to wipe off the grease and grime to see it!
Posted By: Lugnutz Re: Just Joined - Here's my 65 SWB Stepside project. - Thu Sep 29 2011 03:02 AM
I just edited my prior post with the info from the block. Thanks for the help. If I can't get the 230ci to run, what motor might be a good swap?
Posted By: Achipmunk Re: Just Joined - Here's my 65 SWB Stepside project. - Thu Sep 29 2011 04:04 AM
A V8, 283 would be period correct. A guy in Greenville has one if you would like to chat with him. I've bugged him about it but he hasn't give me a price yet. It will need a rebuild.

REbuild the one you have or you could go about anyway you want to. A 250 inline6, something bigger like a 261 inline or as mentioned some small block chevy would fit right in.
Posted By: LarryW Re: Just Joined - Here's my 65 SWB Stepside project. - Thu Sep 29 2011 12:18 PM
I wouldn't count out that 230. They're tougher than you think. With the price of gas now days you may find yourself driving it more and enjoying it a lot. Larryw
Posted By: wrenchin Re: Just Joined - Here's my 65 SWB Stepside project. - Wed Oct 05 2011 12:12 AM
Hello, I just joined as well. your project looks alot like mine (65 SWB). Today I got my new crome rear bumper, now if i could just figure out where it was supposed to bolt up to the frame... there doesnt seem to be any stock holes etc in the frame. Do your brackets just bolt to the inside of the frame rails behind the where the leafspring perches are? lol anyway nice project.
Posted By: Lugnutz Re: Just Joined - Here's my 65 SWB Stepside project. - Wed Oct 05 2011 12:35 AM
I will take some photos and shows you how things bolt up. Do you have a Factory Service Manual? If not, you will need the 1963 Chevrolet Truck Manual and the 1965 Chevrolet Truck Manual Supplement.

I see you live in Washington State. Too bad we're not closer! LOL!
Posted By: wrenchin Re: Just Joined - Here's my 65 SWB Stepside project. - Wed Oct 05 2011 12:55 AM
Much appreciated. I need to get a manual, and now I know which ones Thanks.
Posted By: Lugnutz Re: Just Joined - Here's my 65 SWB Stepside project. - Wed Oct 05 2011 01:21 AM
Wrenchin,
I just uploaded some pics to photobucket. See if these help.

http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt269/fastboatman29212/65%20Chevy%20C10/DSrearbrackets.jpg

http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt269/fastboatman29212/65%20Chevy%20C10/DSrearbrackets2.jpg

http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt269/fastboatman29212/65%20Chevy%20C10/DSrearbrackets3.jpg

http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt269/fastboatman29212/65%20Chevy%20C10/PSrearbrackets2.jpg
Posted By: wrenchin Re: Just Joined - Here's my 65 SWB Stepside project. - Wed Oct 05 2011 03:27 AM
Thanks for posting the pics, exactly what I was looking for. Good luck with the moter, I think if you can get it running it may surprise you.
Posted By: jon1963 Re: Just Joined - Here's my 65 SWB Stepside project. - Wed Oct 05 2011 03:35 PM
Im still running the original 230 in my 63 stepside. Never been rebuilt, no leaks and no major engine work have ever been performed. Just fuel, oil and usual maintenance. The old inline six was built to last forever. Granted, it all depends on what direction you are going to go with the truck and how you plan on using it.
I'm not sure but that hood ornament might be a ligit for that truck (or that era)if so take care of that rare bird
Posted By: Lugnutz Re: Just Joined - Here's my 65 SWB Stepside project. - Thu Oct 06 2011 05:16 PM
The hood ornament was put on by a prior owner and is NOT OEM and was not put on properly. I plan to remove it.
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