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#868380 - Sat Jul 21 2012 08:06 PM 1961 C20 Apache Crew Cab  
UglyApache20  Offline
New Guy
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 24
MN
Hey folks,
I'm trying to get some experience here on the forums and I've got a '61 for this thread so I thought I'd get it up here and see what you folks have to say.

http://media-cache-ec7.pinterest.com/upload/210191507579447491_68JIXgJe.jpg

There she is! Mechanically she is pretty much sound. If all goes according to plan over my ownership I've got a lot I'm planning on still doing. The doors don't shut great so I'd like to get new locks and hinges and maybe even electric ones with a fob. I want to lift at at least 2" so the tires get more clearance from the fenders and eventually see what could or couldn't be done about making it 4x4. It's already got a stereo with a sub but I'd like to get some dynamat or fatmat all in there to quiet it down both inside and out. For paint I want to go bright white with black trim for a storm trooper kind of look with some dark tint. Someday a bigger engine whether that be something new or old or even diesel remains to be seen.

Any one else have ideas?

Heres the link to the photos I've taken
http://s1062.photobucket.com/albums/t484/Rory_Scherer/


1961 Chevy Apache 20 Crew Cab Stepside
"Bambi"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix in Photobucket


#868386 - Sat Jul 21 2012 08:28 PM Re: 1961 C20 Apache Crew Cab [Re: UglyApache20]  
DrewP  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,775
Glassboro,NJ
Nice! Four door(crew cab) early trucks are hard to find and that one looks to be in particularly good condition. I happen to like a stock look, but it's your truck, your ideas. Just keep reading the various forums that might apply to you for more insight. Place a topic in the search box and you'll get some returns.


Drew

#868498 - Sun Jul 22 2012 09:31 AM Re: 1961 C20 Apache Crew Cab [Re: DrewP]  
Roadmarks  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 889
Raleigh NC USA
If you think its ugly I'll take it! I think it looks great just the way it is! Nice rig!

Best wishes,

Les


#869917 - Fri Jul 27 2012 05:54 PM Re: 1961 C20 Apache Crew Cab [Re: Roadmarks]  
Husker  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 568
Utah
Great to see another '61 in here! And ditto the comment on it being a crew cab ... too cool!! thumbs_up


#870020 - Sat Jul 28 2012 12:28 AM Re: 1961 C20 Apache Crew Cab [Re: Husker]  
todjob2000  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 246
Wa state
SWEET !


#870320 - Sun Jul 29 2012 10:41 AM Re: 1961 C20 Apache Crew Cab [Re: todjob2000]  
longboarder  Offline
Wrench Fetcher
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 133
Los Osos,CA
Cool truck.


#875958 - Sun Aug 19 2012 05:24 PM Re: 1961 C20 Apache Crew Cab [Re: longboarder]  
UglyApache20  Offline
New Guy
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 24
MN
Thanks! I think I just broke a tie rod end yesterday... Theres a significant pull to the right in the steering and the brake pedal only goes down about half way and has become quite stiff. Any thoughts?


1961 Chevy Apache 20 Crew Cab Stepside
"Bambi"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix in Photobucket

#876017 - Sun Aug 19 2012 10:03 PM Re: 1961 C20 Apache Crew Cab [Re: UglyApache20]  
padresag  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 796
Sidney, B.C., Canada
possibly a brake hose collapsing on the opposite side of the pull
ron


#880169 - Tue Sep 04 2012 02:26 PM Re: 1961 C20 Apache Crew Cab [Re: padresag]  
UglyApache20  Offline
New Guy
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 24
MN
Thanks Ron, It turned out it was a broken spindle and some bearing issue. Ended up being pretty pricey:/


1961 Chevy Apache 20 Crew Cab Stepside
"Bambi"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix in Photobucket


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