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Old 01-19-2009, 01:10 PM
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'65 C-10 Interior Saver

Frst of all, anybody know where I can get a full floor panel for a '65 Chevy C-10. Second, if not, would it be insane for someone with minimal welding experience to try to build one. Third, does anyone know where to find a customized gauge insert, maybe even digital? Don't want a patch job, want a solid job. Thanks guys.

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you may have done all this but just in case google LMC Truck, then Brothers Chevy&GMC Classic....also check Modern Chevrolet Restoration Div.
As for a novice replacing a floor.....I can't think of a better place to LEARN!
In your truck (like mine) the floor is fairly simple. It has 2 sections that come out altogether, an the rest is flat with some curves to go over the drive shaft hump.
It's gonna get covered up....so if it's not perfect nobody will see it.
You can practice getting your heat set right on the old floor.
I'm pretty sure you can get new rockers (under the door) and thresholds (the part where you put your foot when you get in) and they make nice chrome or stainless threshold covers so you can cover up those spots too.
Don't scrimp on the metal guage (thickness) because the 4 bolts holding the cab on the frame go thru the floor, and the seat belts will too.
Keep us posted.
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Door panels are still eluding me, but I found a nice cluster replacement. I like the original analog myself, but hey, this one is cool. (dakota digital)
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Floor and door

I just checked LMC truck and the have whole door shells for $498.00 (ouch!!!)
and they have all the replacement parts for your floor on pg 16 of the catalog
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Thanks for the info. I had found that same gauge cluster just the other day, I have an LMC magazine at my disposal, and pretty much know it through and through. They sell pretty much anything, except for the top part of the cab. Therefore, it will be a short-term goal of mine to find a good donor truck, hopefully with a solid roof on it. Thanks again guys, also, has anybody heard anything about a certain year model you can use to convert to automatic? I need cross-members, and such. I hear 72-84. Is that right?
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I just completed replacing the floor in my '66 C-10
I am a terrible welder but fair at fabrication.
I bought metal from local metal dealer and bent and fab it myself.
My welds suck but it is so much better than it was, seeing pavement is not a good thing.
Just try it yourself, it all gets covered up and You will be the only one that knows what kind of job you did. Plus, it was fun and a challenge
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When I had my '75 GMC repaired (in 2003) , there was a parts place in San Antonio that sold me replacement fenders and hood, and they were a lot cheaper than LMC Truck. I know they are foreign made copies, but I think the fenders were only about $50 each and the hood was about $130. I can try to find the name of the place if you need it.

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