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Old 06-23-2016, 12:21 PM
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frame for 1st gen c10

Im currently trying to by a 1st gen c10 that i found in someones yard. I have a 350 out of a 91 gmc van. I was just wondering what frame i should build off of

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Old 06-23-2016, 03:22 PM
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Im currently trying to by a 1st gen c10 that i found in someones yard. I have a 350 out of a 91 gmc van. I was just wondering what frame i should build off of
Does the C-10 not have a frame under it? Is it just the body and nothing else? If that's the case, the obvious answer would be to use a C-10 frame, or C-20 or C-30.
You can use stock motor mounts to bolt the 350 into the truck. Were you going to use the electronic fuel delivery system or go with a carburetor? Do you have a transmission that you will use? How about the rear end? Is it there with the truck?
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Based on the shape of the body i dont want to count on the frame being in good shape. The engine came carburated and i plan on keeping it that way. I dont have a transmission but i have a rear end (the trans with is it is automatic, i want manual)
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I hope you are looking at 63 and later. 62 was the last year Chevrolet used a front saddle mount in c10's and it's a pain to put side mounts in.
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I dont know much about it. I havent talked to anyone ive only seen it. All i know is it was last inspected in 1997
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Post a pic!!
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I havent spoken to the owner im trying to get ahold of them
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That looks lke a short bed 64 or 65. Hope the price is right cause it's got a LOT of rust problems.The rear suspension in those is pretty much indestructible and easy to modify to put on bags. check that frame out real good because it might just be the best choice to build, unless it's rusted through,but even that can be fixed. (I might suggest boxing it.)
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Im still waiting to hear from the owner. Its only been a day
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Love that drivers side rear fender! Are you sure you want to take this on? I hope it's not your first deep-dive into a hot rod build... Not to be negative but it looks to me like it will crumble and blow away as soon as you get wrench anywhere near it...
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Good thin there are new pieces available after-market. I hadn't looked close enough to see that left rear fender. Wow
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Love that drivers side rear fender! Are you sure you want to take this on? I hope it's not your first deep-dive into a hot rod build... Not to be negative but it looks to me like it will crumble and blow away as soon as you get wrench anywhere near it...
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I've never taken on a project like this, but my cousin and one of my friends are going to build it with my, both of whom have restored multiple vehicles. The truck is much more solid than it looks.
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Hope you get it and have fun taking it apart and making it yours. Good luck to you.
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The plus side is you can buy most anything for these trucks. Also the suspension from a 73-87 will bolt right in. I think there's one hole to drill otherwise it's a straight bolt in if you wanted updated suspension
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