They came factory with rear leaf springs. Then again if you are bent on getting that cab there is no rule that you have to run out and get a frame right off the bat and you can work on the cab while you look for the right frame. At this time the top of the engine was changed to new Edelbrock. Get multiple quotes from junk yards and auto wreckers who compete for your business. The frames on the 73-87 are fairly tall, and suck up nicely inside the body, so, with a little modification, the newer fame should too.
Because of these features, and because we're pretty successful at finding any type of Chevrolet parts, including frames, we're confident that you will use our service again and again. I'd bet that somewhere within a reasonable drive there is a 62 sitting with a bad cab and good frame and maybe some other good pieces that can be had for a reasonable price if you don't get in a big gotta have it now hurry. The body mounts probably won't line up right anyways, so dropping and moving them shouldn't be too hard. Any help would be appreciated. If you're going through all that trouble, what would be wrong with dropping your body mounts and reworking some of the trans tunnel? Yes, the old guy i was dealing with said the 60-62 was the best smooth riding truck for those unpaved roads.
Pins can be inserted, and then measurements can be taken from these pins to verify that a frame is not bent or twisted. I'm also assuming there is a gap between the bed and frame, as well as room to lower the core support mounts. Any input would be great. Inventory changes often so if you don't see the frames that you need we can help you find it when you complete our. I looking into purchasing a 1962 chevy cab,bed,and frontend sheetmetal but no frame. If not how much modification is needed? Also handy for dump beds, and tilt noses.
Any flaws that you find are superficial and just from occasional driving. I'd love to have newer everything under mine too. I'd find a dry desert 60-62 and get some friends to go take a ride. . We'll do our best to help you find top-quality frames at the best prices possible. I do have a good frame under a 61 truck. The windshield washer pump does not work and fluid bottle is in for looks only.
I replaced front inner fenders after buying it and worked on engine compartment at that time including having transmission rebuilt and new gaskets since engine was out again but a small drip continues and was told that it could not be stopped. Frames should be cheap there; I used to buy tons of 60-66 parts from the Oklahoma panhandle from a picker that hit all those dry states. Some deals are just too good to take advantage of. I was also hunting up doing something like this, but seeing so much of the frame turned me off of it. So really will this cab,frontend,bed bolt directly to the 67-72 frame? Old Wolf may have a better memory that I do, on the rear cab bolt location.
It will pay off big time. I have never needed it because I would not drive it in the rain. Chevy Truck Frame Dimensions and Specs - Chuck's Chevy Truck Pages. Only thing I really want to keep original from my 78 C20 is the body itself, everything else can be as new as possible. As I said above, all of these specs came from a factory service manual, get one and you will not be disappointed! As you can see in photos the lights on cab and door mirrors are not stock. Those guys live and breath those square cab rigs.
Or someone on the truck board may have a frame within a reasonable driving distance that doesn't call for using up a weeks vacation time and telling the better half you aren't going where she wanted to go this time around. I never liked the Hyd clutch release and square master cyl on the 60 thru 62 trucks. The oval shaped holes in the chassis are gauge holes. Used Frames for the Chevrolet K10 Pickup for Sale Get a great deal! I did upgrading on those trucks for a living for 10+ years. He had frame off restoration late 90's minus the engine compartment and at same time total engine rebuild for no reason other than engine was out and plenty of money to spend so there are small chips from driving. It does have a very slight drip still. I'd have to agree that without fabricating skills at least to a degree you are far better off to either hunt down a stock frame or find a more complete truck.
I get about 50 e mails a year asking for them. I have searched on here and have not found the conclusive answer I was looking for. Will the 60-66 trucks directly bolt on to either the 67-72 frames or the 73-87 frames? If you don't have a welder and don't have fabrication skills, the 63-66, or 67-72 will be impossible for you to get bolting anything together. Frame dimensions are helpful, and a necessity when considering possible custom body swaps. I've had a few the last one being a 65 that was a work truck with a flatbed but don't get involved with them. Rob is putting a 2wd on a 4wd frame - Please don't forget about my.
I know you can probably drop a duramax in a k30 with its original frame but would like the better ride and stiffer frame of a newer truck. I do not work on vehicles so am not sure if this was a true statement or not. As much work as it would be to swap the early cab onto the later frame, I'd be looking for a complete truck to start with. Many of the links on it are my Sponsors, and they help keep my pages here for you! Our large network of salvage yards ensures that you'll be able to find used Chevrolet K10 Pickup frames quickly, all from the comfort and convenience of your home or office. You can also accumulate other parts for the build. If you need to replace your frame for your Chevrolet K10 Pickup, then you have come to the right place.