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MORE 60s chevys again......

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by hi pinion, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. hi pinion

    hi pinion 3/4 ton status

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    Does anyone know , or have a pic of an older 60-63 chevy apache 4x4 undercarrage? I am looking at one, but , i want to MAKE SURE it is the original frame, and has the neapco kit. Not the blazer frame. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Look at the axles they will be the give away they have a unique look. Also the frame of that era will not have a Vin stamped into it near the passenger front tire. Just a few clues to go by /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. hi pinion

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    I am right now....... but , how can i tell if its some other frame?? or some other vehicle??? I want to MAKE sure if im buying a vehicle like this ,its not a blazer or suburban frame. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gifIs there any dead givaways?? Another member told mre the vin is stamped on the left framerail. In the wheel whell on blazers, and NOT on the older style chevys /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    In 1962 they had a low production quantity and only 32 were made that year, so be leery.
     
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    WHAT????? Only 32??? Is there any other right way to do the convesion??? Other than neapco?? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I mean , ive been seeing alot of conversions, but im not interested in any of that. BTW , could the guy could have bought the neapco conversion afterwards?? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gifPlease answer all. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    According to popular legend that you could order a Napco conversion anytime after you bought the truck, have heard of them doing it a year afterwards. Its been done and who knows.
     
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    Ok, i dont really care if its a neapco or not,i guess, if its got a 60 , wouldt it be better??? I mean , isnt there a way to properly mount a 60 in these old things?? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gifBTW ..... is it either NEAPCO....or funky?? Is this the only way?? to make it 4x4?? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    [​IMG] AHHHH... come on ck5 ....HELP!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I just want to make sure its not funky ,and not a whole OTHER frame./forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif.BTW ,,, can you do these up right withought the kit?? with a 60,14ff etc?? Or is isnt all napco/ it isnt RIGHT? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Napco was the way it was done...doesn't mean it's the best way or only way. Hell, at best it's primitive compared to a 60/14.

    The only reason to have a hard-on for the Napco version is if you're restoring the truck for show and it has to be dead original.

    Rene
     
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    If it has a Dana 60 front diff. (not original equipment), I would be very leary of it. tRustyK5 hit it right on the head when he said it has to be absolutely without a doubt dead original in order for it to be worth restoring. I would think that the frame rails on the 1ton would have to be unique (ie. thicker than the lighter duty 1/2 and 3/4s).
     
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    i suppose if i see a bunch of funkey monkey crap welded everywhere, that would help. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Its a difficult one. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif You are killing me Jake!!!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif Why would you want an old non factory 4x4 clunker????? /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
    You said you want something that you could drive around and use to haul stuff when needed and also be a good weekend wheeler. You think you can do that with some early 60's converted 4x4 without dumping a bunch of cash into it to make it half way reliable and still be without "modern" simple factory equipment like power steering, power brakes, front disks instead of 4 wheel drum for darned sakes!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif You think your wife would even consider driving it for you without those important things? You want 35" tires...you want to manually turn those suckers? /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif

    What happened to a M1008 or similar civi version????

    BTW, it's a NAPCO conversion, not a NEAPCO, as in neapco u-joints. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    ok, just a thought. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Some people prefer older trucks and don't care about creature comforts. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif If I lived out there you can bet your ass I'd drive in a mid-50s pickup every day.
     
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