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Author:  stanyon [ Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:40 am ]
Post subject:  65 Econo-Truck started

Finally got the truck inside and have made a start. The original 170 engine was not running, after removing it found that the No. 6 piston had a hole in it. I gat a 200 engine out of a 82 Zephyr so will use that as a replacement. Now the question of a transmission. After reading, taking notes and more reading I am leaning towards a c-5 or AOD. Truck came with a manual 3 speed. Also found that one front brake drum and one rear brake drum are damaged beyond saving. Anyone know of replacement drums.

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Author:  Smitty [ Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 65 Econo-Truck started

Lucky you to have such a beautiful tailgate !!! And the rest of it is great shape also. What state are you in ?

Author:  Smitty [ Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 65 Econo-Truck started

Image

Author:  Smitty [ Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 65 Econo-Truck started

The picture above is my 66. My Son showed up and showed me how to post pictures. I have some more that I will post.

Author:  stanyon [ Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 65 Econo-Truck started

I am in Spokane, WA. Lots of work to do, but it is pretty complete and not a lot of rust.

Author:  Smitty [ Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:15 pm ]
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Mine was pretty rusty but I brought it back from the dead. I posted some more pics under PICTURES.

Author:  stanyon [ Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:54 pm ]
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Like the Man said these were trucks, and were bought to use as trucks. My box is a prime example of use for hauling stuff. Anyway I wanted to get some of the dents out so I got the body up on jack-stands all four corners then using a Porto-Power I pushed up from the bottom and then worked on the top. Still work to do but I am making progress. Remember that if the metal has been dented then it has also been stretched and know way you are going to get it all back. Little taps and slowly working around the area will get the best results. Get in a hurry and use a 3# ballpein hammer and you will only succeed in stretching the metal more.

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