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Other Rides and Projects Working on another year GMC? Maybe a Chevy, Dodge, F*rd, or even refinishing cabinets? Share your progress or start a build thread and let members follow along!

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Old April 29th, 2015, 05:14 AM
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Default Re: C50/C60 frame swap

Well I have this truck I don't know what I'm gonna do with the fire truck I took the Off the truck has like 38,000 miles on it the frame is like brand-new they under coded this truck I think that is what saved it Cab had virtually no rust don't know how serious you are probably would have to change a few things cab mounts Would be a little different
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Old April 29th, 2015, 03:11 PM
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Default Re: C50/C60 frame swap

Hmmm let me pinball that around in my brain for a bit.
What is the wheelbase, and are you willing to let the title go with the frame?
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Old April 29th, 2015, 03:52 PM
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Default Re: C50/C60 frame swap

Title would be a problem The dad died he had a few firetrucks bought it from his son and only have a bill of sale
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Old May 4th, 2015, 01:47 PM
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Default Re: C50/C60 frame swap

Thanks, I would love to have a nice clean dry frame like that. If you were closer I would probably be interested even without the title but I can't really justify the transportation cost.
After watching your build I have been looking into buying new frame rails.
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Old May 4th, 2015, 02:18 PM
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Default Re: C50/C60 frame swap

Does your friend have a lot of rivets ? If it does that's the worst part of the whole thing, I just have the rails bent to go over the old rails , I bought hougen mag drill 150 ,
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Old May 4th, 2015, 04:29 PM
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No theres not very many rivets in the frame.
Do you think it would be sufficient to just wrap the bottom and side, up to the welds across the top of the frame?
What size and type material? (Gvw is <17k)
keep in mind its inevitable that it will be used to pick up something that will pull the front end off of the ground. The first reaction is to push the clutch and down she goes. HARD
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Old May 4th, 2015, 04:39 PM
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Default Re: C50/C60 frame swap

Wow that mag drill is like having a portable milling machine!
Some 1" rougher end mills and no more rivet head....
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Old October 8th, 2015, 05:18 PM
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Default Re: C50/C60 frame swap

I found a running 79 C60 with a roached body cheap so we will see how the swap goes. The frame is only a quarter inch wider but the C60 cab is nearly a foot shorter than the C50.
I decided that a vertical line off of the front axle (hub) would be the reference point, since I wouldn't consider moving the axle. Horizontal measurements from the reference line locates the back of the C50 cab 7" farther back which looks do-able. I think...
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Old October 9th, 2015, 04:04 AM
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Default Re: C50/C60 frame swap

Looks good are they the same year this to C 50 and the C 60 , my dad had about the same year truck
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Old October 9th, 2015, 12:37 PM
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Default Re: C50/C60 frame swap

It certainly looks like the same series. This one has some issues as you might expect from a $500 truck, but I drove it home without any problems. It has the 350 instead of the 366 which would look a little more appropriate in the 64"s engine bay.
I'm in the process of having the front springs rebuilt and putting new brakes on the fronts so far. Front clip is off and everything on the cab is unbolted except the steering clutch and brakes.
I ran across another project which is slowing the process down on this swap. These orphans seem to follow me home?????
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