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Old July 19th, 2021, 02:42 AM
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Hi everybody,

I picked up a 1500 Palomino tan truck a few weeks ago, after "finishing" my 1964 C10. I'm a sucker for old-paint trucks and this one has just the right amount of wear on its second coat of tan.

I'm waiting on a DMV appointment in August and collecting a few parts until then. I'll convert it to a 1/2t truck with the truck arm rear suspension. I'll get the motor running better and then see what I want to do for transmission, I've got an NP440 behind the 292 in my C10, but I'm also interested in the AR5 Colorado 5-speed.

So far it's not a lot to look at, but it's got potential!



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Old July 19th, 2021, 03:32 AM
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Palomino Tan is a color that I've really grown to like. I have the NP440 behind my V6 but have also been looking at the AX15 Aisin too.

Look forward to more photos...

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Old July 19th, 2021, 07:42 AM
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Hi everybody,

I picked up a 1500 Palomino tan truck a few weeks ago.
I'll convert it to a 1/2t truck with the truck arm rear suspension.
So far it's not a lot to look at, but it's got potential!
Welcome to the forum, Casey! My '67 is Palomino Tan too, but most people call it pink when they see it because of years of fading in the sun.

I'm curious why you would want to convert your rear suspension to control arms when half ton GMCs had leaf springs, just like your three-quarter ton model. The '60 to '62 GMC half ton models had the control arms and coils, but GMC upgraded to leaves in 1963.
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Old July 20th, 2021, 03:52 PM
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Welcome to the forum, Casey! My '67 is Palomino Tan too, but most people call it pink when they see it because of years of fading in the sun.

I'm curious why you would want to convert your rear suspension to control arms when half ton GMCs had leaf springs, just like your three-quarter ton model. The '60 to '62 GMC half ton models had the control arms and coils, but GMC upgraded to leaves in 1963.
Hi Ed,
I priced out what it would take to keep the leaf spring setup and convert to half ton, but in the end my desire to switch is mostly due to how much I like the ride quality of my C10. The truck’s heavy hauling days are over

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I did get to spend some time on it the last couple of nights and have been able to reverse and repair some questionable electrical modifications. I’m a couple of switches and a couple of ground wires away from having it back to 100% functional. Then I plan to spend a little more time on the brakes so I can really road test the engine. At that point I should have a good idea of what I’m working with.
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