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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: April 10, 2015 12:38PM

The original impossible to find factory "round" truck mirrors are available.
Check with Clarks. I think they bought all of the first run made by Dann.
I have a set on my Rampside.

Corventure Dave

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: April 11, 2015 11:23AM

Those are real nice,Dave. I probably misspoke. I should have said,a dealership supplied/installed truck mirrors.

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: April 11, 2015 11:25AM

These...

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: April 11, 2015 11:42AM

I had a couple sets of the "genuine" tall mirrors. I think they're all sold but will doublecheck to be sure. They were just like the ones in the picture above.

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: April 12, 2015 09:06AM

Thanks for checking on those Craig. Perhaps,when I visit,we can look at all those part's I'm sourcing. I'll bring a wad of cash...thumbs up

Looks like I also need original to FC steel wheels,as well. The one's you provided to Glenn before I bought the loadside,are not FC.

Thanks!

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: April 12, 2015 09:14AM

First big order from Clarks,is on its way.
Goodbye ratty upholstery and rotton/mangled exhaust!

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: April 12, 2015 09:18AM

Bed pic's, before this Summer's derustification and resurfacing...

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: April 12, 2015 09:21AM

Sides...

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: April 12, 2015 09:23AM

Rear corners...

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: April 12, 2015 09:30AM

There are early and late FC wheels. The wheels on your loadside are from a late FC ('63-5). Different diameter for the three hub cap nubs (as I recall) and they lack the nubs on the rim's perimeter for retention of the early-style full wheel covers. The advantage to later wheel is a "safety rim" profile that keeps the tire roughly in position when there's a complete loss of air.

FC rims have an odd offset that puts more rim to the outside compared to regular Chevy wheels. The odd offset is easier to see in an early rim, as shown below.

Below that photo is the actual source of your rims, a beautifully restored '64 deluxe GB that was sadly crushed by a falling tree.

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: April 12, 2015 09:54AM

Thanks for that tutorial,Craig. I suppose its not all that important then,as they are in fact FC...just later FC. I was hung-up on that flat-lip of my original spare.
Real shame, about that beautiful Greenbrier getting crushed!

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: April 12, 2015 10:03AM

PURDY!...tongue sticking out smiley

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: April 12, 2015 10:42AM

Do you have the goofy, long sheet metal FC exhaust hanger bracket?

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: RexJohnson ()
Date: April 13, 2015 09:27AM

With the earlier wheels (or at least the one I worked with) the safety bead was on the inside. It is set up the same way as the old chrome reverse wheels. By flipping the rim on the center it made it look wider than it was and I believe it also set the tire out a little further. Also the one I worked on the tire needed to be mounted from the back side which supports the reversed idea. The reversing might have been done to allow a smooth place for the nubs and wheelcover to fit in. On the smaller nubs for the dog dish caps I believe they were the same on the FC wheels. The hubcaps pictured were used from '60-'63 (C-10) so they would overlap the change in the FC wheels.

RJ tools
Salem,Oregon

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: April 13, 2015 06:42PM

cnicol Wrote:
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> Do you have the goofy, long sheet metal FC exhaust
> hanger bracket?


All it's missing is duct tape. Or perhaps,it's already rotted off.

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: April 13, 2015 06:44PM

RexJohnson Wrote:
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> With the earlier wheels (or at least the one I
> worked with) the safety bead was on the inside. It
> is set up the same way as the old chrome reverse
> wheels. By flipping the rim on the center it made
> it look wider than it was and I believe it also
> set the tire out a little further. Also the one I
> worked on the tire needed to be mounted from the
> back side which supports the reversed idea. The
> reversing might have been done to allow a smooth
> place for the nubs and wheelcover to fit in. On
> the smaller nubs for the dog dish caps I believe
> they were the same on the FC wheels. The hubcaps
> pictured were used from '60-'63 (C-10) so they
> would overlap the change in the FC wheels.

That's good info,Rex. Thanks for that!

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: April 13, 2015 06:48PM

Pedigo Wrote:
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> cnicol Wrote:
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> > Do you have the goofy, long sheet metal FC
> exhaust
> > hanger bracket?
>
>
> All it's missing is duct tape. Or perhaps,it's
> already rotted off.

Just reread your post. I forgot to order that,as a supplement to the complete exhaust kit.

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: April 13, 2015 09:16PM

The one I have left needs repair so... Also, I looked for the factory west coast mirrors I had and apparently both sets have been sold, sorry. Still have lots of little things that are on your list though.

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: April 14, 2015 07:54AM

NAPA has some West Coast Mirrors that look a lot like the West Coast Coronado
mirrors that were originally installed on my Greenbrier in the 60's. The arms are longer than the originals however. So I'm having my brother shorten the arms and re-thread the slide tubes on the NAPA mirrors. These are all stainless steel.thumbs up
I don't have the part # here, but can post it tomorrow. Phil had Motohead mount these on his Phil-Side.
The picture is the best I have here of my original West Coast Coronado mirrors.
The old crusty chrome has been painted White.

Corventure Dave

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: April 14, 2015 08:25AM

Pedigo Wrote:
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> This literature is the manufacturer of Phil and my
> truck mirrors.

I'm curious about when,these were marketed.

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