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Username Post: Where to start? 64 C30 292 9ft Stepside
gunclubchamp
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gunclubchamp
05-18-20 09:17 AM - Post#2794103    

My great uncles truck. 44k miles. Motor is not seized, got it to run with a little gas in the carb. Thats it. Now, I have all my other jobs out of the way. I'm dedicated to get this truck back on the road. I don't want to take it to a garage and let someone else get the satisfaction of working on it. I wan't to do it myself, the right way, the correct way. I'm asking for some pointers as to where to start first....like, can I rebuild a fuel pump, or just buy a new one. Do I need to worry about gaskets, or just leave them alone. With 44k miles on it and taken great care of, whats probably worn out or needs attention due to being in storage for over 25 years. Wife is going to let me spend a little money on it now..
1964 Chevrolet C30 Stepside

Lead sled
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Lead sled
05-19-20 07:52 PM - Post#2794244    

You say it's been stored for 25 yrs? Were the tires setting on the ground with all the weight on the wheel bearings, or blocked up off the ground?
If I were you, check brake hoses,and lines, wheel cylinders FIRST, then take it for a ride,and see what leaks. Check ALL fluids(trans,rear,motor oil) If stored on the ground, start looking for wheel bearings,and rear axle bearings (JUST FOR STARTERS)
Also check coolant hoses,belts Not sure about fuel pump...Probably better off buying a new one. That's my 2 cents worth
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someotherguy
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05-20-20 09:06 AM - Post#2794276    

First and foremost if it's close to running with a little work, I'd tend to the brakes. No efforts towards making it run or drive are a good idea until you're sure the brakes have a chance of stopping it. Even just moving it around to work on it, for example pulling it with a chain/strap/etc. if you need to, are wise until you know you can stop it safely.

Richard
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gunclubchamp
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gunclubchamp
05-20-20 01:35 PM - Post#2794294    

1964 Chevrolet C30 Stepside

gunclubchamp
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gunclubchamp
05-20-20 01:36 PM - Post#2794296    

Thanks for the info Lead sled!
1964 Chevrolet C30 Stepside

gunclubchamp
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gunclubchamp
05-20-20 01:39 PM - Post#2794299    

Thank you for the info. Breaks are the first thing I am going after.
1964 Chevrolet C30 Stepside

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