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1975 Chevrolet C60 20 Feb 2022 22:32 #232270

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Is there a video? Just joking! :P

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1975 Chevrolet C60 19 Mar 2022 22:58 #233205

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What’s the best timber for a truck tray fellas ?

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1975 Chevrolet C60 20 Mar 2022 05:42 #233209

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100 different answers could be had here

Hardwood of some describtion, a reasonable fast growing wood I find is the best as slow growing timber seams to punch a hole in it reasonable easy, I think this because the grain is so fine
Nice straight timber with little to no knots
Nail it loosely until the boards dry, by a extra board as once the boards are dry you will have a gap, you will then have a spare dried board the same age as the rest
Once dried out affter six months or so on the tray, pull the nails out and jack and clamp the boards in tight
Trim this to suit and then I nut and bolt the boards in as when they become wet the swell and the trays a mess and I need to start the process over

I have tried buying air dried timber but find still shrinks quite a bit

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1975 Chevrolet C60 20 Mar 2022 11:54 #233215

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I had a couple of trays done in blue gum .....1" thick ,rough sawn .................got it from Bobby Addison ,who took a bit of care on the bench to get the thicknesses even...........some sawmill stuff was between 3/4 and 1 1/4 ,all called 1" ............when put through a planer ,its still called 1",but wont be 1",rather 3/4....................back in the day,used 3/4" formply was a good tray .......but lately what Ive seen is fake formply,actually chipboard with brown surface ,and all the strength of a wheet bix.
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1975 Chevrolet C60 21 Mar 2022 12:20 #233267

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Thanks guys, an old tray that I can take the Timbers off of would be good, definitely dried then !!!
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1975 Chevrolet C60 04 Aug 2022 00:58 #237958

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How you going with the C60 resto redbull,
I recently acquired a C60 and plan to fit a v653, gotta work out how to stop it now.

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1975 Chevrolet C60 04 Aug 2022 06:42 #237964

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Slowly mate, when I’ve got a spare 5 I try to get out and do a bit to her.

Engines out, currently stripping down the head. Was having trouble with the 2 speed diff selector but I think I’ve got that sorted now. Rust repair panels from the states have turned up, so that’ll be me for a while, cutting out rust.

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1975 Chevrolet C60 04 Aug 2022 18:23 #237980

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Does the brain trust know if the C60’s came out with spider hubs ? Or if there’s adapters around that’ll do the job ? Hoping to get the front at least on spiders.

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1975 Chevrolet C60 04 Aug 2022 20:02 #237990

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Not in Australia

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1975 Chevrolet C60 04 Aug 2022 20:28 #237992

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I’ll have to keep working on that one then.
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What about getting rid of the 20” split rims and going to a tubeless 22.5” rim ? Has anybody made that change ?

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