It sounds like it's definitely possible without too too much work. Pretty solid truck for the year, minimal rust in the usual places. The engine in the truck is a 230C. Original rims, like new hubcaps and white wall tires. We are a licensed and bonded Texas dealer.
Its a very cool truck that gets a ton of attention anywhere it goes. My wife and I are not totally in agreement as far as the direction to take with it. There isn't a drop of bondo in this truck. Where is a good place to order from? Gasket Family and offers its Super Truck Performance Clutch kit for the Saginaw. The first task necessary was to sort out a decent transmission. Doors are brand new as is the das, carpet, seat and floor pans. Turn signal lights are like new.
What do I need to pay attention to? While there is some confusion on the Saganaw - Muncie issue it has been covered many times on this forum. The interior is Light gold material on a bench seat that looks beautiful. Factory black rubber floor mats like new. I've set a reasonable reserve price. Emblems, wiper arms are all good. The truck was all original with the owners guide and papers in dashboard.
It has been lowered several inches. We're working to build a state-of-the-art, online auto repair resource complete with the parts, people and information you need to stay in motion. Runs and drives out great. Your hub for horsepower Get first access to hit shows like Roadkill and Dirt Every Day Join free for 14 days now The result of our efforts is a truck that went from totally undrivable to a truck that is a total blast to drive. Our first item was the Mastershift 3-Speed Manual Shifter from Hurst.
Original dash cluster is good. You are pretty much out of luck if you want a manual 5 speed. Took out original straight 6 and replaced with a completely rebuilt 283. This would be a great question to ask on this other board: I assume your question is about manual transmissions. The second one became a donor for parts.
Disassembly of the original parts and pieces was up first on the list, removing the original Saginaw three-speed, cast-iron bellhousing, clutch, flywheel, and assorted accessories. The truck really couldn''t drive any better. Driver sun visor cover in same material as the seat. But I spent a few hours today searching and can't find a definitive cross reference for the case 8830210. We should have ordered a new billet flywheel from Hays as well because we discovered ours to be severely cracked once we got it out.
I knew the stock two-piece driveshaft would need to be replaced and a crossmember would need to be added to support the tailshaft of the transmission, but other than that, it would be as easy as a transmission swap can get. The rear end is a 12 bolt unit with an aluminum driveshaft. The kits are made from 100-percent new parts and includes its high-performance diaphragm pressure plate, sintered metallic button-style clutch disc, a superior-quality throwout bearing, and even a clutch alignment tool and pressure plate bolts. I believe that transmissions were made in both plants during that era so that adds to the confusion. Replaced 3 speed transmission with a 4 speed. Bought and rebuilt several years ago.
It is a vintage truck project. Thanks for the advice, everyone. We are required to collect tax, title and registration fees from Texas residents. Body is in primer; stripped, primed and painted interior. One of the main reasons that I was attracted to my C10 when I came upon it on Craigslist was that it was a manual transmission truck. My parts supplier Anaheim Gear lists the 4 bolt unit as a Muncie in his parts book and the 7 bolt unit as a Saganaw.