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Old 07-31-2009, 08:51 PM   #1
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Default C10 and C20 what's the difference

I am currently looking for a truck to buy. I don't know if I want something that someone is almost done with and I can just finish it up, take over someones project or buy a truck and have build it with some help from friends and a shop.

Can someone tell me the difference between the C10 and C20. Everyonce in a while I will see a C20 come up for sale and to me it looks to be exactly the same thing.
Will bagging it and everything be just like doing the C10? Are the frames and everything the same? All of the exterior panels look to be the same to me, but maybe I'm not looking close enough.

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Old 08-01-2009, 03:31 AM   #2
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C10 is 1/2 ton...C20 is 3/4 ton...
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Old 08-01-2009, 01:14 PM   #3
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3/4 ton has 8 lug and leaf springs and is a better truck for towing ..1/2 tons have more wheel and tire choices being 6 or five lug and more parts for lowering and custom shit
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some c20's have coil spring suspension rear ends, as well as some c10's have leaf spring suspension rear ends
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:37 PM   #5
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sounds like the C10 is def the way to go then.
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yes sir deffinately the best way to go by far, and good luck
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Old 09-02-2009, 05:52 AM   #7
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You can convert a C-20 to C-10 suspension so that's not a big issue. The one concern might be that C-20's are long beds only.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:03 PM   #8
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Theres only a few differences like the lower control arm and the cab mounts
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Old 09-22-2009, 03:23 AM   #9
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cab mounts are identical the cab bushings are different i have a c20 body on my c10 frame also c20 has a high hump floor and the entire center high hump unbolts for tranny servicing
3/4 ton front lower control arms are deeper being said you wont need to z as much or just stuff a bigger bag easier
fender emblems lol
hd springs were optional
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Old 09-22-2009, 03:25 AM   #10
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there ya have it oh and long beds are awesome see for your self
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:08 AM   #11
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That is a nice looking truck.
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:36 AM   #12
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thanks alot i just got a 327 68 vette fuelie engine full numbersmatching that is getten stuffed in
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:11 PM   #13
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cab mounts are identical the cab bushings are different i have a c20 body on my c10 frame also c20 has a high hump floor and the entire center high hump unbolts for tranny servicing
I believe the high hump is a function of what trans was originally installed, rather than the fact that it's a C20. I believe you'll find high humps in 2wd big blocks, which came with TH400's and anything that had the granny 4-speed.
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yep your right my c20 came with a granny 4 speed
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cab mounts are identical the cab bushings are different i have a c20 body on my c10 frame also c20 has a high hump floor and the entire center high hump unbolts for tranny servicing
3/4 ton front lower control arms are deeper being said you wont need to z as much or just stuff a bigger bag easier
fender emblems lol
hd springs were optional
Are the cab bushings taller on the C20 then they are on the C10?
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