I’m considering buying an older Chevy pickup truck to use as a second truck and project vehicle, and what I want is an early 1960s C-10 (1960-66), long-bed type. One of the things I’m curious about is the external dimensions on these trucks, like the overall length, width, roof height, and curb weight; I’m guessing such a truck should fit easily enough in my garage if need be, considering that I have a 2002 Silverado long-bed (regular cab) that is usually parked in the garage. My Silverado is about 223" long (bumper-to-bumper) and 79" wide (sheetmetal only; currently with the Bushwacker fender flares added it’s more like 84’’ wide). I’m guessing that a '61 or '62 Chevy Apache is a little narrower than that, and wondered how easily it would fit in the garage; the Silverado is a rather tight fit in my little garage, even with the mirrors folded in.
I’d like to get a truck with an inline 6-cylinder engine and a 3-speed column shift transmission (or would consider a 4-on-the-floor): simple in operation, easy to work on, and as tough as they come, and, preferably, for less than $10-grand. I’ll be looking forward to reading suggestions and answers to my questions posted above. Thanks in advance.