Ron Hilbert's 1971 Chevy C-10 Pickup Truck
The 2004 restoration begins!
The wheels cleaned up with some work...
Who ever thought of how to remove or install the ignition switch
on these trucks was weird. I got a lot of run around and partial explanations
of how to do it. To help out others here is how it works.
REMOVING THE IGNITION SWITCH:
To remove the ignition
switch, put the key in the ignition and turn the key or switch ¼ turn
counter clockwise. Unfold a paper clip and stick the paper clip into the little
hole in the switch next to the key. You will feel a spring-loaded pin in the
hole in the face of the tumbler. At the same time you're pushing on the
spring-loaded pin with the paper clip turn the key a little more
counter-clockwise and a little pull on the key should release the tumbler and
it will come out of the switch. Then you can remove the nut and pull the switch
out from the back.