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Ron Hilbert's 1971 Chevy C-10 Pickup Truck Project

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.

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.


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