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Previous frame off on my 1963 C-10

 See pics of how it looks today

Truck is sold !

NEW "walk around" video added  5/26/15

This truck is sold - possibly some other trucks you'd be interested in

1966 Chevrolet C-10  1966 Chevy C10 Custom Pickup Short Wheel Base Matching Numbers 283 3 Speed w/OD
1966 Chevrolet C-10 1966 Chevy C10 Custom Pickup Short Wheel Base Matching Numbers 283 3 Speed w/OD
   $15,000.00
1966 Chevrolet C-10  1966 Chevrolet C-10 Used Automatic Custom Pickup Truck, 100% Restored
1966 Chevrolet C-10 1966 Chevrolet C-10 Used Automatic Custom Pickup Truck, 100% Restored
   $10,000.00
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1964 Chevrolet C-10 SUBURBAN 1963 1964 1965 1966, CHEVY C10 SUBURBAN PROJECT,ORIGINAL PAINT/PATINA,BARN FIND,
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Alot of the components I used were CPP including the tank, springs, shocks, brakes, trailing arms...
1966 Chevrolet C-10  1966 Chevy C10 Custom Pickup Short Wheel Base Matching Numbers 283 3 Speed w/OD
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1966 Chevrolet C-10  1966 Chevrolet C-10 Used Automatic Custom Pickup Truck, 100% Restored
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   $10,000.00
1966 Chevrolet C-10 PICKUP - EXTRA LONG BED STEPSIDE RESTOMOD ULTRA RARE
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1965 Chevrolet C-10  1965 chevy c10 patina truck 62 63 64 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
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   $14,200.00
1966 Chevrolet C-10  1966 CHEVY C10 BIG WINDOW FULL FRAME OFF RESTO OLD SCHOOL WHITEWALLS LOTS NEW
1966 Chevrolet C-10 1966 CHEVY C10 BIG WINDOW FULL FRAME OFF RESTO OLD SCHOOL WHITEWALLS LOTS NEW
   $8,100.00
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August 2011
See monthly update links above.

This month's project (a big project it is!) is the bed.

8/2/11
Good used bedside arrives. Found on Craigslist. Had it shipped from TX.
Nice clean bedside. VERY LITTLE rust. The surface rust you see toward the rear is where someone had sanded it to metal
to repair a dent and just left it bare.
Sent it off the sandblaster the same day. Should have it back 8/3
Other bedside bodywork is almost complete Along with the tailgate.
Front panel is primed ready to paint.

7/4/11
Bedside is stripped. Very clean bedside. Hope to have it primed this weekend.

OEM Seat Recliner Adjustment Handle Pair Front LH & RH Sides Ebony for Chevy GMC
OEM Seat Recliner Adjustment Handle Pair Front LH & RH Sides Ebony for Chevy GMC
   $18.11
03 04 05 06 07 CHEVY GMC SILVERADO SIERRA 1500 2500 3500 FRONT SEATS CLOTH
03 04 05 06 07 CHEVY GMC SILVERADO SIERRA 1500 2500 3500 FRONT SEATS CLOTH
   $535.00
Speedway Motors Deluxe Front Bucket Seat Foam, 1969 Chevy Camaro, Pair
Speedway Motors Deluxe Front Bucket Seat Foam, 1969 Chevy Camaro, Pair
   $179.99
Chevy Silverado front middle seat center console
Chevy Silverado front middle seat center console
   $259.99
CHEVROLET CAMARO Front Seat Set Seats Black Leather 45th Anniversary 12 13 14 SS
CHEVROLET CAMARO Front Seat Set Seats Black Leather 45th Anniversary 12 13 14 SS
   $589.00
OEM Seat Cushion Pad Front Lower LH Driver Side for Chevy GMC Pickup Truck SUV
OEM Seat Cushion Pad Front Lower LH Driver Side for Chevy GMC Pickup Truck SUV
   $148.23
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8/15/11
Bed is coming along.
Both left and right are in primer.
Still have to drill the hole for the reverse light on the left bedside
Front panel primed ready to paint
Outside of tailgate is primed. Inside needs to be worked.

Inside of the right bed panel.
Welded in a inner patch panel

New patch panel all molded in

Front bed panel

8/25/11 Inner Bedsides painted!!!

August 27

Sunday August 28.
Went in and sprayed the rear bumper, front panel, bedsides and rear sil (took 1 1/2 hours)
Sealed, basecoat, clearcoat

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Comments

Love the pics

Scott,

I stumbled across your blog while surfing, and I just ran through your pics. Gotta say I'm extremely impressed at how thorough and detailed you are, and the truck is fantasticly unique. There definitely won't be another one like it out there.

I'm also in the middle of a restoration (a '71 El Camino), and I had a question for you on your wheels. In your April posting (I think), you mentioned painting them satin black to match your paint scheme. Well I'm considering the Boss 338s as well and I too wanted to paint them flat black to match the hood stripes I'll have on the Camino. Are you still planning on doing this? Or have you already? Or did you decide against it? I really think this look will work for what I have in mind, so I'd love to hear your thoughts or see any pics you may have.

If you don't mind, please let me know when you get a chance.

Thanks!

Steffen

Good question on the wheels!

Very good question. Yes, i did plan on doing that, BUT after receiving the wheels, tho I am EXTREMELY pleased with them, I found that the black really isn't a nice gloss orange peel-less finish. It's about a 85-90% gloss, so for me to resand and to repaint them to get them at about a 50-60% gloss really wasn't worth the effort. PLUS, I believe the wheels are powdercoated which will stand up quite a bit better than any paint.
So that is my thought. Now if you have a 'flat' black for stripes, you might want to consider having them powdercoated or painted to match since flat is quite a bit of difference versus a 85-90% gloss.
Thanks for the compliment on the truck.
I came up with the satin or Denim (as Harley-Davidson calls it) and gloss 2 tone idea after doing so many Harley Denim paint jobs. Plus I like gloss to, so I decided to include both of them in the my paint scheme.
Good luck with your El Camino.