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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

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Alot of the components I used were CPP including the tank, springs, shocks, brakes, trailing arms...
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May 2011
See monthly update links above.

Wiring is pretty much done. Only took about a week to do.

New steering column. Cut the slot and holes for the neutral safety switch

5/2/11 Installed the right inner fender and core support

Pic of the underside of the right inner fender


Installed the left inner fender. The yellow tape on the rear of the inner fenders is holding the inner fender seals down.
There are still two things I need to do concerning around the inner fender.
Install the fuel regulator. Been debating on where to install it. I've decided the the firewall on the underside of the inner fender.
I also need to install the DD rod on the steering. Both are easily accessed. Pics of both coming soon!

Mocked up the left and right fenders

I lowered the truck to about where it will sit. I took a measurement before I disassembled the truck and the right fender lip was 33"
The fender lip in the pic sits at 29". Once done, it should sit around 28-29".
You see the rotor is only about 10" off the ground. This is because there is no weight on the susp.

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1960-66 Chevy/GMC Truck Left Hood Hinge
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Another pic


Top view of the engine compartment
Notice the gap between the radiator and the radiator support. I thought at first it was a mis-alignment of the support, come to find out
the NEW radiator is tweaked. This has been corrected :)


What the gauges will look like at night time. Still have to get the speedo. Going with an electric speedo.


Pic of the dash. Shows the ashtray and the pedals


Another pic of the dash


New steering column installed. Checked the turn signal and the high-low beam indicators - a-okay!

Full Sweep Auto Meter gauges For Sale

Auto Meter 1/8
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Auto Meter 3328 Sport-Comp Nitrous Pressure Gauge 2 1/16
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5/4/11
Looking at the underside of the left inner fender
Steering column is now linked to the steering box
 


5/6/11 - Fenders are bolted on. Also did the cowl corners.
I finally pulled the paper off the top to see what the black looks like with the rest of the truck


Just seeing what the grill will look like. Still have to bodywork the grill support.

5/7/11 - Saturday's project. Installation of the Dynamat

4/11/11 - The wheels have arrived!!

All tires are came in. All are mounted...ready to rock 'n roll....

The first time the truck has sat on the ground in 8 months!!!

 

5/17/2011

The "Maiden Voyage"
video to be posted soon!


By the way, the truck died because I had too much fule pressure going to the carb.
 


 
Better video
 

Video of the truck at idle

I sent all the moldings off to be polished. The same guy that polished the front windshield moldings is doing these moldings.



Underside of the 'firetruck' hood. No rust - all original paint


5/19/11 - Sprayed the inside of the hood


Hood painted 5/25/2011 (also painted other parts including grill surround)

Hood is installed - 5/26
Parklamps installed. Went with clear lenses and yellow bulbs. 
Already tested. Works like a champ. With the new steering column the truck now has emergency flashers.

Buffing the grill surround 5/29


My wiring for the headlights and horn relay. The two relays on the right are for the headlights


Grill surround installed 5/29. Original surround

First pics outside with the grill surround and the bumper. Bumper still needs to be aligned

Still have the core support to surround covers to install.


Reflection off the underside of the hood (wetsanded and buffed this so it has an excellent reflection!!!

More pics taken 5/29/2011

Comments

1966 c-10 build

This truck looks great and well done through all the steps. This is my favorite truck as I grew up in my dad's '65. Too many people throw together these truck's just to get them on the road and they look like @#$&*! They will call them show trucks and I tell them where they can show them at, the salvage. that's where they will be in 5 years or so. this truck of yours will last another 45years. Thank's for doing it right!!!!

66 c-10 rebuild

I have my Dad's 1966 like yours & I am so excited looking at all your hard work! It is absolutely drop dead GORGEOUS!!! Love every little thing I have seen... Cannot wait to follow in your footsteps. I have 3 kids still at home though and it's gonna be a while before I can do this. What would you suggest in getting a plan started toward this re-build? Where are you located?