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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.
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
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!!
Edit: Added 4/5/21 for reference
Post I added on the 67-72 C10 forum
Anyone have pics of a 60-66 with the Boss 338 wheels?
I did a search, and the only one I came up with is justbad’s truck (nice by the way).
Found some pics and useful info in the 67-72 forum, but their setup is a little different.
Here are my susp mods
front is disc with 13″ rotors (CPP Big Brake), with the 1.25” rotors
Rear is stock 66 C10 12 bolt with disc brakes/12″ rotors.
Seems to measure 62 1/2 wide from where the wheel mounts.
My SBF width seems to be 75″ wide from inner lip to inner lip.
So I come up with 12.5 total wheel mounting point to fender edge.
Divide that in half and I have 6.25 on each side from mounting point to lip edge
The Boss 338 20×10 has a 6.25 bs which leaves 3.75 up front.
+ I figure about an inch for the tire sidewall. So that adds up to 4.75
If what I figured works out, then I would have a gap of 1.5″ between the sidewall and the fender lip. + You also almost have to factor in the actual FAT lip of the Fleetsides. Almost 3″ or so from the outer lip to the sidewall. Probably too much, so I was thinking of running 1″ spacers.
Inside is no problem as I’ll be running some widened stock tubs.
A couple of things that concern me is the ‘spindle’ problem where the wheel will not fit the 1.25 rotor/spindle without modifying. Looks like Boss might have that corrected according to their blog. They only seem to fit the light duty 1″ thick rotors
Also, the backspacing, ONLY one choice for the 20×10 (6.25) for the rear wheel. Wish they had a 5.5 (like the Foose Legend).
I plan on going 18×8 up front and 20×10’s in the rear.
Sooooooo… looking for any pics of them on a 60-66.
Along with what you did to make them work.
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!!!
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.
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