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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

01 steering column

02 steering column

03 steering column

04 right inner fender

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

05 inner fenmder

Pic of the underside of the right inner fender

06 left 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!

07 fender

Mocked up the left and right fenders

08 lowered

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.


09 lowered
Another pic

10 top view
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 🙂

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

12 dash
Pic of the dash. Shows the ashtray and the pedals

13 dash
Another pic of the dash

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

Full Sweep Auto Meter gauges For Sale

 

 


16 steering shaft
5/4/11
Looking at the underside of the left inner fender
Steering column is now linked to the steering box
 

17 fenderson
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

18 fenders on

19 dash

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

21 dynamat

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

22 dynamat

23 wheels

4/11/11 – The wheels have arrived!!

24 wheels

25 wheels

 

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

 

34 tires

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

35 tires

 

5/17/2011

The "Maiden Voyage"
video to be posted soon!

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

 
Better video
 

 

26 outside1

27 outside2

28 outside3

29 outside4

30 outside5

31 outside6

32 outside7

33 outside8

Video of the truck at idle

36 moldings

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

37 moldings

 

38a inside hood
Underside of the 'firetruck' hood. No rust – all original paint

39a inside hood

38 inside hood
5/19/11 – Sprayed the inside of the hood

39 inside hood

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

41 hood

 

44 hood

45 hood

42 grill surround covers

43 grill surround covers

46 grill surround

47 grill surround

48 cowl cover

49 before grill

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.

50 before grill

51 buff grill surround

Buffing the grill surround 5/29

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

53 installation grill surro
Grill surround installed 5/29. Original surround

54 bumper install

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.

55 outside

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

More pics taken 5/29/2011

57 outside

58 outside

59 outside

60 outside

61 outside

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

01 steering column

02 steering column

03 steering column

04 right inner fender

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

05 inner fenmder

Pic of the underside of the right inner fender

06 left 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!

07 fender

Mocked up the left and right fenders

08 lowered

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.


09 lowered
Another pic

10 top view
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 🙂

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

12 dash
Pic of the dash. Shows the ashtray and the pedals

13 dash
Another pic of the dash

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

Full Sweep Auto Meter gauges For Sale

 

 


16 steering shaft
5/4/11
Looking at the underside of the left inner fender
Steering column is now linked to the steering box
 

17 fenderson
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

18 fenders on

19 dash

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

21 dynamat

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

22 dynamat

23 wheels

4/11/11 – The wheels have arrived!!

24 wheels

25 wheels

 

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

 

34 tires

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

35 tires

 

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
 

 

26 outside1

27 outside2

28 outside3

29 outside4

30 outside5

31 outside6

32 outside7

33 outside8

Video of the truck at idle

36 moldings

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

37 moldings

 

38a inside hood
Underside of the 'firetruck' hood. No rust – all original paint

39a inside hood

38 inside hood
5/19/11 – Sprayed the inside of the hood

39 inside hood

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

41 hood

 

44 hood

45 hood

42 grill surround covers

43 grill surround covers

46 grill surround

47 grill surround

48 cowl cover

49 before grill

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.

50 before grill

51 buff grill surround

Buffing the grill surround 5/29

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

53 installation grill surro
Grill surround installed 5/29. Original surround

54 bumper install

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.

55 outside

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

More pics taken 5/29/2011

57 outside

58 outside

59 outside

60 outside

61 outside

3 Responses

  1. Dad says:

    REALLY looks great,

    REALLY looks great, Scotty. Love, Dad

  2. kin yaets says:

    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!!!!

  3. Susan says:

    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?

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