1966 Chevy C-10 Short Bed Fleetside – November 2010

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November 2010
See monthly update links above.

Hood is final primed and ready to final sand and paint

Front suspension coming in soon. Control arms are painted, detailed and put back on.

November 2, 2010 – Front end coming along. Waiting for my big brake kit come in from CPP.

07 frame

08 frame


 

09 frame

10 frame

The crossmember you see in the back will be replaced with a CPP unit. Rivets are cut and that's ready to come out.

04 cab firewall
Firewall is bare. A lot of these holes will be welded up.

05 loading for sandblast
November 5,2010 Off to the sandblaster.
Hope the cab doesn't come back looking like a piece of swiss cheese…lol
Actually, the cab is extremely clean. 0 rust above the front windshield. 0 rust on the cab corners.
The worst area is where the windshield wiper motor mounts to the cab.
Weird place for it to rust!

06 loading for sandblast

11
Swaybar installed

12
New big brake kit ready to be installed (13" rotors)

13
Power steering box in place along with stainless steel brake lines

Waiting for the dropped spindles (back-ordered)

14 bumper
"Smooth" front bumper
November 19th, 2010

15 trailing arms
New tubular trailing arms versus the original style

16 trailing arm crossmember
New 'dropped' trailing arm crossmember. Note the exhaust cutouts

17 cab
Start welding holes for a 'clean' firewall

18 clean firewall
Ready to prime 11/26/10

19 no rust
Zero rust – the black spot on the left is a paint spot that was left from the sandblaster

20 primed back
Primed

21 primed inside

22 cab firewall

23 grill chromate
This is the original grill. I sanded it and chromated it – this grill only weighs 3 lbs.

November 2010
See monthly update links above.

Hood is final primed and ready to final sand and paint

Front suspension coming in soon. Control arms are painted, detailed and put back on.

November 2, 2010 – Front end coming along. Waiting for my big brake kit come in from CPP.

07 frame

08 frame


 

09 frame

10 frame

The crossmember you see in the back will be replaced with a CPP unit. Rivets are cut and that's ready to come out.

04 cab firewall
Firewall is bare. A lot of these holes will be welded up.

05 loading for sandblast
November 5,2010 Off to the sandblaster.
Hope the cab doesn't come back looking like a piece of swiss cheese…lol
Actually, the cab is extremely clean. 0 rust above the front windshield. 0 rust on the cab corners.
The worst area is where the windshield wiper motor mounts to the cab.
Weird place for it to rust!

06 loading for sandblast

11
Swaybar installed

12
New big brake kit ready to be installed (13" rotors)

13
Power steering box in place along with stainless steel brake lines

Waiting for the dropped spindles (back-ordered)

14 bumper
"Smooth" front bumper
November 19th, 2010

15 trailing arms
New tubular trailing arms versus the original style

16 trailing arm crossmember
New 'dropped' trailing arm crossmember. Note the exhaust cutouts

17 cab
Start welding holes for a 'clean' firewall

18 clean firewall
Ready to prime 11/26/10

19 no rust
Zero rust – the black spot on the left is a paint spot that was left from the sandblaster

20 primed back
Primed

21 primed inside

22 cab firewall

23 grill chromate
This is the original grill. I sanded it and chromated it – this grill only weighs 3 lbs.