October 2011 1966 C10 build updates

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October 2011 Updates
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Seat is done.

This month’s project is the bed.



October 2011 Updates
See monthly update links above.

Seat is done.

This month’s project is the bed.


Video I did after one year of starting this project!
Week of September 25th


Painted the strips. Notice these are the hidden bolt strips. No bolts will be shown through the strips.
Fasteners attach using a track on the bottom of each strip

10 strips

11 strips

12 strips
Came out perfect. No buffing these!

13 tubs
Tubs came out great – Widened close to 4″

14 tubs

15 tubs

16 tubs

Drove to Lake Seminole and took a few pics.- October 1st

01 lake seminole

02 lake seminole

03 lake seminole

04 lake seminole

05 lake seminole

06 lake seminole

07 lake seminole

08 lake seminole

09 widened tubs

bed wood 01
Finally got the holes drilled for the bed wood (hope they’re close : > o )
I did quite a few mods to the wood. I moved the two thinner boards that are normally in the center, to the outside.
I did this so I wouldn’t have to widen the tubs as much. So I have to redrill all new holes in the rear sill and all the cross sills.

bed wood 02

bed wood 03
Getting setup to dye and stain

bed wood 04

bed wood 05
Doing the staining of the wood. Doing the bottom side first

bed wood 06
Resanded the dye to show a little bit of the wood grain

bed wood 07

bed wood 08
After the stain

bed wood 09

bed wood 10
Spraying the satin clear

bed wood 11
After the first coat

bed wood 12

bed wood 13

bed wood 14
Final coat
10-7-11 (3:30 PM)

I plan on starting to dye and stain the topside tomorrow.
I know nothing about wood staining, dyeing or clearing, but am very pleased with the outcome so far. I did about 10 wood test panels until I was pleased with the look.

Should look sharp with the green bed strips!


bed drilling holes
Week of 10/10/11

bed topside1
The process – First I dyed the wood-resanded-stained it, then clearcoated it with satin clear.
I sprayed the clear on.

bed topside2

bed topside3

bed painted slats2
All the bed strips with the hidden fasteners in them

bed painted slats1

bed installed01

bed installed02

bed installed03

bed installed04

bed installed05

bed installed06

bed installed07

bed installed08

bed installed09
Done – 7/13/11 (How you like ‘dem Air Jordan red/white socks 😉

By the time it’s said and done, I have about 40 hours between widening the tubs, sanding, dying, staining and clearing the wood.
And about another 30 hours drilling all new sill holes holes and assembling the bed.

First nice batch of  well ‘almost done’ pics – 10/13/11

right side05 hood up sm
right side04 sm
right side03 sm
right side02 sm
right side01 sm
rear view03 sm
rear view02 sm
leftside hood up sm
leftside hood up2 sm
frontview01 sm
frontview01 hood sm
bed3 sm
bed2 sm
bed1 sm

10/14/11 Cold Air Induction is complete.
Note the holes with the screen over them on the radiator support.
Nerve-racking to drill a 4″ hole in a perfectly good painted surface.

air induction 01

air induction 02

air induction 03

air induction 04

air induction 05

My First Show with the truck!

No tailgate, but I decided to enter the show anyway.
Quaker Steak and Lube Pinellas Park
This is my first show I’ve attended with one of my vehicles in 10 years almost to the month.

I took “Best of Show” in the 60-70 Modified Class

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right rear wheelwell
Jody took a pic of my wheel well while I had the wheel off.
I had the wheel off because I cut the bed strips so they would stop at the tub flange instead of going under the tub. Looks much nicer now.
I had to loosen the tubs in order to get the strips out from under the tubs.



tailgate on
10/23/11 Finally got my tailgate on at 9:30 am . Heading to the Quaker Steak Show.
Took “Best of Show”
Some pics of the show here

Got a photo shoot. Some pics below.
Joe Greeves who takes pics for Street Truck and Truckin took the the pics.
The one’s below are pics I took.









vertical shots
Joe taking vertical shots. Possible cover shots ??