1966 Chevy C-10 Short Bed Fleetside - January 2011

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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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January 2011
See monthly update links above.

Got the Chevy 383 installed before the end of the year!
See pics here!

Jan 5 update...Currently doing little things like the electric fuel pump, fuel lines, headers, fan, alum radiator....


Fuel pump installed 1-5-2011


New fuel line installed


Saturday's Project. Assembly of the grill. Painted a satin black basecoat/clearcoat
New tri-bar style headlights. Heavy duty wiring harness

This is an aluminum "Custom" grill. Only weighs 3 lbs without the headlights, plates, buckets....
I weighed it. VERY light grill. You can see pics of when I chromated it before priming it here (Novembers Updates)


Primed bottom of the cab 1-12-11

1-14-11

Decided to go with a short water pump. The long pump was hitting the electric fan. With the short pum, I should have about 3/4" clearance.
Pump is polished, but not the greatest job. So I'll polish it a little more. Pulleys and pump are just loosely fitted on.
Put on the one wire alternator.
200 4R TV cable is installed (Lokar cable)
Bent and painted the tranny lines to the cooler
One valve cover breather installed. Waiting for a grommet for the other side.

The way I worked the tranny cooler is the high pressure goes to the right side of the radiator.
Then the fluid goes through the radiator cooler, out the left side of the radiator, then  goes through a crossmember to the alum mounted cooler. The fluid goes through this, then back back through the crossmember back to the tranny. Running it through 2 coolers also gives the trans an extra 2 quart capacity.
 


 

Jan 24-2011 Got a video on the Dyno pull!


Got my headers installed! They fit great. The were "just" touching the frame (see pic below), so I ground it back.
Got about 1/8" clearance now.

Vintage 1965 Chevrolet Motor Division Envelope 65 Chevy
Vintage 1965 Chevrolet Motor Division Envelope 65 Chevy
   $7.99
1960 1966 Pair 2 LED C10 Chevrolet Pickup Truck Amber Turn Signal Parking Light
1960 1966 Pair 2 LED C10 Chevrolet Pickup Truck Amber Turn Signal Parking Light
   $77.99
1965-66 Chevrolet Truck Front Spring Eye Bushing - NOS 3865740
1965-66 Chevrolet Truck Front Spring Eye Bushing - NOS 3865740
   $22.99
1960 1966 CHEVY GMC TRUCK BRAKE ROD NON POWER SUBURBAN 66 65 64 63 62 61 60 1965
1960 1966 CHEVY GMC TRUCK BRAKE ROD NON POWER SUBURBAN 66 65 64 63 62 61 60 1965
   $16.00
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Jan 27-2011 Cab mock up

Alot of the components I used were CPP including the tank, springs, shocks, brakes, trailing arms...
5KW Car Truck Air Diesel Parking Heater Burner for Eberspacher D4
5KW Car Truck Air Diesel Parking Heater Burner for Eberspacher D4
   $26.90
3 Point Retractable Car Safety Seat Belt Lap & Diagonal Belt Shoulder Harness
3 Point Retractable Car Safety Seat Belt Lap & Diagonal Belt Shoulder Harness
   $33.20
Fits Chevy Fits Chevrolet 250 4.1 Piston Set 1966 - 1979 Camaro
Fits Chevy Fits Chevrolet 250 4.1 Piston Set 1966 - 1979 Camaro
   $107.64
Centric Wheel Bearing Rear Outer Exterior Outside New Chevy Suburban 415.68009E
Centric Wheel Bearing Rear Outer Exterior Outside New Chevy Suburban 415.68009E
   $15.45
Centric Axle Shaft Bearing Rear New Chevy Le Sabre De Ville Suburban 411.61000
Centric Axle Shaft Bearing Rear New Chevy Le Sabre De Ville Suburban 411.61000
   $30.31
Vintage 1965 Chevrolet Motor Division Envelope 65 Chevy
Vintage 1965 Chevrolet Motor Division Envelope 65 Chevy
   $7.99
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