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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1966 Chevrolet C-10 Fleetside shortbed 1966 C10 shortbed with a valuable 62 Corvette 327 High perf engine
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Alot of the components I used were CPP including the tank, springs, shocks, brakes, trailing arms...
1961 Chevrolet C-10 APACHE HORT BED FLEETSIDE HOT ROD RAT CUSTOM VTG 60 62 63 64 65 66 C10 SWB OLD TRUCK
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   $5,000.00
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1965 Chevrolet C-10  1965 chevy c10 patina truck 62 63 64 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
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   $23,000.00
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January 2011
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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.

1954-1966 Chevy Truck Stepside Short Bed 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66
1954-1966 Chevy Truck Stepside Short Bed 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66
   $550.00
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1965 Chevrolet C-10 1965 chevy c10 patina truck 62 63 64 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
   $17,200.00
1960-66 Chevy or GMC Truck Rocker Panels LH & RH (Pair) 60 61 62 63 64 65 66
1960-66 Chevy or GMC Truck Rocker Panels LH & RH (Pair) 60 61 62 63 64 65 66
   $75.00
55 66 CHEVY GMC PU TRUCK short bed & fender HOT RAT ROD PICKUP
55 66 CHEVY GMC PU TRUCK short bed & fender HOT RAT ROD PICKUP
   $950.00
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Jan 27-2011 Cab mock up