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Username Post: What did you do to your truck today?        (Topic#235250)
wyome 
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wyome
Loc: Castle Rock CO
Reg: 09-22-08
02-28-10 01:17 AM - Post#1870896    
    In response to Chevy_Stepside

I ordered some firewall electrical connector grommets from AmericanAutoWire (forum sponsor), a new dome light assy (from a non-forum sponsor) and took the ol' truck out twice today...course it's gonna snow soon

David E.

1964 Chevy C-10, Stepside, Longbed Sportin' a 283ci V-8


 
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squidley63 
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Loc: Ar
Reg: 09-23-04
02-28-10 10:36 AM - Post#1871099    
    In response to Chevy_Stepside

I finally scraped up enough bones to rattle off to LMC truck for a complete front end rebuild, and rear bushings and springs to even out the ride on my 63.

Hoping to start the rebuild in the next month so I don't lose too much driving time this season.


1963 Chevrolet C-10 Fleetside SWB
400 sbc 3 speed manual

95 Chevy Suburban 5.7TBI 4X4


 
hilandr451 
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hilandr451
Age: 55
Loc: Anna Texas
Reg: 01-02-02
02-28-10 01:13 PM - Post#1871201    
    In response to Chevy_Stepside

My daughter Hannah & I took a trip out to Bethel Island to help a friend tear down his '81 donor truck.


L to R: Rich's '64 SWB fleet, my '66 C20 Custom Camper, the '81 C10 donor truck, Randy's '62 C10 LWB fleet




John, Hannah & me making it a convertable.





"The Beast 2" getting rained on. we moved all the tools inside for a brief intermission.





John doing the "Please don't rain" dance. It seemed to work actually...





My youngest daughter Hannah pitching in and carefully removing the brake proportioning valve for John to use on his '66.



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-The Hilander.
Silver 2017 Silverado 1500 double cab 2WD 5.3L
"Rattle can primer red" 1966 C20 Custom Camper 5.7L, 700 R4 trans 410 diff. front disc, p/s
Project Pics


 
1965C-10 
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02-28-10 01:38 PM - Post#1871217    
    In response to hilandr451

Cool



Edited by 1965C-10 on 02-28-10 01:40 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
hilandr451 
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Age: 55
Loc: Anna Texas
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02-28-10 01:40 PM - Post#1871219    
    In response to hilandr451



Hannah with her very first drive train extraction she ever helped on.




Hannah had developed a pretty good talent for the sawzall....




Every thing off down to the frame. We don't have any pictures past this point, but we cut the front end off, and cut the frame into 'managable' chunks. Then John almost single handedly moved all the parts inside and piled them on the floor. (I was too pooped to help)





one very dirty Hannah - she had a ball!



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-The Hilander.
Silver 2017 Silverado 1500 double cab 2WD 5.3L
"Rattle can primer red" 1966 C20 Custom Camper 5.7L, 700 R4 trans 410 diff. front disc, p/s
Project Pics


 
Beckrl 
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Reg: 01-30-09
02-28-10 04:59 PM - Post#1871380    
    In response to hilandr451

I drove my 66 today to see my mom, some 10 miles after the drive I alway think of things I need to do or want to do to it.

Great pics

1966 Chevy C10 pickup Fleetside 283 cid

Beck


 
Todd W. White 
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Todd W. White
Loc: Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Reg: 02-08-08
03-03-10 05:53 PM - Post#1873334    
    In response to Beckrl

I ordered the NEW SYSTEM for my electrical system from MAD Electrical, a 3-wire 12S Alternator in CHROME, a new heavy-duty headlight wiring harness with relays from LMC Truck, and a new, stainless-steel battery tray for my '65 C-10.



 
Chevy_Stepside 
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Loc: San Francisco, Ca, USA
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03-13-10 09:34 PM - Post#1879686    
    In response to Chevy_Stepside

I put some pulleys on the engine, dropped in the dist and bolted down the valve covers. I also cleaned up some of the mess cutting up a truck leaves behind..

"A man and his truck, It's a beautiful thing"
The tour is on again. May 1st 2011. $5 I ride 100 miles. http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?pg=personal&a mp;f...


Edited by Chevy_Stepside on 03-13-10 09:35 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Chevy_Stepside 
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Chevy_Stepside
Age: 55
Loc: San Francisco, Ca, USA
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03-15-10 08:59 PM - Post#1880818    
    In response to Chevy_Stepside

I took the front clip out of the back with my engine hoist, cleaned it up and painted it untill my paint ran out. Then I put it on the truck.

"A man and his truck, It's a beautiful thing"
The tour is on again. May 1st 2011. $5 I ride 100 miles. http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?pg=personal&a mp;f...


 
chevytrucknut61 
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chevytrucknut61
Loc: Wichita ks
Reg: 09-26-03
03-16-10 09:47 AM - Post#1881042    
    In response to Chevy_Stepside

Mine started after sitting a few weeks in garage.But I noticed some fluid on the floor. I still need to change transmission, Why does it leak out after sitting a few days?


Later, Ben



 
Chevy_Stepside 
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Chevy_Stepside
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03-16-10 01:04 PM - Post#1881096    
    In response to Chevy_Stepside

Here are the pictures..




Yes I know they are sidways but I just dont feel like going through the painfull edit motions of photobucket. Just tilt your head..

THERE - FIXED!!!! ---G.



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Attachment: 004.JPG (37.31 KB) 1991 View(s)

"A man and his truck, It's a beautiful thing"
The tour is on again. May 1st 2011. $5 I ride 100 miles. http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?pg=personal&a mp;f...


Edited by hilandr451 on 03-18-10 07:41 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
hilandr451 
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hilandr451
Age: 55
Loc: Anna Texas
Reg: 01-02-02
03-18-10 07:40 AM - Post#1882133    
    In response to Chevy_Stepside

I'm just impressed that you were able to clear the bed side with that rinky-dink cherry picker of yourn!

Nice job! I wished you'd thought of that the day I threw my back out doing this:





Attachment: 007.JPG (50.41 KB) 2010 View(s)

-The Hilander.
Silver 2017 Silverado 1500 double cab 2WD 5.3L
"Rattle can primer red" 1966 C20 Custom Camper 5.7L, 700 R4 trans 410 diff. front disc, p/s
Project Pics


 
squidley63 
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Loc: Ar
Reg: 09-23-04
03-20-10 09:02 AM - Post#1883370    
    In response to hilandr451

Moved my 63 out of the yard and back to the driveway getting it ready for new parts this season.

1963 Chevrolet C-10 Fleetside SWB
400 sbc 3 speed manual

95 Chevy Suburban 5.7TBI 4X4


 
wyome 
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wyome
Loc: Castle Rock CO
Reg: 09-22-08
03-20-10 11:39 PM - Post#1883744    
    In response to squidley63

Finally got my oil pressure gauge and oil pressure light hooked up.

Tomorrow I will get to clean up the giant mess I made when I fired up my truck with out the oil pressure sender in place...oil pump work great man!

I also installed my new clear lens dome light from LMC...that sucker is bright as heck...lites up the whole freakin cab!!!


David E.

1964 Chevy C-10, Stepside, Longbed Sportin' a 283ci V-8


 
old_gto 
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old_gto
Loc: Orlando, FLA
Reg: 07-13-00
03-21-10 04:13 AM - Post#1883762    
    In response to wyome


Ours has been waiting....
trailing arms are back on, new coil springs, helper leafs, bushings, & shocks are back on....
but the rear end still hasn`t gone to the driveline shop yet.
On the UP side, a friend with a mig welder looked the cab over yesterday, and we figured out which panels to buy to start bodywork on the cab.
Cut-backs at work have slowed me down, but I`m still moving a little bit forward!


The only thing I`m sure of, is that I`m not sure of anything.
71 Corvette, 97 burb, 66 GTO, 69 Grand Prix, 65 Mustang, 65 C-10 Fleetside, 74 Camaro
Too many toys, not enough play time!


 
pctahlequah 
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Loc: Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Reg: 08-03-08
03-21-10 06:27 AM - Post#1883791    
    In response to old_gto

Friday, I installed those 67'-71 BB mounts, stuck the engine back in, got the headers on, and drilled new holes to bolt down the trans crossmember.

Then I fixed a gas leak on my ex-wifes car, (fixed, not caused... )and thought about what I need to do next on the truck.
Saturday, I cleaned the shop up some and rearranged the shelves to get more stuff off the floor.

Today, I'm looking out the window at about 8 inches of snow, still fslling, drinking coffee. I have to drive 60 miles in that crap to pick my son up at the airport. I can drive in it just fine....it's the other idiots that scare me.

************* Preston

'66 Chevy pick-up:Small back glass, A/C cab, LWB 454/TH400/3.08 rear
'68 Impala: SS Fastback 454/700R4/3.08 rear
'07 Suzuki Boulevard C50 805cc




 
Bchbound 
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Bchbound
Age: 57
Loc: Bokeelia, FL
Reg: 05-02-07
04-05-10 06:01 AM - Post#1893096    
    In response to Chevy_Stepside

I drove it!! Nice Easter morning ride. Saw lots of classic cars out. Guess everyone had the same idea....

Give me oysters and beer for dinner every day of the year and I'll be fine!




 
58delray 
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58delray
Loc: Rutledge, Georgia
Reg: 03-09-01
04-05-10 05:46 PM - Post#1893496    
    In response to Bchbound

Blew the pollen off it

1958 Delray



 
Chevy_Stepside 
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Chevy_Stepside
Age: 55
Loc: San Francisco, Ca, USA
Reg: 07-08-02
04-06-10 07:46 AM - Post#1893767    
    In response to 58delray

I looked at mine. Just need to paint the firewall and I can start putting it back together again.

"A man and his truck, It's a beautiful thing"
The tour is on again. May 1st 2011. $5 I ride 100 miles. http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?pg=personal&a mp;f...


Edited by Chevy_Stepside on 04-06-10 07:48 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
58delray 
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58delray
Loc: Rutledge, Georgia
Reg: 03-09-01
04-06-10 05:11 PM - Post#1894000    
    In response to Chevy_Stepside

dusted the pollen off of it today, the black chassis is now golden.....pollen count was 2800 here in GA today

1958 Delray



 
old_gto 
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old_gto
Loc: Orlando, FLA
Reg: 07-13-00
04-06-10 06:52 PM - Post#1894072    
    In response to 58delray

Well, the big brown truck brought some metal today! 2 rockers panels, inside door bottoms, a cab corner, with 2 outside door bottoms on back-order.
So now we`ll have to start pulling off the front clip so we can start on the cab!
Woo Hoo!


The only thing I`m sure of, is that I`m not sure of anything.
71 Corvette, 97 burb, 66 GTO, 69 Grand Prix, 65 Mustang, 65 C-10 Fleetside, 74 Camaro
Too many toys, not enough play time!


 
1965C-10 
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1965C-10
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04-06-10 10:45 PM - Post#1894178    
    In response to old_gto

Hope you take some pictures of those rockers and cab corners being replaced, I like to see how it's done.



 
old_gto 
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old_gto
Loc: Orlando, FLA
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04-07-10 03:14 AM - Post#1894216    
    In response to 1965C-10

Will do. A friend has the welder, and is going to help me with it, so I`ll be snapping pictures while he works, LOL!


The only thing I`m sure of, is that I`m not sure of anything.
71 Corvette, 97 burb, 66 GTO, 69 Grand Prix, 65 Mustang, 65 C-10 Fleetside, 74 Camaro
Too many toys, not enough play time!


 
markeb01 
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Age: 70
Loc: Spokane, WA
Reg: 06-08-09
04-09-10 10:29 PM - Post#1895949    
    In response to old_gto

Thanks to the Van Pershing Idea Page, I installed door jamb switches tonight just like in the how to article. I'll get them connected to the dome harness tomorrow. Thanks Persh for posting the article, and for including the part number. No other local supplier in my area carries a switch that will work (they are all too short). After a bunch of research I did find an Autozone about 10 miles from here that had the SW98 switches, and they remain $1.99 each.



 
old_gto 
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04-11-10 03:44 PM - Post#1896813    
    In response to markeb01

Well, she lost a little more weight today! Getting closer to start chopping sections out of the cab.....



The only thing I`m sure of, is that I`m not sure of anything.
71 Corvette, 97 burb, 66 GTO, 69 Grand Prix, 65 Mustang, 65 C-10 Fleetside, 74 Camaro
Too many toys, not enough play time!


 
wyome 
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wyome
Loc: Castle Rock CO
Reg: 09-22-08
04-11-10 03:57 PM - Post#1896824    
    In response to old_gto

Cleaned up some of the wiring with some flex loom...installed the grommets I ordered from American Auto Wire a while back...took her for a drive!!!!!!!!!!

David E.

1964 Chevy C-10, Stepside, Longbed Sportin' a 283ci V-8


 
Chevy_Stepside 
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Age: 55
Loc: San Francisco, Ca, USA
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04-16-10 07:55 AM - Post#1899499    
    In response to Chevy_Stepside

I installed the heater hose fitting on the engine and water pump and hooked up the heater hoses but I still need one hose clamp. I also set the radiator in and put the fan on.

"A man and his truck, It's a beautiful thing"
The tour is on again. May 1st 2011. $5 I ride 100 miles. http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?pg=personal&a mp;f...


 
old_gto 
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old_gto
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04-18-10 07:19 PM - Post#1900869    
    In response to Chevy_Stepside



We got the rest of the front clip off, and the engine & trans out this weekend.

The only thing I`m sure of, is that I`m not sure of anything.
71 Corvette, 97 burb, 66 GTO, 69 Grand Prix, 65 Mustang, 65 C-10 Fleetside, 74 Camaro
Too many toys, not enough play time!


 
Chevy_Stepside 
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Chevy_Stepside
Age: 55
Loc: San Francisco, Ca, USA
Reg: 07-08-02
05-06-10 10:43 AM - Post#1910836    
    In response to old_gto

I was riding by the Napa store today and remebered to stop and get some plug wires. Yee hawwww.

"A man and his truck, It's a beautiful thing"
The tour is on again. May 1st 2011. $5 I ride 100 miles. http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?pg=personal&a mp;f...


 
Nthefamily 
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Nthefamily
Loc: North Ga.
Reg: 02-07-09
05-06-10 06:10 PM - Post#1911036    
    In response to Chevy_Stepside

Installed heater core purchased from Truck Shop out in Cal.
Don't know why but I have a DELUX heater core but my controls for the heater are standard controls. They must have put whatever they had on the assymbly line back then on these trucks if they had any extra parts left over.
All the heater cores the parts stores had were the wrong one so had to pull out my books i had from swap meets and find the right one.

85 K10 Silverado-461
92 S10
65 C10-327 (Gone but not forgotten)


 
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