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Username Post: What did you do to your truck today?        (Topic#235250)
lakeroadster 
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01-24-15 08:04 PM - Post#2517683    
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Finished the custom side trim on my '65 today.

Sanded the white trim for faux patina effect:


Hammer formed the end of the wide trim:


Installed Wide Trim:


Installed Lengthened Narrow Trim:



Installed Doug's (GMCDAC) Bowties












John

"The Orange Crate" 1965 C10 SWB Step Side Build Thread: http://talk.classicparts.com/showthread.php?t=1392...


 
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Thunder Road 
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Loc: Loving, New Mexico
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01-29-15 12:35 AM - Post#2518708    
    In response to Chevy_Stepside

I replaced the stoplight switch.

I just checked the shop manual. The manual tells to disconnect the wires and how to adjust the switch, BUT how to remove the switch.

After several hours...... Remove the bolt that hold the pedal to push rod. Must be able to move the pedal out of way.

Jackie

Ms. Jackie

All gave some.

[image]http://chevytalk.org/sm/252775.jpg[/image]

Some gave all.

61 Mercury Comet
65 Chevy C10 pick-up
66 Chevy C10 Panel
74 MGB
93 Chevy 1500 Pick-up (Ranch Truck)
14 Fiat Abarth


 
Chevy_Stepside 
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Age: 55
Loc: San Francisco, Ca, USA
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02-02-15 09:51 PM - Post#2520037    
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Plumbed my rear tank because the one in the cab was starting to leak. Today I found out where empty is and it is just under 1/2 tank..

"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...


 
Chevy_Stepside 
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02-02-15 09:54 PM - Post#2520038    
    In response to Chevy_Stepside

I also installed the custom steering wheel I picke up. I had to take some crapy paint off that some dork put on it but it came off pretty easy. Now I have a patina steering wheel.

"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...


 
CowboyTrukr 
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Loc: Salt Lake City
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02-04-15 05:46 PM - Post#2520625    
    In response to lakeroadster

That looks sweet, John. Not over powering. Just the right amount of accent.

Greg

Greg

'95 K1500 Z71 EC Short Step 5.7L+0.040/NV3500
'00 Explorer XLT 4.0 V6 Auto
'94 K2500 5.7 NV4500 ECLB - SOLD

"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing" Sir Edmund Burke


 
hilandr451 
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Loc: Anna Texas
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03-01-15 10:23 PM - Post#2527386    
    In response to CowboyTrukr

I thought that was a '66,

-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
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Thunder Road 
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03-02-15 07:34 AM - Post#2527436    
    In response to hilandr451

Chevy_Stepside

I noticed that you did not cut the dash to fit the aftermarket radio.

It is a pain to repair. I am repairing one now.

Jackie







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Ms. Jackie

All gave some.

[image]http://chevytalk.org/sm/252775.jpg[/image]

Some gave all.

61 Mercury Comet
65 Chevy C10 pick-up
66 Chevy C10 Panel
74 MGB
93 Chevy 1500 Pick-up (Ranch Truck)
14 Fiat Abarth


 
Chevy_Stepside 
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03-02-15 10:15 PM - Post#2527652    
    In response to Thunder Road

That Truck never came with a radio. I had a radio mount I took out of one of my other trucks I had before I got rid of it. I cut the dash in my other truck but that one is custom anyway. This one is a survivor.

"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...


 
hilandr451 
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03-11-15 09:21 PM - Post#2529975    
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I finally got the shop set up and everything unpacked. I still need to run power out to the compressor and put up another row of lights, but it's somewhat functional.









I started cleaning up my differential parts tonight with my new parts washer from Harbor Freight. I bought the solvent from O'Reilly's - B'laster makes it - I worked wonderful. Expensive, but worth it. For the 20 gal parts washer, you need 10 gallons of solvent to get the pump to work. At $90.00 for 5 gallons, that cost twice as much as the parts washer!

Next is a bead blaster!

On the short list is:
Cleaning, painting and assembling the differential, installing it in the truck and hooking up the e-brake again. (Texas still has state safety inspections)
Installing my new carb from Summit Racing.
Getting Texas plates on the '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
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Woogeroo 
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04-12-15 01:31 PM - Post#2538920    
    In response to hilandr451


last week on my '65 c10 :

replaced the heater defroster hoses with pieces from classic parts of america... they slipped on nice and snug with no issues.

replaced a few of the glove box screws with some reproduction ones, which are close, but not exact. However, at least they are all phillips heads now and the wonky over sized flat slotted screws are gone. :D

also I took off the valve covers to the later model SBC and painted 'em with engine enamel - gray, then the chevy orange red... looks kinda spiffy but that was a lot of work just getting 'em clean and prepping 'em to paint. Oh well, maybe the paint will make it run better. /sarcasm

It was good to do some wrenching on it again, fixing a few things at a time.

A few months back I had to epoxy the back of the fuse panel - to keep the metal snap for the glass bulb fuses in place - it kept walking around and turning off the heater in the cold! :D

old trucks are fun,

carry on.

-W



 
Woogeroo 
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04-12-15 02:56 PM - Post#2538941    
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took some photos of the engine compartment / valve covers

-W



 
Gremlin 
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04-14-15 07:17 PM - Post#2539536    
    In response to Woogeroo

Hilander, first of all that garage is way to clean. You must not have any kids that are into fixing their own cars. If so, your tool box drawers would be open and half your tools would be left on the floor.
Second of all, how do I get a ChevyTalk banner?



 
Chevy_Stepside 
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04-15-15 09:02 PM - Post#2539828    
    In response to hilandr451

no it is a 65 and it looks like I will be selling it to get something more practical.

"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 04-15-15 09:27 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
fchava 
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Loc: foresthill CA
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04-22-15 05:35 PM - Post#2541702    
    In response to hilandr451

Look good Greg!!!

Law of Mechanical Repair: After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch or you'll have to pee. pictures


 
hilandr451 
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Loc: Anna Texas
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05-02-15 09:13 AM - Post#2544096    
    In response to Gremlin

Yes you're correct- no kids around the house anymore! The on;y one left is my daughter who isn't interested in anything mechanical. Believe me I have lost scads of tools that way! My oldest son moved in with us a few years back and I still haven't recovered from that.

The ChevyTalk banner is from the old days. about 13 years ago I started a '60-'66 Chevy/GMC truck cruise in Northern California that turned into an annual event called "Rust NEVER Sleeps". A fellow CT'er who works at a graphics shop made that for us.

Re: Progress on the truck - had a little set back with the drop in oil prices, my youngest son got laid off at the engineering firm he worked for in Bakersfield and we were ear-marking savings to support him long distance from Texas while he found another job. So I held off purchasing parts and materials for the differential rebuild. As it turns out, he was laid off on the 22nd, and had an interview on the 24th, received an offer letter on the 27th and starts work on Monday.

Now it's back to planning the rest of the build! The cab in the picture needs more work. I didn't use an etching primer so I have peeling paint already. Also, I want to strip it down anyway to repair some rust pockets in the interior corners with metal. I previously used a POR-15 trunk repair process and I have since reconsidered that method for those areas. I'm going to be pricing some media blasting companies here in Houston and looking at DIY solutions as well.

In the mean time, I got my compressor fired up from my clothes dryer outlet and I'm moving forward with the differential rebuild and getting that installed and working.

Next, swapping the pro-street phase 2 quadrajet 850 from Jet industries I have on my stock 5.7l with a new Edlebrock 600cfm that fits my engine better.

Then its off to the wrecking yards to do some "junkyard trolling" looking for a serpentine solution for the front of the engine. This will allow me to be able to hear the sweet music Magnaflow makes instead of incessant belt squealing.

-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
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JohnB 
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05-02-15 01:24 PM - Post#2544121    
    In response to hilandr451

I have the same parts washer from HF. The directions say "Do Not Use Flammable Solvent. O'Reilly's is flammable. Do you have any problems with the pump? Inquiring minds want to know!

John B
Indianapolis, IN
1964 Chevy C-10 SB Stepside



 
Fishbone 
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05-02-15 06:02 PM - Post#2544170    
    In response to JohnB

Got the electric fan running again and drove it to Home Depot to get some trees and landscape stuff.
Got several thumbs up and alot of broken necks driving that 62 through town!

1950 Chevy Styleline Deluxe, 4dr, 6 volt, original 216 drive train.
1962 C10 235 Straight 6.
1990 S10 Blazer, 4.3 V6, bagged on 18"s, shaved, Caddi tails, suicide doors, custom paint, interior, stereo and 2 TV's.


 
hilandr451 
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05-03-15 08:33 AM - Post#2544261    
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  • JohnB Said:
I have the same parts washer from HF. The directions say "Do Not Use Flammable Solvent. O'Reilly's is flammable. Do you have any problems with the pump? Inquiring minds want to know!



I haven't had any problems with the pump other than not having the solvent fully covering the unit housing. it loses it's prime if the whole unit isn't immersed in the solvent and it takes for ever for the pump to prime once it goes dry. I put bricks in the bottom of my tank to bring the level up so I wouldn't have to spend yet another $90.00.

-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
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hilandr451 
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05-17-15 01:12 AM - Post#2547743    
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Cleaned and wire wheeled all the hardware that's being reused.




Here's all the parts to reassemble the differential minus the drums and hubs - they're on the other bench I had them turned and new bearings installed.

I still need to wire wheel the third member housing and r&r the pinion seal. Then everything is getting a nice coat of Por-15. It should cure quick in this Houston humidity!



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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


 
Chevy_Stepside 
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05-17-15 09:12 AM - Post#2547787    
    In response to hilandr451

At least you are working on it. I finally installed my blue tooth radio the other day. I must say I like it. [image][/image]

"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...


 
CowboyTrukr 
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05-17-15 09:15 AM - Post#2547789    
    In response to Chevy_Stepside

The install looks great. Love the dash color, too.

Greg

Greg

'95 K1500 Z71 EC Short Step 5.7L+0.040/NV3500
'00 Explorer XLT 4.0 V6 Auto
'94 K2500 5.7 NV4500 ECLB - SOLD

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Chevy_Stepside 
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05-17-15 10:41 AM - Post#2547805    
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I love this shot. [image][/image]

"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...


 
CowboyTrukr 
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05-17-15 11:20 AM - Post#2547809    
    In response to Chevy_Stepside

Sweet!!

Greg

'95 K1500 Z71 EC Short Step 5.7L+0.040/NV3500
'00 Explorer XLT 4.0 V6 Auto
'94 K2500 5.7 NV4500 ECLB - SOLD

"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing" Sir Edmund Burke


 
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05-17-15 01:07 PM - Post#2547824    
    In response to hilandr451

I went to O'Reilly's and the solvent says "Flammable" and the HF parts washer says "Use Water Based Cleaner Only" I don't want to spent $180. to burn the garage down!

John B
Indianapolis, IN
1964 Chevy C-10 SB Stepside



 
wyome 
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05-25-15 06:05 PM - Post#2549717    
    In response to JohnB

Me and my daughter DJ installed the A arms we got from Vaughn last summer. Next week will be a little bit of rattle can love to the frame and engine bay.

David E.

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


 
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05-25-15 09:32 PM - Post#2549758    
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Before ......





During ......





After...
it was so humid today that the POR-15 was setting up as I was brushing it on! It came out good though.







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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


 
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05-31-15 10:48 PM - Post#2551286    
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Final assembly.







Truck bed removed, we pulled it into the shop for the first time in 6 years!





Out with the old...





In with the - uh - well rebuilt. Found a smoked carrier bearing during the tear-down. Lots of fun finding parts as usual, but surprisingly the guys down at O'Rielley's came through with what I needed to rebuild the drive shaft in time to make a difference.






Pretty little 4.10 Eaton 3/4 ton axle. Nice rearend!



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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


 
Chevy_Stepside 
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06-02-15 09:45 AM - Post#2551648    
    In response to Chevy_Stepside

Just signed up for this. Now it is time to hit up the bed and finish up the body work.

"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...


 
Chevy_Stepside 
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06-13-15 09:41 AM - Post#2554274    
    In response to Chevy_Stepside

I painted my new 15x8 OEM style wheels.


"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 06-13-15 09:41 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
tmanfarm85 
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06-17-15 01:10 PM - Post#2555384    
    In response to Chevy_Stepside

After 6 years of enjoying my '63, it's time to let it go, as I retired, and my hobbies have changed. I completed a 90% restoration! and have taken first place in several shows, but it's time to let some one else enjoy it and make it their own.
I just posted it in the for sale section at the beginning of this section for these years trucks. Good luck with your projects



 
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