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Username Post: What did you do to your truck today?        (Topic#235250)
pctahlequah 
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pctahlequah
Loc: Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Reg: 08-03-08
05-07-10 08:38 AM - Post#1911313    
    In response to Nthefamily

Over the last week or so, I got all the underhood wiring finished except for the turn signal harness. I've also been stripping and primering all the little places where my cab rubber and weather stipping is gonna go. Yesterday I installed the new hood to cowl seal and the inner fender to cab seals.
I still need a radiator, gas tank, and driveshaft. But I got plenty of stuff to do that costs little or no money.

************* 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




 
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69 SS396 
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69 SS396
Age: 57
Loc: Lakeland, Fl
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05-08-10 04:17 AM - Post#1911664    
    In response to pctahlequah

All of you over achievers are making me feel bad. I dug out snapped off fence posts from a windstorm and cemented in new ones. No work on the truck

The fate of empires depends on the education of youth-Aristotle

Kids will be kids, but parents should be parents.
Sean

http://www.picturetrail.com/myelkyss
1969 El Camino SS396 "Misty Meaner"


 
markeb01 
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Age: 69
Loc: Spokane, WA
Reg: 06-08-09
05-08-10 08:51 AM - Post#1911747    
    In response to 69 SS396

You're not alone, we recently has 60+ mph winds that damaged the roof, one tent shed, and flipped the other one over, and it had been anchored with nylon tie down straps.

Cleaned up the truck to go to a small car show this morning, then will be spending the rest of the weekend repairing wind damage.



 
pctahlequah 
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pctahlequah
Loc: Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Reg: 08-03-08
05-08-10 04:54 PM - Post#1911944    
    In response to markeb01

Went to the salvage with my son to get some stuff for his stang. Found those pieces that go on either side of the radiator for mine. Now I just need the radiator to go between them

************* 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




 
wyome 
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wyome
Loc: Castle Rock CO
Reg: 09-22-08
05-10-10 07:41 PM - Post#1913052    
    In response to pctahlequah

I fixed my gas gauge and a few other idiot lights today. When I visited with Vaughn he said that my gas gauge had a short to ground in it, so the troubleshooting began. Turned out I had my generator light and cold temp light hooked up wrong, and my gas gauge had the two wires hooked up wrong.

So an hour or so with a multimeter I got every idiot light working like it should, and a working gas gauge!!! Yay me!!!!

Thanks Vaughn on the hints on what to look for!!

David E.

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


 
Chevy_Stepside 
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Chevy_Stepside
Age: 54
Loc: San Francisco, Ca, USA
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05-18-10 08:25 PM - Post#1917158    
    In response to Chevy_Stepside

I popped in the starter in the 66, and I found the one that came out of my 65 with a newish harness and a battery cable attached. I put in the battery box I had laying around and some oil and a filter. I acually got to finally check and see if the light and stuff worked and the engine cranked over a bit. Still need to hook up spark plug wires, hoses, and tranny lines. Almost there. It was nice to hear it turn over anyway.

"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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Age: 55
Loc: Anna Texas
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05-19-10 06:47 AM - Post#1917305    
    In response to Chevy_Stepside

Hey Jonny - just so you know: it's not Saturday.

-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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Chevy_Stepside 
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05-19-10 06:51 PM - Post#1917634    
    In response to hilandr451

I am thinking about going back on Saturday though. The real Saturday that is.

"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...


 
pctahlequah 
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pctahlequah
Loc: Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Reg: 08-03-08
05-20-10 09:41 PM - Post#1918218    
    In response to Chevy_Stepside

We got quarterly bonuses at work today so I went on ebay and bought an aluminum radiator I've been looking at. Should have it by next weekend.
I'll let ya'll know how it works out.



************* 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




 
Chevy_Stepside 
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05-21-10 08:01 AM - Post#1918352    
    In response to pctahlequah

  • pctahlequah Said:
We got quarterly bonuses at work today so I went on ebay and bought an aluminum radiator I've been looking at. Should have it by next weekend.
I'll let ya'll know how it works out.




That would be nice.

"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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Age: 55
Loc: Anna Texas
Reg: 01-02-02
05-24-10 09:06 AM - Post#1919816    
    In response to Chevy_Stepside

My son-in-law came out from Georgia on Friday and we pulled the bed off the '66 and cleaned and painted the back frame and bumper. Then we replaced the coil springs and shocks.

Today we'll be cutting off the failed sheer-type rear cab mounts and bolting on the NOS pair I've had floating around my shop for the last 8 years!

We'll bolt the bed back on her and possibly put a new plywood bottom in her to hold it over until I get the new bed wood in. Either that or we'll just put the old stuff back in and call it good. (I'm barbequeing ribs today - don't want to work too awful late!)

I'll post lots of pictures later. That exhaust shop sure did a great job installing those Magnaflow's 2 years ago. I really couldn't appreciate the full talent that man has until we pulled the bed. If you're local to Vacaville check him out: Shlioh Automotive Pro Performance 801 Davis St. good solid work and it's guaranteed.

-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


 
hilandr451 
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Age: 55
Loc: Anna Texas
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05-25-10 08:46 PM - Post#1920744    
    In response to hilandr451

Got 'er done yesterday! too whipped to post. the new springs I bought from classic are STIFF!! We ground and pounded rivets and finally replaced the rear cab mounts - what a pain!! Now the cab body lines line up with the bed - hooray! first time since I've owned it! With the new springs in the rear, the rear bumper is at least 6" higher than it has been for the last 16 years I've owned the truck.

the bad news is, when I installed the new power speering last year, I trimmed the steering shaft with the cab tilted back because of bad rear cab mounts. When we fixed the mounts yesterday and tilted the cab forward to it's proper position, a 5/16" gap appeared between the steering wheel and the shift collar. Now I have to shorten the steering shaft some how. Oh joy.

Pictures at 11.

-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


 
christopherlutz 
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Loc: Flower Mound, Texas
Reg: 11-10-06
05-26-10 01:20 PM - Post#1921047    
    In response to hilandr451

Cool update Greg,

Can't belive you've had a pair of the NOS cab mounts sitting around! I cut them out and converted to C10's (Van Pershing Style).

6 inches of bed height difference seems like a whole bunch, were the originals fully compressed?

I wish I would have been smart enough to paint the frame in sections like you've done....I disassmbled the whole thing and guess what?

It's hard to use that way

Lutzy

1965 C20 (completely dismantled)
2008 Chevy Silverado 1500 (5.3l V8)
2006 Honda Pilot EX


 
hilandr451 
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hilandr451
Age: 55
Loc: Anna Texas
Reg: 01-02-02
05-28-10 07:07 AM - Post#1921850    
    In response to christopherlutz

Yeah, the old springs were pretty much munched. I could step on the bumper on a corner and flex the bed 12". When I put the old ones next to the new ones on the floor, the old ones were actually higher by 1". The new ones are very stiff. It actually rides like a truck now! (gonna have to get that custom comfort seat recovered pronto! that stocker no-frills temp replacement seat is killin' me!)

I'm going to purchase a new carb today or tomorrow and tune her up so I can start driving her on the freeway again.

I'll be starting back on the passenger side door and hood Saturday. my goal is to go to paint in a month, then my son-in-law is taking 5 days off work from driving truck to come out and help me with the big tear-down and re-assemble. We make a pretty good team!

The OEM cab mounts were a stroke of luck. A good friend found them for me on a junk table at the Pomona swap meet back in '02. He said he saw the picture I posted asking if anybody knew where a guy could purchase them new. The next day BAM! there they were on that table. The people selling them had no idea what they were and let him have them for $15.00 for the set. He spent another $15.00 to ship them to me! He held my dog for collateral, but I paid him and everything worked out fine. (dang jar-heads! they don't trust nobody!

-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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Chevy_Stepside
Age: 54
Loc: San Francisco, Ca, USA
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05-28-10 02:19 PM - Post#1922022    
    In response to hilandr451

  • hilandr451 Said:

Pictures at 11.


We are still waiting.. And he calls me lazy..

"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...


 
HURSTSSAMX69 
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Loc: Madison, WI
Reg: 01-23-10
05-30-10 08:57 AM - Post#1922771    
    In response to Nthefamily

I just realized i was 2 8-19.5's short of a full set of show tires


Mike

1953 Studebaker M275.
1962 GMC 4500.
1969 AMC AMX.
1976 Arctic Cat Jag2000.
1977 Ford F-350.
1988 AMC/Jeep MJ.
1992 GTA Trans AM.
1995 GMC K2500.
2007 Honda Rubicon TRX500.
Looking for M52A1 Mack 5T 6x6/M123A1C 10T Mack 6x6.


 
hilandr451 
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hilandr451
Age: 55
Loc: Anna Texas
Reg: 01-02-02
06-05-10 01:24 PM - Post#1925609    
    In response to HURSTSSAMX69

I promised pictures....





Attachment: truck_-_rear_springs_05-23-10_003.jpg (78 KB) 1968 View(s)
Attachment: truck_-_rear_springs_05-23-10_009.jpg (62.27 KB) 1981 View(s)
Attachment: truck_-_rear_springs_05-23-10_010.jpg (77.42 KB) 1975 View(s)
Attachment: truck_-_rear_springs_05-23-10_011.jpg (78.22 KB) 1955 View(s)
Attachment: truck_-_rear_springs_05-23-10_020.jpg (76.76 KB) 1961 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


 
Beckrl 
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06-05-10 03:50 PM - Post#1925642    
    In response to hilandr451

I took the time to wash her white again
I've been driving her to work the past week and will continue to next week.

1966 Chevy C10 pickup Fleetside 283 cid

Beck


 
1965C-10 
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1965C-10
Age: 40
Loc: San Tan Valley AZ "Phoeni...
Reg: 11-18-01
06-05-10 07:02 PM - Post#1925731    
    In response to hilandr451

How about a video clip of it idling, maybe with a couple of lights revs?

I never got to hear it run since it had no engine last time.



 
RAC65 
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Loc: Texas
Reg: 11-22-09
06-06-10 05:54 AM - Post#1925859    
    In response to 1965C-10

I like the wheels on your truck hilandr I have the same kind for my 65. Hopefully some day I will get a chance to put them back on and drive the truck.



Edited by hilandr451 on 06-07-10 12:16 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
RAC65 
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06-06-10 06:10 AM - Post#1925862    
    In response to RAC65

Seems I am not smart enough to load a picture.



 
HURSTSSAMX69 
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HURSTSSAMX69
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Loc: Madison, WI
Reg: 01-23-10
06-09-10 06:00 PM - Post#1927694    
    In response to Chevy_Stepside

I realized i was 2 tires short of a full set of show tire's and i can't seem to locate 2 more of them . . .

Mike

1953 Studebaker M275.
1962 GMC 4500.
1969 AMC AMX.
1976 Arctic Cat Jag2000.
1977 Ford F-350.
1988 AMC/Jeep MJ.
1992 GTA Trans AM.
1995 GMC K2500.
2007 Honda Rubicon TRX500.
Looking for M52A1 Mack 5T 6x6/M123A1C 10T Mack 6x6.


 
RAC65 
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06-09-10 06:13 PM - Post#1927704    
    In response to HURSTSSAMX69

Thanks Hilandr



 
hilandr451 
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06-10-10 06:34 AM - Post#1927908    
    In response to RAC65

No problem brother!


-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


 
Bchbound 
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06-10-10 07:06 AM - Post#1927923    
    In response to hilandr451

Love that exhaust..

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




 
hilandr451 
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06-10-10 07:23 AM - Post#1927929    
    In response to Bchbound

Thanks! a local guy did it for me: Shiloh Automotive Pro Performance here in Vacaville. Cost me about $500.00. including mufflers and the "H" pipe. You really can't appreciate the art work until you pull the bed off. Mind you he did all of that with the bed on! I have been runnung that on my truck for 3 years now and I drive it almost daily.

-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


 
HURSTSSAMX69 
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06-12-10 06:35 PM - Post#1929276    
    In response to hilandr451

Look at those tame tires
Do they say "turf-savers" on the side wall ?


Nice truck

Mike



1953 Studebaker M275.
1962 GMC 4500.
1969 AMC AMX.
1976 Arctic Cat Jag2000.
1977 Ford F-350.
1988 AMC/Jeep MJ.
1992 GTA Trans AM.
1995 GMC K2500.
2007 Honda Rubicon TRX500.
Looking for M52A1 Mack 5T 6x6/M123A1C 10T Mack 6x6.


 
1965C-10 
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06-12-10 09:30 PM - Post#1929357    
    In response to HURSTSSAMX69

I went out to take off the old tie rods, and figure out the new ones.

But, then got sidetracked and looked at some ugly wiring I did when putting the big block in 2004.

I had a red wire running from the alternator on the passenger side running over the upper coolant hose to the harness.

Got to looking, and the harness would almost reach over to the alternator, and it still had the alternator plug for stock 1965 small block alternator, had that wrapped around the horn.

Cut the alternator plug out, relocated the harness to near the alternator.

Looks much better.

I'll have to get some more butt connectors to bring one of the wires on the new internal regulated alternator to a wire by the horn/electrical area.

The way it is now, it runs by the battery, and over the radiator area, so that will be a easy fix to blend that wire in with the harness that I relocated by the alternator.

My last thing that looks bad, is the little wire that comes off the positive battery cable, and goes over the radiator to the relay by the horn.

Any ideas of how to run that wire so it's not so visible?



 
fritz1990 
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06-13-10 05:41 AM - Post#1929442    
    In response to 1965C-10

Should be a hole in the radiator support right by the battery. I ran mine through there and in front of the radiator tucked up in there. Take the two panels on top off and run it behind there. It should have another hole on the drivers side to come out, use grommets.

Regards, Jeff

1998 K1500 6.5 Coal burner
1965 C10 with 498 BBC AFR Heads
1964 C10 Ran 348W for 6 years, now SBC.

Corvettes owned: '74 '77 '78 L82 Silver Anniversary, 2002 LS1

Don't have a nervous come together!

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06-14-10 02:21 AM - Post#1929854    
    In response to fritz1990

I FINALLY got back to the truck this weekend. We got the front section of the frame cleaned up, and POR 15 applied. Got the doors off, my welder buddy will pick them up next week. Next, the cab mounts will come off, and we`ll lift it up a little to do the center section of the frame, and new cab mounts.
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!


 
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