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Old 10-31-2012, 10:34 PM   #1
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1966 C10 Stepside Build: Project 66 C-06

Hey guys! I finally got some pictures of my truck! Just a little bit of history: It's a 1966 C10 stepper, I6, 3 on the tree (i like saying that!). I bought it from a feller that restores those old flat back wood boats that sell for insane amounts of money. I had been deployed early this year and had my Z06 at a friends house getting some work done. This gentleman also has my friend service his mercedes and his wife's 4runner. When I got back home from being deployed, I was over helping finish the heads and cam install on my car when he came over in the 66 to check on the 4runner. I immediately fell in love....with the truck...lol. I started off by introducing myself and the conversation led to his plans for the truck. He said he had no use for it and that it was his brothers who had been storing it in his back yard for the last 5 years. He told me that his brother had been wanting to sell it for a while but never committed to doing it. So me being the kind of guy I am told him I'd give him $1000 cash for it right then and there. He replied with the "let me ask him if he's serious about getting rid of it" line. So I waited, and waited, and waited, then eventually got redeployed back in september. About 2 weeks into september I got an email from my mechanics wife saying that he was looking for me to sell me the truck! I was like crap I'm in afghanistan wth am i supposed to do!?!?!? So I asked her if I could send the money via paypal and she pay for it. It was a done deal, and I has truck!!!! $1500 later (yea i know, where'd that extra $500 come from, lol) I am patiently waiting my return home in a month to get started on her!!!







The plan is a pro-touring restomod along the same scheme of my Zo6 only in truck format. So I am trying to source an LS7 which I will convert to a wet sump setup, mated to a TCI 6X 6 speed auto with paddle shifters! Porterbuilt touring dropmember coilovers all around with a moser 12 bolt and C6 ZO6 brakes. The paint will be Machine silver metallic (same color as my vette) with satin black accents. I have never done body work or rust repair and do not have the time nor the tools to do it unfortunately. I am going to have someone do the body work, my best friend who works as the lead painter at a F@$d dealership (I know, but he's a die-hard chevy guy) is going to paint it for me. All I will be able to do is tear it down, restore the frame, install all suspension, brakes, wiring, engine and driveline, etc.
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:02 AM   #2
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FINALLY!!!!!!!!! Headed back home in a month and will be starting work on the truck! It's been a long deployment and I placed my order with porterbuilt (thanks Dave) yesterday. Hopefully it will be sitting on my doorstep shortly after I arrive home!
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Nice, cool project
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:04 AM   #4
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Ordered brakes and spindles, etc for the front end (thanks way2low) and the kore3 rear C6 Z brakes with e-brake kit! Can't wait!!!!
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Re: 1966 C10 Stepside Build: Project 66 C-06

Ill tune in for the this one. Sounds like a cool plan.
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Re: 1966 C10 Stepside Build: Project 66 C-06

great looking truck, mind if I tag along for the ride?
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Welcome from Afghanistan, your new project looks great. Where were you at? I spent a year in Bagram & a year in Marmal.

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Old 03-13-2013, 10:05 PM   #8
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I never made it over to Afghanistan, hope you get back safe and sound brother !!
Your truck looks like it is going to be a great project for you, particularly with the plans you have listed for it!

Welcome to the site, and good luck on this build, I hope you keep us in photos of it as you go along !!
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:36 AM   #9
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cool start, going to be a killer truck. Borris & dave both great duudes to deal with for parts
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Cool truck. Always glad to see more short steppers here. Looking forward to watching this build. And painters are painters....doesn't matter if he practices on fords all day. Only means he'll make the chevy look even better.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:40 AM   #11
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Welcome from Afghanistan, your new project looks great. Where were you at? I spent a year in Bagram & a year in Marmal.

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HAHA! We were in the same places! spent 3 months at BAF and I just hit a year at Marmal. I think the German chow hall is overrated...but the veggies are good...We had some pretty good rabbit last week from there.
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I never made it over to Afghanistan, hope you get back safe and sound brother !!
Your truck looks like it is going to be a great project for you, particularly with the plans you have listed for it!

Welcome to the site, and good luck on this build, I hope you keep us in photos of it as you go along !!
I will most definitely keep record with as many pics as I can. Thanks for the well wishes. When I get home it's going to the media blaster to get disassembled. Unfortunately I don't have the time, skills or the tools to do body work so a shop is going to have to do it While the body work is getting done they are going to blast the frame so I can mock up the PB parts then I'll get it powder coated.

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cool start, going to be a killer truck. Borris & dave both great duudes to deal with for parts
Thanks Dino! Love the dually btw. Those guys are both top notch and showed great patience answering my questions.

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Cool truck. Always glad to see more short steppers here. Looking forward to watching this build. And painters are painters....doesn't matter if he practices on fords all day. Only means he'll make the chevy look even better.
I was wondering where all the short steppers were! I hard a hard time find a muse! Josh is a darn good painter even though he paints Frauds everyday, lol. His daily is a 2002 chevy ext cab slammed and customized. His weekend car...an 04 slobra...I have yet to show him what the power of the bowtie is all about. It's just a matter of time before his cobra and my vette cross paths...
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Placed my order with moser today! Built 12 bolt, beefed up eaton posi, 33 spline star flanged axels, and 3.73's. I had them widen the track 2" on each side. I did this because I am using HRE wheels that are 12" wide. I will still have to mini tub the bed but the design I want is a concave face wheel. Widening the rearend will prevent me from needing an extreme offset.

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great looking truck, mind if I tag along for the ride?
By all means! Hop on!
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Aboard!!! LS7 (Tim the Tool Man Taylor noises go here) sounds fun, Awesome Vette too!!! SUBSCRIBED!!!
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Thanks man! I've been checking out your build since you started as well as murph's. Great inspirations!
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WELCOME ABOARD!
It looks like you have a great starting point, & some great plans!
It's gonna be a blast to drive! Good luck!
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entropy dual e-fan radiator for lsx swap is on the way! Will update with pics when I get home!
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I'm gonna try to keep up but your way ahead of me already, but I'm learning LOL
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I'm gonna try to keep up but your way ahead of me already, but I'm learning LOL
LOL, I'm just stock piling parts. The hard part (tear down and body work) hasn't even started yet. I'm trying to source an L92 block (ls3 block but iron instead of alum.) but GM doesn't sell them like the others and they are slim pickens online...
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You certainly have given this plenty of thought!!
Mine was just going to be a matter of engine swap, tranny install, and some paint.
I never envisioned myself getting this deep into it !!

Good luck with yours, how many days and a wake up do you have left over there ?
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:24 PM   #22
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You certainly have given this plenty of thought!!
Mine was just going to be a matter of engine swap, tranny install, and some paint.
I never envisioned myself getting this deep into it !!

Good luck with yours, how many days and a wake up do you have left over there ?
It depends on how big you want to go. I've been modding vehicles for high hp applications for a while and I know that when you go big on the motor, you go big on the trans, if you go big on the trans, go big on the rear end...to put it all to the ground, gotta have the suspension to support it all. I'm starting from the ground up to build a solid cruiser that will stomp a 400+hp mustang camaro or vette into the ground and still get the groceries home in tact while being able to drive from east texas to california with the a/c on and get 20mpg. Over here there is plenty of time for researching parts and what goes with what so after all that was done it was just a matter of saving the money and hitting the order button!


19 and a wake up!!!!
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Subscribed - got my 64 stepside torn down to the frame - expecting my porterbuilt order this week or next - be safe and look forward to your thread we you get back stateside.
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i'm in, killer wheels, and it sounds like your doing it right. ls7 wow!!!!!!!!!!
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Im in sounds killer.
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