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Old 12-21-2017, 03:41 PM   #1
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1966 C10 LB 2wd 283 4spd build

Time to start my build thread..
Bought this 1966 C10 LB 283 4sp PS PB Custom model
Pretty much how it was from the factory. Built in Canada
Bought it from the family of the original owner. It has 107000 miles on it.
Here is a picture of when I got it home, and also a picture of it cab-off before work on it.
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Old 12-22-2017, 12:36 AM   #2
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Re: 1966 C10 LB 2wd 283 4spd build

That looks like a clean and straight truck

What are your plans for it?
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Old 12-22-2017, 01:38 AM   #3
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Re: 1966 C10 LB 2wd 283 4spd build

Thanks CaptainFab
Ya, it's decent, but requires the usual rust repair...floor pan, front and rear outer cab supports, pillar btms front and back, inner rockers, outer rockers, some other small pieces to be fabricated. I am working on the passenger side first.

I have two trains of thought about what I would like to end up with...1)completely stock including the colours saddle/fawn/white etc. or 2) mostly stock but choose red in and out and upgrade to fuel in rear, dual master, collapsible steering column.

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Old 12-22-2017, 01:55 PM   #4
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Re: 1966 C10 LB 2wd 283 4spd build

Jumped right in, I like that.
Following along
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Old 12-23-2017, 02:07 AM   #5
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Re: 1966 C10 LB 2wd 283 4spd build

Just build your truck the way you want it to be so you can enjoy it to the fullest.

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I have two trains of thought about what I would like to end up with...1)completely stock including the colours saddle/fawn/white etc. or 2) mostly stock but choose red in and out and upgrade to fuel in rear, dual master, collapsible steering column.

Thoughts?
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Old 12-25-2017, 04:08 AM   #6
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Re: 1966 C10 LB 2wd 283 4spd build

Some details (bit out of sequence). Here is the steering wheel repair, kind of close to finished. It's interesting that my 1966 Canadian built truck came with this style of steering wheel. Maybe this is not the original, or maybe it is the original and is this style because this 1966 truck was made in Canada late in 1965?
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Old 01-04-2018, 08:20 PM   #7
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Re: 1966 C10 LB 2wd 283 4spd build

Looking good so far
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:02 PM   #8
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For the bottom of the front pillar post repair, I decided to tack a small, 1/4 inch wide strip of 16g to the inside so that I would have some backing and be able to turn the heat up on the weld to ensure strength...
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:22 PM   #9
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Finally, passenger side pretty much done. A number of adjustments were needed to the outer rocker and the cab corner to make them work.
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Old 07-17-2018, 01:00 PM   #10
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Re: 1966 C10 LB 2wd 283 4spd build

Looks like you been there and done that before....good work!
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Old 07-21-2018, 10:51 PM   #11
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Looks like you been there and done that before....good work!
Thanks Jimmy! I'm actually quite a newby that this sort of thing, but enjoying the journey. It has been a bit slow, but getting there.
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