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Old 12-03-2016, 01:33 PM   #301
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Here's my 3/4 ton. Present and past.
Incredible job! You brought that one back to a better time. A suggestion to lock in the "look". IMO your truck is worth the "FET" (front end treatment) : Black paint behind grill and off white paint surround strip around the perimeter.
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Old 12-03-2016, 03:07 PM   #302
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I agree - that truck looks beautiful, and I've had one in that color scheme before - it really grew on me. Also agree with factorystock, it would be a crowning touch to put the white surround and black background behind the grille. It's a detail that is often overlooked and makes a huge difference (to me anyway! Ha. Some people prefer it left full body color, but I like the original look of the floating grille). Again, looks like that truck came a LONG way from where it started - would love to see some more pics!
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Old 12-03-2016, 04:57 PM   #303
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Thanks for the compliments fellas. I agree about the front end detail, I may need to add that. I don't remember why we didn't, I guess I was getting lazy by the time we painted. My daughter and I spent about a year and a half(off and on). It's certainly not perfect, but we made a lot of memories (and mistakes)along the way. All in all we had a great time sooo...I picked up a 58 Apache in January of this year and we are at it again.
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Old 12-03-2016, 11:14 PM   #304
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Thanks for the additional pics - that's very cool to have made some memories in the process. If you made mistakes, don't admit to it(!) because nobody would be able to tell - truck is ready for the show! Nice family shot in the back too. Even the heelers look like they're havin fun. Mine liked my blue truck too
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Old 12-04-2016, 12:45 PM   #305
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Old 12-04-2016, 02:57 PM   #306
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The 66 is gorgeous. Great job man.
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Old 12-05-2016, 12:47 AM   #307
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Nice looking dog and truck Jocko!

Sweet Custom Camper my04!
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Old 12-05-2016, 12:25 PM   #308
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Yep, X2. Those clean '60-'66 3/4 tons have that special look that I can never get enough of. Where do all these ebay trucks go to after the sale? I haven't seen the new owners show them off on this site. Here is a '66 Cust Camper truck I remember Sodly asked about, I don't know who owns it, but here is a little something. How many people go this power train route on a 3/4 ton? 262 is a typo, must have a 292.
I did finally track down the owner of that saddle Custom Camper awhile back. Neat truck with original paint but the engine has been out, repainted and modified with triple carbs and a couple other things. Looks very stock from the outside, though. The owner isn't on this board as far as I can tell.
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Old 07-04-2017, 08:53 AM   #309
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Any more trucks to add?
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Old 07-04-2017, 11:11 AM   #310
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I've posted before, but new paint, so new picture.
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Old 07-04-2017, 11:12 AM   #311
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Here are some pics of my 66 Custom Camper.
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66 C20. 292, 4 speed. Besides the tuneup and wheel/tires it's all stock
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Here are some pics of my 66 Custom Camper.
I. Love. That. Truck. Welcome.
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Old 07-14-2017, 06:01 PM   #314
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Thanks Jocko, working on getting the old truck running. Am goin to start a thread under projects soon
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Old 07-16-2017, 01:12 PM   #315
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I've posted before, but new paint, so new picture.
Wow, new paint, I assume you color matched to original special order. This deserves another solo photo. Glad you kept the original 16" wheels and caps too.
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Here are some pics of my 66 Custom Camper.
Nice find! Hard to find one more original! Very common period aftermarket tanks. There seems to be an interesting pattern of Custom Campers originating from the Pacific Northwest ( Washington, Oregon ) , could it be people wanted an escape from all that rain?
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Old 07-16-2017, 05:52 PM   #317
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I am very impressed with the originality. Trying to preserve as much as possible. This truck sat for a long period. Every major system needs rehab. Just rebuilt original carb. Need to rebuild the original starter. Brake master cylinder and wheel cylinders will follow. I am taking pictures. Going to start a project thread soon.

I agree, there do seem to be many C20s and custom campers for sale. The location has helped to preserve them. I think you are on to something about owners wanting to get out of the consistent rain. I was stationed at Ft Lewis, and for me, 90 days of sunshine per year is not enough.
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:42 PM   #318
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Not sure how I missed this thread after all these years, but here is my contribution, Ol Blue. He is currently getting body work done, and paint. Keeping the same color, only thing I am adding is side trim. Since I got him, I have added a built 350 to replace the one I blew, a 700R, and a Dana 60. He is my pride and joy, and I can't wait to be driving again soon.
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Wow, new paint, I assume you color matched to original special order. This deserves another solo photo. Glad you kept the original 16" wheels and caps too.
Here's a solo pic. Only one i have so far.

Yes, color matched to original special paint. We preserved the truck to original as much as possible. Fixed the rust, and repainted as is, with original dents and all. The recovered seat should go in tonight. Under hood and interior paint left original. Only painted because of rust and previous owners wife paint brush job.

I've been busy with a barn/shop addition. I will post a link to a seperate thread later.
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