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Old 03-31-2017, 12:10 AM   #1
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64 LWB Fleetside Project

I picked this 1964 up in the end of January. I came across it on Craigslist and bought it 2 days before my birthday. I had been on the search for a clean light blue 64-66 fleetside for a long time. I have been pretty obsessed with 60-66 C10's for about 4 years now. I have had a few 1963's over the last few years, but ended up selling them because they needed more work than I was able to do/afford to have done. I picked this one up because of the color, condition, and how complete it was.
The truck is being built by Talon Harris at Asphalt Rodeo/Rusty Customs in Elk Grove. It's getting a low mile 350/700r4, Power Steering, Front Disc Brakes, 5 lug all around, 4.5/6 drop, 66 mustang tank, and all new wiring. I had them do the minor needed rust repair, and other than that, the body will remain original. Atleast that's the plan for now.

The night I picked it up!
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:12 AM   #2
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A few more pictures.
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:07 PM   #3
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Re: 64 LWB Fleetside project

Got it home and cleaned it inside and out.
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:10 PM   #4
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Old 03-31-2017, 02:29 PM   #5
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Re: 64 LWB Fleetside project

Looks like a great truck.
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Old 04-01-2017, 04:47 PM   #6
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Re: 64 LWB Fleetside project

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Looks like a great truck.
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Old 04-01-2017, 04:49 PM   #7
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A few more post cleaning pics.
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Old 04-01-2017, 04:50 PM   #8
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Old 04-01-2017, 04:53 PM   #9
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Re: 64 LWB Fleetside project

First thing I did was take off that bugly rear bumper, and added a chrome rear fleet bumper I had sitting around.
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Old 04-01-2017, 04:57 PM   #10
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The truck and motor arriving at the shop!
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Old 04-01-2017, 04:59 PM   #11
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He knocked out the rust repair in no time.
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Old 04-01-2017, 05:01 PM   #12
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Motor and trans are out! And yeah, it's confirmed that my truck was originally green, kinda bummed. I was hoping it was all original, but some might say it adds character!
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Old 04-01-2017, 05:05 PM   #13
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The red seat is only temporary. Talon has a brown seat that I've got my eye on, that I think will suit the truck better, plus he's a fan of the red!
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Old 04-01-2017, 05:16 PM   #14
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Body off.
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Old 04-01-2017, 05:19 PM   #15
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Re: 64 LWB Fleetside project

The shop owner was understanding of my budget and let me paint the frame myself, after it came back from sandblasting.
73-87 front crossmember installed, CPP rear crossmember, and Yukon 5 lug rear conversion.
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Old 04-01-2017, 05:23 PM   #16
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Cleaned and primered the motor.
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Old 04-01-2017, 05:26 PM   #17
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Went with Alpine Green for the engine. I went with 2.5" Ram Horns from Summit, didn't want to deal with potential issues with headers. Going with stock style valve covers as well, these are too tall and firewall clearance is an issue. More suspension blasted, painted, and bolted up. It's starting to look like a truck again...sort of...HA!
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Old 04-01-2017, 05:34 PM   #18
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Re: 64 LWB Fleetside project

Drilled/torched out the old bushings and cleaned up the trailing arms. I didn't think it was possible for these to be as dirty as they were! 50+ years of dirt takes a while to get off!
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Old 04-01-2017, 05:36 PM   #19
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Cab is back on! New bushings installed! 66 Mustang tank cleaned, painted and mocked up!
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Most of the wiring is in, brake lines are in, rear axle is mounted, and fuel lines are in. Waiting on parts to get back from the powdercoater. Can't wait!
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A few more pics.
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Old 04-10-2017, 01:25 AM   #22
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I sandblasted and painted the heater box and components this weekend.
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Old 04-10-2017, 01:57 PM   #23
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Re: 64 LWB Fleetside project

Interesting build. Looks great, I like the green for the motor. I painted my gmc's 305 v6 that same green. Subbed.
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Old 04-16-2017, 02:50 PM   #24
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I got the wheels, inner fenders, rad support, hood hinges, and battery box back from the powdercoater. Here is a pic of some of it installed. Everything came out great!
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Old 04-16-2017, 02:55 PM   #25
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Wheels are Wheel Vintiques Smoothies powdercoated white. I had them static balanced because I didn't want weights pounded on my freshly powdercoated wheel faces. Hopefully they don't cause a vibration in the steering wheel.
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15x6 with 225-70-15 Cooper Cobra
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