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Old 10-28-2019, 11:04 PM   #1
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1965 C20 LWB Flatbed Restoration

I've been meaning to post this build thread for a while now. I am now finally getting around to doing it. Here is my 1965 C20 Flatbed build. I picked this truck up last year in August.
My plan for this build is to restore it back to original with period correct mods done to it. I have already got a lot of work done to it so far.
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Old 10-28-2019, 11:07 PM   #2
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Re: 1965 C20 LWB Flatbed Restoration

Here are some pictures of the brakes getting rebuilt. I picked up an original power brake booster for it also. I forgot to take pictures of the disassembly of the front sheet metal. But I'm sure all of you have seen that many times before, so you are not missing out on much.
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Old 10-28-2019, 11:13 PM   #3
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Re: 1965 C20 LWB Flatbed Restoration

Here are some pictures of the original 283 v8 getting rebuilt. The truck also came with the optional Powerglide transmission (I'm also getting that rebuilt).
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Old 10-28-2019, 11:16 PM   #4
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Re: 1965 C20 LWB Flatbed Restoration

Here is some pictures from when I tore down the cab and took it off the frame. The PO had welded a terrible bumper on the rear that had to be cut off. I am going to be reworking the flatbed when the time comes to do that. I am going to get the frame powder coated semi gloss black for that brand new look.
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Old 10-28-2019, 11:20 PM   #5
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Re: 1965 C20 LWB Flatbed Restoration

I got the rear shear type cab mounts rebuilt by Steele Rubber Products. Here is the link to the thread I made about these cab mounts. http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...ght=shear+type
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Old 10-28-2019, 11:28 PM   #6
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Re: 1965 C20 LWB Flatbed Restoration

I got the original 17.5" x 5.25" steel wheels for this truck. I got them powder coated so they will hold up for a long time. Also I just had to try them on before I get the rubber for em.
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Old 10-28-2019, 11:31 PM   #7
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I checked in on the cab today that is at the body shop right now getting all of the metal work done. They completely stripped the cab down to bare metal and powder primed it to seal it while they do the metal work. It looks amazing even though it is just in primer.
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Old 10-28-2019, 11:56 PM   #8
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Here is the original red bench that it came optioned with.
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Old 11-03-2019, 12:59 PM   #9
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Re: 1965 C20 LWB Flatbed Restoration

Awesome build! Can't wait to see more.
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Old 11-03-2019, 03:39 PM   #10
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Awesome build! Can't wait to see more.
Thanks man! Glad you like it!
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Old 11-10-2019, 11:26 PM   #11
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Re: 1965 C20 LWB Flatbed Restoration

Here are some progress pictures of the frame tear down.
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Old 11-21-2019, 04:15 AM   #12
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Re: 1965 C20 LWB Flatbed Restoration

I got my engine and transmission back from the engine rebuilder. It looks amazing, it is like is just came off the assembly line. I can't wait to slap it into the frame.
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Old 11-21-2019, 04:24 AM   #13
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Re: 1965 C20 LWB Flatbed Restoration

One good looking Project! Alot of Money and time invested!
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Old 11-21-2019, 05:35 PM   #14
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One good looking Project! Alot of Money and time invested!
Thanks man! I'm trying to build this truck right and that does take a lot of time and money, especially patience too. Glad you like it.
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Old 12-05-2019, 04:38 PM   #15
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Here is some more progress being done to the frame.
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