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Old 05-27-2019, 01:24 PM   #26
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Re: 69 C60 Mega Truck Hauler

I haven't decided if I will be painting it this year or next year. I'm leaning more toward next spring at the moment. It will stay white with the black accents. I doubt I'll change it up at all since I like the way the color looks now. There is minimal body work that needs done so I should be able to knock it out in a weekend with no problems. Heres a quick walk around of it I did earlier today. There's a spot on the front driver side of the hood and the driver side fender that needs some attention. Aside from that it's in great shape

1969 C60 walk around https://imgur.com/gallery/LMW26bM

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Old 07-01-2019, 09:58 PM   #27
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Re: 69 C60 Mega Truck Hauler

I just about wrapped the exhaust up. The block hugger headers took a little work to make just right, my biggest problem was the air pump oil return line running to the pan.

I went with 2-1/2" mandrel bent tubing I fabricated, tig welded it all and ran it all the way out the back of the truck. I bought a set of used factory mufflers but decided not to use them and went with a set of 2 chamber mufflers. While I was at it I went ahead and put an H pipe on it too.
It's hard to believe how much the exhaust woke the truck up! I swear it felt like it added 50 horsepower! It doesn't sound bad at all either and where I put the mufflers there is next to no drone inside the cab either.

Pictures to come soon. I need to install 2 more hangers and it's done.
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Old 07-02-2019, 06:59 AM   #28
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Re: 69 C60 Mega Truck Hauler

Exhaust pictures
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Old 07-02-2019, 08:56 AM   #29
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Re: 69 C60 Mega Truck Hauler

Sure looks good.
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:02 AM   #30
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Re: 69 C60 Mega Truck Hauler

Thanks. The pictures don't do it justice believe it or not.
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Old 07-05-2019, 02:48 PM   #31
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Re: 69 C60 Mega Truck Hauler

Exhaust looks great! Now we need a video so we can hear what it sounds like!
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Old 07-05-2019, 03:00 PM   #32
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I can do that tomorrow hopefully. I haven't had time to figure out how to put in a couple hangers on the rear of the exhaust. I may just make a custom bracket rubber mounted. I hope to get that resolved this weekend since I actually get a couple of days off. I went from feeling like my ears were going to bleed everytime I drove it to only being able to hear the air pump pumping under the hood now! It sounds like your typical big block Chevy. I don't want to say I'm exactly happy with the sound but I'm also not disappointed either. I wanted 0 rasp and just a deep tone. I have a deep tone and a little rasp, I can live with it.

I also had to replace the wiring on the 2 speed switch. They crumbled and the $65 was well worth spending.

Currently I've been working on the interior. I pulled the seat out, cleaned the mess up that looks like it's been there for 10 years, cleaned and treated any surface rust then shot a couple layers of bed liner down on the floor. Next I'm going to get something to help make it a little quieter in the cab while driving and get a new rubber mat for it.

One of the next things on my list is a new carb. I don't know how accurate my tach is but I believe that is way off also. At 45 mph my tach is around 3200 rpm. I thought the rear end was stuck in low... It's definitely not! Anything over those "rpms" the engine really starts to throw a fit!
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Old 07-06-2019, 09:40 AM   #33
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Re: 69 C60 Mega Truck Hauler

As promised, this was a cold start. She sounds a little obnoxious at the back like in the video. In the cab and anywhere else around the truck she's quiet believe it or not.
https://youtu.be/RJHY9-Nqd3U
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Old 07-06-2019, 11:45 AM   #34
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Re: 69 C60 Mega Truck Hauler

only thing i can say is watch the exhaust heat on plastic wires / air lines and such . i had a trailer plug get 3/4 melted one time as it fell in the way of the exhaust tip for 20 miles on the highway .
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Old 07-07-2019, 10:25 PM   #35
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You will appreciate the quiet if you plan to make long trips.
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Old 07-07-2019, 10:35 PM   #36
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Re: 69 C60 Mega Truck Hauler

That's exactly why I decided to run it all the way out the back instead of dumping it after the mufflers.

50 gallon saddle in on it now. I still need to hook it up though.
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