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Old 11-23-2008, 03:08 PM   #1
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1966 Chevy SWB Gasser influenced truck

Hi my name is Jeff and this is my truck. Bought 12-24-07 got it home, washed it up and got it running.
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:15 PM   #2
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Re: 1966 Chevy SWB Gasser influenced truck

Put a tailgait on it some new chrome bumpers. Basically wanted to get it driver friendly before I started to really work on it. One thing I have learned if you can drive it and work on it you enjoy it and if I cant drive it I always sell it Sorry for pic quality cell phone pic
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:22 PM   #3
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Re: 1966 Chevy SWB Gasser influenced truck

Nice truck!

Saw this Gasser/racer @ the Cow Palace a few years back.


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Old 11-23-2008, 03:38 PM   #4
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Re: 1966 Chevy SWB Gasser influenced truck

Ok time to make it MINE.
5 lug conversion FRONT: 73-87 A arms, 2.5 dropped spindles, 4" dropped springs, new rotors, bearings, calipers, hosses, and lines.
REAR stock axles and drums machined for 5 lug. 5"dropped springs.
POWER BRAKES 1972 chevy truck booster master and firewall bracket.

Wheels Front old Sears mags 15x6-5.60 coker classics biasply. Rear Cragar 15x8-10x30 Hurst recapped cheater slicks.
Side note 4 85lb bags of concrete and 2 50lb bags of sand in front of tailgait to help lower rear first time out 4-13-08
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:49 PM   #5
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Re: 1966 Chevy SWB Gasser influenced truck

Nice. Now it's time to get that straight axle in the front to finish off the stance....
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:54 PM   #6
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Re: 1966 Chevy SWB Gasser influenced truck

Big thrash before Goodguys 08. found a set of 15x6 Cragars for front. removed concrete and sand bags from bed and replaced with 2" blocks and C notched rear frame. New winshield and rear window rubbers. tinted rear window YELLOW. Replaced drivers side rocker and front fender panel( it is screwed on over fender and tacked on bottom done at 0130 AM Friday morning before show lower fender is full of bondo)
washed and all cleaned up for Goodguys 08
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Old 11-23-2008, 04:07 PM   #7
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Re: 1966 Chevy SWB Gasser influenced truck

Cool man, started a thread!!!!! Looks like you started with a fairly nice truck, too. All that concrete and sand really helps with the traction in the winter months.
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Old 11-23-2008, 04:09 PM   #8
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Re: 1966 Chevy SWB Gasser influenced truck

Future plans Next weekend put my dropmeber in followed by a Turbo 350 trans, shifter on the column.The 292 6 is stayin it runs great and does not leak or use oil. Bag rear install narrower rear end do whatever it taks to get back down more. RIGHT NATE. Also mount gas tank under bed and install raised metal bed floor. I would also like to paint over primer and tailgait (blend in greenstock color) Then drive the F OUT OF IT.
Hopefully MARCH MEET 09
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Old 11-23-2008, 04:17 PM   #9
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Re: 1966 Chevy SWB Gasser influenced truck

What is March Meet? The only thing I see wrong is that Ford sign in your picture...
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Old 11-23-2008, 04:30 PM   #10
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Re: 1966 Chevy SWB Gasser influenced truck

Your going the wrong way for Gasser influence.

Lift the front 6 inches with a solid axle and parallel leafs.

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Old 11-23-2008, 04:53 PM   #11
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Re: 1966 Chevy SWB Gasser influenced truck

I saw your truck at goodguys, very cool nice job .you will love the dropmember
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Old 11-23-2008, 04:58 PM   #12
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HOLY CRAP!!! that GMC is so perfect....my chevy is almost its twin
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Old 11-23-2008, 06:07 PM   #13
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Re: 1966 Chevy SWB Gasser influenced truck

Nice truck, dude. I like the look
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:10 PM   #14
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Re: 1966 Chevy SWB Gasser influenced truck

so you have 6.5" of static drop in the front? Wow. How close to the ground are the a arms. Nice truck!
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Old 11-23-2008, 11:04 PM   #15
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Re: 1966 Chevy SWB Gasser influenced truck

I like your truck a lot. Looks a whole lot better
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:52 AM   #16
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Re: 1966 Chevy SWB Gasser influenced truck

Awesome truck! I love everything about it. Those cragars are killer!
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:57 AM   #17
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Re: 1966 Chevy SWB Gasser influenced truck

cool truck, but thats not at all what Id call a gasser style. That pic Rogus posted was a gasser style. That look is hard to pull off & look right with trucks in my opinion...just my 2cents
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:15 PM   #18
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cool truck, but thats not at all what Id call a gasser style. That pic Rogus posted was a gasser style. That look is hard to pull off & look right with trucks in my opinion...just my 2cents
Still really nice thou.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:02 AM   #19
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Re: 1966 Chevy SWB Gasser influenced truck

Nice looking truck!
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:18 AM   #20
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Re: 1966 Chevy SWB Gasser influenced truck

Very nice looking truck...Looks like you went for the commit scrub in the clean up stage...
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:12 AM   #21
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Re: 1966 Chevy SWB Gasser influenced truck

What a great looking project, can't wait to see it with the dropmember installed.
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:14 AM   #22
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I like the direction this thing is going.
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:21 AM   #23
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Re: 1966 Chevy SWB Gasser influenced truck

VERY nice! I didn't look at this thread because I was expecting to see a straight axle. I'm glad you are going in the "Dropmember" direction. Looks more like a 60's tow vehicle. Keep us posted.
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:03 AM   #24
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whats wrong with a straight axle? best invention since sliced bread!
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They are COOL on 60's Gasser cars,... just not my thing.
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