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Old 04-25-2009, 02:10 AM   #1
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Project '66 Dirtrod: K-30 Extended Cab

After almost a year in the making, I’ve decided to start a build thread on my 1966 Chevy short-bed step-side.

The thing that started the ball rolling was picking up this ‘66 C-10, the body is pretty dang straight and a little bit of light rust, but overall in great condition.


After deciding to go 4x4 with it we found this Mid 80’s 1-ton truck from which we stole the frame out from under it.


We picked up a 14-bolt with a Detroit locker for the rear and a Dana 60 with a limited slip up front from a CU/CV military vehicle


We did a disc brake conversion on the 14 bolt and added a little bling


On the Dana 60 we went with high steer arms and Hydraulic assist from PSC


We pulled the body off, torched the old brackets and random parts, and got the frame all cleaned up .


After painting and priming the frame with rattle cans we put on 8-inch lift springs up front and 4 inch in the back with a shackle reversal.


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Old 04-25-2009, 02:11 AM   #2
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Re: My '66 build thread

For tires and wheels, we went with 38x15.50x20 Mickey Thompson MTZ’s and a set of American racing cannon wheels.


As for the drive train, we went for a 468 with an extreme 4x4 comp cam, edelbrock carb, and heddman headers. Turbo 400 tranny and an np-205 transfer case.



We cleaned it all up and here is how she sits now.





The plan is to make the 66 body fit onto the mid 80’s frame. We are going to have a body shop turn the single cab into an extended cab, here is a poor quality photoshop of what I hope the finished product will kinda look like with the exception of the wheels.
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Old 04-25-2009, 02:59 AM   #3
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Re: My '66 build thread

that is looking awesome!
here is a pic of one done up similar:
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Old 04-25-2009, 11:22 PM   #4
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You've done some real nice work so far. Please keep us posted on your progress......with pics of course.....we all like pics, especially Joe
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Old 04-26-2009, 02:52 AM   #5
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Re: My '66 build thread

Today we finally got the gas tank welded up and we only had one leak in my dads welds. here are some more pics I found







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Old 04-26-2009, 02:58 AM   #6
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wow! oklahomaduner
that is nice!!
what Part of Ok are you in?
you coming to our meet?


Hey Capt.....who is this Joe you speak of?
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Old 04-26-2009, 03:29 AM   #7
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i'm in moore. And i don't know. i sure hope i can!!
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Old 04-26-2009, 08:13 AM   #8
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I have in-laws in Moore. I have a Niece at umm East Moore high school I think. And another that graduated last year.
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Old 04-26-2009, 09:15 AM   #9
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Re: My '66 build thread

Nice job!! Intrested to see how to put the body on the frame. Very nice job.
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:44 PM   #10
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Beautiful work, that's goin' to be a kick a$$ truck.
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:56 PM   #11
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right on!
I hope so too
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:19 AM   #12
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Hey Capt.....who is this Joe you speak of?
Errr....ummmm....did I say Joe?.....I meant Dick!
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:44 PM   #13
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Looks to be a very solid and professional looking build. Great job!!
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:54 PM   #14
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Re: My '66 build thread

here are a few pics of the tank, rear end, and underside
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:17 PM   #15
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:23 PM   #16
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Holly crap!! How many gallons is that?
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:26 PM   #17
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37 gallon =]
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:57 PM   #18
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Re: My '66 build thread

Looks sweet mean. That is going to be one big beast of a custom classic truck when you finish it.
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:03 PM   #19
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Yeah that's one big tank.....looks good....nice welds too.

I see you went with an ORD shackle flip in the rear. Is there a reason you didn't go with some 52's up front?
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COOL tank!!
did you put baffles in it?
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:49 PM   #21
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Those are the springs that my dad picked up as a surprise for me so i couldn't really tell ya. But yes we put a baffle in it. and the welds are my dad's. haha i'm still trying to learn to weld when we get a chance.

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Old 04-30-2009, 11:53 PM   #22
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I have been contemplating building a tank, how did you guys do the baffles?
any pics of the process?
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:18 PM   #23
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You guys have too much off road crap. I see a dune-tire equipped Raptor and maybe a Rhino in the garage also. Man, I need to visit your place for a few days. That fab work is beauteous/clean and the suspension is insane.
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:39 PM   #24
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joe, we didnt get any pics while we welded it up but all we did was a plate centered int the tank going from front to back the full length and height. and put 2 1 inch holes in the bottom of that plate and stitch welded it in.
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:45 PM   #25
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Twiggy, thanks and yep we have a couple toys. my sister has a drag banshee, i have a stroked raptor, mommy has the long travel rhino. My dad has a cj-5 rock crawler on 49's and I have a mildly built yj on 36's.

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