The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1960 - 1966 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Message Board > projects and builds

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-24-2011, 09:28 PM   #1
losthope
Registered User
 
losthope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: sacramento ca.
Posts: 1,038
Birth of a C10

Well i figured i start a thread on the progress of my 66' ive been working to replace the 65' i wrecked here:http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=473562


So while i was layed up on crutch's and in a cast after the accident i was surfing Craigslist at trucks just for the hell of it i ran across a add that was listed weird like "chevy truck" in the part's section with no pictures for $500....so i said what the hell will just go look at it.I wasnt planning on buying another truck but thought i have the motor from the 65( that might run it was a crap shoot) and if i can build a truck for under $2500 i would do it since i could just buy a running driving truck around this area for $3000 no problem....when i got there this is what i saw:





no motor no trans,1966 , new rubbers and ball joints up front,power steering conversion,new radiator in box,new heater blower motor,black and yellow plates,registered,have the front chrome bumper and straight tailgate and headlight buckets in bed, chrome cab trim pieces, he also through in a eldebrock 4bbl,rebuilt holley double pumper,headman headers,new habor freight sawzall in box.He was moving and had found a 1952 chevy sedan ,and the wife said the truck or the car. I told him id buy it on the spot for $400 he said ya and we signed the papers and i towed it to my pops back forty:

A couple of my buddys came over to my pop's house before i bought the 66 and pulled the 350 crate motor out of the 65' and i let them scrap the truck and one guy have the trans,So i dropped in the 350 motor in the 66' on crutches and had it towed to my house and now in need of a trans since i wasnt planning on buying a truck.

then driving down a street i saw a set of wheels at the end of a drive way with a note that said leave $20 bucks in the mail box and take all four,they were 6 lug and assumed they were off the 68 gmc in the drivewayand i need them to get truck rolling since the rusted out spokes and flat tires werent cutting it!:

so the first thing i did was rewire the engine compartment and installed a manual master cylinder untill i can buy a power setup:

i got the brakes bleed and it stops pretty good for now,I then headed out to my cousin "Glendale"'s and had him weld the steering shaft for the power steering setup step 1. make sure you wear your safety approved flip-flops:

Step 2. set the shaft on our custom made welding jig:

step 3. weld! notice the pro flip-flop weding stance! spread feet wide apart so no sparks get ya!!

hows the weld look? "glendale's" flip flop weld pass's with A+

installed:


There's some guys that strip and sell 67-72 chevy trucks out in orangevale ca. Ray and Joe and sell parts on craigslist and on the main board .they are great guys and i buy parts from them every so often and picked up the power steering pump i needed for my long water pump setup for $65... thanks to "captain fab" for putting up with me emailing him ?'s on what i was looking for!

mocking it up still need to clean it up and paint it...
__________________
Timmy D.

"What that grinding noise?Don't worry about that it will eventually clearance itself!"

1966 chevy c10 Build Thread:http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=485977

1954 ford customline
H.A.M.B 54 Build Thread:http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=622142
losthope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2011, 09:56 PM   #2
Slowtruk
Registered User
 
Slowtruk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Lumberton Texas
Posts: 378
Re: Birth of a C10

Cool dude! Sounds like a dang good starting point!
__________________
IBEW Electrician-Nick
1985 C20 Silverado
1965 C-10 short fleet
1961 c-10 Apache short fleet
2005 Chevy Suburban LT
2012 Hyundai Sonata
Slowtruk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2011, 10:04 PM   #3
losthope
Registered User
 
losthope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: sacramento ca.
Posts: 1,038
Re: Birth of a C10

i didnt get a picture but i found a th350 on craigslist for $75 and i replaced the filter and gasket and had the kid next door help me install it...
then i messed with the tail gate that was bent :

put the straight one that came with the truck on:

sanded it a little and painted it red with some spray cans just to get it looking the same as truck for now:

here i painted my cast to look like my shoe, but by this time i was in a walking boot and crutchs still:

Started messing with the interior a little ,the dash knobs were old and just sitting on the headlight switch and the wiper switch and the blower motor switch was gone altogether, and it came with a chevy II steering wheel with a broken horn ring,and aftermarket gauges missing stuff and not hooked up:

so i added the chrome knob bullets from the 65 to the dash,and made my own custom horn ring and added chrome under dash gauges:


the radio holder was already screwed to the bottom of the dash so i just figured i use it for now...i had the old cd player from the 65 and put it in:

put the stock style chrome bumper on but one of the frame horns is tweaked by 3/4 of a inch so im going to try and heat and use a bottle jack to get it back over so i can put the other two bolts in:

then put the chrome bullets from the 65 on the grill...i have a future plan to cut the grill part out and make the bullets look like they are floating in there but thats a future project:

Started breaking the old wheels of the stock steelies i already had, the old school way!:


I live in the ghetto area of town and this is the hood dog that roams the street named "Cheese" he comes and checks on the trucks progress everyday and loves him some treats!!!!:

My buddy i trade car parts with all the time gave me two 15" tires with white lettering for three stock steelies i had and i took them to Hooten tire here in sacramento and had them shaved:

Greg the owner gave me a great deal two tires shaved mounted and balanced and new valve stems for $60 i still need to find two more of the same size tires with white letters and go back,,greag says to use the tires with white lettering they make a bigger whitewall then the pinner whitewall tires.

they came out great !!!!!!straight lines no lettering marks....i think i will never buy real white walls again!!! i still need to paint the rims i was in a hurry and had no time or money to get them sandblasted so i just scuffed them up and will rattle can them for now:

getting ready to cut the front springs i just cut the backs for now until i buy rear bags and a c-notch and adjustable panhard bar:

heres the last pic for now hope you like it i do!:


The truck runs still need to fine tune some stuff and find some more parts but im still under the $2000 mark with the purchase and tow,and trading and using parts i already had,im now walking with a hiking boot on my foot with a shattered heal with a limp but i guess thats good for now!
__________________
Timmy D.

"What that grinding noise?Don't worry about that it will eventually clearance itself!"

1966 chevy c10 Build Thread:http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=485977

1954 ford customline
H.A.M.B 54 Build Thread:http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=622142

Last edited by losthope; 09-24-2011 at 10:26 PM.
losthope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2011, 10:27 PM   #4
glendale
Registered User
 
glendale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: sacramento,ca
Posts: 338
Re: Birth of a C10

You guys have no idea how dedicated this kid is.he makes most of look lazy.if he had a **** ton of money it would be crazy the cars and trucks he would build.also your cousin is a bad ass welder.:-)
Posted via Mobile Device
glendale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2011, 11:57 PM   #5
onequickchevy
Registered User
 
onequickchevy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Marianna, Florida
Posts: 339
Re: Birth of a C10

dude, that is awesome! Way to bounce right back, I am impressed at how much you have accomplished while still injured. Great job!
Posted via Mobile Device
__________________
Slowly but surely getting it done.
onequickchevy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 12:02 AM   #6
niterider65
Senior Member
 
niterider65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: colleyville tx
Posts: 608
Re: Birth of a C10

Keep up the good work man hope the heel heals up ok. can't wait to see whats next..
niterider65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 12:20 AM   #7
LostMy65
But Found Her 25yrs Later!
 
LostMy65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Oregon City, Oregon
Posts: 9,414
Re: Birth of a C10

Great job all around.
Posted via Mobile Device
__________________
I lost my 65 - Found it 25 years later:
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=426650

66 C20 Service Truck:
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=428035
LostMy65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 01:27 AM   #8
Captainfab
60-66 Nut

 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Posts: 22,675
Re: Birth of a C10

Looks good and congrats on your accomplishments while still recovering.
__________________
Power Steering Box Adapter Plates For Sale HERE
Power Brake Booster Adapter Brackets For Sale '63-'66 HERE and '67-'72 HERE and '60-'62 HERE and "60-'62 with clutch HERE
Rear Disc Brake Brackets For Sale. Impala SS calipers HERE Camaro Calipers HERE D52 Calipers HERE 6 Lug HERE
Hydroboost Mounting Plates HERE
Captainfab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 02:08 AM   #9
likaroc13
Rollin' Old Skool
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Posts: 5,298
Re: Birth of a C10

Quote:
Originally Posted by Captainfab View Post
Looks good and congrats on your accomplishments while still recovering.
x2
__________________
_____________________________________________
Phillip

My Build threads:
1966 Chevy C-10 "Black Betty"

shortbed, fleetside, BBW, 327 V8/ Powerglide (under construction)
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...ighlight=betty

1997 Chevy Tahoe, 2dr/2wd, mild custom (Daily driver)
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=601142

Pics:
'66 C-10 https://flic.kr/s/aHsjHWD4h9
'97 Tahoe https://flic.kr/s/aHsjGZ7wKP
'93 C-1500 https://flic.kr/s/aHskxdpdnQ
'88 S-10 Blazer https://flic.kr/s/aHsjYGx4Md

Previous Rides:
1993 Chevy S-10 ext. cab, 4.3L, 4/5 drop (Sold)
1993 Chevy C-1500 short/step Retro-Rod (Sold)
1988 S-10 Blazer 2dr/2wd mild custom (Sold)
likaroc13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 02:40 AM   #10
Rich 5150 69
Registered User
 
Rich 5150 69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Galt, Calif
Posts: 2,437
Re: Birth of a C10

great Job Tim, considering you were on crutches most of the time....
__________________
`64 C10 vortec 350/350/373 posi
`69 RS/SS 350/350/308
`37 Ford 406/350/324 traclock
`68 Dart 370/904/323 suregrip
Rich 5150 69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 06:25 AM   #11
S-31
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Fayetteville NC
Posts: 98
Re: Birth of a C10

The whitewalls turned out nice, what size tires are those?
S-31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 09:28 AM   #12
awbrown
Senior Member
 
awbrown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Detroit MI
Posts: 1,202
Re: Birth of a C10

Since you had to put a U joint in the steering shaft ,I take it they didnt line up?? I found my cab mounts were soft and I had to actually trim the hole in the cab to get mine high enough to line up with the box...
__________________
If ever the Time should come, when vain & aspiring Men shall possess the highest Seats in Government, our Country will stand in Need of its experienced Patriots to prevent its Ruin.
awbrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 11:45 AM   #13
A.T. RockDriller
Registered User
 
A.T. RockDriller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Orient, Oregon
Posts: 719
Re: Birth of a C10

Holy $hit.....losthope....

That was a helluvawreck you had there.....

Thanks for posting yer story.......Very good for training young drivers.

I'm absolutely amazed at the damage that truck (and your body) absorbed.
Needless to say, in most any newer rig you could have been driving......you would not have fared as well. Hats off to the best built trucks on the road.....Heavy Metal......cant say enough.

Proof that God does take care of us.
Glad you're on the way to recovery......The new truck looks like a real winner.
__________________
Les Hunter
'59 3803 someday to be 3853
'63 GMC K1000...351E, TH400 Daily
'66 GMC 4000...351C, 5&2
A.T. RockDriller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 12:26 PM   #14
losthope
Registered User
 
losthope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: sacramento ca.
Posts: 1,038
Re: Birth of a C10

Quote:
Originally Posted by S-31 View Post
The whitewalls turned out nice, what size tires are those?
p15/75/r15 's

Quote:
Originally Posted by awbrown View Post
Since you had to put a U joint in the steering shaft ,I take it they didnt line up?? I found my cab mounts were soft and I had to actually trim the hole in the cab to get mine high enough to line up with the box...
the guy i got the truck from had already installed the steering box and cut the shaft all i had to do was weld it but it only looked to be out of alignment by a ltlle bit and didnt have to trim the cab at all.

Quote:
Originally Posted by A.T. RockDriller View Post
Holy $hit.....losthope....

That was a helluvawreck you had there.....

Thanks for posting yer story.......Very good for training young drivers.

I'm absolutely amazed at the damage that truck (and your body) absorbed.
Needless to say, in most any newer rig you could have been driving......you would not have fared as well. Hats off to the best built trucks on the road.....Heavy Metal......cant say enough.

Proof that God does take care of us.
Glad you're on the way to recovery......The new truck looks like a real winner.
thank you very much ! i am amazed also , i look at the pictures sometimes and cant believe i made it out alive,needless to say i have a whole new look on life and will never take walking for granted again !!
__________________
Timmy D.

"What that grinding noise?Don't worry about that it will eventually clearance itself!"

1966 chevy c10 Build Thread:http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=485977

1954 ford customline
H.A.M.B 54 Build Thread:http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=622142
losthope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 12:33 PM   #15
hotrodhomi
Registered User
 
hotrodhomi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 3,737
Re: Birth of a C10

Wow great progress, especially with a busted leg. I broke my leg earlier this year and I didn't get anything done around the house or garage besides emptying a few beers.
__________________
'72 2wd blazer, bagged w/ watts link & EDC
'72 C10 "Lowered Farm Truck" STOLEN 5-18-11
'66 impala ht
hotrodhomi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 06:31 PM   #16
losthope
Registered User
 
losthope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: sacramento ca.
Posts: 1,038
Re: Birth of a C10

Just some pictures of the new wheel color you guys chosse on the poll i did:

__________________
Timmy D.

"What that grinding noise?Don't worry about that it will eventually clearance itself!"

1966 chevy c10 Build Thread:http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=485977

1954 ford customline
H.A.M.B 54 Build Thread:http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=622142
losthope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2011, 03:40 PM   #17
losthope
Registered User
 
losthope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: sacramento ca.
Posts: 1,038
Re: Birth of a C10

One of the previous owners had cut some holes in the doors for speakers and i had a set of 6x9's that i bought for cheap at the local farmers market and auction for my car project so i ended up putting them in the truck..They just so happened to be red accented like the rest of the truck i didnt plan that:


The inside of the cab just seems to white:


So i painted the inner door panel's and used some rubberized black paint to paint the arm rest's:
__________________
Timmy D.

"What that grinding noise?Don't worry about that it will eventually clearance itself!"

1966 chevy c10 Build Thread:http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=485977

1954 ford customline
H.A.M.B 54 Build Thread:http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=622142
losthope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 09:12 PM   #18
losthope
Registered User
 
losthope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: sacramento ca.
Posts: 1,038
Re: Birth of a C10

Not much progress besides getting the other two tires i needed and shaved so the truck has all four shaved whites now,And painted the steering wheel and added a new shift knob to add to my bullet theme i got going on!

__________________
Timmy D.

"What that grinding noise?Don't worry about that it will eventually clearance itself!"

1966 chevy c10 Build Thread:http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=485977

1954 ford customline
H.A.M.B 54 Build Thread:http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=622142
losthope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2011, 09:32 AM   #19
chemlab
Registered User
 
chemlab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 114
Re: Birth of a C10

looks great man ... where did you get those bullets on the dash, those are bigger than the ones i used on mine. (didn't use them for knobs tho) La Bomba in post #3 looks good to from the little i see
chemlab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2011, 07:20 PM   #20
losthope
Registered User
 
losthope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: sacramento ca.
Posts: 1,038
Re: Birth of a C10

Quote:
Originally Posted by chemlab View Post
looks great man ... where did you get those bullets on the dash, those are bigger than the ones i used on mine. (didn't use them for knobs tho) La Bomba in post #3 looks good to from the little i see
I got them at so-cal speed shop they have a web site...i also got the shifter there,and bullets that go on the wiper posts,grill bullets, they sell a whole bunch of accessories and neat stuff there and one of their stores is right down the street from me. If your intrested in the black car in post #3 theres a build thread on the H.A.M.B you can see it by clicking the link below
i
i
\/
__________________
Timmy D.

"What that grinding noise?Don't worry about that it will eventually clearance itself!"

1966 chevy c10 Build Thread:http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=485977

1954 ford customline
H.A.M.B 54 Build Thread:http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=622142
losthope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2011, 07:48 PM   #21
Corts60
Just here to tinker
 
Corts60's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 2,933
Re: Birth of a C10

Great progress man! That truck is already looking sick.
Corts60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2011, 04:09 AM   #22
blackedoutharley
Account Suspended
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Plumas Lake, Ca.
Posts: 1,009
Re: Birth of a C10

I think your cousin (or whoever welded that shaft) is who I need to do mine when I convert to P/S.

Nice score on the '66 too!
blackedoutharley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2011, 04:58 AM   #23
fryer1979
Redneck Hillbilly
 
fryer1979's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Backwoods
Posts: 1,307
Re: Birth of a C10

Coming along nicely man, glad to see you still at it.
fryer1979 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2011, 09:32 PM   #24
X24
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 127
Re: Birth of a C10

Dude your truck is looking so good. DIY. keep up the hard work, thanks for sharing.
Posted via Mobile Device
__________________
X24

1964 chevy c10 step side
230ci straight six
Auto power glide
X24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 07:35 PM   #25
losthope
Registered User
 
losthope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: sacramento ca.
Posts: 1,038
Re: Birth of a C10

Well I have been busy with life so i just ordered headlight parts instead of hunting them down at a pick-n-pull, so yesterday my box from LMC Trucks came with the headlight parts i needed, buckets, adjuster clips and screws, springs,bulb retaining rings and all the screws and clips...pretty pricey $106 and thats not the bulbs or headlight bezels treat all those small screws and clips like gold.....heres a picture with "eye balls" now,I had a pair of painted headlight bezel's in my parts pile i just spray canned white doesnt match the off white the truck has but will do for now:
__________________
Timmy D.

"What that grinding noise?Don't worry about that it will eventually clearance itself!"

1966 chevy c10 Build Thread:http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=485977

1954 ford customline
H.A.M.B 54 Build Thread:http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=622142
losthope is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com