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Old 10-06-2011, 03:59 AM   #1
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66 SB Step Side- Ex Air Force Base Truck

I just purchased this today in Northern California. 66 SB step side. It was originally gold. It spent most of it's life on an Air Force base and painted blue.









First things I want to do are remove the old primer and get it running well. For the future i want to bag all 4 corner, replace the tail lights and do a steel bed floor.

Here is a picture of my last build. 49 Corn Binder on an S10 frame.


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Old 10-10-2011, 05:11 PM   #2
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Re: 66 SB Step Side- Ex Air Force Base Truck

Got my truck on Saturday. Got it running well enough on bad old gas to drive it around the block.



Pressure washed it and the wife started stripping the primer and Army green off down to the original blue.



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Old 10-10-2011, 05:18 PM   #3
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:39 PM   #4
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Re: 66 SB Step Side- Ex Air Force Base Truck

Awesome!
Mine is a resurected 1966 Air Force truck too!

I look forward to seeing your project evolve!
Mine is linked in my sig if you want to pop over and take a look.
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:40 AM   #5
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Re: 66 SB Step Side- Ex Air Force Base Truck

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Awesome!
Mine is a resurected 1966 Air Force truck too!

I look forward to seeing your project evolve!
Mine is linked in my sig if you want to pop over and take a look.
Thanks McM. I couldn't get the link to work.
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:26 AM   #6
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Re: 66 SB Step Side- Ex Air Force Base Truck

sweet. my uncle has a 63 swb
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:37 AM   #7
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Thanks McM. I couldn't get the link to work.
Sorry about that, should be fixed now.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:16 AM   #8
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Re: 66 SB Step Side- Ex Air Force Base Truck

I am not a fan of primer as a color or finish. I would rather have old beat up paint. So a little color sand and buff on the original blue after the wife spent hours stripping of the primer and military paint.



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Old 10-13-2011, 12:57 PM   #9
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Re: 66 SB Step Side- Ex Air Force Base Truck

cool find!
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:37 PM   #10
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Re: 66 SB Step Side- Ex Air Force Base Truck

Nice truck, and great job on the paint resurrection.
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:27 AM   #11
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Re: 66 SB Step Side- Ex Air Force Base Truck

Picked up a '63 327 I hope to install next week.

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Old 10-22-2011, 12:34 PM   #12
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Re: 66 SB Step Side- Ex Air Force Base Truck

that looks pretty great
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:11 AM   #13
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Re: 66 SB Step Side- Ex Air Force Base Truck

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that looks pretty great
Thanks heeroyue2002. I ordered my airbags, brackets, lines and fittings from Jason at AVS(www.airbagparts.com) today. Super nice guy and very knowledgeable. Can't beat his package deal.
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:21 AM   #14
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Re: 66 SB Step Side- Ex Air Force Base Truck

oh yeah. when i went to avs they told me he built a truck my year. ive also talked to him on here before.
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:12 PM   #15
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Your engine looks sweet!
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:50 AM   #16
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Re: 66 SB Step Side- Ex Air Force Base Truck

Found 4 of these on The Hamb.



I'm a big fan of chromies.
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:16 AM   #17
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Re: 66 SB Step Side- Ex Air Force Base Truck

Ready for air bags, ball joints and 2" lowering blocks tomorrow.







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Old 11-03-2011, 07:14 AM   #18
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Re: 66 SB Step Side- Ex Air Force Base Truck

sweet find and sweet jc you move fast . good looking build ( more pics of helper ) great that she is in to them and willing to help .
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Old 11-04-2011, 03:45 PM   #19
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Re: 66 SB Step Side- Ex Air Force Base Truck

Yes you really are moving fast. I can't wait to see this thing dragging the ground! Especially will old paint!
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Old 11-04-2011, 03:57 PM   #20
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Re: 66 SB Step Side- Ex Air Force Base Truck

Gonna be a *****en build...
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:05 PM   #21
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Re: 66 SB Step Side- Ex Air Force Base Truck

That's looks so much better in blue. Should be a fun project to watch.

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Old 11-05-2011, 03:33 AM   #22
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Re: 66 SB Step Side- Ex Air Force Base Truck

Thanks guys. Got the rear bags in and the front ready for bags.



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Old 11-05-2011, 03:56 AM   #23
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Re: 66 SB Step Side- Ex Air Force Base Truck

Thought I would share the rear bag install.

Notched the control arms to clear the air bag mounting bolts.



Welded the lower plate.





Welded a bolt to the inside of the cup. You have to weld it off center to clear everything. The bolt was 8" long and the cup was cut down from 3.25" to 2.75" with the plazma torch. The bolt/stud goes all the way through the frame not just the lower part.



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Old 11-05-2011, 04:59 AM   #24
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Re: 66 SB Step Side- Ex Air Force Base Truck

Coming along quickly, very cool!
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Old 11-05-2011, 05:32 AM   #25
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Re: 66 SB Step Side- Ex Air Force Base Truck

beats mine. its just two nasty pieces of scrap flat plates. no cups.

if your ever bored and in fresno with your tools and welder.... your welcome to come and work on mine...

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