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Old 05-31-2012, 03:46 PM   #1
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Harold (66 C-10 SWB)

My Dad said this truck was so ugly it had to be named Harold. Finally after 6 years of trying to buy it i brought it home got it running and drove it the same day. Ive been working on this truck for the past few months. 76 front cross member p/s, p/b, 86 rearend, 76 350 with an rv cam.
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:55 PM   #2
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Re: Harold (66 C-10 SWB)

Dont know if you can tell from the pics but there is not a straight body panel on this truck and i think thats my favorite part.
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:08 PM   #3
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Re: Harold (66 C-10 SWB)

after new 2 1/2" dual exuast with hooker aerochamber muffs and a plastic 5 gallon gas can i was cruising it old school.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:26 PM   #4
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Re: Harold (66 C-10 SWB)

I like it,keep plugging along.Best part is when its like that,you don't have to worry about getting it scratched or dented.Looks good.I like the GMC's because You see less of them on the road.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:36 PM   #5
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Re: Harold (66 C-10 SWB)

Your truck is looking good to me. It has the perfect origional patina that everyone is trying to replicate. I would get the drivetrain reliable and drive the wheels off of it.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:20 AM   #6
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Re: Harold (66 C-10 SWB)

thank you for your support harold is going to his first show this weekend, rat rods only! should get some more pics
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:32 AM   #7
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Re: Harold (66 C-10 SWB)

Awesome, another Washington build!!
Though my sig says Alaska, I am from Spokane and will be driving my build down there (hopefully) by the end of next summer!

to the board, and hope you give us some photos from the show to look at too !!

Looks like you can have fun with that GMC, like was already said, you dont see many on the road.
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:11 AM   #8
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Re: Harold (66 C-10 SWB)

LOVE the GMC's!!!!! Love the name, great name!
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:30 AM   #9
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Re: Harold (66 C-10 SWB)

Great truck and story. Glad you're having fun with it.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:45 AM   #10
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Re: Harold (66 C-10 SWB)

got back from the show this weekend. small turn out and no decent pics because of the rain. truck ran great for the 240 mile round trip tho. might be hitting up another show this weekend.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:12 AM   #11
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thanks for the support again. Mc Murphy looks like ur builds is coming along that show i was at was actually in palouse right near your neck of the woods. Bad news i think i am going to go to chevy style coils in the back the old leaf springs are just worn out, plus i already have a whole setup for a chevy with 5" drop springs.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:36 AM   #12
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Re: Harold (66 C-10 SWB)

found some more rescue and build pics
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:44 PM   #13
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Re: Harold (66 C-10 SWB)

to patina or not to patina? im going to paint the wheels white to match.
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:13 AM   #14
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Re: Harold (66 C-10 SWB)

anybody?
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:25 AM   #15
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Re: Harold (66 C-10 SWB)

Looking good! I love the patina!
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:52 AM   #16
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Re: Harold (66 C-10 SWB)

patina, or not patina, that is the question... only you can answer that one, personally I'm not a huge fan, but I also wouldn't say I don't like it, I do love your ugly old truck though
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:23 AM   #17
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Re: Harold (66 C-10 SWB)

thanks for the support i think im going to repaint the passenger side and cut back in the amount of patina. so the it looks like poeple have been hanging their arms out of the windows for the past 40 some years. for some reason my thread is never on the general message forum?
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:26 AM   #18
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Re: Harold (66 C-10 SWB)

this next week i will be putting chevy rear suspension under harold with 6" drop coils. tired of the driving a lumber wagon that wheel hops like crazy. should get some new pics up.
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:52 AM   #19
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looks good bro! call me and ill help you finish the rear end stuff tomorrow.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:32 AM   #20
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Re: Harold (66 C-10 SWB)

To Patina or Not to Patina is such a tough question.
I don't like rust, but I really see what those mean when they talk about the truck has gone through life naturally.

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Old 07-17-2012, 10:44 PM   #21
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Great looking truck! I like the rear shackle idea, looks way easier than what we did...

Keep up the good work and thank u for working hard enuf to get it running then driving the crap out of it!!
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:42 AM   #22
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Re: Harold (66 C-10 SWB)

Got one side bolted up yesterday and finished the other today. I flipped the control arm brackets to save the angle if the arm and coil spring. I am awaiting an under bed fuel tank so i know where i can mount up my panard bar. Cant wait to put the bed back on and see how low it sits in the back now.
THANKS FOR THE HELP SIR WILLIAM
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:49 AM   #23
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Re: Harold (66 C-10 SWB)

nice save on that truck!!!! i love those old gmc front ends
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:31 AM   #24
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I really love to natural patina thats what sold me on my truck. But I also painted the top white and I'm running smoothies painted white. Beef116, very cool truck by the way I wouldn't change a thing.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:07 PM   #25
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thanks ultrahd4me, you have got yourself a good lookin 66' too. hopefully i will finish up the coil suspension install today, so i can put up new pics.
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