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Old 03-24-2013, 06:13 PM   #1
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Big Red Dog

I have a 66 one ton Chevy PU that needs some body work done and I am not a skilled body man. I have seen, here and on other sites, some outstanding work done on these old trucks.

So I have been surfing with an eye on location. I stumbled onto shortbed70 and his 65 rebuild. He is only a couple of hours from me on a route I travel monthly, so we met up and came to an agreement.

Here are a few pics of the delivery of my vehicle (well, parts). Troy will be along to document his work. We are looking at both cab corners, foot wells/kick panels, rockers, fenders and a few weld-ups around the cab plus primer and paint (this dog will be red). This is a DD and not a show truck. Troy has already notified me that he has started.

Backing up to Troy's shop to unload.



It is amazing how few parts make up a truck.



And a few of the work I'm asking Troy to do.










Those guys that get paid for being right about 40% of the time were right on this one. The weather started to turn nasty on the way home, but certainly not the worst I've seen or driven through. Snow,rain,sleet, hail, it just couldn't make up its mind.



So I will get this started and Troy will be along to update us. BTW, this is not intended to be a build post but a post for Troy to show his work.

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Old 03-24-2013, 06:32 PM   #2
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Re: Big Red Dog

Glad to help out on this for ya and always good to meet another member. Going to have alot I pics coming so keep your eyes open...
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:35 PM   #3
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My phone only lets me load one pic at a time... Sorry! Got the mirror holes filled also and tomorrow will hopefully finish the core support. Got all te old drip rail sealer out and primed so tomorrow I'lll re-seal them also.... Gonna start rocking on this thing as soon as the parts come in. Placing a large order tomarrow! Floor pans, extended floor sections, rockers, cab corners, and footwell patches, weld through primer and a few odd and ends!
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my truckhttp://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=332884

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Old 03-24-2013, 10:55 PM   #4
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Looks good.

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Old 03-25-2013, 04:43 PM   #5
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First fabbed patch panel!!! Radiator support, they really don't want these comin off. There's a ton o spot welds!
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1965 Chevy Bagged,361 sbc,comp cam 280H,1.5 full roller rockers,patriot 185cc vortec heads 2.02-1.60,vortec weiand polished intake,demon carb

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Old 03-27-2013, 10:15 PM   #6
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Some small progress awaiting parts!
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2003 Dodge 2500 HEMI
1965 Chevy Bagged,361 sbc,comp cam 280H,1.5 full roller rockers,patriot 185cc vortec heads 2.02-1.60,vortec weiand polished intake,demon carb

my truckhttp://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=332884

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Old 03-27-2013, 10:17 PM   #7
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Other stuff...
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:19 PM   #8
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Finished brake/clutch pedal assembly! Tomorrow I'd dent repair on doors... Hopefully some stuff shows up so I can get to the fun stuff...
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2003 Dodge 2500 HEMI
1965 Chevy Bagged,361 sbc,comp cam 280H,1.5 full roller rockers,patriot 185cc vortec heads 2.02-1.60,vortec weiand polished intake,demon carb

my truckhttp://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=332884

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Old 03-28-2013, 08:35 AM   #9
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The radiator support corners and pedal assembly look good, Troy.

I should be around sometime tomorrow after noon. I am going to stop by a junk yard and saw mill on the way, so I can kinda time it if need be. I have the latches and the exterior door handles.

Dave, see ya then.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:22 AM   #10
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I will be home around 5. If I'm not there you can put the latches under that pan right outside the door. I'm going to get the cab up on stands this weekend and start in I hope. I looked at those inner fenders again an I think probably need to get some new ones. They are pretty rough. No rush on them though. I got the doors adjusted to where they need to be last night, I just want to make sure they close good before I pull them off.
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1965 Chevy Bagged,361 sbc,comp cam 280H,1.5 full roller rockers,patriot 185cc vortec heads 2.02-1.60,vortec weiand polished intake,demon carb

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Old 03-28-2013, 09:23 PM   #11
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Go ahead and order the inner fenders, then. That way you will have them in time to shoot.

I need to get out bolts and fasteners and start wire wheeling.

Won't be long before the BBT (Big Brown Truck, I assume that's who will deliver) brings goodies.

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Old 03-30-2013, 12:05 AM   #12
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Got some done today...About 5 hours worth! And yes I welded a piece in behind the outter hince the plug welds..I also sealed the inside of the roof with a spray coating designed for frames and worked great. Im enjoying this even though I have a terrible cold. Called LMC today to and was told the stuff I ordered wont be here till next week because of the storm...I thought really, i ordered tuesday morning...Oh well hurry up and wait.
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my truckhttp://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=332884

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Old 03-30-2013, 11:09 AM   #13
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Looking good, Troy!

I had to drop off the door latches so Troy could fit the doors when he did the rockers and cab floors.

When I walked in the shop, I could smell the confirmation that he had been at work, smelled like grinding steel. Everything he's done looks excellent. I commented to him that it amazed me that one could cut straight and square lines in something that has no reference to straight and square. This alone is probably a year or so of learning curve.

He has received some of the parts ordered and as mentioned above, more coming.

I have a question for anyone that is with us. Any suggestions on how I get the finished body parts home without injury to them? I have pick-ups & open trailers. Troy can build a crate/frame for the cab to sit on. Fenders and hood, though?

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Old 03-31-2013, 10:36 PM   #14
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You go Troy, I'm tuned in!!
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:47 PM   #15
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Thanks Alan.. Im still trying to fill your shoes LOL... Did get some work done today, Got my neighbors b15 honda motor rebuilt and installed, and oh yea worked on the truck. Just using some left over primer I had to get the bare spots covered. Hood still has two small spots I missed and door needs some attention at the bottom corner but not to bad for a Kansas truck... Moving on!
Filler neck... Done
Drivers cali mirror holes...Done
Hood dents...Almost done
Drip rails...Done
Cowl rust...Done
Doors adjusted...Done
Core support...Done
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my truckhttp://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=332884

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Old 03-31-2013, 10:59 PM   #16
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Haha, on filling my shoes. I haven't hit a lick in 2 weeks. Once I kick it in neutral it's hard to get rolling again. I'll be back at it this week. BTW nice work!!
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I know that feeling...Wheels spinning but not going anywhere for me... HAHA Thanks Im getting better metal working things with hammers and dollies and my favorite tool STUD GUN!
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my truckhttp://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=332884

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Old 04-01-2013, 10:00 AM   #18
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Great project and nice work.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:50 AM   #19
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Thanks for stopping by Alan & 1963c-10. Hearing positive comments from you guys about Troy's work reinforces my reasons for choosing him to do this work.

"Filler neck... Done
Drivers cali mirror holes...Done
Hood dents...Almost done
Drip rails...Done
Cowl rust...Done
Doors adjusted...Done
Core support...Done "

I wouldn't exactly call this spinning wheels. More in the category of progress.

The day of delivery we had a not-so-typical end of season snow storm and a little cold weather. Now we are looking at more reasonable temps and more comfortable working.

Thanks Troy, its looking real good.

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Yeah, looks like the weather has finally turned here in NC also. Looks like our last good cold front of the year is past us.
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Thanks guys for the kind words. The spinning wheels was before your truck came along Dave, I'm excited to be Workin on it. Before I just couldnt find motivation to actually do something or anything for that matter. It has been kinda hard to tell people you do paint and body work when I drive a beat up Honda accord with hardly any paint left on it. Soon as your truck is done its going in the shop...Thanks again guys!
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Nice progress man. Truck is in good hands. Been following his build a while, some real nice work! : chevy:
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:35 PM   #23
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Nice progress man. Truck is in good hands. Been following his build a while, some real nice work! : chevy:
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Well a week later I finally have parts to start... Let the fun begin
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2003 Dodge 2500 HEMI
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my truckhttp://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=332884

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Lookin' great Troy. You do amazing work, after seeing your truck in person I thoroughly believe that. Keep it up.
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