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Old 08-15-2019, 01:11 PM   #1
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Winter 19/20 66 C10 build

Hi Guys and gals,
I try and do one build a year and have another on deck for when i finish. I've got a few other truck projects posted here but am just finishing up my 1957 Chevy 210 build and am poised to start my next. I bought this 66 in April and drove over to Mass to bring it home. I stripped it down quick to see what i was working with and then mapped my plan and started buying up parts. Ill replace most of the body parts but the cab is super clean for this area and will only require a few days patching work. I read about all of the help received from a guy named "Boris" here in the group so i reached out to him for advice on an Airbag set up as this will be my first air-ride vehicle and he was VERY helpful!. I plan to run air ride, dropped spindles with cupped control arms and a c-notch in the rear. 20x10 rears and 20x8 fronts. New 383 with th350 trans and basic performance pieces as needed. the body will remain stock appearing and uncluttered. I picked an obscure color that i had seen on a custom Camaro and then for the first time ever had a computerized rendering done. I'm very happy i did! the guy was awesome to work with and the truck is exactly as i had envisioned it. Parts are coming in and summer is winding down.. When i get started things tend to go fast but ill update as i progress!
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:16 PM   #2
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Re: Winter 19/20 66 C10 build

Some of the rendering prints. Check him out, very reasonable and super easy to work with.
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Old 08-17-2019, 07:20 PM   #3
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Re: Winter 19/20 66 C10 build

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Old 09-25-2019, 03:11 PM   #4
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:28 AM   #5
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cab stripped and primed, ready for metal work
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:30 AM   #6
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Ok, can anyone tell me how to flip these darn pictures up right? they are correct when i save them and change when i load them to the site.
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Old 10-16-2019, 07:36 PM   #7
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Re: Winter 19/20 66 C10 build

On showing the pics in the correct orientation, open the picture up in a photo editing program.

Find the rotate clockwise button and rotate the picture four times, which will put it back to the original orientation.

Save the file. Some programs make you do an export to save it to a non-native file format.

Once you do that it should show right-side up in the forums.

If you don't have a photo editing program, there's one called GIMP that's free (terrible name, but decent program, especially for the price).
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Old 10-17-2019, 02:30 PM   #8
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Re: Winter 19/20 66 C10 build

cab ready for surgery. no dice on the photo rotation thing...
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Old 10-17-2019, 03:49 PM   #9
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Re: Winter 19/20 66 C10 build

Looking good.

What shocks are you running?

To fix the pictures you would have to rotate them before you add them. If they are straight on your computer you will need to change the aspect ratio and that will fix them. Like below:
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Old 10-18-2019, 07:10 AM   #10
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changing aspect ratio helped! Thank you!

Shocks are CPP drop shocks. stock locations in front, ne brackets top and bottom out back.
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Old 10-18-2019, 07:39 AM   #11
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You bet. Got a picture of the rear setup?

Thanks
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Old 10-31-2019, 02:00 PM   #12
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Pretty basic i think. Firestone cup bags with C-notch, 1" blocks and adjustable panhard bar.
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Old 10-31-2019, 08:26 PM   #13
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Re: Winter 19/20 66 C10 build

May I suggest doing the top in the same colour as the trim insert colour? I think it would look great. Same break line as on a "Custom Cab" painted truck.
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Old 11-01-2019, 06:31 AM   #14
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May I suggest doing the top in the same colour as the trim insert colour? I think it would look great. Same break line as on a "Custom Cab" painted truck.
I have a couple renderings that show it painted that way, as well as some with the bumpers and grill to match. I like them all but this is the look ive decided i like best. Thanks for the input though!
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Old 11-01-2019, 06:47 AM   #15
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Ive been working on the exhaust and its done except for a couple hangers and some minor adjusting. i needed to go with the short type headers so they were above the bottom of the frame when laid out. Came out pretty good i think.
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Old 11-02-2019, 03:44 AM   #16
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Re: Winter 19/20 66 C10 build

Nice job!

I love that 57 post in the back ground. I think everyone should own a 55-57 at somepoint in their life.
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Old 11-02-2019, 10:18 PM   #17
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Re: Winter 19/20 66 C10 build

Keep plugging away...I love your color choice!
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:38 AM   #18
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Keep plugging away...I love your color choice!
Thanks, for some reason it spoke to me. After SEMA it looks as though everyone is going with colored trim, I'm leaning that way rather than chrome now.
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:40 AM   #19
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Nice job!

I love that 57 post in the back ground. I think everyone should own a 55-57 at somepoint in their life.
Thanks ! Been building that one for a little over a year now. Done except for interior and were working on that. 496 with 576HP and 605 Torque 400th all new stuff.
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Old 12-03-2019, 08:29 AM   #20
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Re: Winter 19/20 66 C10 build

Took a trip to my local sheet metal guy and came back with a truck in a box!
New; bed sides, bed front, doors, radiator support, grill surround. New fenders were already home.
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Old 12-03-2019, 08:45 AM   #21
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Assembled the box and it went really well. The AMD parts are good quality and fit like they're supposed to. Had to get it on the floor and see about how it will sit.
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Old 12-03-2019, 08:48 AM   #22
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Re: Winter 19/20 66 C10 build

New cab corners, rockers, and kick panels. Inner rockers, floors and cab mounts are all really solid. No more rust! Looking for a high hump.. where's anyone had good luck finding one that's affordable?
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Old 12-03-2019, 10:45 PM   #23
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The high hump and the mating firewall piece are now reproduced in steel. I believe there is a thread in the '60-'66 message section about them. I think it is Tri Plus/Key Parts that offer them
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Old 12-04-2019, 07:58 AM   #24
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The high hump and the mating firewall piece are now reproduced in steel. I believe there is a thread in the '60-'66 message section about them. I think it is Tri Plus/Key Parts that offer them
Thanks! ill check it out.
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Old 12-05-2019, 10:24 AM   #25
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great start! I will be starting a "66 in this same direction basically.
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