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#1 scoot_mcgrute

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 08:00 AM

So, this happened last night. My girlfriend and I picked it up as a way to teach her about cars and trucks while we tinker on it.

It's a 1966 C10 all original minus the fenders and the tailgate. 250 I6, 3 on the tree, drum brakes, manual steering and cool as hell!

First order of business is to get it road ready and then we will tackle the rust in the floors and fixing all of the patches that were done already.

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 08:17 AM

Cool

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 01:56 PM

Got a few daylight pictures, we have some work ahead of us but I can't wait to start!

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 02:54 PM

This will be a nice project.

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 12:22 PM

I've slowly been collecting parts for this. I have just about all of my patch panels I will need, just waiting on the final piece to ship from AMD.  I have a new carburetor to slap on it as the one on there now isn't correct so I don't have all the things I need for the manual choke and such. I've also been scouring craigslist for some 6 lug rally wheels and some tires to put on them. I ended up finding the wheels in really good shape for $100 and then a like new set of 4 year old tires for $150. I'm going to clean the wheels up this week and hopefully have them on the truck by next week. My goal is to hit the local Cars and Coffee before the end of next month, we will see what happens.

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 08:53 AM

Just tinkering for a sec before heading to tinker on my buddy's 68 F100 Coyote swap last night. I didn't think the park lights worked even though the bulbs looked brand new. Turns out that they go off when the headlights are on so I pulled the switch to the park position and bam! park lights :). It's neat having something new to learn and tinker with, I should have some good garage time with it on Sunday :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 February 2016 - 06:07 PM

=)

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Posted 15 February 2016 - 06:34 PM

A little shaky? lol

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Posted 15 February 2016 - 07:10 PM

View Posttom58c, on 15 February 2016 - 06:34 PM, said:

A little shaky? lol

Its definitely interesting shifting a 3 on the tree and taking video at the same time :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 06:56 AM

Some pictures from the weekend

Painting up the rally wheels
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This showed up while painting so I slapped it in, super easy!
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She runs!
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New glovebox emblem too
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I also ordered these up for the new wheels, should be here in a week and look killer!
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Posted 16 February 2016 - 12:50 PM

New tires are mounted up, I think I have to put them on tonight :smoke:

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I'm stoked to get the crummy Nissan wheels off this thing and get some proper wheels on it. Center caps come on Thursday!

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 06:57 AM

Tires and wheels are on! I found a bad lower ball joint on the driver's side so I'll be doing those, master cylinder, wheel cylinders, brake hoses and packing the bearings next. It looks so much better with a proper wheel on it :metal:

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Also noticed this little guy on the driver's side. Didn't see it until last night, I think it's pretty cool!
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More to come in the coming weeks :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 06:48 AM

Got my center caps yesterday and had to throw one on. Looks awesome! :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 12:34 PM

So, going to look at a new motor tomorrow. Mine has been a crap shoot since I bought it, it had no oil in it, and the amount it smokes has me thinking it needs rings. Found a low mile Targetmaster 292 I6 mated to what looks like a T5 transmission (ad just says 5 speed) so more than likely going to be bringing it home! It's going to be awesome!

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 10:22 AM

Got the motor and tranny home. It's in pretty good shape, I need to do a little work to finish bolting the tranny up but the 5 speed is going to be great!

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 09:50 AM

I couldn't help myself, I had to get some shots of it outside on the new wheels the other day. It's so much better than before! The center caps will look awesome on it too!

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 08:23 AM

Disc brakes coming soon! I wanted to do a donor truck but looking at what was out there and the capital that would be invested, I decided to order a conversion kit instead.

Front clip should be off this weekend!

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 05:48 AM

I've been sick as a dog the last couple weeks but I was feeling good enough over the weekend to get some progress made on the Chevy :thumbsup:

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I should have the motor and tranny out on Sunday and then I can pressure wash the heck out of the whole thing, paint the frame and start installing all my parts! I have a CPP disc brake kit on order and hopefully I will be ordering a Wilwood brake and clutch master cylinder this week. Way too nice of parts for way too junkie of a truck but it's going to be so sweet!

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 09:18 AM

Came home to parts yesterday! It'll be great having good brakes on the front of it. Now to figure out the master cylinder...

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 10:40 AM

Cool stuff

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 06:11 AM

Dad and I were busy over the weekend! We pulled the motor and tranny out on Friday and started cleaning the frame up. Yesterday after the Easter festivities, we got the bed off the truck. I gotta say that it was way easier knowing that I had all new hardware coming so we didn't have to save any of the original stuff. The whole back half of the frame definitely has more rust than the front! I've gone through probably half a can of Kroil just on the back half of the frame :help:

Pulling the engine
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Starting the bed tear down. I worked on as many of the underside bolts as I could while dad was cutting the heads of the fender mounting screws. He did an X in each head and used a chisel to break the heads off. Worked great!
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We also broke the boards loose of the mounting bolts and just cut the heads off with the cutoff wheels.
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Dad swinging the hammer
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Blurry shot of my shop pup and shotgun rider, Rockwell. He's an awesome dog!
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Bed wood out and bed off. We ended up cutting all the bolts that hold the bed strips in too. I'm going to redo the floor with some nice plywood when I'm at that stage.
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All cleaned up with a Rockwell photobomb
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Plans this week are to pressure wash the frame really well and wire wheel what's left behind. I'll be getting some POR-15 and coating the whole frame with that. Pretty soon it will be time to start working on fun things like brakes and suspension :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 06:41 AM

I don't know much about old stuff like that.  Is that factory coil sprung rear suspension?

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 07:40 AM

View PostTryan100, on 28 March 2016 - 06:41 AM, said:

I don't know much about old stuff like that.  Is that factory coil sprung rear suspension?

Yep! Back in the day, the GMCs were leaf sprung in the rear and the half ton Chevys were coil sprung. It's a very simple setup with 2 control arms and a panhard bar. The control arms attach to essentially a leaf spring perch at the axle with a u-bolt and then a bushing at the frame.

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 09:38 AM

Weird never knew that.

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 06:38 AM

I didn't get a whole lot done on the pickup over the weekend. I did go to the swap meet on Friday and ended up with a pretty nice bounty though. I picked up a front sway bar, new bellhousing for the T5, all the mounting brackets for the 292 and an instrument cluster that has gauges instead of the lights. I'll be tinkering with the cluster and cleaning it up before I put it in the truck.
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Saturday, I took the Jeep out to Cars and Coffee on my way to my buddy's house to work on his FJ40. I was able to park the Jeep next to another buddy's Coyote powered F100 :thumbsup:
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The task for the FJ40 was to get the 350 in it before the end of the day. That was my goal anyway, my buddy was more concerned with drinking and smoking with the neighbors. Oh well, I cut all the brackets, drilled all the holes and got most of the welding done so it was successful!
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No cherry picker!
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Yesterday, I started getting the 292 sealed up and put back together and drilled some holes in my firewall. I'm hoping this week to have the motor all sealed and painted :thumbup:
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