1966 Chevy C10
Posted 06 April 2016 - 05:41 AM
And my favorite part so far was getting that first coat of paint on the engine. I love it!
Tonight is looking like the night I will pressure wash the frame and clean a couple things up on the motor and give it another coat :metal:
Posted 11 April 2016 - 06:09 AM
Satin clear (engine paint) on the motor really made it look good
Front frame wire wheeled
Rear frame almost done. Just need from the axle back and then the inside as best I can
My supervisor was napping on the job most of the time. It's hard to find good help these days!
Pile of parts :metal:
Dad smoked my Harbor Freight grinder
I also broke the Jeep coming home from the cruise in, I think it's just jealous that the Chevy is getting all the attention and money right now!
Posted 14 April 2016 - 05:54 AM
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Posted 22 April 2016 - 07:48 AM
Here's a shot of one of the motor mount towers, it'll look awesome on the Chevy Orange engine!
I also got a wild hare last night and wanted to show my firewall clean up off with a little wax. Looks great!
I also discovered this number etched into the paint above where the master cylinder mounts. Anyone know the significance by chance?
Dad and I will be hitting it hard on Sunday and get the frame back mounted to the cab so I can start on the reassembly part. I'm excited for that step!
Posted 25 April 2016 - 05:49 AM
My cab and dad's truck
We tinkered with his truck for a bit and then got busy on mine. First order of business was to put the frame back under the cab. It went super smooth, just like it had come out.
I painted the underside of the frame and the new disc brake parts while dad cleaned and painted the rear axle.
Mom even stopped by to see what we were up to, she can't wait to see my truck finished!
Dad got the trailing arms put back in while I got the spindles on and passenger side rotor installed
Dad went to install the other rotor and caliper and just for fun, I had him verify that the other rotor was 6 lug. Turns out, they had sent me 1 6 lug rotor and 1 5 lug rotor. No big deal, I'll get it sorted out this morning.
Passenger side all buttoned up. I love it!
How the driver's side will look for a bit
After we figured out we couldn't do anymore on the front, we moved to the rear and got the axle all bolted in. I'm still waiting on new coil keepers but everything else is on and looks awesome!
We knocked a whole bunch of big items out yesterday and I can't be any happier of the progress we are making! I'm going to get the motor and tranny mated up this week and maybe even drop em in this weekend
Posted 25 April 2016 - 02:36 PM
He took us for a ride in it on Saturday, mom loves it too!
Posted 28 April 2016 - 05:56 AM
A little accessory bolt on action, the black looks awesome on the orange
A little progress each night
Posted 28 April 2016 - 11:59 AM
Nice and short now
Even chamfered the edges for that factory look
Posted 03 May 2016 - 06:15 AM
Here are a couple pictures from the weekend that I wasn't able to post before.
I was excited to see the FedEx truck pull in, I knew it had my replacement rotor on it and I was right!
Promptly made it a roller
Motor going in!
Modifying the S10 shifter for a bolt on lever
The stick is in 2nd gear right now so I'll be mounting the stick to the more upright position on the shifter itself. That should put it right where I want it.
Last night, I busted the cross member out for the T5. I'm super happy with how it turned out and how it works. One more step to driving it again :metal:
Check out my sweet welding table
And installed. Love it!
Posted 04 May 2016 - 05:44 AM
I basically turned it into a Camaro shifter but the price was way better
I had to take it all apart to be able to cut it low enough. I sanded the front tab off and tacked the plates when I reassembled it. Picture is pretty bad, sorry bout that
The motor is coming together
I should get my new brake and fuel lines tomorrow so I'll get those installed then. Tonight I'm going to get the engine wire harness sorted out and mount the carburetor :chevy:
Posted 06 May 2016 - 06:06 AM
I found out that I got the wrong water pump and it interferes with the power steering pump bracket but that's an easy fix. I kinda wanted a black water pump anyway
I've got a full weekend this weekend but I'm hoping to get some time on the old girl and get it ready to roll out of the garage so I can start getting the front clip cleaned up and back on.
Posted 09 May 2016 - 06:55 AM
No turning back now!
Saturday, I got my air cleaner back from dad. All he did was clean it up, didn't need paint!
I also was able to get the front sway bar on after the Mother's Day festivities yesterday. It's coming together
Still waiting on my brake and fuel lines. I'll give Classic Parts a call tomorrow if I don't see them tonight.
Posted 20 May 2016 - 05:48 AM
I also carried the 250 valve cover over since it has Chevrolet on it and the 292 didn't. I searched high and low for the valve cover grommet that holds the tube to the air cleaner. Chevy didn't have it so I got an expandable freeze plug. Not pretty but functional and doesn't look too ugly either.
I will have my brake line fittings today when I get home. Tonight I'm headed to PIR for a track night to watch my buddy run his F100 and get some exposure to this new world I want to play in. Should be a great time!
Posted 23 May 2016 - 05:51 AM
My buddy came over Saturday night and we plumbed the brake lines and the fuel line from the pump to the carb.
Sunday morning, I tore right into it and removed the factory radiator mounts. The radiator I picked up needed a 3" rise to get the height I needed, it'll work great :metal:
While I was fabbing up my riser, dad showed up and got to work on my tranny cross member. We had to slot the holes so the output could be pushed to the driver's side a little more. Once that was taken care of, I clearanced the frame a bit for my steering shaft for the rack. Way better now.
Rear sway bar going on
One thing that I knew was going to hold this whole show up was the accessory drives. I have been struggling to find the right water pump pulley and also the brackets that will bolt the power steering pump to the engine bracket. I found those things last night! Cost a bit more than I'd like but they are what I needed so it's not too bad.
More work will continue this week and into the weekend!
Posted 24 May 2016 - 05:49 AM
I ordered a turnbuckle so I can tension the power steering belt, I should have that tomorrow night. I may make a bracket that bolts to the pump for the turnbuckle but I'm not sure yet. Gotta see how it all lines up first.
Not sure if I'm digging the chrome bracket or not, I'll have to see how long before it bugs me and I paint it black
Posted 31 May 2016 - 06:06 AM
Work was a little slow on Friday so I was able to break away from my desk for a few and hammer out the pieces I needed to hook my clutch pedal up to the master.
I had tapped one of them to 5/16-18 but needed 5/16-24, doh! I actually cut a section of the factory panhard bar to remake it, worked slick!
Pedal is right in line with the brake pedal, much better for me
The lower radiator hose put up more of a fight than I thought. I spent easily half the day on Saturday just trying to find one that worked. Thought I had it but when I got home, it still didn't work. I had some 1.75 tubing laying around from an old project and had the perfect bend in it. Lucky!
Finished up, looks great! I did run a weld bead around each end to create a lip so the hoses don't slip off later.
Got the shocks on
Sunday night, I pushed it out of the garage to give it some fresh air and make room for the bed pieces. This is the first time it's been outside since March!
I did get a wild hare and fired it up too. I didn't have the belts on it so I only ran it for a short time. It seems to run great!
Yesterday, I worked on the bed and dad came by to help troubleshoot the clutch. He fixed some of it but it appears that the throwout bearing isn't 100% correct on the shift fork so looks like I get to pull the tranny and fix that.
Bed wood turned out great! I wish it had the holes in it but that's also looking like why this kit was cheaper than anywhere else. No biggie.
Posted 07 June 2016 - 05:59 AM
Thanks man, these comments keep me going!
Alright, had an awesome weekend with the Jeep Jamboree crew, it's truly one of my favorite events that I get to help out with. The participants make it awesome and I can't wait until next year!
I tinkered with the truck last night and ended up getting the tranny back in, it was a bit of a chore at first but I was able to get the angle of the tranny close to the motor and it basically slid right in. I was super stoked!
The reason why I had to drop the tranny in the first place. That spring clip is supposed to be on the other side of the throwout bearing, doh!
And it's back in!
If my buddy doesn't work on the fenders tonight, I'll be getting the driveline put back in and work on the modifications I need to do to get the alternator on. Once that's done, I need to work on the bed and get it back on while transferring some of the wiring over from the front clip just in case I'm far enough along to take it to the show on Saturday
Posted 08 June 2016 - 05:38 AM
Turnbuckle for the power steering pump belt
Alternator and power steering pump on with an alternator belt even :metal:
Posted 13 June 2016 - 06:01 AM
Last night, I put the new pilot bushing in place and got the clutch and bellhousing on the motor. Tonight, the tranny will go back on and hopefully work like it's supposed to. Fingers crossed!
New throwout bearing, it'll get rid of the free play in the pedal.
Gotta love backwards progress!
The awesome pilot bushing
Posted 16 June 2016 - 03:01 PM
Posted 21 June 2016 - 08:26 AM
My buddy has a Torchmate table in his garage which is super nice to have access to.
I was contemplating swapping the input shaft to the Jeep unit but decided to go this route to get it on the road a little quicker. I'll have this thing licked sooner or later!
Posted 22 June 2016 - 05:54 AM
The motor and tranny came with another bearing retainer that was in bad shape and I wasn't going to use. I bolted the ring to the retainer and put the snout in the lathe. Worked great!
Test fit everything just to make sure it all fit.
Also, my buddy needed a new coolant bypass plug made so I played around and made this. Turned out killer!
Tonight, I'm going to help my buddy with the brakes on his truck so he can hit up a track night on Friday. I'll see about stabbing the tranny back in my truck Friday night or Saturday.