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1966 Chevy C10

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by tigerfan00, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. tigerfan00

    tigerfan00 [OP] BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Staff Member

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    My dad has this old 66 chevy pickup sitting out at our farm...and its not doing a whole lot besides sitting there...it hasnt run in a couple years...and my old man has mentioned fixing it up etc...anyone have any idea how much of a major undertaking its going to be? maybe a good source for parts?

    i realize that its not a whole lot of info on the condition of the truck...but where it sits its almost impossible to get underneath it...

    it looks rough...but its been sitting under a pecan tree for the past 4 years maybe...but it still has the majority of the original wood bed in it

    i'd imagine that its pretty much past the restoration point...but i think itd be fun to do if its not...

    also...if anyone knows what kind of specs this truck once had...thatd be great...im pretty sure it has the V8...but im not totally 100% on that...

    maybe an idea on what kind of axles are underneath it?

    the pic was taken in 2004 and it HAS run since then...but not in the past 2 years that im aware of

    [​IMG]
     
  2. David Tarantino

    David Tarantino Well-Known Member

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    dont look that bad make sure you and dad
    do it cant be that bad but think of the
    fun you two can have:D
     
  3. tigerfan00

    tigerfan00 [OP] BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Staff Member

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    i think i'll have more fun with it than he will...he's never been much of a car guy...but he hates to watch it wither away as much as i do
     
  4. David Tarantino

    David Tarantino Well-Known Member

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    i think i have a motor book going back to 66 if you need info
     
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    i suppose for fun i'll post the story about the truck

    my granddad bought it back in the late 70s or early 80s for like $500 bucks from a guy he knew...the guy changed his mind...bought it back a year later for $500...sold it back to my granddad a year after that with the side body damage from a little dustup in a parking lot...for the same $500

    my granddad had a stroke a few years ago and can no longer drive and my uncle got the 98 ranger after i was done driving it and my dad got the chevy...
     
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    what i've posted is the entirety of what i know about it...other than the fact that its a straight drive and the shifter is on the column...its a booger to learn to drive (btw this is what I learned to drive in...this and an old blue ford tractor)

    id love to know more about what it came with from the factory back in the day etc...
     
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    you know you have to try to fix it
    it has history
    i do have that at work if need any info
    happy to help if i can
     
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    this is essentially what the interior would look like if it was clean/fixed
    [​IMG]

    of course ours has a third pedal and no diamond plate and the seat is a lot more ratty and theres no aftermarket radio...

    i'd love to get it to this point:
    [​IMG]
     
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    wat?
    i've got a 71 c-10 that i eventually wanna turn into a dedicated trail buggy
     
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    you got one hell of a project truck there jeff!!! drop in a nice lil 327 or a beefed up 350................rock and roll man!!:D
     
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    get me a list of any info you may need pm it to me
    and i will try to help
     
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    i had a 78 f100 with a mostly new 302 that a friends dad gave me.,,........me and her had an argument.....he took the sonofabitch back!!! friggin asshat!!!
     
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    i'd love to get this one fixed up to tow my tacoma once it becomes trail only

    yeah too bad i dont have the money...im hoping that dad will finance it and i can do the work...thatd be SWEET...especially if i get it in the deal :D
     
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    i know the first step is going to be finding a garage or shop to put it in for when i tear it down...

    thats gonna be tricky
     
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    time and money but in the and its worth it
     
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    I hate the phrase but, "It's all about what your time is worth to ya"

    sounds like it would be an awesome project though!
     
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    Like mentioned make a list of what you need to know and we will supply some info. I have some books on this at my moms house. My buddy has a 65 or 66 stepside 3 on the tree. Fun to drive.
     
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    once we get a good stretch of really cold days im going to go out there and crawl up under it and pop the hood etc...

    ive got another project for this winter tho...the old man gave me a pop up camper that im planning on trying to fix up into useable condition...gotta open that bad boy up and make sure the canvas aint rotten...

    oh the fun awaits :)
     
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    haha just helped a friend restore a camper his negibhor gave him a 69 model. Couldn't believe how well this thing survived. Enjoy.
     
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    It's all in my head at the moment...
    Hey Cop, How goes things in Elgin? Will be in Lugoff Saturday morning getting my first service at James Ervin.

    Time to write a tear jerker of a letter to 'OverHaulin'". They'll get it all done for ya all purty like.

    http://www.classicindustries.com/truck.htm?gclid=COrr0cTevpYCFQQRswodWQ1IyA

    http://www.lmctruck.com

    LMC are the ones advertised on Spike TV on their show "Trucks".

    I would love to spin wrenches with my dad like we did back in the day. He owned a 1924 fire truck that was the balls. He lives in a gated community in Florida now. I call it "God's Waiting Room". Can't even wash your car in the driveway without some ol' Q-Tip dropping a dime on your ass to the association.

    Hope this is some help to ya.
     
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