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GMman

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1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:43 am

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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:46 am

My G10 was in pretty sorry shape when I found her last fall.
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:47 am

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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:51 am

I got it up out of the dirt and started freeing up the steering and suspension
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:58 am

The frame and running gear are in good shape. The old girl is worth saving.
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:01 am

There is a parts van with good side and rear doors that I can use.
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:01 am

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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:04 am

I got the old girl out of the woods about a month ago
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:06 am

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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:07 am

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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:09 am

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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:11 am

After many years sitting in the woods forgotten, she is back on the road
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:14 am

Back at the shop
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:27 am

The front clip that is going on the old girl.
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by Joe Van on Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:43 am

That's what we like to see here another "Earley Saved"..cheers .. Nice project keep us posted..!!!... Smile


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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by vanny on Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:48 am

Nice work! Did someone tell you about it or did you just spot it in the woods?


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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by kookykrispy on Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:21 am

LOVE to see threads like this.

1966 is the best year, in my opinion. Still had 1st gen style, but had upgrades such as: factory backup lights, wide opening grille for increased cooling, synchronized transmission.

Way to go for tackling the nose swap, and fixing the other needed areas of this van. Most people would consider this too much work, but you are going forward and the payoff will be huge
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:32 pm

I spotted it in the woods when I went out to check on a 69 chevy pickup grill that I bought. I actually bought the whole truck for $250 but there wasn't much good on it other than the grill and the 250 engine (which I got running)
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:39 pm

I was going to put the 250-6 in the 66 G10 but I got the 230-6 running. It runs better than the 250. I worked on it today. Finished hooking up the new fuel pump to the carb and installed a new battery. the choke cable is froze up so I have to deal with that next. The brakes are in very bad shape also, but the drums are still serviceable after being turned.
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:50 pm

I'm not sure how much of the front clip will be used. I had it shipped from Tulsa OK. It's the whole front nose including the dash. I'll let the body man decide on how much will be needed. Basically it is the left headlight area that was wacked, but it also pushed in the left inner panel.
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:59 pm

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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:03 pm

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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by diamond dave on Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:59 pm

congrats on the find. I wish I could save every one that I find.
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by Vantasia on Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:18 am

Have fun getting this old gal going again! Extra long choke cables can be found in the Help section of any auto store, they have a 78" universal truck one, the van is about 54", easy to cut to length (pull the wire out first!), less than $10-15....just did mine a while back. Start asking around for headlight rims, hard to find in good shape, but some one here with a parts van will help you out...just sold the extra pair I had to a similar member here's project, was happy to help as you will find many others here are too!
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by rocky69rhodes on Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:24 am

nice find hope it works out for you

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