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1966 Chevy G10

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GMman

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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:08 am

I decided to add a fuel door instead of the open fuel filler. It came off of a 1978 G20
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by vanny on Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:24 pm

Coming along Nicely!!! Very Happy cheers


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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by Digz on Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:10 pm

That's some nice work!
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by millwright71 on Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:39 pm

Looks really good, brings back memories!
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by Joe Van on Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:41 am

I have to agree with these Guy's they are doing a "Good Job" gonna look really nice when they finish it have you decided on a colour yet..???..The fuel door is a nice touch.. cheers


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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:31 am

Yea Joe, i'm going with the GM Regal Red.
http://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-s-65-66-gm-regal-red-96-oz-kit.html
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by Vantasia on Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:02 am

GMman wrote:I decided to add a fuel door instead of the open fuel filler. It came off of a 1978 G20

Nice idea, should stop the gas staining on the rear quarter that all these vans have.....you are really gonna appreciate driving this van down the road knowing all the great work you've done, wait 'til you get it out to some cruise nights when she's done, will all be worth it!
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by vanny on Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:23 pm

That's a Great Color! Can't wait to see her all shiny and new again!!!


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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Sat May 09, 2015 6:54 am

More sheet metal repair on the old gal. She's coming along little by little!!!
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Sat May 09, 2015 7:02 am

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A lot of metal work but she is getting done.
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by vanny on Sat May 09, 2015 7:10 am

Be proud, you're giving her a new life after being neglected all those years!


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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Sat May 09, 2015 7:14 am

I was fortunate to find a real craftsman when it comes to sheet metal work. Four other body shops saw pictures of how the old gal looked and just turned away. I am sticking a small fortune into her, but is it worth it??? I think so. I'll have the satisfaction that i brought her back to life!!!
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by 67VanHelsing on Mon May 11, 2015 8:04 pm

GMman, just finished going through your build thread and all I can say is AWESOME WORK!! Can't wait to see her finished
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:09 pm

The Old Gal has been out at the body shop for 8 months now and is getting closer to the final painting. So much cancer that had to be repaired but I have a real craftsman working on her. Not like the Insurance company recommended panel replacing high priced body shops that are out there now days.
The door patch panels were cut out of the original side doors and hand formed[img][url=http://www.servimg.com/view/19032129/213]http://i18.servimg.com/u/f18/19/03/21/29/01810.jpg[/img][/url][img][url=http://www.servimg.com/view/19032129/215]http://i18.servimg.com/u/f18/19/03/21/29/02010.jpg[/img][/url]
Cancer-free outside.
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:39 pm


New battery tray was installed.
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:57 pm

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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by vanny on Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:09 pm

I think you should call it the Phoenix because this one has risen from the ashes. I can't believe that this is the same van that got rescued from a sure death in the woods! Congrats on the unbelievable transformation. Your bodyman is a True Craftsman!!! cheers


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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by Xelmon on Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:00 pm

I'm with Vanny, Phoenix sounds great!
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:38 pm

The metal work is pretty much done. Body filler and High build polyester spray is being applied.[img][url=http://www.servimg.com/view/19032129/246]http://i21.servimg.com/u/f21/19/03/21/29/sept_513.jpg[/img][/url]
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:56 pm

A piece of aluminum diamond plate was fabricated for the door steps and a patch panel was installed in the left door where some one cut a hole for a door speaker.
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:16 pm

The old gal was in sorry shape when I brought her out to the body shop last November. Jan has been doing a fabulous job and his brother Jay is a top notch metal worker. They are bringing the old gal back to Beautiful. With the money I have spent on her these past months, I have seen many very nice first gen Chevy Vans for sale. But I know what I got and I feel good that I saved her from going away.
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by vanny on Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:17 pm

It won't be long now! Looks Fantastic!


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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by m1dadio on Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:10 am

That is an amazing pile of work. Your a bigger man than me. I would not have taken on a project that rough.

Good job!

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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:47 pm

The middle of September and the Old Gal is slowly transforming
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:03 pm

Today the old gal got her fresh coat of Regal Red. I think she looks great!!![url=http://www.servimg.com/view/19032129/269][img]

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