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GMman

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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:10 pm

To change back to the subject at hand.... I got my new master cylinder bench bled and installed this afternoon. Coming along!!!
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by millwright71 on Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:15 am

Great progress for sure! Your project looks a lot like mine did when I started. Have fun with it!


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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:12 am

Well the old gal is back down on all four wheels. She moves on her own power forward and in reverse. Now I just need to get her out to the body shop 8 miles away.
I took these pictures last night but I didn't have my camera set right so the pictures are bad.




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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by vanny on Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:21 am

Nice job getting her going that quick after finding her in that field!!! Can't wait to see the pics after she's done in the body shop!!!


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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:01 pm

What an adventure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. I had fun driving the old gal out to the body shop this afternoon in the rain. I had a friend follow me in case of trouble and to give me a ride back to town. I was on gravel most of the way out there. The tie rods are pretty loose and with soggy loose gravel I had fun trying to keep the old gal going straight. At least I got her out there while the weather was warm. Tomorrow - winter is coming back with rain turning into snow.
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by Digz on Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:49 pm

I kind of did the same type of thing today.Moved it to my shop from home while the weather allowed it. Felt good to stretch it's legs for a few miles to.
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:51 pm

Here is the LAST Before pictures. These were taken Sunday, Nov 23 2014 on the day I drove the old gal to the body shop.




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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by Twinpilot001 on Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:31 pm

Going to leave that "Cherry " Bumper on it?? affraid
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:05 pm

Bumper's coming off and the old gal will get a face lift to begin with.
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by Digz on Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:05 pm

Good plan. I was wondering how you were going to fix that. Could have been done but sure seems that will be better and easier.
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:37 pm

Denting is one thing but when the sheet metal gets creased it's impossible to get it straightened out. I got the whole front clip including the dash off of a 65 G-Van, but only the outer skin will be used.
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:41 pm

Twinpilot001 wrote:Going to leave that "Cherry " Bumper on it?? affraid

I need a bumper Twin!!! Can I borrow yours??? lol! affraid affraid affraid
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by Nightmoves on Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:21 am

That donor nose looks to be pretty good shape.Nice find,
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GMman

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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:03 pm

The old gal's waiting to get into the body shop. It's cold out there!!!






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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:55 pm

They brought her into the shop today. The first things getting fixed are the front doors and the left headlight area. The outer front skin will be replaced and inner panel will be pulled/pushed out and headlight bucket aligned. The hinge side door post needs slight aligning.

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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:59 pm

The driver's side door (which is from a 1969 G-Van).will be replaced with a good 65 door.
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by Nightmoves on Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:53 am

Geez,it looks cold all the way to the bone up there.It's what i call,Burr dammitt.
Looking forward to your progress,GM.
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:49 pm

The old gal is starting to get straightened out.



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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:42 pm

The old gal is slowly getting a transformation.









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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by vanny on Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:37 pm

It's starting to shape up already! Thanks for posting progress pics, I love to see how these projects slowly take shape. Glad to see another one rescued and brought back to life!!! cheers


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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by wideload on Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:14 pm

Off to a great start GMman!!!!!!!! Your pic's are showing us something that not very many of us have ever seen, between the outer and inner sheet metal. Keep the pic's comming!!!!!


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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by Digz on Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:11 pm

I was wondering by the open face pic if any of the gasket was left that sealed off the air box, It slips over that horizontal seam below the openings. I know mine has been falling out in pieces over time but doesn't seem to bother anything.
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by Joe Van on Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:28 am

WOW..!!!..Moving right along "Looking Good" ....I like that way much better verse replacing the hole front clip..!!!..I also wondered what it looked like under the front skin... scratch ..I wondered if opening the vent under the dash took air away from the motor..???...I am still not sure....Does the seam below the headlights sit flush against the outer skin.?? ..I was thinking maby running some duct work from the vent to the motorbox to give the motor some more air but wondered if it would take away from the air I am already getting to the engine or affect the heater also.??.. Smile


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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by GMman on Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:55 am

I discussed the front clip with Jay Dansdill (my bodyman). He said that the whole front clip was not necessary and it would take way too many manhours to replace. I was kind of hoping that he would only replace the outer skin. Since he got the nose section opened up he can get at the inner headlight panel and pound it back into shape.
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Re: 1966 Chevy G10

Post by Vantasia on Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:17 am

Joe Van wrote:WOW..!!!..Moving right along "Looking Good" ....I like that way much better verse replacing the hole front clip..!!!..I also wondered what it looked like under the front skin... scratch ..I wondered if opening the vent under the dash took air away from the motor..???...I am still not sure....Does the seam below the headlights sit flush against the outer skin.?? ..I was thinking maby running some duct work from the vent to the motorbox to give the motor some more air but wondered if it would take away from the air I am already getting to the engine or affect the heater also.??.. Smile
Yeah man, great progress and pics...yes, looks like the air "box" for the heater and floor vent are separated from the engine intake by that seam that runs horizontal around the front. So all the fresh air comes in through the upper grill below the windshield and not from below. As mentioned above, there is supposed to be a gasket that forms the seal or it was sealed with seam sealer caulk at the factory? Good to see how the baffles are placed in there too, I guess they deflect any rain water/bugs forced into the grill from entering the cabin or heater core, so there have been lower drain holes??... I have the GM body parts sheets and it shows the front skin as a separate part for repair back in the day...

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