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#803615 - Sun Dec 04 2011 08:02 PM Re: Progress on '66 Chevy K20 [Re: Markeb]
Curt Guild Offline
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nice color combo I think I know what its going to look like
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#803693 - Mon Dec 05 2011 12:36 AM Re: Progress on '66 Chevy K20 [Re: Curt Guild]
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Indeed, Curt, indeed!
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#803766 - Mon Dec 05 2011 10:07 AM Re: Progress on '66 Chevy K20 [Re: Markeb]
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I still have those shocks on my truck...are they the original? Ill be swappping them out in a few weeks and was just going to trash them
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#804041 - Mon Dec 05 2011 11:21 PM Re: Progress on '66 Chevy K20 [Re: jon1963]
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The spiral-body shocks were the factory-correct shocks for the '60-'66 Chevy light-duty trucks. I assume there were other options available, that were era-correct, but this is what is indicated in the data books.

We did not rebuild them, simply comestically refurbished them. On a 3/4 ton 4x4, the shocks aren't doing much, due to the stiffness of the leaf-pack. In any case, we felt it was a nice touch.

There is a business, that will rebuild your factory cores, but it is several hundred dollars...over $650.00, as I recall. We opted for the middle-of-the-road approach.

Thanks for looking and the kind words.
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#816262 - Sat Jan 14 2012 07:36 AM Re: Progress on '66 Chevy K20 [Re: 4-5-6 Chevy Trucks]
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Making some more progress on the '66 K10. Take a look:

Progress photos

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#816267 - Sat Jan 14 2012 08:09 AM Re: Progress on '66 Chevy K20 [Re: 4-5-6 Chevy Trucks]
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Tony,

Thanks for posting up the links to this build. Question for ya: Who have you found makes the best patch panels and who do you buy them from?

John

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#816716 - Mon Jan 16 2012 01:28 AM Re: Progress on '66 Chevy K20 [Re: Hot Rod John]
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Hey John. Thanks for the kind words. Since we are in Kansas City, we commonly use LMC or Classic Parts. I have found the quality, fit & finish of the aftermarket patch panels, to be very inconsistent and it is a function of whatever is on the vendor's shelf. I have found that a part, that I find to be of high quality, this time, may not be the same quality, the next time I purchase the same part from the same supplier. Once the shelf-stock runs out, it is replenished with new inventory, which is not alway equivalent, to the prior stock.

In closing, a good sheet metal mechanic, can make a silk purse from a sow's ear, so I believe the key is, to some extent, the skill-set of the person doing the welding & top-dressing of the repairs.


Edited by 4-5-6 Chevy Trucks (Mon Jan 16 2012 01:29 AM)
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#823286 - Sun Feb 05 2012 02:33 PM Re: Progress on '66 Chevy K20 [Re: 4-5-6 Chevy Trucks]
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Edited by 4-5-6 Chevy Trucks (Sun Feb 05 2012 02:34 PM)
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#823319 - Sun Feb 05 2012 04:42 PM Re: Progress on '66 Chevy K20 [Re: Markeb]
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Loc: washington
Love it!
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#823648 - Mon Feb 06 2012 06:31 PM Re: Progress on '66 Chevy K20 [Re: jesse1313]
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Nice job really coming together
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