1966 GMC 1/2-Ton Pickup
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From Kyle :
I decided it was time to update the Gallery page for my truck. It took my Dad and I four and a half years and an excessive amount of work, time and money to get the truck to this stage. We managed to get it on the road two weeks before I graduated high school.
Although the truck is not completed (and most likely wont ever be 100% finished), all of the major work has been done and then some.
When I bought this truck, it was being sold as a parts vehicle, and even that was being optimistic. Other then the transmission, clutch, and the internals of the engine, every conceivable part had to be rebuilt, fixed or replaced. Since these pictures were taken, the truck has received a new exhaust system, as well as a front end alignment.
After enjoying it for the summer, the truck now resides in the garage waiting for us to finish a few things as well as work out some bugs.
Immediate future plans include priming the inner front sheet metal with epoxy black primer to match the rest of the truck, putting in a bed floor, cleaning up and painting the back bumper and fixing the gas gauge, and a couple other minor issues. Eventually we will hop up the 6, upgrade to power brakes and disks on the front (truck has already been upgraded to a dual master cylinder) and install an overdrive, or a T-5 or both (I kind of like the 3 speed though) to make it more highway friendly.
Someday ... in a few years ... it will even get paint on the exterior. One thing is for sure though, I will keep this truck for as long as I live.
10 February 2006
Hi. I am 14 and here is my truck. It is a 1966 GMC. It has a 250 6 [ engine image ] out of a mid '70s Camaro. It has a 3 speed standard that has been converted to a floor shift. [ Interior image ] I have bought new fenders, rockers, cab supports, cab corners, floors front and rear. (Let's just say that I have every patch panel available for the cab.) The seat is out of a 1995 Chevy truck and only two holes need to be drilled for it to bolt right in.
This is going to be a Father-son project for my Dad and I. As you can see, the rust on both doors has been patched by my Dad and he has also done a great job of priming the doors (this is his first time too). This spring I am hoping to learn how to weld so I can help with the body work.
I have been into cars my whole life and when I was seven my Dad promised me that when I turned 14, I could buy an old car. Well, I managed to talk him into letting me buy a vehicle when I was 13 and this is what I got for $450.