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1966 1/2-Ton Chevy Custom Cab Fleetside
12 November 2007
From Joe :
Here is my 1966 1/2-ton Chevy Custom Cab Fleetside.
Apparently, this truck spent most of its life in what we think was North Georgia or Tennessee, due to the red clay that was all over everything underneath. We bought the truck about eight years ago. We drove it daily after installing Vintage Air.
The truck had what was thought to be a Nova front end welded in, and leaf spring rear welded. It had a 350, which turned out to be a 305. I located a 1969 4-bolt main block, and had it machined for a stroker kit from Summit racing.
The truck sat in the garage for about four years, as I was collecting parts, and locating a clean original frame. Now, the body is finally completed, and I will finish the engine (need top end). I will then install the drivetrain and put the Ron Francis wiring kit in. I also need to rebuild suspension. It has the power steering conversion to late model. It also has Sanderson headers to direct about 400+ hp towards anything that gets in its way thru Flowmasters and 2.5" gutters.