1966 Chevy Pickup Truck
From Johnny :
First off, thanks for a great Forum for us Chevy nuts! (Not a problem ~ remember we are one(s), too! ~ Editor)
Here is one of my trucks. This one is a 1966 Chevy Pickup truck. It's the truck I have always wanted to build. I just so happened to find one already built. I picked it up for probably less than I could have built it for.
The truck has a blown 454 with JE pistons, Manley rods, 350 turbo, Ford 9 inch with 4:30 gears, four wheel disc brakes, power brakes, power steering, fuel cell and battery in bed, filled gas filler, fiberglass hood, 31 x 14.5 x 15 rear tires. It runs low 12's.
The color is a Nissan color -- Sunset Red Pearl. The hood is a fiberglass cowl -- I would guess three inch.
Here are some pictures:
My first truck ever was a 1966 Chevy Stepside with a straight six. At that time, my Dad had a 1966 GMC with a six (long gone / long story ). Over the years and circumstances, I lost track of both.
I also acquired a 1964 Chevy big back window [ pix ] about 10 or so years ago. It is a nice 'lil street truck with the original 289 motor and 350 turbo. The motor needed a rebuild and I had a nice ZZ3 crate motor and 400 turbo that found a new home. I am in the process of tearing it down.
Well when Hurricane Rita hit, that truck was under five foot of water. (I posted pics in the forum a while back.) Hopefully, that truck will become a race truck soon since I now have this '66 for cruising.
I also recently found a nice original 1966 Chevy pickup (which is in the Gallery) with an in-line six and three on the tree.
It was always our dream to build a truck like the one you see here. It has been almost 19 years since my Dad passed away, and our dream is still alive and now kicking. I drive it as much as possible but never in the rain or even if there is a threat of rain. I don't really have a name for this truck since Betsy has been what I called every old Chevy I pretty much have ever owned -- but I like to refer to it as My Daddy's truck.