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1966 Chevy C-10 SWB Stepside
23 January 2008
From Dave :
This is my 1966 Chevy C-10 short wheel base Stepside. I’ve always been a Chevy guy having had 30-40 of ‘em. So when I ran across this 1966 for sale last summer, I knew it was meant to be mine. After a short negotiation, it was on the way to my house.
So far , I’ve been mired down with undoing 40+ years of rust, rattles, leaks, squeaks and Bubba’s. However, I saw the potential because it did have a sound foundation. It has an unknown late model V8 (maybe a 350?), 4-speed Saginaw transmission that shifts some times, an original rear end (? screaming at 60 mph!).
The truck had suitable interior appointments [ interior pix ] (11” steering wheel had to go immediately!), marginal brakes, shocks from the 1970's, and a way loud exhaust system (and I’m a 40 year drag racer!). There are no window channels, a horrible excuse for a radio, heat all the time, even on 95+ degree days, which is looped now.
The electrical system occasionally works and the doors won’t lock and the ignition will not unlock ……ad nauseous.
Bottom line is… I LOVE this thing!!!
What a ball to buzz around town in and it gets more looks and waves than my restored 1967 Vette! I have a long way to go but I am havin’ FUN. I can’t wait to tow my 1966 Vette racer to the nostalgia drags with it!
Thanks for looking!
Be sure to check out Dave's Photobucket! He's got some more pix of the '66 but also some neato race shots, too. I know one of our Corvette Bolters (hmmmm?) will love these! ~~ Editor