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Re: Beginning of a 66 mild resto
Ferris Bueller #1432067 Thu Dec 02 2021 01:35 PM
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Re: Beginning of a 66 mild resto
Ferris Bueller #1432081 Thu Dec 02 2021 03:29 PM
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'Bolter
I am on the fence to keep this dealer optioned bumper or not? I like it, but I was only able to straighten it so much even though I am happy with how it came out. Going to have to strip and rhino line or go with a regular chrome bumper.

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1966 C-10 Step Side. 283, 4spd, 3.73 gear. 60K miles prior to restoration. 507 Paint Code. Currently in 10,000 pieces.
Transmission is done! Rear Suspension is done! Wheels are done! Bed bodywork is done! Soon to order a 383 crate.



Re: Beginning of a 66 mild resto
Ferris Bueller #1432540 Mon Dec 06 2021 06:21 PM
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'Bolter
Hey, where in the Northeast are you located? Nice project by the way.

Re: Beginning of a 66 mild resto
Ferris Bueller #1432549 Mon Dec 06 2021 07:44 PM
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'Bolter
Afternoon Glenn,

I am in Central NH.


1966 C-10 Step Side. 283, 4spd, 3.73 gear. 60K miles prior to restoration. 507 Paint Code. Currently in 10,000 pieces.
Transmission is done! Rear Suspension is done! Wheels are done! Bed bodywork is done! Soon to order a 383 crate.



Re: Beginning of a 66 mild resto
Ferris Bueller #1432554 Mon Dec 06 2021 08:27 PM
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'Bolter
I see we skied together at some points in our past. Happy to lend a hand when hand is needed. I suspect I am close enough to join forces.


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Re: Beginning of a 66 mild resto
Ferris Bueller #1432560 Mon Dec 06 2021 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Ferris Bueller
I am on the fence to keep this dealer optioned bumper or not? I like it, but I was only able to straighten it so much even though I am happy with how it came out. Going to have to strip and rhino line or go with a regular chrome bumper.
If you want to take that last bit of bend out near the weld, get out your O/A torch and heat the area I marked in yellow on both flanges of the channel till red, then let cool. If you support the bumper on the ends with the flanges up when you heat it that will help it straighten it as well. The heated area will shrink and pull it straight. You can do that multiple times till you get it where you want it. I've seen that method work on huge I-beams that were bent, so they were usable again. The labor and gas cost was worth a lot less than buying a new I-beam.

The part that's bent with the flange inside the bend can be straightened on your press with no heat used, stretching the flanges.

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Re: Beginning of a 66 mild resto
klhansen #1432632 Tue Dec 07 2021 01:04 PM
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'Bolter
If you want to take that last bit of bend out near the weld


I cut the welds for the gussets and got it the same as the side that had no damage. I have not welded back as I want to test fit once I get the bed back together.

Appreciate the tip. Going to see how it looks with both sides the same first. If still not happy I will try your idea.


1966 C-10 Step Side. 283, 4spd, 3.73 gear. 60K miles prior to restoration. 507 Paint Code. Currently in 10,000 pieces.
Transmission is done! Rear Suspension is done! Wheels are done! Bed bodywork is done! Soon to order a 383 crate.



Re: Beginning of a 66 mild resto
Ferris Bueller #1432645 Tue Dec 07 2021 03:12 PM
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'Bolter
I am trying Eastwood's product on this thing. Rust encapsulator. I didn't have much and I am doing this in 1/3's so blasting was not a option.

I am using a pressure washer, then treating with a converter, encapsulating individual pieces, encapsulating again once assembled, and then going over it with a rubberized or bed liner coating.

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1966 C-10 Step Side. 283, 4spd, 3.73 gear. 60K miles prior to restoration. 507 Paint Code. Currently in 10,000 pieces.
Transmission is done! Rear Suspension is done! Wheels are done! Bed bodywork is done! Soon to order a 383 crate.



Re: Beginning of a 66 mild resto
Ferris Bueller #1432646 Tue Dec 07 2021 03:15 PM
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'Bolter
Put new brakes on when it went together. Pic shows old brakes. I think they might have been original as rear brakes lasted for ever back then and the truck only has 60K.

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1966 C-10 Step Side. 283, 4spd, 3.73 gear. 60K miles prior to restoration. 507 Paint Code. Currently in 10,000 pieces.
Transmission is done! Rear Suspension is done! Wheels are done! Bed bodywork is done! Soon to order a 383 crate.



Re: Beginning of a 66 mild resto
Ferris Bueller #1432678 Tue Dec 07 2021 06:38 PM
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Huge improvement already!


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