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Joined: Nov 2021
Posts: 337
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'Bolter
Tried to make progress on the rockers and pillars. Didn't get too far.

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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.



Joined: Nov 2021
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'Bolter
Finally made some real progress with the rockers. Have the front cab support, A and B pillar in measured place. Inner rocker and floor section then fell into place. Kick panel is cut in and ready to find its home, but I need to do something with the lower section of the firewall before I weld it home.

My cab support did end up being too long. I needed to cut the ears off that touch the inner floor support and re-drill the mounting hole. I will reattach the ears once the cab is off and I can tip it up on one side or the other.

With only a few tacks the pass side, it is far more rugged vs the rusty drivers side.

Measurements are spot on except for the door opening. Pass side has ended up being a strong 1/16 larger than the drivers side. I haven't hung the door to check gaps yet, but I think I can live with splitting a 1/16 front to back.

Now onto the cab corner and rear cab mount.

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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.



Joined: Nov 2021
Posts: 337
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'Bolter
After a stupid amount of hours I have the right rear cab support in place, welded home, with all the overlaps from the cab back in place and welded back in.

Wish the rears were easy like the fronts (which are not that easy)

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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.



Joined: Nov 2021
Posts: 337
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'Bolter
Got the door hung so I could see the gaps. Gaps are good, but with my lift I cant get the door open far enough to put the outer rocker in place. Still waiting on correct parts to finish the front brake conversion, then it will roll again.

Its a little tight on the front of the door where it will meet the cowel, but looking at pictures pre tear down it is basically the same.

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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.



Joined: Nov 2021
Posts: 337
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'Bolter
Got home from vaca on Thursday and was working at the truck on Friday. I have the and B pillars welded home, ground and sanded smooth with a coat of paint on them. The rear cab support cut in and welded home with the floor patch rose welded into the support. The outer rocker is in place with screws, drilled and ready to weld. I have a patch piece I needed to make for the rear of the floor that the rear skin welds to cut in and tacked, but I am hesitant to weld that one home yet.

All the measurements are dead on compared to the other side for door opening and rocker placement. The cab corner is ready to tackle next.

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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.



Joined: Nov 2021
Posts: 337
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'Bolter
Every hole is partially drilled through second later enough to made the dimple on the other side of the metal.

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Last edited by Ferris Bueller; Tue Aug 02 2022 07:36 PM.

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.



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