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#803615 - Mon Dec 05 2011 02:02 AM Re: Progress on '66 Chevy K20 [Re: Markeb]  
Curt Guild  Offline
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New Hampshire, USA
nice color combo I think I know what its going to look like


1965 Chevy Shortbed Fleetside
4 Wheel Drive K1445


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#803693 - Mon Dec 05 2011 06:36 AM Re: Progress on '66 Chevy K20 [Re: Curt Guild]  
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Indeed, Curt, indeed!


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4-5-6 Chevy Trucks
501 Scott Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66105
913-207-7789
4-5-6chevytrucks@sbcglobal.net
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#803766 - Mon Dec 05 2011 04:07 PM Re: Progress on '66 Chevy K20 [Re: Markeb]  
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I still have those shocks on my truck...are they the original? Ill be swappping them out in a few weeks and was just going to trash them


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1963 c-10 shortbed stepside 427 BBC T16 HD 3 speed
1963 c-10 shortbed fleetside 348 "w" 1st gen big block & powerglide

#804041 - Tue Dec 06 2011 05:21 AM Re: Progress on '66 Chevy K20 [Re: jon1963]  
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The spiral-body shocks were the factory-correct shocks for the '60-'66 Chevy light-duty trucks. I assume there were other options available, that were era-correct, but this is what is indicated in the data books.

We did not rebuild them, simply comestically refurbished them. On a 3/4 ton 4x4, the shocks aren't doing much, due to the stiffness of the leaf-pack. In any case, we felt it was a nice touch.

There is a business, that will rebuild your factory cores, but it is several hundred dollars...over $650.00, as I recall. We opted for the middle-of-the-road approach.

Thanks for looking and the kind words.


Tony Smith
4-5-6 Chevy Trucks
501 Scott Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66105
913-207-7789
4-5-6chevytrucks@sbcglobal.net
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/4-5-6chevytrucks/sets/
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#816262 - Sat Jan 14 2012 01:36 PM Re: Progress on '66 Chevy K20 [Re: 4-5-6 Chevy Trucks]  
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Making some more progress on the '66 K10. Take a look:

Progress photos



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4-5-6 Chevy Trucks
501 Scott Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66105
913-207-7789
4-5-6chevytrucks@sbcglobal.net
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/4-5-6chevytrucks/sets/
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#816267 - Sat Jan 14 2012 02:09 PM Re: Progress on '66 Chevy K20 [Re: 4-5-6 Chevy Trucks]  
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Tony,

Thanks for posting up the links to this build. Question for ya: Who have you found makes the best patch panels and who do you buy them from?

John



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#816716 - Mon Jan 16 2012 07:28 AM Re: Progress on '66 Chevy K20 [Re: Hot Rod John]  
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Hey John. Thanks for the kind words. Since we are in Kansas City, we commonly use LMC or Classic Parts. I have found the quality, fit & finish of the aftermarket patch panels, to be very inconsistent and it is a function of whatever is on the vendor's shelf. I have found that a part, that I find to be of high quality, this time, may not be the same quality, the next time I purchase the same part from the same supplier. Once the shelf-stock runs out, it is replenished with new inventory, which is not alway equivalent, to the prior stock.

In closing, a good sheet metal mechanic, can make a silk purse from a sow's ear, so I believe the key is, to some extent, the skill-set of the person doing the welding & top-dressing of the repairs.

Last edited by 4-5-6 Chevy Trucks; Mon Jan 16 2012 07:29 AM.

Tony Smith
4-5-6 Chevy Trucks
501 Scott Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66105
913-207-7789
4-5-6chevytrucks@sbcglobal.net
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/4-5-6chevytrucks/sets/
Custom Parts: http://www.flickr.com/photos/4-5-6chevytrucks/sets/72157627022818563/
www.4-5-6chevytrucks.com

#823286 - Sun Feb 05 2012 08:33 PM Re: Progress on '66 Chevy K20 [Re: 4-5-6 Chevy Trucks]  
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Last edited by 4-5-6 Chevy Trucks; Sun Feb 05 2012 08:34 PM.

Tony Smith
4-5-6 Chevy Trucks
501 Scott Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66105
913-207-7789
4-5-6chevytrucks@sbcglobal.net
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/4-5-6chevytrucks/sets/
Custom Parts: http://www.flickr.com/photos/4-5-6chevytrucks/sets/72157627022818563/
www.4-5-6chevytrucks.com

#823319 - Sun Feb 05 2012 10:42 PM Re: Progress on '66 Chevy K20 [Re: Markeb]  
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washington
Love it!


#823648 - Tue Feb 07 2012 12:31 AM Re: Progress on '66 Chevy K20 [Re: jesse1313]  
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New Hampshire, USA
Nice job really coming together


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