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Started in on the 66 SD , called Rusty Rag


I got it home a couple of years ago and started to work on it, I was building a truck so found out it was very time consuming and expensive to have two full on projects going. I pushed the car aside but just started working on it again as the C10 is finished.



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You have a great car to start with. Keep us updated on progress



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The first thing I did was disassemble the car, I sourced a new frame, I bought it off Ebay and it turns out it was the frame from Rusty Wallaces El Camino that they did for the TV show for West Coast Customs. I shortened it the 3.31" or whatever it was and set the car back on it. It was in this sketchy moment of pulling a rusty body off the frame that I realized I needed to make my life easier so I added a shop upgrade. This made my life so much easier and now I can lift the body off the frame in 5 minutes.



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I recently cut the old floor pan out and it was time to work on the lower cowl section, really the cowl was the only good part on Rusty Rag.



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Once the lower cowl section was in I tackled the floor, this took all my rigging and lifting knowledge to do as I have a somewhat not good lower back.



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So now I am here, working on inner and outer wheelhouses, it sucks that they don't repop them because I had to convince a guy in South Carolina to cut a car up and it took me 7 months to get them shipped out West. They weren't perfect but better then what I had and had the crucial rusted out support to the quarter. I welded in the drivers side yesterday, I have approximately 24 hours in it alone. I started on the passenger side yesterday and it is going to be a challenge, the profile does not match at all. If anyone has done it and wants to offer some advice LMK, I am no bodyman.



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Well good for you on the courage to take on this project. It sure will be nice when completed and we will enjoy following your journey.

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so far all my convertible wheel houses have been ok on the tops(the part not the same as a hard top) so we took the tops off the repop hard top ones, put them in place then cut through the old and new together and welded them up



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The truck you finished is gorgeous!!


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2098724?AWSAccessKeyId=1XXJBWHKN0QBQS6TGyea i like that truck too 65C10 CUSTOM CAB SHORTY MY FAVE



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Boy, that 'vert seemed a lot more solid to start with than it actually is ... I commend your work so far!

Also love your truck ... 60 - 66 GMCs/Chevs are my favourites.



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I know, imagine paying 25K for a car and it looks like that underneath, its an easy fix and I need to learn anyways, will need something to do when I retire. My truck was my first attempt at bodywork, this is my second. The truck is pretty rare, first year factory air, V8 auto, PS, PB.



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68sd396rag wrote:

The truck you finished is gorgeous!!


 Thx. not really driver friendly because underneath is as clean as top, sunny days only.



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timbuk wrote:

2098724?AWSAccessKeyId=1XXJBWHKN0QBQS6TGyea i like that truck too 65C10 CUSTOM CAB SHORTY MY FAVE





As much as I think the 67-72's are beautiful, I think this one looks even nicer. Wow...

And love the Beaumont project.

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Awesome truck .    we need a spot for trucks show and tell . 



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Put in a couple of hours today but Xmas party shut me down. IMG_0793.JPG



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That looks to be coming along nicely.

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good progress...keep going

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nice u are goin in but party is more important giver

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Nice job on all of your efforts and results! And being a 66 convertible owner myself, I find the pics very, very interesting. (As well as very, very scary to think of what mine must look like underneath!)
Thanks for posting, and continued success!

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