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Tech Tip Video – The Project C10 team constructs a 1-½ inch metal crossmember for the rear of our Chevy C10 truck. Made with a dimple die, punch and flare/hole flair tools. Drill corresponding holes, press the metal through with the corresponding dimple die to give the holes a concave edge.
Episode 13 – With the cab on the frame, we’re seeing results in the last quarter of the build. Exciting! Mechanically, the team focuses on the brakes, steering, AC and wiring. Paint and body-wise, Rick Drewry is wet sanding and buffing the rest of the truck pieces. Stay tuned for the ultimate payoff.
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Episode 12 – The Project C10 crew paints the exterior and interior of the cab, while others are reinstalling all the accessory drive system parts. The red bench seat not only gets new upholstery, new springs are installed – a cheap fix that more restorers should consider. It’ll make it feel brand new.
Episode 11 – From adjusting the panhard bar and rear suspension to starting work on the engine, the Project C10 crew is making strong headway. They remove the upper intake manifold to make way for new performance parts. And the brakes install like a dream. Now, they’re ready for the fun part. Stay tuned.
Episode 10 – The Project C10 crew are prepping and painting parts before starting the assembly of the suspension. Each part is painted individually. Meanwhile, the new motor is primed and new parts like the timing chain, fuel pump and others are getting installed. It’s all coming together.
Episode 9 – The Project C10 crew hits a milestone. Led by American Modern’s Rick Drewry and Classic Auto’s Drew Yagodnik, they’re ready to paint. Working their list – a great way to keep focused- everything is primed and painted from the frame to the suspension pieces. Next up, assemble the suspension.
Episode 8 – The C10 crew takes delivery on a 700 R4 transmission kit with overdrive plus a new torque converter. The block is cleaned and sealed with epoxy primer. We skim coat the frame with body filler, bolt in the cross member and do the final prep before the next step: painting it Chassis Black.
Episode 7 – The Project C10 crew is prepping our truck chassis, breaking down the rear end. Since we can’t go out and buy a new ‘65 Chevy C-10 rear cross member, we’re fabricating one from scratch to accommodate a different fuel tank. And we discover our C10 has a 4-10 axle gear – like a hot rod!