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Episode 12 – Painting, Installing, Upholstering

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 – Work Starts on the Engine

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 – It’s All Coming Together

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 – Project C10 Hits a Milestone

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 – New Parts & Final Prep Before Paint

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 – Fabricating C10 Parts from Scratch

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!

Cut Truck Metal Precisely Every Time

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Episode 6 – Truck Bed Hammer and Dolly

Episode 6 – Classic Auto’s Drew Yagodnik, Rick Drewry and Project C10 crew members are prepping the bed of our ‘65 Chevy C10 truck. While Rick uses a hammer and dolly to beat the sides straight, going on feel and applying a guide coat, Drew and the rest sand everything smooth and ready for primer.

Episode 5 – Body Work Starts on Cab and Truck Bed

Episode 5 – The crew starts body work on the cab and truck bed – drilling, air hammering, dismantling, tack welding and repairing inner and outer rockers, floor pans, fenders and a front bed panel that has seen better days. Time to make the call to scrap it? Find out what’s at stake in the end.