Originally Posted by bb66gmc
Hey 66 - When are you going to put some new pictures in your album? What's the status of you truck?
I did just update my journal recently, stating that things have been going pretty slow.
95% of the chassis work is done (brakes, steering, suspension)
The engine and trans have both been rebuilt, and are on the frame.
I'm waiting for a brace for the transmission cross-member.
I'll still need to have a driveshaft fabbed up.
I'm going to have to install a posi carrier before this thing hits the streets.
The rad support and battery tray are in place, and the original 6-cyl radiator is in position.
I have cut the 79 C20 454 upper hose, and the 66's 250 lower hose to fit the 454.
Heater hose outlets are plugged.
6 litres of Shell "Rotella T" 15W40 and a GM "EOS" are in the crankcase.
6 litres (so far) of Quaker State synthetic blend Dexron III are in the trans.
The headers (but no exhaust system) are gasketed and bolted in-place.
The battery is charged.
I still need to:
Add engine coolant.
Install trans cooler and lines.
Install vacuum hoses to distributor and trans.
Get this @#^&* fuel system plumbed!
THEN I can fire this sucker UP!
My buddy Steve is still working on the cab sheet-metal. He has the floor patches and rocker panels welded in place, and the doors are bolted on, at least temporarily, to check that everything is aligned properly (the doors open and close).
I'm definitely finding that "there's too much month left at the end of the money!"