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1964 Chevy Wrecker (life long dream) build.

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by BrandonBerkosky, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. Had to remove about 2’ of frame to match the original truck. I couldn’t believe how many people gave me a hard time.
    “Put a compressor there”
    “Make the body longer”
    “Put tool boxes”
    Yeah those are all great ideas but it wasn’t how the original was.

    Also, Some people get very sensitive about shortening frames in the middle. So that’s about as much detail as I’ll go into.

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  2. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
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    You have built your childhood dream truck . Great fab work . Looks great
     
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  3. Detail work. Yoke from winch rod was rubbing frame.

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  4. My least favorite part. Body work. I went in sections. It was just too much surface area for me to do in one shot.

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  5. This was a very difficult decision. I had no intention of putting a nice paint job on it. I was going to paint it to match the cab and to me it would feel like I really had the original truck. After all the hard work it took to get this far i couldn’t bring myself to leave it to rust. I decided to put a decent paint job on the truck. But I used a straight enamel from tractor supply because I knew it would fade in the sun. My uncle is a lifelong body man so he helped me quite a bit on the body and paint. But he made me actually spray it and I think it looks great.

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    Like a lot of old trucks the parking brake is inoperable. Mine had been left on dragging. So I turned the shoes around and made a new adjuster nut. It works excellent now.

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  7. Free spool was too far of a reach.


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  9. Out of respect for the rules of the page I have to leave the engine swap part out. Let’s just say it’s fuel injected and it hauls ass.

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  10. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
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  11. We have a lot of fun with this truck!!

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  12. Greg Rogers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2016
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    Just read thru your entire thread. VERY COOL!!! Great work, I love it.
     
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  13. AldeanFan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2014
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    Love it!
    Great work


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  14. hotrod1948
    Joined: Jan 17, 2011
    Posts: 454

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    Came out real nice. You should be proud to add it to the fleet. Only wish it were mine!
     
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  15. jimmy j vel
    Joined: Nov 15, 2008
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    I like t it is a BEAST, keep on towing .
     
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  16. malibumonte78
    Joined: Nov 17, 2011
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    Thanks for posting! Excellent Work! There was a junkyard like that in our town that my dad worked at in 70s and 80s. They had a 66 C30 wrecker that he couldn't afford to buy when they sold out/scrapped out in the 90's. Maybe someday we will build one like you did.
     
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