Lakeroadsters' Build Thread: '65 SWB Step

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  1. LostMy65

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    I painted it blue for you. - no charge...

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  2. ccharr

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    This site sure needs a like button.
     
  3. Lakeroadster

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    I thought.." Man, that is bad a$$, then I realized what you had done, then I thought, man THAT IS BAD A$$ :D. The Ole Crate was blue from the factory. I was never a fan of blue, but you convinced me of the error of my ways.

    I owe ya one!

    Blue By-You
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    John
     
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  4. LostMy65

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    Very Nice!
     
  5. 50 Chevy LS3

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    I think we're going to have to take up an offering to buy John another old Chevy truck.
    I'm suffering withdrawal symptoms from the loss of this build thread.
     
  6. Lakeroadster

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    Maybe a '55-59 :rolleyes:

    I was pondering the feasibility of building a 2 door phantom 1st gen Camaro combined with the rear roof / glass tailgate assembly from a 66-67 Chevelle wagon over the weekend...

    Then an internet search found these and it let the wind out of my sails...
     

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  7. 50 Chevy LS3

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    Looks like a waste of good vintage Camaro sheet metal, to me.
    You could add some ladder racks on the top, spill a little paint on the back, and go with the "hippie house painter" look. Probably fit right in out there, in Colorado.
     
  8. Lakeroadster

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    Could always start with a Dynacorn body... "No Camaro's were harmed in the making of this longroof... :D

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  9. Mpics

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    Thanks for publishing this information. I am trying to adapt it to the later chassis a 69 c10 stepside I had made the bracket to your drawing but now that I have stripped the truck down the rivets holes on this chassis are 6 inches apart, other than that it all looks identical, I am leaning towards using the brackets I made and drilling a new hole in the cross member because I think the load will have more support if the bracket is closer to the chassis rails while the shock mount point will only move slightly. The lower shock mount only engages the shock on one side like the aftermarket ones so the 65 has a superior lower mount. The clearance looks like it may be a little tight on the axle tube but as I am installing lowering blocks I can’t say for sure how that will work out.
     
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  10. Mpics

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    I re thought changing the angle of the upper bracket and re drilled the rear most hole to re-use the original Rivit holes still, I had to countersink the new hole and used a 12.0mm unbrako countersink bolt (grade 12.9) to give clearance to the top of the shock absorber.
     
  11. Lakeroadster

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    I'm glad that worked for you. Feel free to post some photo's or even better, start a build thread for your '69 stepside in the 1967-1972 section of the forum.

    I'm sure other folks here could benefit from all your efforts.
     
  12. Lakeroadster

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    Pretty amazing how few posts there are on the 60-66 Forum here. Seems like there used to be a lot going on here.

    Kind of makes you wonder if its a sign of the times?

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  13. vwnate1

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    Agreed .

    In a few years maybe our oldies will be just more clutter like button shoes and horse tack.....
     
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    Nice shade of blue!
     

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