Finding the choke cable was easy. Pretty easy to clean and install too. I used a spare instrument cluster bezel to mount the knob on the cab side.
Over a year ago I purchased a set of 1970's Jeep Wagoneer 5 slot aluminum rims. It was an unexpected find while on a road trip to buy a C10 hood. They were caked with mud and corrosion but good enough for a daily driver.
Lots of hard work went into making them look nice again. Scrape, sand, sand again, polish and then buff.
T'was the night before Christmas,
a Classic Stovebolt is in my garage,
No Fords, or Lincolns,
Not even a Dodge,
My shiny Stovebolt was polished perfection,
hoping it'd pass Santa's inspection,
4 new tires were placed by the chimney with care
hoping St. Nicholas would fill them with air.
When all of a sudden
there was a thunderous roar,
Santa started my truck
and opened the garage door.
With a wink of his eye,
he sped off out of sight
My stepside was gone
in the dark of the night!
I awoke the next morn,
my mind full of fear.
Did Santa trade my truck
for his eight tiny reindeer?
Then all became clear
as I opened the door
Santa preferred reins and a sleigh
to my 4 on the floor.
I grinned a big smile
at what I found inside
T'was a note from Santa sayin'
"thanks for the joyride"
He'd filled my garage with presents galore,
a carb and some spark plugs,
and he'd left the keys in the door.
The note clearly said
that he'd not return soon,
but he promised to visit
on a warm night this June.
Said he'd be wearin' Bermuda shorts,
and a shirt Mrs Claus would be choosin'
I should have the tank full
'cause he wants to go cruisin'.
I restored my steering column several months ago. So, it was time to install the column since the dash repair went well. My plan is to assemble the steering, brakes, throttle linkage and drive train so the truck can move under its own power. Then install the doors this winter. Come spring, I'll move it outside again and paint the interior of the cab. Yes, that means I'll need to disassemble some things again but that shouldn't take more than a few hours.
My truck dash was cut up where the radio goes and it looked really bad. The repair was made using a piece from a donor 1966 dash. I used calipers to check measurements and a dremel tool to cut the dash and repair piece. I am a novice welder and the dash was warped a little, but overall I am pleased with the repair. Some body filler will make the repair invisible.
See my BLOG entries from prior months below:
My Hobbies are:
- Main BLOG Page
- Steering Column Page
T5 Info Page
- Thinking about installing a T5? READ THIS FIRST
- My T5 videos
- Making a Custom Shifter
- Complete T5 Driveline - Installation from Engine to Rear Axle
- S10 T5 Transmission Jeep Shaft Swap - DIY and skip the adapter plate.
- Camaro Drive Gear Relocation
- T5 Tail Stock with a Cable Speedo Connection
- World Class and Non-World Class versions of the T5 - How to tell them apart.
- How to determine the T5 gearing
- A possible solution for cable speedometers.
- T5 Transmission Identification - What the Tags and Markings Mean
- What's the difference between a Camaro T5, an S10 T5, and an Astro T5?
- T5 Transmission Rebuild
- T5 pre-purchase inspection and questions
- T5 Resource List
- T5 Case Inspection
- Bell housing differences
- T5 Drive Gear and Driven Gear Combinations
- A Camaro T5 with the S10 Conversion
Tips & Tricks Section
- Broken Bolt Extraction
- DIY 3 Point Seat Belt Installation
- 1963 Chevy C10 Steering Column Removal
- 1963 Chevy C10 Steering Column Disassembly
- 1963 Chevy C10 Steering Column Rebuild
- 1963 Chevy C10 Steering Column Installation
- Easy Clutch Pedal Adjustment
- Making the Steering Column Safer
- How to improve gauge cluster lighting.
- Stripping Paint - Polycarbide Abrassive Wheel
- Jeep Cherokee Door Check Modification - Very Simple
- Keeping the hood aligned
- DIY All Cable Ebrake System for 1963-1972 C10
- Alignment Tools - Easier than you think
- Conversion to dual master cylinder brakes 1963-1966 C10.
- Steering column modification
- A simple way to remove old control arm bushings.
- An easy way to adjust brake shoes
- How to remove a pilot bushing from the crankshaft.
- Cutting spot welds
- E-brake clip removal made easy
- Harmonic Balancer Installation - Tapping threads in the crank
- POR 15 with less mess.
- Engine Dolly - EZ to make
- Steering Wheel Restoration Page
- Power Brake Booster Page
- Other Projects
- Random Pics