"The Outsider" Begins

Posted: 4/21/2015 1:57:14 PM

  • 1966 Chevy C10 C20
  • 1966 Chevy C10 C20
  • 1966 Chevy C10 C20
  • 1966 Chevy C10 C20
  • 1966 Chevy C10 C20

          Fred's Truck Parts is not known for our prestigious builds and we don't really want to be. There is to many guys out there like Delmo Speed and Customs, Chevy's Only and Valley Rod and Design that build an amazing truck. We like supplying parts to guys like that as well as the guys doing it in their garage. But few month ago I was approached by a good friend of mine looking for a 64-66 short bed that he could use for his "pool truck". Matt owns Clear Expectation Pool Service here in San Diego. They are one of the best and largest pool and fountain service companies in town. After seeing the high standard that Matt holds his employees to I expected him to cut me no slack. Months of looking for the right truck, then it fell into our laps and the build began.

         After a lot of debate, and conversation over a few beers we had a game plan set. Travis at Valley Rod and Design is supplying us with a powdercoated rolling chassis with the full stage 3 porterbuilt set up. Twin Viair 480c compressors will all be controlled by non other than Accuair Elevel system. Matt wants to be able to rely on this truck as a daily driver and be easy enough to drive that he can cut his wife loose in it so I picked up a 5.3L and a rebuilt 4L60E trans. Howell Engineering has the new harness and ECU on the way to make sure it all runs flawlessly. With Paint and body on the back burner for now. I still wanted Matt and his wife to be very comfortable in the truck. So the interior is taken all the way down and it will be painted and reassembled with plenty of dynamat to keep the noise out and the vintage air in. 

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