1966 Chevy Truck with a Cummins 6BT Turbo Diesel

1966 Chevy truck with a 6BT turbo diesel inline-six

This 1966 Chevrolet truck called “Ponderosa” was built by Randall Robertson and his company Rtech Fabrications in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The truck rides on a 1972 Chevy C30 1-ton chassis with Skyjacker leaf springs, Bilstein 5165 series shocks, custom traction bars, and Nitto 37-inch Trail Grapplers tires. Under the hood sits a 5.9 L Cummins 6BT turbo diesel inline-six producing 550 horsepower and 1,300 lb-ft of torque. The engine features Mahle pistons, BD Diesel Performance manifold, upgraded chamshaft and injectors. The drivetrain uses a NV4500 five-speed manual transmission with a twin-disc clutch, NP205 transfer case, custom driveshafts, Data 60 axle (front, and Dana 70 axle (rear) both with 4.10 gears.

1966 Chevy truck with a 6BT turbo diesel inline-six

1966 Chevy truck with a 6BT turbo diesel inline-six

1966 Chevy truck with a 6BT turbo diesel inline-six

1966 Chevy truck with a 6BT turbo diesel inline-six

1966 Chevy truck with a 6BT turbo diesel inline-six

1966 Chevy truck with a 6BT turbo diesel inline-six

1966 Chevy truck with a 6BT turbo diesel inline-six

1966 Chevy truck with a 6BT turbo diesel inline-six

1966 Chevy truck with a 6BT turbo diesel inline-six

1966 Chevy truck with a 6BT turbo diesel inline-six

1966 Chevy truck with a 6BT turbo diesel inline-six

1966 Chevy truck with a 6BT turbo diesel inline-six

1966 Chevy truck with a 6BT turbo diesel inline-six

Source: Rtech Fabrications FB page, Driving Line, and Carscoops

7 Comments

    • Fuzz

      Agreed, if it set 3-4″ lower and the front wheels where spaced out a couple more inches and the bro wheels where replaced it’d be perfect.

  1. Greg Ballard

    Buzz and Fuzz it’s almost funny how you can criticize this truck knowing your driving some clapped out 93 dodge 1/2 ton while talking $h1t about this truck

  2. A.M. Taylor

    Great Build Top to Bottom, Front to Back, inside and out! Can see the Ponderosa sitting off to the side at Wally’s Gas Station in a Black n White Episode of The Andy Griffith Show.

  3. Mister 6.4 $$$$$

    Probably should have built
    a bulletproof straight pipe tune deleted 6.4
    if you want to ” GET IT ON ”

    I power smoke Dodges all day long
    πŸ‘½πŸ‘ΊπŸ˜ πŸ‘ΉπŸ’ͺ

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