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Old 06-09-2013, 08:24 PM
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not sure what he didn't like about it,,, I had a truck just like his I put a camaro clip in mine and drove GREAT... Was worth every bit of the work to me... The truck didn't lean over when making a turn like it did before,,, Turn on a dime... I was hooked the first time a guy gave me a ride in his 1950 chevy truck with a camaro clip,,, Went home and did mine..... Loved it..Wouldn't have it any other way..
Hopefully Brian will post here and elaborate. I have been pleased with all I have done. Admittedly, they are not beautiful.

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Looking forward to watching this build. Always loved the '53 and '54 chevys so it's nice to see one saved.
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I didn't like how it looked, and I didn't like how wide it was, I just feel it isn't the way to go. Handling, oh hell yes it would work good as far as functioning well, hell yes. I just didn't like how it looked and how wide it was. Cutting up the front rad support, I just didn't like it. It was like trying to put a size 12 foot in a size 9 shoe.

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Looking forward to watching this build. Always loved the '53 and '54 chevys so it's nice to see one saved.
and its a vert too...
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:03 PM
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Hopefully Brian will post here and elaborate. I have been pleased with all I have done. Admittedly, they are not beautiful.

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Mr. John you can make them look nice... Here's one I did on my 57 chevy..
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Just not my thing Randy, it looks as beautiful as you could possibly do one, but it isn't my thing. And on a 57 that is a whole different thing, especially the truck. Heck the frame width is almost identical, they work great from what I have seen on the 55-59 Chevy pickup. But on the earlier cars and trucks, they just don't do it for me.

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Brian has a valid point about them really looking tacky when one is installed that is to wide. That is a real problem with the shoebox Fords and early Chevies. The S-10 is 2 inches narrower than the 53 according to the Cranksheft Coalition. That part should be fine but the radiator support is a whole nuther issue. I don't want my steering box hanging out into the grill. before I am ready there will be plenty of cars at the shows I can look at.

I have a Buddy with a trashed S-10 frame. If the steering box is still on it I may run up and take some measurements.
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Just not my thing Randy, it looks as beautiful as you could possibly do one, but it isn't my thing. And on a 57 that is a whole different thing, especially the truck. Heck the frame width is almost identical, they work great from what I have seen on the 55-59 Chevy pickup. But on the earlier cars and trucks, they just don't do it for me.

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Obviously what we are selling he ain't buyin.

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Obviously what we are selling he ain't buyin.

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Not trying to sell anything here,,, Just saying when it's done right you can beat them..Do what you like..
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Not trying to sell anything here,,, Just saying when it's done right you can beat them..Do what you like..
The fact that we all like to do our own thing is why we are hot rodders and not antiquers,
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Obviously what we are selling he ain't buyin.

We'll see.

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And obviously it depends on what your build is all about. If you wanted the car to be a traditional 50's build then you couldn't use it because it didn't exist in the 50's. There are a lot of reasons why you wouldn't use one. And lots of reasons why you would, just as what color to paint the car or what motor, that's all.

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Exactly. My God would it be boring to go to a show and see a building full of only what I like. Or more importantly what I think I like, I could see something someone else built that I never gave a second thought to and it's awesome! Of course this happens all the time actually, it's one of the reasons I go to shows.


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I can't stress enough, it was a personal thing for what I wanted my truck to be. It's that simple, it's like I decided to put five spoke Americans on it, that's all.

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I finished fabbing the A pillar down to the top of the rocker. I need to slip the body mount and corner of the floor pan in before I go any lower.

I have started fabricating the mount but not gotten very far.

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Looking good! I love that tool.

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