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Old 11-22-2009, 09:51 AM
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Oh yea, and then there are the items on my wife's list that I need to complete too.
the main reason we never get our trucks done...

welcome to the site, i'm also new to this thread/site. check out yahoo groups also; there's a panel truck forum http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Old-Burb-club/ and a stock truck forum (they flame modifyers, but still a good site) http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/old-chevy-truck/. there's also oletrucks forum, it's a major domo forum, you'll have to google it. i belong to all 3. hotrodders is the only forum that allows pics to be posted. i have a soft spot for panels, try to post a pic of yours.
i own a 58 pickup, but also own a 59 panel 1T lwb.
sounds like you have a good start on your panel, those bodies are hard to handle. good luck on trying to mount your stock wheel on a tilt column. i'm not sure it can be done, but they do make classic wheels for newer columns. i have a 89 astro van tilt column in my truck with key, turn, hi/low, shifter and cruise on the column. you realy don't need the huge stock wheel on a subframed truck.

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Old 11-22-2009, 10:07 AM
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DAMN thats bad ***. I wish i had the skillz or cash to do work like that.
thanks apache boy. it's mostly 'skillz' and determination, other than the motor, trans & must II front end it's been a low buck rodstoration. i've been a fabricator most of my career.
power windows were freebies from an 06 dakota, 1 piece windows were cheaper than parts to fix mine. i've fabricated everything on the truck. learned fiberglassing during the build.
here's an interior shot of the fiberglass work


seats are also freebies from an 07 fusion, i removed the head rests and cut them down 6" to fit the truck. had a friend upholster them
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:11 AM
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59 panel

found a picture of my 59 panel truck. this pic is from 76, it hasn't looked this good since.
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Orge: 06 Dodge Dokota front windows work on your trucks? I dont know how to do any of this stuff so my truck is kinda a piece of ****. Plus I dotn have a garage. I really wanna just take my truck down to the frame and build it from the ground up on a budget like your doing but I dont have the space. I have over $150,000 worth of tools but I dont have a place to work on stuff with them.

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Someone say there is a Turlock swap meet after Thanksgiving sometime ?
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Old 11-22-2009, 02:31 PM
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Orge: 06 Dodge Dokota front windows work on your trucks?
an orge is a round fruit, an ogre is a big ugly thing...

i used the power scissors from the 06 dakota. the windows were 1 piece kit from brotherstruckers.com. but i had them working with my 58 stock windows too.

a garage (and heat) is a neccessity if your going to do a frame off up here in motown (michigan) but i've seen guys post on forums from the south that do this stuff under tarps and in lean to's. it's hard to find tools and sometimes vehicles in the winter outside.
hang in there. i've been meaning to rebuild a 58 since i bought my 1st one in 72 when i was 14. ya, i'm older than dirt, even older than doubledick (gotta love that name). that panel was my daily driver from 78-90. back then, i did a lot to my truck, on my back in the dirt, with a 5 gal bucket of tools. i painted a truck outside in WY, looked good enough.
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Talk about age , I fart dust at 59.
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I'm 19 going on 72.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:42 PM
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spare tire

i'm not sure what width tires were on these truck from the factory,
i'm gonna say 5"??? cuz this 7" tire sticks out about 2" from the fender.
probably should have tubbed my spare too.


had to buy 5 wheels, tires, hubcaps & rings...

but i think fender mounted spares are sexy!!!

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whens she gonna be on the road?

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Old 11-23-2009, 08:19 PM
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buy your new frame here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chevy...item3ca7a5baa3
it's located in TX, and i guarentee it will cost you less to work with this than an s-10 frame.

136 miles from you
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whens she gonna be on the road?
it's tagged & insured for the road, i drove it about 20 miles last month. couldn't stop smiling. salt season starts tommorrow (1st snow expected tommorrow) it will be in the shop until spring. the bed should be done by then... but then i did say it would be done for woodward 03, too.

this is in front of my shop at the house. i work on it at a friends shop.
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Steven , I agree with ogre , get this truck and start with a clean slate so you can do what you want to it. If it was in Nor. Cal. I would go get it.
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buy your new frame here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chevy...item3ca7a5baa3
it's located in TX, and i guarentee it will cost you less to work with this than an s-10 frame.

136 miles from you
that truck looks nice but i found this, BTW I cant contact the seller of that item because I cant do ebay. Not sure if it will work but here is it:
http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/pts/1480989782.html

5lug, needs rear brake pads, n calipers for the front.
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That sounds like it would work. Bolt your bed on and work your way foward making mounts as you go.
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