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Old 11-30-2009, 07:05 PM
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Thanks for the help ogre Thats sounds a little out of my league though. I saw the panel in no limits catalog to cover it but I think the windshield wiper holes are closed also. It might be easier to cut holes for my wipers though. I have the original one though so I might try it ,its free.

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Old 11-30-2009, 08:40 PM
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shaved cowl vent

J Vale- Nice tip! I'm still working my way through the cowl cancer on my '59. Snce it's all apart anyway, I think I'll seal up my louvers like you did. I've heard of this, but never seen it done.
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:27 PM
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Hey DD I see that the "new" truck has a bed mounted spare. If your son doesn't want it maybe we can make some sort of deal. I am looking for a bed mounted holder and fender. I need a road trip anyway!
bed mounted spares are sexy as hell...

gator: i was going to mention that DD's truck is longbed, then i checked your pics and noticed that gator's truck is longbed too. that would be a rare find indeed. the longbed side mount is lower and the cut out in the fender is shorter but lower. i also heard from a friend of mine who started out in 57 as a tech at a dealership, that most or all of the sidemounts were dealer option. dealer would install the mount, fender & paint them in house. most of the hotrodders don't like the side mounted spare.

DD: your 'new' truck is a 58 but i see 59 fender spears on it. the front sheet metal is different too. maybe a frontend swap was in it's past or maybe it's a 59. my 58 had 59 spears on it & a 59 hood wing. couldn't figure it out until i rebuilt my truck. my truck had been wrecked & abused. a ladder rack or something big had been mounted on the cowl. and (luckily for me) newer and better front sheetmetal had been installed too.
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:05 AM
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Side mount spares

Now if any of y'all would like to mount your spares on the side, I have the whole setup, inc. the spare mount and fender with cutout. What I'm looking for is the drivers side LWB fender without the cutout. I'll be running the late model saddle tank and mounting the spare under the bed. Trade?
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:52 PM
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bed mounted spares are sexy as hell...

gator: i was going to mention that DD's truck is longbed, then i checked your pics and noticed that gator's truck is longbed too. that would be a rare find indeed. the longbed side mount is lower and the cut out in the fender is shorter but lower. i also heard from a friend of mine who started out in 57 as a tech at a dealership, that most or all of the sidemounts were dealer option. dealer would install the mount, fender & paint them in house. most of the hotrodders don't like the side mounted spare.
I agree Ogre that the bed mounts are cool. Even if I do not find one I'll make one for my truck. Then again I want one on each side!
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:55 PM
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Now if any of y'all would like to mount your spares on the side, I have the whole setup, inc. the spare mount and fender with cutout. What I'm looking for is the drivers side LWB fender without the cutout. I'll be running the late model saddle tank and mounting the spare under the bed. Trade?
Shipping would cost a bunch! Are you coming to So Cal soon?

Aren't the fenders on the long wheel base the same as the short wheel base trucks?
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Ogre the truck may or may not be a 58 as I have not checked yet.The front clip has been changed for sure and is perfect not rusted at all.My son just does not want a truck at all.He wants a 78 camaro.I will most likely use the front clip and frame on mine as my 58 frame is bent and my fenders have rust that needs to be repaired.First build the easy one then see what is left.I have another short fleet side box on a 59 frame that was made into a trailer so I have plenty of options and will have plenty of time to play in the shop when I retire in 7 years.Gator I don't want a fender mounted spare so PM me and lets make a deal.
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:39 PM
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Ogre the truck may or may not be a 58 as I have not checked yet.The front clip has been changed for sure and is perfect not rusted at all.My son just does not want a truck at all.He wants a 78 camaro.I will most likely use the front clip and frame on mine as my 58 frame is bent and my fenders have rust that needs to be repaired.First build the easy one then see what is left.I have another short fleet side box on a 59 frame that was made into a trailer so I have plenty of options and will have plenty of time to play in the shop when I retire in 7 years.Gator I don't want a fender mounted spare so PM me and lets make a deal.
Sounds good.
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Old 12-02-2009, 05:35 PM
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Happy Thanksgiving Everybody.Sorry I haven't posted in a while but it is crazy around here.I have to drive to Enterprise Utah in the morning and pick up a 58 Apache long bed step side that was given to me.These are the cell phone pictures sent to me with the invitation to come haul it off.It is on some property that was foreclose on and it has a bunch of old cars and trucks on it.These are abandoned vehicles and I can take what I want as long as I get it before January 1.They are going to crush everything that is still there after January 1.I will have to apply for a title but that wont be to hard.I don't need it but I could not pass up a deal like that.
Nice score on the 58!! My '59 is slowly coming along. I'm working on the suspension now. I installed a 4" dropped axle a few months back.
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Old 12-02-2009, 06:07 PM
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My son just does not want a truck at all.
the shame of it! try a dna test to make sure he's yours and not some neighbor's kid that forgot to go home...

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I will most likely use the front clip and frame on mine as my 58 frame is bent
bbc that strong?

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Gator I don't want a fender mounted spare so PM me and lets make a deal.
i love the way this internet thing works!
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Zimmo , I love that big Olds in your truck, I had a 57 4X4 years ago and I put a 455 Olds in it , loved it tons of torque.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:19 PM
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DD...Glad to hear you guys are home now. Check your mail box...something is on its way. Make sure you keep up in pictures as your building goes up. I am jealous that you will have such a large playpen, ahhh...I mean shop. I'm gonna have to get in touch with your brother at some point and see where he lives. I was stationed at Fort Wainwright for 18 months in the Fairbanks area. So I have some experience living up there. But you are right about the ATV. A snow machine is next in the works. I have been horse trading the last year to get the gear I need without having to lay out much cash. I have to clear a 1 mile trail to the property. The weapons depart....lets just say I got that one covered. It was funny when you started talking about the coveralls I was thinking ...wait DD wears coveralls...

Gene, Yahooooo! Redneck coona$$ meets the bushmen of Alaska. The skid plate for the rear tank would be a must. I have a side saddle tank I am going to try and fit on the truck also. If I can get it on I may forgo the rear tank. As far as the tires I am not looking to put massive tires on the truck just enough to get a little clearance than stock.

Ant....THAT IS A NICE LOOKING TRUCK. I really like the red. I vote for the red exterior and black interior.

Nolan, I know for a fact there are rednecks everywhere...heck I escaped didn't I? Nolan did you ever go top Southland drags in Houma?

Apache boy. Even if the truck looks bad keep working on it as every little bit helps. Post some pics so we can see your truck....we love pics!
Hey Gator Man, Got some catching up to do, since I got back from Dega I been in a funk. I'm jealous cause ya'll are making progress on your trucks. Ain't got the cash to do much on the truck, but I pet it everyday and have a few root beers to plan it. Been to Southland in Houma a few times for some of the big events back in the day. But we got old faithful State Capital Dragway alot closer w/ NHRA events. I like to just go on test and tune or grudge match nights. We also have a newer dragstrip in Belle Rose called No Problem Raceway. They built that place on some high ground surrounded by a swamp full of alligators. Its real nice but I'm waiting for a alligator to get on the track someday. Ha. Nolan Oh, I just finished eating a big bowl of red bean gumbo. I bet you ain't never ate it. And you gonna freeze your butt off in Alaska. Later
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Damm , I'm 59 and if my wife had done that I wouldn't have been at the drags
Hey Gene, If wife did that I'da missed the race even if I was in it. Ha.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:34 PM
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this is the duracell project. yes it's a lousy cell phone pic.
Duracell is a cool build. I like it. Keep up the pics.olnolan
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Happy Thanksgiving Everybody.Sorry I haven't posted in a while but it is crazy around here.I have to drive to Enterprise Utah in the morning and pick up a 58 Apache long bed step side that was given to me.These are the cell phone pictures sent to me with the invitation to come haul it off.It is on some property that was foreclose on and it has a bunch of old cars and trucks on it.These are abandoned vehicles and I can take what I want as long as I get it before January 1.They are going to crush everything that is still there after January 1.I will have to apply for a title but that wont be to hard.I don't need it but I could not pass up a deal like that.
I been playing catch up too. Like your new shop. I'm gonna build a big one someday. Oh, cool find on the newest truck and no way you could beat the price. olnolan
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