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Old 12-27-2009, 10:25 AM
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Lodown58: How many inches is your firewall from the clip?

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Lodown58: How many inches is your firewall from the clip?
will measure and let you know
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Old 12-27-2009, 03:01 PM
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thanks man, I found a camaro front clip I can maybe use. depends on how back I can go. If he cut it to far back then I'm SOL I'd believe and it I could put the camaro FC on then I'm saved.
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Looks like a 2nd gen clip - fits under the stock frame; the first gen would slip inside of the stock rails and they would have to be "pinched in" to meet the Camaro rails.

Hope all had a good Christmas, and a Happy New Year to all.
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1957 Chevy Cab Corners

I am building a '57 and I am in the process of replacing all of the rusted body panels. I bought the rock deflectors for the cab corners, but I have no idea how they are installed. Does anyone know how and could send or post a picture? http://bmar69319.angelfire.com/1957_chevy_pickup/

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Old 01-03-2010, 06:28 PM
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Drop axle find

Wow, BMAR- heckuva build you have going on there! You should consider doing a project journal. Photo posting does take a little figuring out, but once you make sense of it, it's pretty easy. You have some swell photos, and I'd love to know more about your truck. What front end are you using?

I just had a piece of luck via Craigslist. A gent over in Washington state basically hated his CPP drop axle and dumped it in favor of a Mustang 2. I picked up the drop axle, disc brake conversion and anti-sway bar for a song. What was billed as a 6 lug turned out to be a 5 lug with adapter plates, but it doesn't really matter to me as I plan on selling everyting but the axle and sway bar. My '59 chevy short box step side is a pretty low buck affair, so it's taking a bit longer than I would like but I plan on having it on the road this spring.

Ok, so now it's my turn to be stumped by photo gremlins, LOL.
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:38 PM
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Hello Rusty59,
I had trouble with the pictures being to large and I didnt want to take the time to reduce them. There is a link to my angelfire with some pictures there. The front end is from a 1979 Camaro. The subframe on a Camaro is very easy to remove and install on to the tri-fives. I bought a tape (now DVD's) that walks through the process step by step. The engine is out of a 2002 Avalanche, and the wiring is as hard as everyone said and for sure has been the hardest part of the entire project. Bill
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Don't forget to factor in life when estimating time on your project!

I think Im gonna have wiring nightmares thanks bmar.

Just wanted to wish you all a good and prosperous new years.

Update.... Not much has been done since last time I posted due to work and runnin around for the wife getting ready for our new addition to our family. Although it looks as though I should Be able to get a second/ final coat on the frame sometime this week. I've mounted the last of the brackets cleaned the frame up a little better and mounted the brake booster pedal assembly. Sorry I still haven't posted pictures I just haven't had any computer time. Will post them soon.

All of your projects look great. Lots of good ideas.
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The engine is out of a 2002 Avalanche, and the wiring is as hard as everyone said and for sure has been the hardest part of the entire project. Bill
And thats a damn good reason on why I hate computers in cars.
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Wiring birdnest

Wow, BMAR- I'll give you Pepsi Points for tackling that one. That wiring looks harder than Chinese math, but it'll be worth it in the end. (So we can see how you did it. )

LOL, I'm tackling the welds on my door frame too. Blew chunks big time trying to run a continuous bead with my cheapie flux welder. I had to go back to square 1 and do it one-spot-at-a-time till I got it done. Tedious but it works.
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:17 PM
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And thats a damn good reason on why I hate computers in cars.
I will agree there is quite a learning curve to installing a computer controlled engine/transmission. I am sure I could install the next one in a third of the time. One thing is for sure, It is nice to have over 300 horses under your foot and still get 22 miles to the gallon.
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:23 PM
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LOL, I'm tackling the welds on my door frame too. Blew chunks big time trying to run a continuous bead with my cheapie flux welder. I had to go back to square 1 and do it one-spot-at-a-time till I got it done. Tedious but it works.
I also had to learn to slow down. I would try to weld straight across and burn holes and warp the sheetmetal. Now I just "fill in the dots" and let it cool down. It is tedious. I have a stitch welder now from Eastwood and this has helped alot. Bill
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Off the subject but, this is one awesome thread. Over 100,000 views. One day I will add an Apache to my fleet of fine Chevrolet trucks.
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Hey C10 w/Chassis you can eat off of.

Hey C10, why don't you post some pictures of that beautiful chassis you did under that c10 on this thread. Even though its a 55-59 thread I think lots here will really appreciate your craftsmanship and get ideas from it. olnolan
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