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Old 01-10-2010, 10:57 PM
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The '65 in my journal is a side project of mine. Nothing to look at, really.

I have a '74 long bed that I'm building also. How in the heck did you know of this one? I don't remember posting many pics of that one.

I mean, yeah I'll share some pics and ideas. Maybe I can start a 73-87 thread... Whatever works. I'd hate to SPAM this great thread.

Better yet, it would be neato if we could have journal sub-folders under our main user name folder in the journals section... Hint Hint Jon.

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Hey C10, Check your post where you replied to my 12 bolt rearend debate. I was quite impressed by the chassis detail, show car quality. olnolan
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It is nice to have over 300 horses under your foot and still get 22 miles to the gallon.
Very true!
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OMFG I found EVERY measurement needed for a 1958 Chevy Apache!

GO BOOKMARK THIS URL! It will come in handy!

http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com...to/58index.htm
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apache boy, you ought to buy a factory assembly manual i use it all the time
they're cheap and invaluable
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:13 PM
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Hey C10, Check your post where you replied to my 12 bolt rearend debate. I was quite impressed by the chassis detail, show car quality. olnolan
Oh yeah,.. I remember that one now. Thanks for the nice comments on my '74 too..

When I get closer to paint, I will start doing journal entries on it. Right now it's setting covered up with dust and misc. parts in the bed!

There's a few other guys on HR that tinker with the 73-87 too. I wonder if a 73-87 thread would take off?
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73-87 thread

You'll never know if you don't start one. olnolan
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GO BOOKMARK THIS URL! It will come in handy!

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Hey Steven, You might want to take a day or two and go through all 1600 some odd posts on this thread and save all the links listed to your favorites. Likely you'll have an encyclopedia of information and parts availability for the 55-59's. olnolan
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:26 AM
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I wonder if a 73-87 thread would take off?
that would be a good idea. i actualy found hotrodders.com doing a search for 55-59 chevy trucks.
title the thread like this one where it's easy to find with a search
i assume 73-87 is the same body style?
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Well, '73-80 has the 'old nose'. Then '81-87 has the tapered nose. All in all the same thing.

87-91 body style was blazer and suburban. Same nose as 81-87 trucks, thats it. Edit: And front doors.

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there are numerous forums specificaly for old chevy trucks;
old-chevy-trucks is in yahoo groups (they're strictly restoration, no mods),
oletrucks is a majordomo forum and old-chevy-and-gmc-trucks is a yahoo forum both of these are mod or restore.
buy a factory assembly manual, it will be your best friend, brothers has it as do a lot of vendors
if you haven't figured it out yet, 55-59 is the same truck with different sheetmetal on the front end, of coarse i'm partial to 58-59 quad headlights
what are your plans? restore, minor updates or custom?
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'57 Progress

Photos, Slow progress, Mock ups. Initial engine mock up.



Back out for crossmember clearance cut.



Crossmember notch out.



Engine Mounts, homemade w/2x2 trailer hitch tubing & mount shims, heavy duty shock bushings, 2x3 angle iron bolted w/gr8 hardware.



Homemade t56 transmission crossmember, 1 1/2x1 1/2 tubing.



As installed trans mount;



Rear a/c compressor mount modifications, slot hole slightly, grind about a quarter inch off the area behind my thumb to clear tube and weld hill.



Engine compartment wiring harness penetration, I cut slot where the old voltage regulator was.



Engine compartment fuse block;



Passenger side portion of harness, fuse links got cut will have to be relugged and connected to a junction block. One of the plugs got cut off(c100) gonna have to trace out wires to repair cause there are multiple wires that are the same color.



Interior wiring harrness mockup, steering column mock up to determine column drop distance, gonna have to mount the seats to get drop where I want it.



Column has been modified to accept '57 steering wheel and '57 wheel has been modified to accept column. Sawed off about a quarter inch of the outer column case with a hack saw & filed smooth. Had to hone out tapered seat in wheel to match shaft taper better, splines are the same. Got to remove all the air bag junk from the column. Oh, Its real dusty but I restored the steering wheel with JB weld. All inner and outer spokes where cracked, filled,shaped,filed, sanded then painted with vinyl paint.



More later, olnolan
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Keep em coming. Looks great!!
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Damm , That sure looks like alot of wire , about 5 times what it had to start with.
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Gene, I got more wires than Carters got liver pills. I could pull the harness apart a eliminate some, but what the hell least I will have some spare circuits to work with. I'm gonna do a/c and such but I've got power window circuits & a power driver seat circuit. Heres a pic of the original harness;



Gotta give credit to a wife who will give me the old quilts out of the house to cover my engines. Haa
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