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Old 07-12-2010, 05:29 PM
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That bed looks cool ogre its nice to see all the progress since I've been on here. I have been working and going back to college for my EET degree. I haven't touched my truck in a few months. Maybe this weekend.

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Old 07-13-2010, 05:59 PM
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WOW Check this out. thats thre grille I need for my truck !!!!!!!http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1957-...item2a0893250b
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:06 PM
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WOW Check this out. thats thre grille I need for my truck !!!!!!!http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1957-...item2a0893250b
57 i do hope your kidding...

painted means it's full of rust repair.
also why my front parking lights are painted.
$49 for each bezel, i painted them, for free
fix up yours or look elsewheres
new chrome grill from brothers is $500
and they always have sales
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:10 PM
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thanks lil j. i've been busting a nut to get it done and on my truck for my daughter's wedding in 9 days.

hang in there with school. i started a civil eng deg when i was 32. 5 yrs to get it. sort of had to drop out of life...
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hey guys where is the best place to get good patch panels for the removal of the the gas tank from the cab? i saw one yesterday that was contoured and all but cant find it today.
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:26 PM
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hey guys where is the best place to get good patch panels for the removal of the the gas tank from the cab?
for a 55-59? cut a circle and weld it in. easy peasy.
to contour it smack it with a ball peen hammer
that's what i did.
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:52 PM
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hey guys where is the best place to get good patch panels for the removal of the the gas tank from the cab? i saw one yesterday that was contoured and all but cant find it today.

I bought one on ebay for like ten bucks it worked fine but hind sight I would go with ogre's Idea and cut one out myself.
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I don't think iv'e ever seen a patch piece for the gas filler hole. Use a ball peen hammer and a chunk of firewood as a block about a foot in diameter to pound on. I have an almost perfect grille in my truck, when I bought it I inspected the backside very close. Maybe someday I can send it out for chrome. Most you see for sale already chrome are reproductions with poor plating work. I'll stick with OEM whenever possible.
That green color just kind'a jumps out and pokes ya in the eye !!!!!!
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:15 PM
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I've seen the filler pieces on eBay I think, but like Gene and Ogre pointed out, they are too easy to make out a scrap piece of metal, and work just fine. Just don't cut it out of what you thought was the wrong front splash apron for your truck and then find out later its the correct one. Stupid GMC and their ugly ill-fitting front splash apron anyway.
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57 halfton that green grill made me laugh.Thanks I needed that
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:27 AM
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57 halfton that green grill made me laugh.Thanks I needed that
Me too, Gene. Man, I thought if original '57 grilles were getting that scarce, I should offer him my GREEN grill for $350 and use the proceeds toward a chrome replacement! HAA HAA Nolan
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Just remember guys , you may not be real happy with one of those chrome reproduction grilles. I would like to send mine to Advance Plating in Tennessee some day if I ever get to that point.
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:12 PM
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original bezel upgrade

Has anyone tried to put the LED's in their original gauge cluster? I think it would look good because I like the nice clean looking light but I like the original looking cluster.
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I bought one on ebay for like ten bucks it worked fine but hind sight I would go with ogre's Idea and cut one out myself.
using a manilla folder is real easy just hold it up to the hole from the inside and it'll follow the contour use a pencil to mark it from the outside and cut the template out with sissors then transfer it to the metal it'l;l take less than 10 min..and be a perfect fit...
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i think i creamed my jeans...




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