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Old 07-29-2010, 04:12 PM
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thanks dbm.
i busted my butt for 2 mths getting the bed ready for paint
painted on sat, assembled on mon & tues, wired on wed and drove it home at noon wed.
the groom helped me out, i save his ***** from having to hang with the women folk for 3 days...
since you asked, this is the original truck (not new obviously) but it was my starting point.


after the wedding we looking at some old home videos whan the bride was maybe 8 yrs old. she's 27 now.
truck looked pretty good back then too, but it was just an old truck.

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Old 07-31-2010, 07:04 AM
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thanks dbm.


after the wedding we looking at some old home videos whan the bride was maybe 8 yrs old. she's 27 now.
truck looked pretty good back then too, but it was just an old truck.
Well i hope the bride stays and eye catcher as long as your truck does...You really did a great job there ,Ogre... I'll bet the groom was begging to go and help just thinking of all those women going over the last minute wedding details ....I've seen that ,it aint pretty....OH my god I gained a lb...
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Hi all,
I have been reading these threads and the trucks look AWESOME.
I have a 1958 fleetside S/B pick-up that I am currently restoring, I also have a 1955 carry-all its a driver (suburban), it has all the drive train, wiring, rearend & gas tank out of a 1994 caprice police interceptor. frame is out of a 1971 1/2 ton L/B pick up w/ rear swing arms. It rides sooo smooth. but it is only primered though. I will post some pics of both soon before the truck goes off to paint.
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Welcome , Fabguy
the 71 chassis and rides sooo smoooooth intrigues me. Show us some pics and tell me more , my truck rides like crap !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Welcome , Fabguy
the 71 chassis and rides sooo smoooooth intrigues me. Show us some pics and tell me more , my truck rides like crap !!!!!!!!!!!!
Gene
Difference maybe that there is about 500-600 lbs more weight with interior & stuff. not to mention that the body on my frame doesn't flex as a truck does (as in pulling up a driveway or such). Yours has springs not leafs on the axle right? I might be wrong in all this but those are just my thoughts . Here is a couple pics of the suburban.
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Old 08-01-2010, 12:58 AM
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Been a busy day today. I worked on one of my wheel tubs for the bed. After I had all the cutting and welding done, I set it next to the other one for comparison. This afternoon I headed off to neighboring Norco for a cruise I had heard about. About 70 cars and trucks showed up. My friends son insisted on having his picture taken in my truck. I was too happy to help encourage a love for trucks in a kid.
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:29 AM
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nice use of a trailer fender, wish i had thought of that when i did my minitubs
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I like those mini tubs, would be great on inside of my suburban.
Here are a few more pictures, these are of the 1958 fleetside truck.

#1 is of the passenger side of the cab. I made some nutserts for the door hinges instead of buying a patch panel to replace them.
#2 is of my 327 ci chevy engine that I am puttin in it after paint.
#3 is of course the bed.
#4 is of the front of the cab, it has a 1971 chevy 1/2 ton front clip.

If anyone local needs some help with shearing, bending, cutting, or welding some sheet metal, or if your looking for some small rem. pieces hit me up.
I have a metal fabrication shop here in so. california.
My websites are :
www.henderson6.com or
www.h6wagons.com
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Fabguy
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:51 PM
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You got yourself some nice projects there fabguy. Glad to see you joined us.
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Unhappy, Sad News

I just found out from a club that we both belong to, that the founder of this thread, (DoubleDick) Richard Johnson's wife Linda passed away a few days ago. I though some of you would like to know.
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Man, I'm going around in circles, too much of this happens to me as I age,folks that were friends, gone. From the bottom of my heart, I feel for you DD, this is not a good day. Nolan
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Richard,

Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

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Old 08-04-2010, 05:40 PM
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DD,
I am so saddened to hear about your wife.
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Sorry for your loss also DD. My prayers are with you and your family.

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Thanks allot guys.She was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2006 and we lost her to cancer on July 30th 2010.The kids and I will be OK it will just take a while.
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