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Old 11-22-2010, 01:01 PM
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Thanks, I saw where you had cut on the front of the mount. Are you going to put any support out on the front of the assembly?

I think a piece of 12 gauge sandwiched in there would work for support. I was thinking about putting a gusset back to the front of the mount close to the pivot point.
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yea, we are going to add support onto the front where we cut off, but im not sure what yet. We took off the original steering column mount to be able to mount our new one, so we still need to support that and the pedal, but we are going to come up with something.. When we do it, ill be sure to post pics. I used to design websites, so im working on one now to add all the photos so people can see it
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:58 AM
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The pedal assembly is a modified 1970 c10. We havent done it yet (as we were just test fitting), but we have sheet metal to weld onto the inside of the firewall.
What I liked about the CPP setup I have is that the hanging pedal assy replaces the factory triangular brace between the firewall and the dash, the booster then bolts through the firewall to the pedal assy, it is really solid and not very expensive by itself.
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Well i'm laid off again probably for all winter unless we have a dry winter here. I guess it's time to uncover my backyard pickup cab project and start where I left off last April, finish filling and smoothing my firewall holes
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:41 PM
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Well i'm laid off again probably for all winter unless we have a dry winter here. I guess it's time to uncover my backyard pickup cab project and start where I left off last April, finish filling and smoothing my firewall holes
Hey Gene, at least they could have had the layoff when the weather was good! Of course it doesn't work that way. At least you have time to work on it. Nolan
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58 apache

Richard my name is Johnny and I just recently started my 58 apache fleetside longbed 3200. I am looking for a good rearend that will swap out easily. The stock rear end isnt much. Im wanting something with a little more performance. I would love to hear some of the things you have customized on your pickup...swaybar...especially if the trucks rides as rough as you make it sound, beautiful truck by the way. Hope to hear from you..

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Old 11-28-2010, 10:25 AM
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I put a rear end out of a '79 Trans Am under my '59 3100, it matched the 5 on 4-3/4" disc brake hubs I put up front. You will probably need an offset wheel or spacers to move the track width out to center in your fenders. I added 1" spacers and used longer wheel studs in my axles.
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I have a 67 Chevelle 10 bolt rearend in my 57. With 8 1/2 inch wide wheels it worked perfect. 3.08 gears no posi.
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:38 AM
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I am looking for a good rearend that will swap out easily. The stock rear end isnt much. Im wanting something with a little more performance.
58 chevy

you want easy?
as in no weld, then nothing will go in there.
i have an 89 trans am 3.27 posi w/ disk.
i cut off everything and welded on new spring pads

you want performance?
you already have a 4.11 under your truck
for better highway speeds go to 3.27/3.08 or lower

you want to see mods?
read all 2000+ posts in this thread
there is a lot of good info in this thread

all of these are 5x4-3/4 and will not match a stock 6 lug front axles
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Johnny I have A GM 10 bolt out of a 87 GMC pick up.The existing leaf pads get cut off and 2 inch wide leaf pads get welded on(I got mine from summit).The advantage to that is you keep the 6 bolt pattern and can run stock rims.If you look through the posts you will find pictures and explinations on the changes I made to my 58 Chevy 3200
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Anybody have a stock heater assembly laying around their not using ?
Gene
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:17 AM
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Anybody have a stock heater assembly laying around their not using ?
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yes. i pm'd you
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:39 PM
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yeah, I have one I just pulled out of my 56 Chevy truck. I probably won't ever use it.
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I have one too, good condition, but I think the heater core leaks. I'll give it to you if previous offers don't work out. olnolan
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After searching the web I found a Vintage Air heater and defroster unit for 220.00 bucks from Summit , nice little unit. I'll let everyone know how it works after I install it, probably after thing get back to normal after Christmas.
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