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Old 12-07-2010, 08:54 AM
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rebuilding one is a piece of cake, I'd use the old one with a new core and fan.There was a good artical in Streetrodder about doing it...june 2010

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DBM , I found rebuilt heater core prices to be more money than to replace the whole unit. I'm hoping the vintage air unit will work better.
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:07 AM
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Do not Google Doubledick! Just a warning! I don't care to know anymore.
I think his name could be Dick Richards, or Richard Dickens..

I have a 55 half ton step side that I've had for years and never started on. Bought it without a title.

Also a 57 2 ton 261 that was cherry 25 years ago and it's sitting too. The reason neither one is getting any attention is that I also have a couple of Studebakers and a 57 Belair. Need to thin out the projects, but have some sort of disease which won't let me part with any of them. Any one else suffer from this malady?
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:26 AM
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Duntov good guess on the DD it is doubledick Richard=(dick) Johnson=(dick)I work at a maximum security prison and my friends named me doubledick as a way to mess with me so I monogrammed my coffee cup with 2 capital D's and ran with it.It took all the fun out of it for them but the name DD is still around 18 years later
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:12 PM
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DBM , I found rebuilt heater core prices to be more money than to replace the whole unit. I'm hoping the vintage air unit will work better.
They said the same thing ...it costs about 150-300.00 to rebuild a core but they found a brand new one for 40.00 ....as long as it fits in the box it'll work.....you go to the parts store with your old one and match it up as close as you can...They rebuilt the whole heater for less than 100.00 with a new core, fan and rheostat...It was an interesting read...
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I got another question regarding cold rainy weather . Any of you guys done anything to make your windshield wipers work better? I have the stock 2 speed electric wiper and they work , just real floppy. I should take a look under the dash and see what the linkage parts look like. Something else to do when I put in the heater.
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:36 PM
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rainX is your friend
i drive mine in the rain all the time
rarely turn on the wipers

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57halfton I agree with ogre.RainX is what I use. I only use my wipers in the snow.I love RainX it even makes the frost easier to scrape off.In the 80,s they used to sell those little wings that the faster you drive the harder they pushed against the windshield.They worked good but looked bad.All I found that could be done was shorten the spring inside the arm but the wind still makes them raise off the windshield above 60mph.
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:18 PM
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I spotted a 55-59 chevy pickup today, Been driving past it for a long time and have never seen it till now, It don't have a for sale sign but the land where it's sitting is for sale. I am going to call the Realtor and see if they can give me ant info on the truck. It's sitting in a fenced lot i did notice someone has knocked the back glass out of it and it has a set of high backs in it too. But as far as i can tell all the body is there don't know if it has a engine or not. I alway's liked those old trucks. Don't really know what it would be worth but i do have a pretty good idea.




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snow? snow?

how dare you use that kind of language on this forum.
i say ban. ban DD
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eloc, go for it.
anyone looks good in a task force pu
2 or 4 head lite?
step or fleet side?
where are you located? (that usa thing is sort of vague)
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:13 PM
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Halfton, I bought the Brothers wiper motor. It doesn't work as well as the original did, but it works okay if you didn't have one at all. I just use RainX on the few times it rains here.
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:34 PM
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eloc, go for it.
anyone looks good in a task force pu
2 or 4 head lite?
step or fleet side?
where are you located? (that usa thing is sort of vague)
I'm in Kentucky, I will be back by there tomorrow i will try to get a better look at the headlights and the bed.




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It's a 55 as far as i can tell, I talked to the Realtor who has the sign out front.
And he told me the owners name and where to get his phone #, So i am going to go back down there this weekend a take some pics of it and give the man a call and see what gives with the truck. I posted a pic of one that looks like it but now it don't look this good but man it sure could.

It does have two headlights not four and it's a step-side.


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Old 12-11-2010, 11:29 PM
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Are you looking for a project truck?? I have a 56 Chevy I was thinking about selling. I don't really want too or have too, but I don't have alot of time to work on it. Let me know.

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I spotted a 55-59 chevy pickup today, Been driving past it for a long time and have never seen it till now, It don't have a for sale sign but the land where it's sitting is for sale. I am going to call the Realtor and see if they can give me ant info on the truck. It's sitting in a fenced lot i did notice someone has knocked the back glass out of it and it has a set of high backs in it too. But as far as i can tell all the body is there don't know if it has a engine or not. I alway's liked those old trucks. Don't really know what it would be worth but i do have a pretty good idea.




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