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Old 07-08-2011, 11:06 AM
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Thanks ogre, that drip rail will be my first examination and then I'll check the rest of the potential rust areas. If I end up with this Ride, the first thing on the menu is to check the compression and then "more than likely" pull the engine out and go thru it from top to bottom. My dream is to have a sleeper that appears stock but has some goodies under the hood - - - and by no means a Street Rod, just a good running Ride. Thanks again
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I have thought about upgrading the original suspension on my 57 chevy and had some great info sent to me regarding it.

My mind has been changed to install an independent front suspension, i have heard that the mid 70's camaro is a great front clip to install.

Is there any other car that is compatible or will work out very well for this modification?

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Old 07-09-2011, 05:05 PM
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read thru all 2000+ posts in this thread and you will have a very good idea of what everyone here thinks.
my personal thought is there is no good donor car clip. it's a lot more work and time, plus you still have a 30 yr old car front end to rebuild when you get done. by the time you add everything up not much money save either.
look at the mustang II cross members available on the market. my 58 has a fatman must II xmember and i am very pleased with it.
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:30 PM
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A few pics of my 59 Suburban

These are a few shots of our Suburban
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Old 07-10-2011, 04:20 AM
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Gorgeous Ride, Garrett, is that your future wrench spinner there?
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:23 AM
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Gorgeous Ride, Garrett, is that your future wrench spinner there?
This pic is about 5 years old. We are currently restoring a 79 280ZX for her. She is helping....somewhat
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:33 AM
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that is a freaking sexy suburban you have there, garretthes
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Custom grill

Does anyone have any pics of custom grills for 58-59? I think I want to do something custom and not stock on mine. I just want to see what looks good.

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i've seen a few but they didn't look right.
mine is the original chrome, but i've seen body color grills that looks really nice.
my chrome turn bezels were pitted. i sand blasted them and used body color on them
put some color on it and see if you like it.

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anyone have a stock 55-59 brake pedal they'd like to part with?
i need the metal part of the pedal and the rod that goes thru the floor
pm me if you want to sell or donate to a worthy cause
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:26 AM
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I will check. I have several stock parts I didn't sell after my modernization extravaganza.
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modernization extravaganza.
lol, my wife refers to it as delayed retirement... for her.

nice clean interior. 20 ft headliner had to be a pita (pain in the a**)
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nice clean interior. 20 ft headliner had to be a pita (pain in the a**)
Yes sir! It was not easy. I lined the roof with 1 inch owens corning compressed insulation and it's a lot quiter than before
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anyone have a stock 55-59 brake pedal they'd like to part with?
i need the metal part of the pedal and the rod that goes thru the floor
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I do have a brake pedal with a new rubber pad. Clutch too.
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