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Old 04-10-2012, 10:00 PM
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:14 AM
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''forum love''?
is that what we call it now???
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I've been a lurcker for some time now, so it's time to get in. I have a 55 2nd series that has a 78' t/a clip ,self fab rear clip from cab back. Firewall replaced trans tunnel installed, floorboards also replaced along with right cab corner. Just did a 2" chop of the windshield frame as shown in Custom Classic Trucks magazine in the January and December issues. The glass has been cut but should have done that first as it does not quite fit. So alittle more metal work will be necessary. here are a few pics to wet your whistles.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:27 PM
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I am looking for other guys that have and drive these trucks to talk to and share Ideas and designs for custom made parts with.I have sent private messages to a few people on this board

I've had a 57 for 14 years. I also admin a group on Facebook
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Its titled 57 Chevy Pickups, but its really a 55-59 group.

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Old 05-14-2012, 03:50 PM
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Just did a 2" chop of the windshield frame as shown in Custom Classic Trucks magazine in the January and December issues. The glass has been cut but should have done that first as it does not quite fit.
good looking truck hotrodbarn
welcome to this thread too

i cringed when i saw that article in CCT, that chop article will probably destroy more tf cabs than words in the article.
they had a shop and experienced chop people doing that on, they knew where and how to cut.
there's a guy in another forum that just un-chopped his cab and doors for that same reason.

curved glass can be a beotch, cut glass, then chop to fit.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:02 PM
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since this thread seems to have died while everyone is cruising trucks instead of surfing the net
truk and i are getting ready to hit the hot rod power tour june 2nd, motown to arlington and back.
i figured i'd post a few pics of my current progress...

i've been driving around on welded angle iron frames under my seats
finally got them finished off, i glass everything these days.

drivers side, the cable loop is for my gas door in the fender


after. i had paint left over from the beige to grey seat side paint job, so everything matches


a few built-ins: little lever is on a magnetic push/push latch
push in to unlatch, pull the lever, gas door opens, push in to latch


and since i'm a gimp... cane holder
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:05 PM
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some construction pics
a little foil, cardboard, mdf, whole lot of tape and wax



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Old 05-14-2012, 04:11 PM
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then the pass side
i had stuck a drawer under this side to make up for lack of glove box



after




and of course the built in drawer is still there


construction pics: first a piece for the seat belt


and then the drawer front, again just cardboard, wood, tape and wax
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:19 PM
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radiator cover

nothing wrong or ugly under my hood, just lots of stuff next to the radiator
dual horns, ac drier, relays, wire and the over flow tank


just trying to make it look nice







and some construction pics. again; cardboard, tape and wax
2 L-brackets fasten the cover to the top 2 bolts of the radiator
pre-fiberglass


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more glass inside
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Lookin' good Ogre

Nice work !
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Been building not surfing

Ogre, man alive that's great. Since I've been on here I have sheet metal almost ready on everything but cab. Decided on Lemans Blue for color. presently relocating gas tank and looking for the IFS package. Yours is "killer BEE"
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:44 PM
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thanks guys

i consider myself a man of little talent, but unlimited tenacity.
i just keep at it until i get something i like

banjodr: look at fatman ifs, i have the basic package on truk
the fatman x-member is heavy wall 3x4 tubing, a lot of the x-members out there are bent up 10 ga steel, i just wouldn't feel comfortable at 80 mph on 10 ga steel

i had truk on a hoist the other week looking at all my welds, fasteners and general inspection
the good: all welds good, no hairline cracks or failures of any kind
the bad: the nuts on both my motor mount bolts were gone, luckily both bolts were still in place though.

i leave for the hot rod power tour on june 2nd, everything is looking good for that
woohoo! anyone else going to any part of it?
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:42 PM
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Hot Rod Power Tour

Where can one find out info on the tour? may have to come look you up
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:25 AM
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:17 PM
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57 stepside door glass

hello fellow hotrodders. i have removed the window, vent window, and regulator from the door of my 57 chevy stepside. how do i get the glass out of the frame? it looks like theres screws holding it in but they have been spot welded by whoever did the glass last. are these frames normally salvageable or am i lookn at buying a new frame? where should i post this question if this is not the best place? thanks for your time.
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