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Old 06-24-2012, 10:43 PM
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rear lower shock mounts

Are these lower shock mounts on your truck originals?? I accidently threw mine away in the tear down process. I need another set as I have done the same exact thing you did flipping the axle. If they are not, please let me know what vehicle they came from so I can find another set. Thanks, Tim.
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notice i reinforced the frame over the c-notch, top of frame is 1/2'' from the bed.
if you c-notch more you will have to raise the bed wood.
as is, i had to trim a bed wood bolt over the punkin.

Ogre,

I see your u-bolts go over the axel tube. Mine is a little different.

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Old 06-25-2012, 02:31 PM
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i used the stock upper and lower shock mounts for truk.
i started out with monroe-matic 33086 shocks and changed over to air shocks to keep truk off the bump stops.
the plates and spring pads came from a trailer supply store
the u-bolts came from a suspension shop
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:04 PM
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Where can I get a set! Anyone got a set laying around that your not gonna use? Im in desperate need.
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Hey guys, I'm finally jumping back into my project truck after far too many years. I've been slowly wading through old posts, but haven't come across the info I'm looking for. I would like to know what size tire I can squeeze into the stock fender wells on 16" wheels and what backspacing will get me there. I plan to have the same size wheels and tires on the front and rear.

My truck is a '55.5 3200 and I'm planning to keep the drum brakes and stay with a six lug setup. My truck is a couple thousand miles away at the moment and I'd like to buy the wheels and tires to take with me to make it a roller when a pick it up later this month.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:52 AM
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has anyone put a hyd.clutch using stock petals and a power mastercylinder
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Driveshaft

Hey fellas,
So Im replacing the stock motor and transmission in my '55 2nd series with a SBC 350 and a TH350 Transmission...I havent put them in the truck yet so hence my question...do I need to have the stock driveshaft shortened or will the stock driveshaft work with that transmission?
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:56 PM
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firefighter: it's a chevy, of coarse it will work
as long as you have the 3 speed in it, the 4 speeds w/granny had a bolt on yolk in back.
hang the motor and trans w/drive shaft slid in and start fabbing mounts
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:59 PM
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vortectim: make some brackets out of 3/8 plate, 3 holes and a bolt
easy peasy
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:09 PM
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has anyone put a hyd.clutch using stock petals and a power mastercylinder
i assume you have a setup in mind but you don't say or post any pictures
so it would be hard to give you any advise

anything can be adapted to anything.
you have a lever on the clutch that needs to be adapted to the rod on your clutch master.
figure how much throw the mc needs and figure where to drill the hole to hook the rod on the lever.
i usually draw it full scale on a piece of paper and then transfer it to steel.

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i assume you have a setup in mind but you don't say or post any pictures
so it would be hard to give you any advise

anything can be adapted to anything.
you have a lever on the clutch that needs to be adapted to the rod on your clutch master.
figure how much throw the mc needs and figure where to drill the hole to hook the rod on the lever.
i usually draw it full scale on a piece of paper and then transfer it to steel.

easy peasy
dont really have a setup presay but i no what i want havent made it to that point in the restor yet just trying to get some crative ideas kinda like planing ahead
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'57 3200 project

Hello all, I am very new at this, haven't turned a wrench in about 30 years, but here I am trying to fix up a 57 Chevy 3200 pick up.
I'm sure this has been discussed at length many times, but I am attempting to swap out the stock rear end with a posi unit. I am finding conflicting info, (to me). I measure 57 inches backing plate to backing plate, yet I am finding that the rear ends of 62 inches is suppose to fit. Obviously, I must be measuring differently. I wellcome all comments.
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:51 PM
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this has been covered many times in this thread.
55-59 truck rearends are 62'' flange to flange, that would be why a 62'' rearend is recommended.
3rd gen camaro/firebird/trans am rearend is 62'' wide, that is what i run in mine.
lots of good info over at chevytrucks.org scroll way down
it will take some time, but read all 2770 posts before your post, lots of good info in this thread
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Thanks Doubledick for the post on engine and trans crossmember location. I have to do the same on my 50 chevy and this will surely help.
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1957 chevrolet truck tie rod ends

Hey guys, I need to replace the tie rod ends in my 1957 chevrolet truck. Any input on using oem type or changing to modern tie rod ends. I read somewhere that if I change to modern type then I will need to press out the ball on the steering arms? Brothers has them at a good price, but just wondering what I am in for. I kept the straight axel on my truck and used Posies dual leaf springs.
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Hey , Guys what been going on , I haven't been here in awhile. I'm looking for a piece of frame crossmember for my 57 that I took out and through away a long time ago for a suspension mod I made. Anyway the crossmember i'm looking for is the last crossmember at the back of the frame between the rear shackles , it's a heavy piece thats rivited in. Does anyone have one thats in good shape and has not been all cut up ?
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