55 to 59 chevy truck owners - Page 23 - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > General Discussion> Hotrodders' Lounge
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #331 (permalink)  
Old 01-29-2007, 09:13 PM
BigMike
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Battle Creek, Michigan
Age: 27
Posts: 44
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hey Dave, i am going to relocate my battery to a spot underneath my bed. that would be a little hard for you because of your wood bed unless you get a hidden hinge set up. other then that im not so sure where you could put it. Mike
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #332 (permalink)  
Old 01-30-2007, 11:03 AM
thrash's Avatar
Registered Hotrodder
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: kalispell mt
Age: 25
Posts: 2
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
at a carshow i went to i saw a 56 truck that had the battery relocated between the framerail and the step inside of the door. he made a little sliding tray so that once you opened the door you could access the battery. might want to think about doing something like that. i personally like the battery on the firewall.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #333 (permalink)  
Old 01-30-2007, 03:20 PM
DOUBLEDICK's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Henderson Nevada
Age: 53
Posts: 308
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I relocated mine to the bed but I know that wont work for you Dave.Brothers Trucks has a frame mount drop box that you lift it up and pull out on it and it drops down.I just took advantage of my fleet side and mounted it in some wasted space between the box for the roll top cover and the rear fender I love having a fleet side. The fire wall looks much better without that battery on the fire wall.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	000_0070 (600 x 450).jpg
Views:	177
Size:	69.5 KB
ID:	18074   Click image for larger version

Name:	000_0082 (600 x 450).jpg
Views:	217
Size:	73.5 KB
ID:	18075   Click image for larger version

Name:	000_0083 (600 x 450).jpg
Views:	221
Size:	85.6 KB
ID:	18076   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_1385 (600 x 450).jpg
Views:	299
Size:	92.0 KB
ID:	18077  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #334 (permalink)  
Old 01-30-2007, 06:29 PM
dmaggard's Avatar
DaveNTN
 

Last journal entry: The Dash is ready!
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Seymour TN 37865
Age: 56
Posts: 64
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Man I love that big bock.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #335 (permalink)  
Old 01-30-2007, 09:23 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: washington
Posts: 3
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
this was my first truck

I have a 1957 GMC Napco 4x4.Not to many of these left running around.Fun to drive and a hand full to drive.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #336 (permalink)  
Old 01-31-2007, 03:10 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Beaufort S.C.
Posts: 28
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Had my neighbor help, but finally got a quicky paint job: (comments welcome (negative and positive))







Little Antique:

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #337 (permalink)  
Old 02-01-2007, 05:15 PM
dmaggard's Avatar
DaveNTN
 

Last journal entry: The Dash is ready!
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Seymour TN 37865
Age: 56
Posts: 64
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Looks like your getting the look you wanted Shawn. Gotta love these trucks. They look good no matter how you fix em up. I like the old school look.

DD... found the battery tray you suggested. If I can't come up with making one, I'll order one from Brothers.

Here is the firewall in primer sealer. Still a lot of sanding to go but no more holes. Hard to tell anything in black but there are a couple of places I need to do a little more fill and I haven't prepped the lower firewall yet. I'm going to do a stainless steel cover on part of the firewall. Gonna drop it down from the top at the swell and put a light in the back so when you open the hood it comes on. Here is a before and after, or should I say in the middle picture.

Dave
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	doghouse.jpg
Views:	168
Size:	131.3 KB
ID:	18101   Click image for larger version

Name:	firewallHR.jpg
Views:	151
Size:	97.2 KB
ID:	18102   Click image for larger version

Name:	innerfendersealedHR.jpg
Views:	154
Size:	140.8 KB
ID:	18103   Click image for larger version

Name:	doghousesealedHR.jpg
Views:	198
Size:	155.5 KB
ID:	18104  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #338 (permalink)  
Old 02-01-2007, 05:21 PM
DOUBLEDICK's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Henderson Nevada
Age: 53
Posts: 308
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Looking good Dave.I cant wait to get back to working on mine.For now I will have to settle for buying parts and tools.Shawn paint looks good.What are you going to do with the interior?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #339 (permalink)  
Old 02-02-2007, 08:37 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Beaufort S.C.
Posts: 28
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by DOUBLEDICK
Looking good Dave.I cant wait to get back to working on mine.For now I will have to settle for buying parts and tools.Shawn paint looks good.What are you going to do with the interior?

My mother-n-laws husband prior to passing away, had the seat re-done. So, I'll keep it for now. But I wand to put carpet in, re-paint the dash new chrome V and that's it for now. My new glove box insert came in yesterday too.

~Shawn
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #340 (permalink)  
Old 02-02-2007, 08:43 AM
tab's Avatar
tab tab is offline
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Land O Drunks
Posts: 285
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hey:

************

Last edited by killerformula; 02-02-2007 at 09:11 AM. Reason: Violation of guidelines. Please see: general board guidelines.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #341 (permalink)  
Old 02-02-2007, 09:12 AM
killerformula's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Carburetor
Last journal entry: Clean up
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Northeast
Age: 33
Posts: 3,485
Wiki Edits: 3

Thanks: 13
Thanked 27 Times in 18 Posts
Can't advertise your classifieds. You could send a PM if you want to let somebody know, though.

K
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #342 (permalink)  
Old 02-02-2007, 01:56 PM
DOUBLEDICK's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Henderson Nevada
Age: 53
Posts: 308
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
fast55chevy do you have any pictures of your 57 gmc?I have never had the chance to really check one out up close.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #343 (permalink)  
Old 02-05-2007, 08:11 AM
Phxamigo's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Tucson,AZ.
Age: 87
Posts: 14
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Adding picture

Quote:
Originally Posted by dmaggard
Welcome Al.
A brief instruction tutorial.
First your pictures must be located on your computer.
Next, when you post on the board, below is a box that will say attach file. You click on that.
Next you go to the browse button and it will let you find your file on your computer and you upload it to the post.
If you want you can attach multiple files ( pics ).
Give it a shot and you'll find it's not too hard to do.
Dave
Thanks Dave, I did what you suggested, but still an amateur at this game.
I also would like to know how to include a photo of my 55GMC with my name when ever I submit a post. Al
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #344 (permalink)  
Old 02-05-2007, 10:00 AM
dmaggard's Avatar
DaveNTN
 

Last journal entry: The Dash is ready!
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Seymour TN 37865
Age: 56
Posts: 64
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phxamigo
Thanks Dave, I did what you suggested, but still an amateur at this game.
I also would like to know how to include a photo of my 55GMC with my name when ever I submit a post. Al
Send the picture that you want to use to avatars@hotrodders.com ..Jon will do the rest. Usually takes a week or so.
Dave
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #345 (permalink)  
Old 02-05-2007, 10:23 AM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: pacific NW
Posts: 74
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
battery inside the step

Quote:
Originally Posted by thrash
at a car show i went to i saw a 56 truck that had the battery relocated between the frame rail and the step inside of the door. he made a little sliding tray so that once you opened the door you could access the battery. might want to think about doing something like that. i personally like the battery on the firewall.
I also have seen the battery installed behind a door in the inside step,very easy to get to, and very clean and close to starter... running a big block I don't like to move the engine forward as these trucks need the weight to the rear for better handling,steering, and especially if drag racing..what I did was, use a small (baby moon,or?) rounded,like a hubcap, or something similar, then heat the fire wall with a torch, and use a small jack or PORTA-POWER to put a perfect indentation to clear the valve cover, as even stock big block covers will not clear..very clean and easy, but when heating don't ignite your firewall insulation
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	cameo motor.jpg
Views:	217
Size:	44.6 KB
ID:	18230  

Last edited by handsome harv; 02-05-2007 at 10:56 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to handsome harv For This Useful Post:
1BadBrad (03-14-2014)

Recent Hotrodders' Lounge posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (1 members and 1 guests)
57halfton
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1953 Chevy Truck Vin Help Homeseller Hotrodding Basics 14 08-12-2012 09:24 AM
Mustang 2 Front end on a 55 Chevy truck? Slickriffs Suspension - Brakes - Steering 14 11-10-2010 06:10 PM
55 chevy truck rear end swap Wildman Transmission - Rearend 8 06-11-2007 07:16 PM
47-54 Chevy truck owners need a quick simple measurement sevt_chevelle Body - Exterior 2 06-18-2006 10:32 AM
nova subframe on a 59 chevy truck bet on black Suspension - Brakes - Steering 3 01-27-2005 08:48 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.