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Old 02-06-2007, 05:29 PM
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I have my battery mounted on the passenger side between the frame rail and the step plate. It works great there and its out of site!
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Old 02-06-2007, 06:39 PM
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[QUOTE=shawn7]Had my neighbor help, but finally got a quicky paint job: (comments welcome (negative and positive))

Looks good but the grill needs to be painted white and the wheels need white hub caps.
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Old 02-07-2007, 03:48 PM
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Did a mock up of the stainless pieces for the firewall today. I'm just about ready to paint the front portion of the frame, then the inner wheel wells and firewall. I'm thinking a two part epoxy in a satin black finish for the firewall and inner fender wells. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-07-2007, 05:44 PM
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I used a gloss black instead of satin.The snow up here really makes a mess out of the engine bay so I pressure wash it allot.I wipe it down with the same damp towel I use to wipe down my chrome and it looks great.
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Old 02-07-2007, 08:32 PM
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Dave, satin is harder to clean. i would go with gloss so when it is dirty you can just wash it down.
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My inner fender wells are pretty wavy due to the stretching and molding of the metal I guess. I thought a satin would look better on such a wavy surface. A lot of the old muscle cars have the satin finish. This truck isn't going to be a daily driver. It's for fun in the sun and rod runs around town. I haven't sprayed any paint in 20 years. When I was painting it was laquer and acrylic enamel with hardener. I'm getting from everything I'm reading that the doghouse would best be sealed with a urathane sealer and painted with a 2 part epoxy. I'm going to research it some more but any input as to the materials, type of paint and sealer would be great. I've been using just a plain old laquer sanding primer to smooth things out. I'm not going to block sand, just spray a sealer, let it flash and put the black to it.
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Well I finally got the truck painted blitz black with rollers and rattle cans, roll bar installed, interior done and nitrous hooked up I will post some better pics soon I just wanted to get some input.
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Old 02-08-2007, 06:45 AM
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Kool truck. More pictures.....
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Old 02-08-2007, 10:19 AM
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Well I finally got the truck painted blitz black with rollers and rattle cans, roll bar installed, interior done and nitrous hooked up I will post some better pics soon I just wanted to get some input.
WAY COOL TRUCK. But ya gotta give us some more pics...stop teasing us.
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Old 02-08-2007, 10:24 AM
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I have my battery mounted on the passenger side between the frame rail and the step plate. It works great there and its out of site!
Hey Chrisape would you have any pics of the way it is mounted? Can you describe how it is mounted? How hard is it to get to. This sounds like a great place to mount the battery.
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xxllmm4 It looks good but that NOS bottle is going to attract police cruisers like a neon dunkin donuts sign Show us the engine bay show us the under carriage show us the interior pictures pictures pictures we love those pictures.
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Old 02-08-2007, 04:45 PM
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In search of info...

I bought a 59 Fleetside big-window a year ago. And am about to start on the body after having a newer rebuilt engine & radiator put in. All new electrical. Plus, I had it converted to run on compressed natural gas. I have a '66 289 4 barrel Mustang Convertible and feel guilty about how much gas it eats, so I opted to do the enviromental thing with my truck. So...to say the least, its not going to be a hot rod, but I am really proud of my truck anyway.

The reason I wrote to this board was to learn more about the Chevy Apache Fleetsides. Like.... how long were these made? I haven't seen that many of them; were they a popular truck in there day? I love the wrap-around back window, was this style limited to the fleetside?

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Ok... I snapped a few more pics today, my camera is on the fritz so they didnt turn out as well as I had hoped. Its a 58 Chevy.

I think your right DOUBLEDICK, I actually saw my first Cop yesterday and all he did was waved and smiled... hopefully that will be the norm.... but for some reason I dont think so lol.

383 stroker, vortec heads air gap intake
xe 274 H Cam and Gear Drive
120 shot of NOS
forged scat rods and crank, Probe forged pistons
TH 350 2500 stall
12 Bolt Rear end
6 point roll bar
Volare front end
Cal trac traction bars

The interior was done by my wife for about $40 and it turned out pretty sweet, Home depot Carpet and a Cheap mexican blanket.

If anyone knows who may have made the flatbed let me know, its pretty unique with the diamondplate tubs and short side rails.

Jordon
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1955 Advanced Design Truck

Hello All,

I have just read the entire 55-59 board and appreciate the insights and information that everyone has posted. I have a 1955 Advanced Design Chevy pickup that I purchased about a year and half ago from Exeter, CA. I live right outside of Philadelphia.

I am a novice when it comes to a restoration project. I havenít tinkered with anything for many years, and that was when you blew something up on your vehicle and had to fix it or you did not go out that night! I am enrolling in an adult education class for body work at a local tech school. I have heard that this was a great opportunity to learn and also utilize the schools equipment.

I have stripped my truck down to metal (about 85% of it). I should have really worked on one section at a time so I do not get surface rust. I started working with th DA sander and got carried away!

I am looking forward to learning more from everyone.

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Terrence
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1955 Advanced Design Pickup

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