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Old 02-08-2007, 07:52 PM
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Jordon,
Love the truck. Thanks for the extra pictures. I bought paint for mine today. Can't wait to get the doghouse painted so I can get the drop axle and springs and power disc brakes, and wire harness, and transmission, and driveshaft and interior back in it. Geeeeeeeeeeze!

Maybe you could mount the nitrous on a pallet and it will look like your delivering it somewhere. Couple straps around it.

Gator, take a look under the cab on the passenger side. There is a lot of room to mount the battery there. I'm making up a battery tray that will drop down to service but you can buy a ready made at Brothers. That's where I got the idea.

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Old 02-08-2007, 08:04 PM
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Advanced design p/u

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Here are some pics.
Hey Terrence....It's fun working on them. I also wanted to clear things up. Your's is the early '55 (not advanced design). The late '55;'56;'57's are the advanced design. These are pics of my son's '55 that we are constantly working on (some day it will be finished).
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1955 Advanced Design 1st Series

Deliveryboy,

The truck looks great and is sounds like great team work with you and your son!

I am not sure of your comments...as per the Stove Bolt web page, the 1947 - 1955.5 trucks are considered the Advanced Design. The 1955.5 is referred to as the 1st Series. The 1955.5 was produced for the first three months of 1955.

The 1955 that was made in the fourth month of 1955 is referred to as the 2nd Seriies 1955. The 1955 - 1959 trucks are referred to as Task Force.
This is the information I have found while reseaching my 1955.5

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Old 02-09-2007, 06:28 AM
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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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The big back window was an option that came with the deluxe package. It can be found on fleetside and stepside.
Same thing with the 5 window on the 47 thru 55 1rst series. It was considered a deluxe cab.
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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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CharlieG as far as I know the fleet side was only available in 58 and 59.they changed the body style in 1960.The cameo and the step side are more popular but there are allot of the fleet side beds still around.I didn't like mine at first but working out of it made me appreciate the extra room in the bed.You cant put a roll top bed cover on a step side.
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Old 02-09-2007, 08:50 AM
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Sweet cover. That really looks good.
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Dave in just a little while I am going out to the garage the fab up the parts to put a 67 chevy truck parking brake cable on my 58.I will take pictures of the parts with measurements so you can do it to your 59 while you have everything out of the way.The 67 cable uses the same parking brake handle as our trucks
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Hey Terrence....It's fun working on them. I also wanted to clear things up. Your's is the early '55 (not advanced design). The late '55;'56;'57's are the advanced design. These are pics of my son's '55 that we are constantly working on (some day it will be finished).
WELCOME TCH! This is a bunch of great guys and gals here on this site. Theses guys have helped me shorten a tilt wheel column, figure out my power steering problems, help me and encouraged me to keep moving on my truck. Don't be afraid to ask any questions as we are all here to help one another. Make sure to post pics also cause we love pics here.


MMMMM...I think Terrance is correct in that he has a 1955 1st series Advance Design. The 1955 2nd series thru 1959 was the Task force.

http://www.chevytrucks.org/resources...evy_trucks.htm

http://www.chevytrucks.org/general/links.htm

Anybody else.

Oh by the way Terrance enjoy the autobody class..I know I do this is my third semester! Keep us posted and be sure to start a journal and let us know when you do.

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Old 02-09-2007, 11:11 AM
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Cowl plenum cleaning...help

Hey guys I need to clean my cowl plenum and then protect it some how. I am thinking about power washing it then trying to get some por 15 in there. The washing I think will go ok but getting por 15 or any thing else for that matter down there might be hard. The truck was had lots of rust on it so I doubt this area would be any different. Maybe i could gut a few access hole to be able to put a brush or stick with por in there. Then weld up the access hole. I would rather not have to cut and weld but. I'd rather do that than hev the area rot out in a few years. The plenum seems to be in descent shape with just the normal rust out on the bottom near the cab.

So any comments or suggestions?

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Old 02-09-2007, 11:38 AM
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Dave in just a little while I am going out to the garage the fab up the parts to put a 67 chevy truck parking brake cable on my 58.I will take pictures of the parts with measurements so you can do it to your 59 while you have everything out of the way.The 67 cable uses the same parking brake handle as our trucks
DD... that would be great. It's something I've put on the back burner that has to be done before I drop the engine and tranny back in. Lokar is located here in Knoxville and I know they have some generic parts to run from the brakes to the engagement cable. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. I'm outside today hanging plastic to the ceiling to form a barrier from the rest of the garage so I can spray the firewall, frame, and inner fenderwells. I do want to use the original handle and there is an access hole right above the steering column I think I can use to run it into the cab.
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Hey Guys & Gals...I am wrong and you are totally right about the Advance Design and the Task Force Design. I have been a Chevy guy all my life and I knew that. I really don't know what I was thinking when I wrote that last night. I am really embarrassed!! SORRY!! Is there a dunce cap I can wear in the corner for awhile?
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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.
I made an angle iron frame for the battery, and bolted it to the truck frame using flat head bolts. I also have a juction block on the inner fender where I run 12V for my fuse block, alt, and starter. Glad to help ya out!
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Very cool chrisape.. I think that is what I will do. Thanks a bunch for the pics...they really help. Do you get the battery out by sliding it off to the front or rear?


Deliveryboy..hehehe...dang it just bites to get older don't it...I think so....we all have brain farts sometimes
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That's where my battery is going. I'm making up a bracket that will let me drop it down to service. I need to get a battery with side terminals like that.

I was having a problem with dust and worried about when I paint, getting it on everything so I spent the day putting up a temp spray booth. I put some eye screws in the ceiling, then ran a piece of polyestor rope around the area. Finished off with 4 mil plastic clamped to the rope. Worked better than I thought it would and at a cost of about 50 bucks. I can take the plastic down and reuse it when I'm ready to do more spraying. This will keep dust and paint off of everything including the walls.
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I just acquired a 64 c-10
Got it for airmiles
Has been sitting in a field for since before jan of 98 (last inspection sticker)
mostly rust free/ completely dent free (rust around top of cab where roof panel meets the cab)
6cyl/3spd------This truck actually started right up and ran smooth after 10 years!!

While looking for info on these I found that the 60-66 were called>>>The V-8 Era trucks.

I actually got this for a father son project and have 5 years before he starts driving, so I should get a real good head start on my 66 Elky, before "we" get real heavy into the 64.

(yes, I know these are not 55-59 toys, but since DD said my 59 Elky is a truck I will babble here occaisionally )

You guys here are a sea of information and ideas that could apply to most any pick-up and I enjoy reading thru this thread.

DD----you have just about enough activity here to start your own personal forum ------(must talk to Jon)

Bryan
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