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Old 02-28-2007, 08:58 PM
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Remember the '56 truck in post #424 and #426? Well here it is in Basecoat!



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Old 02-28-2007, 09:29 PM
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Dave, once you drop the motor in that truck will sit down nice. I might go the other way..up in the air.
Gator,
I really pondered over which way to go. This truck was the perfect canidate to do a gasser. Wouldn't have taken much on the front and it is already sitting low with the tubs in the back. It was a hard call.
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:42 PM
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dyakes thanks for joining in.This might interest you too.Dave and Gator I got the in cab portion of the 67 parking brake cable installed.here are some pictures.For the under the truck portion I pulled the master booster and master so I could run the cable down the frame.It is going to work out just a little different than I thought.The bracket that holds the cable end will be a small angle bracket made of 3/16 plate steel(1/4 will be to thick for the stock cables factory push lock mount.)the pulley that the stock cable runs around will be relocated(I will include exact measurements from the stock location)so the cable portion of the 67 park cable will go around it to provide the proper angle.I will be using the rod that comes through the fire wall to connect(weld to)the 67 cable to the stock parking brake splitter underneath.I will find the stock part # and a supplier for you Dave as I know you don't have that part.I will also provide a part # and supplier for the pulley for those that dont have that either.When I am done fabricating these parts I will provide pictures and measurements for all to see and use if they want to.For now here is the in cab part of this project.After painting I bolted the bracket to the cable and installed parking brake.I center punched for the holes and removed the parking brake handle and cable.After drilling the holes I bolted the bracket on then instaled the cable and parking brake handle and bolted everything down.
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:34 PM
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DD.... I'm wondering how the angle will affect me running the cable through the shift lever access. Looks like a strange angle in reference to the angle of the pull on the lever. I like the way you have set yours up. I don't have the hardware for connecting to the lever either. It's gone. I'm ordering stuff from Brothers tomorrow and I'll pick up the cable. Worked on the dash this evening. There is/was a cover plate in the dash for the spot the heater controls went on the deluxe cab. I welded it up and have it cleaned up. It turned out looking pretty good so I decided to get rid of the ash tray also. The dash had a lot of dents in it once I started looking and sanding. Gonna take the gas tank out of the cab and mount a custom tank in the rear of the frame.
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Old 03-01-2007, 07:48 PM
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Dave your truck is looking good.I only worked on my truck for a few hours today.I got my bracket made and painted.I marked and drilled the holes.The large hole that the cable just pushes into is 9/16.They wanted $34.97 for a 9/16 drill bit so I drilled a 1/2 hole and enlarged it with a rat tail file until the cable fit in the hole.The other 2 holes are 3/8 and I drilled the holes were it bolts up 3/8 to give me a little room for getting the bolt through both pieces.As for the hardware to mount the cable to the handle.The end that slides onto the handle is part of the cable.A pin goes through it and the handle and is held in with a cotter pin.Dave check your frame and see if the stock pulley is still there.It will be on the frame beside the brake master cylinder.If not you will need to get one from a wrecking yard.No one I could find sells this part.As for the rod (they want $75 for it)just use a piece of all thread and a self locking nut.(don't use the ones with plastic in them)You can get the brake yoke ends part # 71-892 for $4.95 from www.classicparts.com I also got the grommets for my cable from them for $2(stock wire harness grommet part #42-105)I posted a picture of the pulley so you will know what you are looking for.
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Old 03-01-2007, 08:25 PM
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Hi guy's
I'm having a radiator problem. My 57" originally came with a six the last
guy put in a 327, the problem is the fan sits lower than the radiator.
do i just need to find a radiator from a small block truck or is there more
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Old 03-01-2007, 08:49 PM
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dyakes I used a reproduction fan shroud from www.Brotherstrucks.com and put on a 7 blade clutch fan.The shroud is made for the original 6 so you may have to trim it back a little with a jig saw depending on how long the shaft on your fan is.You don't want the fan up inside the shroud just in the opening for maximum air flow.It angles down to the fan like you need.I run a high compression 427 big block so I use the bigger fan.A 5 blade clutch fan should be plenty for your small block.The shroud is part # FS05559 it is $89.95 but it looks good and fits your radiator.
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thanks dd
i'll look into that. It just looks funny with the fan hanging below the radiator
buy 5 inchs. The diameter of the fan is 18 inchs, this also might be part
of the problem I never thought about the size until you mention it.
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Old 03-03-2007, 04:24 PM
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Has someone here done a T.C.I. rear suspension swap in their pickup ? Seams like I saw something somewhere but can't find it again.
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Old 03-03-2007, 06:55 PM
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57 halfton I dont remember any posts like that.I know Tom Meyer used a kit for his rearend But I am not sure what it was.Dave and Gator I got the parking brake cable in.first picture is the cable coming out the firewall and going down.My new cable and fire wall grommet are not here yet.This is an old cable I am using so I can fabricate the brackets.The second picture is were I drilled a 1/2 inch hole in the booster bracket so the cable would line up with the pulley.
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Old 03-03-2007, 07:05 PM
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the first picture is the pulley bolted in place.The second picture is the measurement from the stock location of the pulley to were the new one is bolted in.The third picture shows were the rod welds to the cable.I zip tied it together for the picture.I will weld it to the new cable when it arrives.The last picture is the cable with the booster and master cylinder installed.OK it just refuses to post the pictures in the order I loaded them but you can tell by the pictures what order they should be in.If anybody needs more details just PM me and I will answer any questions I can.
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Old 03-03-2007, 08:11 PM
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DD.... your pics and directions are going to make my job much easier. If you get a chance while your down there, could you give me a pic of the rest of the stock set up. I don't have anything from the drums up. Not sure how it is suppose to run from the pulley back.

I finished up most of the body work on the dash today. The ash tray and cover plate are history. Gonna do a prime and block sand Monday with Urethane primer. Got the gas tank drained and out of the truck today as well as the last crossmember in the rear. Gonna fabricate a gas tank to fit. Not sure about the venting on the tank. I guess on the stock tank the cap takes care of the venting. Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks again DD for your pictures and directions. I'll let you know how mine turns out.

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Hello

New here, Im a proud owner as well of a 59 FLEETSIDE just thought id check it out. Currently pushing 527 hp
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Old 03-03-2007, 10:07 PM
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Sweeeeet! Nice color.
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Old 03-03-2007, 10:18 PM
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thanks dave, need to get some better pics, it got a clear pearl set of ghost flames as well. Does anyone know if a 6-71 can be kept under the hood??
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