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Old 03-08-2007, 05:19 PM
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Kim I am in Vegas so I cant measure anything for you till Tuesday.As usual I set around all week waiting on parts.My new turn signal switch my grommets and new cable all showed up on the front porch while I was getting packed to leave on Wednesday At least I got to look in the box before I left.

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Old 03-08-2007, 05:21 PM
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Kim. I see what you need now. I don't think I can give you a good measurement. You'll need that from Streamline. He has his front end off. I can try to get a measurement but I think you need it from someone who has the truck apart to get exact. Looks like Halfton knew what you were needin.
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Old 03-08-2007, 05:52 PM
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Dave your smoothed dashboard looks good.I need to keep my heater controls.The A.C.unit I want has a control panel that looks like the stock unit but controls heat and A.C.unit.I may eliminate the ashtray though.
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:33 PM
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Hey Kim
I got a 69 11/16 between the lower fender bolt holes on a bare cab I have.
Gene
Kim, I have a bare cab too and got the same exact measurement as halfton.
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:36 PM
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Dave,

Dang that dash looks nice...wish I was painting a dash. I am scraping, degreasing and priming my frame. This weekend if all goes well I will pull my engine & tranny from the frame so I can clean and paint more.
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Gene and Dave
Thanks for the measurements. Mine is only 39 inches so I've got to try and spread my lower cab about a 1/2 inch. Any suggestions?. Maybe I'm worrying to much about it. Their should be enough adjustments in the fenders ands doors to line everything up.
Heres some pics of some pieces I had to make and where they go.
The passenger side was still in decent shape. The drivers side was ready to fall out when I removed the bad floor.
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Kim... I think instead of spreading the cab, I would shim the fenders out from the cab when you put them back on. If you're only a half an inch off, it wouldn't take much shimming to get it back to where it should be and you'll be able to control how much you shim by the way your fenders line up. A couple washers on one side or the other between the fender metal and the cab metal would work. Just a thought. Your fab metal looks really nice.

DD.... the only control my heater has is a 3 speed knob and a lever on the duct unit under the dash. I took the spot welds on each side of the ashtray and ground them down and the outer plate came right off. Ground the edges down on the dash and the plate... set it in place... had to grind a little off the plate because it stuck out a little. I spot welded it all the way around then I finished it off with the cat hair fiberglass.... I think it looks better finished off.

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Old 03-08-2007, 08:28 PM
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Gene and Dave
Thanks for the measurements. Mine is only 39 inches so I've got to try and spread my lower cab about a 1/2 inch. Any suggestions?. Maybe I'm worrying to much about it. Their should be enough adjustments in the fenders ands doors to line everything up.
Heres some pics of some pieces I had to make and where they go.
The passenger side was still in decent shape. The drivers side was ready to fall out when I removed the bad floor.
Kim
Did you mean 69"? I looked at the factory manual and it shows the distance to be 69 5/8" outside to outside. If the metal is crumpled you might be able to hammer some of it out and then just shim the rest. There are body shims that go in to help align the fenders. I know mine had some in it. These were built as work trucks in the 50's so looks were not as important as they are today

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edit...it is actually 69 7/8" outside to outside per the manual.
edit...removed massive pic...look in my photo album

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Old 03-08-2007, 08:48 PM
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Ok...so that was huge!
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Thanks James.
It is 69 inches. I had a brain fart. Where did you get the book with the cab dimensions? It would be a great help in doing some of this stuff.


Dave I was thinking the same thing. Appreciate the input.
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james - me too, where did you get a manual with that kind of info - i gotta have one!
john - you are just killing me with the photos of that awesome truck and that big old clean shop in the back ground - paint me green with jealousy.
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Old 03-09-2007, 09:10 AM
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The book is the factory assembly manual. It shows how the truck was built. The cool thing is all the pics are hand drawn. The cost is $300 big ones...Oh wait I mean $30 little ones...I got mine from brothers.

And John...wow what a truck! You have more in the frame than my whole truck!

Here is the link.

http://www.brothersonlinestore.com/p...number=LFA5559
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i assembled my MII today, went smooth, but i forgot my camera so i will have to take pictures on monday. the only thing i had a problem with was the brake kit didnt come with any castle nut's. went 3 different places and no one had any. finialy i just ordered them and its only going to cost me 5.99 per nut!!! 5.99 for a fricken nut but oh well its almost finished!!!
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Not my Truck! It's the owner of the shop that is building my '66 Nova! The shop is called Ironworks Speed and Kustom!

http://www.ironworksspeedandkustom.com/

Check em out! They do some great things!

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i assembled my MII today, went smooth, but i forgot my camera so i will have to take pictures on monday. the only thing i had a problem with was the brake kit didnt come with any castle nut's. went 3 different places and no one had any. finialy i just ordered them and its only going to cost me 5.99 per nut!!! 5.99 for a fricken nut but oh well its almost finished!!!
just go to pick-n-pull and take some off of other cars.
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