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Old 09-21-2007, 03:55 PM
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My rear tires are 275-60 x15 Dunlop GT Qualifiers on 8 1/2 inch wide American mags , thats about as big as your going to fit in the fenders of a lowered pickup.
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Thanks again Gene and DoubleDick - That gives me some good info to shoot for. I do plan to re-assemble my bed now and get some measurements. The angle gage I can get next time I'm at Summit - it's less than an hour away from me!
I do have a Chevy 10 bolt that came with the truck - problem is it has drums and I want disc brakes all around. It seems to me the conversion kits are all in the $600 range - I am hoping to find a junkyard rearend for less. Am I off on this? Is there a cheaper conversion or is my junkyard find going to be more?
On a lighter note...I did spray some color on my cab yesterday - a PPG Orange! Not quite the tone I want but close. Need more red to darken it up just a bit. Then again, just about any color is a nice change from primer grey!
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Shannon nice paint.How about a picture of the motor for us gearheads.What are you running for a drive train?
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Shannon nice paint.How about a picture of the motor for us gearheads.What are you running for a drive train?
It's my customers truck out of FL

http://www.interiorsbyshannon.com/1959truck.htm

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Thanks for the info. sorry to hear about the truck. I'm going to put a 468 10.1 compression chevy bb in my truck any advice is welcome? what to used as far as front end, cross members etc. Ps. i have a old timer that put jag front on the. he has a 55 with jag front end with disc. brakes
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any of you guys have to rebuild the lower hinge pockets? they are pretty shot on my truck. i am looking for a thread where somebody did that. i remember earlier in this thread somebody had schematics out of a body manual - i just cant remember who posted it. it would help to see how the parts fit together before i started in on this.
i may just scrap the old hinges and install hidden hinges. truckin magazine had a series of articles on a 57 chevy with corvette drivetrain. it had hidden hinges that used the original door pockets.
i dunno - just started thinkin about it.
let me know if you have a thread or photos about it
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Im selling off some of my parts, i have tons of everything

all parts are original except i have a new repop hood

one truck is 56 the other is 55

let me know what you guys need.

also i am chopping the cab of one 2" to see if i like it enough to chop my other one so if someone wants to buy a chopped cab
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Im selling off some of my parts, i have tons of everything

all parts are original except i have a new repop hood

one truck is 56 the other is 55

let me know what you guys need.

also i am chopping the cab of one 2" to see if i like it enough to chop my other one so if someone wants to buy a chopped cab
Where you at in NorCal?
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hotrodsbyray this might help you.It is from post 552 on page 37.some of the posts on that page and the journals of kim 57 might help too. http://www.brothersonlinestore.com/p...number=LFA5559

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in Roseville just north of sacramento
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anyone have any pics of chopped tri5 chevys?
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These are the only pictures I can find of a chopped 55.I talked to the guy that owns this at the Heritage Days car show in Henderson Nevada in 2005.He said it looked great but he hated driving it because the shape of the roof put his head so high up in the roof it was hard to see around him.
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Heres one of a truck at the brothyers show.
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hmm i wonder how much those are chopped, i think to chop one of these trucks you have to go real mild, like 1 3/4" - 2" considering there is so much bulk to the body, especially since the 2nd series doesnt have running boards and the door goes so far down.
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