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Old 10-08-2007, 10:27 PM
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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.
I talked to the guy that did the one in my post and think he said he chopped it 3".
Kim

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Old 10-16-2007, 06:28 PM
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Isaw one where it had been chopped two inches, but then they "pancaked" the roof - took an inch or a bit more out of it. It looked really nice; changed the proportions just right.
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Hey Guys
I need a couple measurents.
#1 From the front of the front cab mount to the end of the frame.
#2 From the front of the front cab mount to the center of the bolt hole on
the core support.
I would appreciate it if one of you could get these for me.
Kim
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:00 PM
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[QUOTE=Kim57]Hey Guys
I need a couple measurents.
#1 From the front of the front cab mount to the end of the frame.
#2 From the front of the front cab mount to the center of the bolt hole on
the core support.
#1 IS 59 #2 IS 48 I included pictures so you could see were I measured from and to.Hope this helps you Kim
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Thanks DD
Thats exactly what I needed. I'm trying to figure out where to cut the front of my frame at. The chevelle clip is a little longer than stock.
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Old 10-18-2007, 05:12 PM
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Kim the frame horns on the 58 -59 are a little longer then the ones on a 55 to 57 but I am not sure how much How about a measurement from one of you guys with those 55's
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Thanks again DD
I checked my clip and it is actually a bit shorter than stock. The problem with it is that it kicks up higher than stock so the lower grille bar sits on it. I'm just going to modify it a little to fix that problem.
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Old 10-19-2007, 10:58 AM
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Kim be sure to post some pictures in your journal.I really want to see how it works out.
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Unfortunately I haven't been able to work on my truck for awhile. Hope to get back on it next week. I'll post pics when I do.
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Unfortunately I haven't been able to work on my truck for awhile. Hope to get back on it next week. I'll post pics when I do.
Kim
Me too Kim, this seasons shows are over and I have to come up with somthing new and improved that doesn't make me morgage the homstead
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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!
I am getting ready to install a battery in my 56. Do you have any photos of the install, or a quick summary? I want to put it where you had yours.
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engine swap almost ready

I want to pull the front clip fenders and grill area off of my 2nd seris 55 chevy, how tough of a job is this going to be, can it come off as one pcs. any thoughts or tips would be a big help,as it will also let me clean up some chassis parts too
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:49 AM
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Hey Bo
When I did mine I did it piece by piece but I was alone. You should be able to do this with a little help from a couple of buddies once you have all the bolts removed. Just take it slow and be careful.
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Old 10-27-2007, 02:54 PM
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you can take it off in one peice, there is a bolt on each side at the top rear of the fender then on the firewall towards the bottom and under the front radiator support.

if you have someone else to help pull it, its pretty easy one one each side one hand on the wheel well and the other on the headlight "eye brow"
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Thanks redfox so its about six bolts?
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