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Old 02-10-2008, 05:23 PM
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Still Plugging Away On My '57

Cool 59, I am in the Greater Columbus, Ohio area in Reynoldsburg. It is hard to get motivated this time of year. I just keep doing a little bit every week to keep it going in the right direction. I have posted in the tread before. You can check out my project at http://www.meyerbrosrods.com/photos/...k/default.aspx

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Old 02-10-2008, 08:24 PM
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Back again

Man, what a ride. Been a long time since I posted and lots to catch up on. Looks like most of you have kept hard at it. My life got cluttered with other stuff and I haven't got to work on my truck in ages. Good news, lots of new parts in boxes and I have just bought a farm with a 40 X 70 building. My dream come true. Looking to install a paint booth and have most of the tools I need to do whatever I want. What a great way to grow old.
Keep on truckin!
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Old 02-11-2008, 11:58 AM
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Alright Dave is back Nice building.You will have that full in no time That shop is bigger than my house and garage combined
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Old 02-11-2008, 12:29 PM
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I had a bad experience in Vegas this weekend.I called on a add in the paper(LVRJ) for a 96 vortec 454 and trans for $1595.I went and looked at it and left to go decided if it was worth the gamble that they were worth rebuilding and how much an after market controller would cost.The guy claimed they came out of a motor home with 1900 miles on it(like I was born yesterday).The engine and trans were sitting on the floor of his garage and you could see that the harness was melted.he claimed the motor home burned down but the engine and trans were still good.I called him back a few hours later and told him I would like to get it.After I came back and we got the engine and trans loaded on the truck I counted out $1600 dolors like the add said.He acts like I insulted him and says no no no I want $4000 for this motor.I showed him his add that says $1595 and he said it was a misprint and that was what he wanted for the generator in the paper.This add had been in the paper for 3 weeks so I don't believe a word that came out of his mouth.If he was a licensed parts company it might be Worth $4000 with a warranty but from Joe schmo on the street I am gambling they are even a rebuild-able core.I had him unload it and told him to keep it.I had told him I was from out of town and came in to look at this motor so I guess he decided to try to stick it to me thinking I would pay the extra money to not go home empty handed.He even had the nerve to tell me if I came back he would take a little off the price to make it worth my while.What a schmuck
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:35 AM
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Man... that must have made you mad. I hate it when people try to do those things. Hopefully he will get his just due.
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Does anyone here know if I can use a firewall mounted power brake .master cylinder as an under the cab stlye so I can retain the org, brake pedal, i have a 55 parts/doner truck on some type of contemporary chassis, Thanks Bo
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I'm confused. You want to use a firewall mount master cylinder under the chassis?

DD, seems like you have to watch out for that kind of stuff all the time now. Most of the people I deal with go out of the way to be helpful and honest but there are those that are out to make a quick buck.

Where in S. Md you located C?
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Hey Bo
These guys have a power unit that bolts to the frame. I'm sure others have it also. It uses a smaller boster to make it fit.
http://www.brotherstrucks.com/prodin...number=KORN559
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Dave I am in Calvert county the town is Prince Frederick,

Thanks Kim I will look at what they have , I was trying to save some money and use what I have ,most of the time I am not that lucky---,, Bo
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:14 AM
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I use to do a lot of art shows in that area around Frederick. Timonium, Damascus.... I also have family up that way.

That's what confused me. It sounded like you wanted to use a stock firewall master cylinder as an under chassis mount. I wouldn't say it couldn't be done but the units they make now to install under chassis are way cool, easy to install and use your original brake pedal. Mine did anyway. DD was a lot of help getting me going on the install. Unless you just enjoy the challenge of making something work, I'd go with a new unit designed for your application.
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59 Chevy Apache

Iam in the process of doing a ground up Resto. on my Apache. I have a fleetside long bed with a big window. I dont know if its me but I havent seen much like this?? Anyway I put a chevelle front end with power steering and power disc brakes the rear end is a 12 bolt posi with disc brake conversion. I have a big block 396 hopped up a little with a turbo 400 tranny. I have mounted the power brake booster to the frame and the frame is all poweder coated glossy black. Iam in the process of doing the body work right now the bed is complete with primer the cab is primered also along with the fenders and hood. Now iam dealing with door problems. The ones I have arent in very good shape. One is Ok but the other is pretty much trash. I would post some pictures on here but Iam not sure how to do that.
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Welcome to the site IAMJR59
I see you figured out how to post pics. Looks like a sweet truck. The short beds are more popular but the long beds are just as nice.
What year chevelle clip do you have?
The 57 I'm building has a 67 chevelle clip on it.
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Yeah I figured how to post the pics after I wrote that so it worked out so there they are. The Front clip is out of a 70 chevelle and I believe the rear end is the same.
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IAMJR59 welcome to the site.you have a nice start on your truck
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:02 PM
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Hey guys I got a screaming great deal on a brand new 4L80E motor home transmission for $2000.They changed the tail housing so I could use a 400 yoke on my drive shaft.I will need to use a after market controller for it.This thing is heavy duty.It has six pads on the torque converter.After I rebuild the 427( fine metal dust in the oil filter)I wont have to worry about burning up the transmission I am ready to get back to work.Too bad the weather is not but it can't snow forever.
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