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Old 07-23-2009, 07:39 PM
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Just a thought regarding your front tire issue: another option is to order wheels with whatever offset you need to tuck them in more. Might be cheaper than messing with new control arms, steering gear, etc. Just a thought.

Hope this helps.

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Another problem has been brought around to my attention. my tire is rubbing on my fender wall. I took the wheels off today and found my tire is a little worn away. My hearing keeps me from learning what is needed... If I use a different rim I will rub more, if I use a different control arm I will rub. What is everyone else doing to fight this issue because I am planning to chop the frame and slam my truck to the ground. So taking care of this issue is a MUST.

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Old 07-24-2009, 01:35 PM
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Another problem has been brought around to my attention. my tire is rubbing on my fender wall. I took the wheels off today and found my tire is a little worn away. My hearing keeps me from learning what is needed... If I use a different rim I will rub more, if I use a different control arm I will rub. What is everyone else doing to fight this issue because I am planning to chop the frame and slam my truck to the ground. So taking care of this issue is a MUST.
Mine is slammed a bit (about 6" lower than "stock", via a TCI MII kit and 2" dropped spindles). I ordered 15x7 steelie wheels from Vintique with about a 3.5" offset if I recall correctly. I have about an inch of clearance between the tire and fender, no rub lock-to-lock, and no tire interference at the frame either, it clears by about an inch. Maybe your wheel offset isn't deep enough?
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:03 PM
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Hey! Wake up everyone! Is everyone to busy to post, or what? I've been dealing with Kalifornia DMV, and the CHP for VIN verification on the GMC (out of state truck). One last hurdle, and I will have the "pink slip daddy"!
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Hey Roadkill

Hey Bud,I'm still out here. Been learning different stuff on the other forums. This my first attempt at belonging to a forum, figured I'd bounce around and find some folks who like to bench race. I love Doubledicks thread, got some nice people on here, but I have be careful about wearing out my welcome,I do love bench racing(like to talk). Was It a big hassle to get California paper work on your truck? You seemed kinda excited to get it! Man I love the gasser photos you posted! I was headed that way with my project originally, was gonna built it pretty much a drag truck. After ready DD's posts and realizing you can make these trucks behave alot better with sway bars, I decided to build it as a driver. What's the plan with yours?
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:10 AM
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Hey Bud,I'm still out here. Been learning different stuff on the other forums. This my first attempt at belonging to a forum, figured I'd bounce around and find some folks who like to bench race. I love Doubledicks thread, got some nice people on here, but I have be careful about wearing out my welcome,I do love bench racing(like to talk). Was It a big hassle to get California paper work on your truck? You seemed kinda excited to get it! Man I love the gasser photos you posted! I was headed that way with my project originally, was gonna built it pretty much a drag truck. After ready DD's posts and realizing you can make these trucks behave alot better with sway bars, I decided to build it as a driver. What's the plan with yours?
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It can get ugly real fast dealing with Kalifornia DMV. I'm still not finished with DMV for the 58 GMC. The 58 Chevy is a Kalifornia truck, and I have the "Pink Slip Daddy", so I'm working on it now. It will be a fast driver.
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:22 PM
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It can get ugly real fast dealing with Kalifornia DMV. I'm still not finished with DMV for the 58 GMC. The 58 Chevy is a Kalifornia truck, and I have the "Pink Slip Daddy", so I'm working on it now. It will be a fast driver.
That's fer shure...I went thru a local professional registration service to get the paperwork for my '55. She verified the VIN and dealt with all the DMV hoops The service wasn't cheap, but it only took 2 weeks to receive my tags & plates.
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:57 PM
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Mine is slammed a bit (about 6" lower than "stock", via a TCI MII kit and 2" dropped spindles). I ordered 15x7 steelie wheels from Vintique with about a 3.5" offset if I recall correctly. I have about an inch of clearance between the tire and fender, no rub lock-to-lock, and no tire interference at the frame either, it clears by about an inch. Maybe your wheel offset isn't deep enough?
Hmmmm.....anybody rollin' on 17's?
I thought this may be a cheap way to go-
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/CR...0/?image=large

I know they aren't that pretty, but disc brakes will certainly clear-
I chopped a set onto my truck-


The only snag I see could be the backspacings that are offered-4.5" & 5"
I plan on doing some measuring this weekend.
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:19 AM
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You want to keep the stock back spacing.With stock spaceing you can run a 10.5 wide tire and not hit the fleetside bed.I run 31x10.5 tires on 15 inch rims.The tall tires on a 17 rim should fit and look good doing it
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Old 08-02-2009, 03:19 PM
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Fuel tank help

Has anyone bought an aftermarket fuel tank ,stainless or aluminum, for under the bed mounting on a 552nd to 59 truck. I have access to stainless scraps and a good weilder at work. I just need dimensions. Thanks Lil John
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:20 AM
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You want to keep the stock back spacing.With stock spaceing you can run a 10.5 wide tire and not hit the fleetside bed.I run 31x10.5 tires on 15 inch rims.The tall tires on a 17 rim should fit and look good doing it
What's the stock backspace?
I measured the wheels on there now and IIRC, they were 3.25" bs ( I think, I have it written down somewhere)
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I have an after market tank on my 57 , it's an aluminum tank from No Limit , holds 17 gallons. Iv'e heard tanks from 69/70 Mustangs work also.
Let me know if your interested i'll take some measurments for you. My bed wood is out and I can try to post some pics if I can figure that out.
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:57 PM
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yep those fuel cells are 1st page in the new LMC Catalog.
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I'm replacing cab corners,cab steps, and most everything in that general area on my '59. Does anyone have any close up pics of how everything should line up as far as the bottom door gap, and where the rockers and cab corners meet?
Any help is appreciated!
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:53 AM
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I did that work to my 55.5 last summer. Check my Photo Album for some pix. I recommend 2 things: 1) brace the door jambs before cutting out anything, across the door opening and across the cab. 2) before welding anything, use the door to align everything, to make sure the gaps are acceptable.

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Old 08-20-2009, 12:50 PM
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is there anyone around the dfw, tx area? i need help... lol also i need to learn if this bird/air plane lookin emblem is factory from 58 apache 32. I havent decided if i wanna take it off or not.
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