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Old 02-15-2003, 07:53 AM
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Cool My 1950 chevy

These are some of my truck pics
My Truck pics will be updated every time i work on my truck. If you have any comments Post them and advise post them. PLz
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Yee-ouch!


You sure have your work cut out for you, Spike! I'll enjoy watching your progress!

I just bought my '54 3 weeks ago - from Texas (I'm in New Jersey) ... I'm waiting for some warmer weather and I'll be posting pics of everything. It's pretty clean, including the interior, but I love doing interiors with leather and it'll be fun posting my progress as that progresses.

Good luck puttin' that baby together.

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Looks like a solid old truck. 3/4 ton,right? Cab corners, few patch panels, little body work and it will be new again. Just don't get discouraged. Good things take time. LMC Truck is a good co. for parts. 1-800-222-5664 for a free catalog or online at <a href="http://www.lmctruck.com" target="_blank">www.lmctruck.com</a>
Have you decided how you are going to build it?
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Yes it is a 3/4 ton truck.The wheels that were on the truck are the dual wheels. Im trying to decide wheter or not to put a S-10 frame or keep the orignal i updated pics yesterday. Your web site is kool. it will help alot
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Hey I have a new web site will not be complete until my truck is done. I will be posting my progress on this hotrodders site but more info on pictures and more pictures will be here <a href="http://baddogspike.150m.com/1950chev.html" target="_blank">Spike's 1950 chevy Site!!!</a>

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Spike, Look back through the posts and you will find a lot of info on front susp. for your truck. Seems everyone has a different opinion. Some recommend Must11, some clip, some late 70s early 80s bolt in, and some frame swap. I'm using a Must11, Heidts crossmember, under the 50 Panel I'm building while a friend is using a clip on his 48 Panel. We both think a frame swap is not the way to go. When I get farther along, I'll post pictures.
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Nice truck dude. I drove one of those (actually it was a 53) but I loved it to death, they are good trucks and will take care of you if you take car of it. A good source for other stuff is Patricks...do a search on google and you'll find it. Good luck
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Hey all
Well i might go with the s-10. if 2 conditions are met.
1.i can find someone to buy it off of.
2. If its not to pricy ( im a 15 year old not a money tree)

But any ways what do you think, would it be easyer or less expensive to keep the frame and add anti-lock brakes and a couple other things or go with the s-10. I have to decide by next weekend. So if you have any opions please post any comments.
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Hey i figured out what my lisence plate is going to say.
"Spikes 50"
but im a long way from this. The other day my dad, uncle and i took off the gas tank. OHHH man the gas turned into turpentine Dang it stuck. any one know where we can get ride of it?

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Hey
What is The best way to take the cab off.
Is there a way i could put a board threw the windows. Has any one ever done this??
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I'd put the board through the door frame with the doors open if you're gonna lift it that way. It's not that heavy, though - you and a few buddies could lift it. I've seen home-built cab dollies for those cabs made out of wood and casters - simple to put together. Makes it easy to roll around to work on and then roll into a corner to put out of the way. Weld some bracing across the door openings and across the cab to keep the cab from getting twisted when it's off the frame.

I did a S-10 4x4 frame swap on my 52 'Burb (same chassis as the 1/2 ton pickups).. Not worth the effort for a 2 wheel drive, IMO. I'd be happy to discuss that swap more if you want.

The early ('89-'93?) rear-wheel ABS might be "swappable", I think they have their own control unit independant of the ECM but you'd need the VSS (electronic speedo) and the associated plumbing.
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Hey,
thx for the tip. Right now though we dont have any room in my grage. We have the bed off and me and my dad are trying to free up the brakes, then rock it back and forth to get the motor loose.

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TOO COOL!!!!! When i was in High school i drove around my Dad`s 1953 Chev 1/2 ton pick up truck. sept- it smelled like pig droppins as he was a pig farmer!!!! Loved that truck. I bought a 1952 Chev sedan deliver from "Nalley`s Fine foods" for $50.00, and tore into to it. Babitt bearings? What`s that about shims? Inclosed drive lines? Those were the days. Remember the project it`self(The work) is a large part of the fun of owning a cool truck.
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Yeah the work is one reason im into this stuff. I feel much safer in a car that i build. than a factory. I still cant wait to see my finished product.

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