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Old 07-24-2008, 09:34 PM
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cool idea for your turn signals. Do you think you could post a pic of them on?
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:07 AM
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Beautiful truck, wonderful headers! Did you buy U bends or do you have huge tubing bender? I did mine with sawzall and Summit U bends...stupid steering box in the way. I cut up Sanderson block hugger for left side, did not want to hurt the headers but gotta do whata gotta do! First time exhaust system for me, and works fine so far, so good. Good luck on the truck dude!

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Old 07-27-2008, 10:36 PM
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Beautiful truck, wonderful headers! Did you buy U bends or do you have huge tubing bender? I did mine with sawzall and Summit U bends...stupid steering box in the way. I cut up Sanderson block hugger for left side, did not want to hurt the headers but gotta do whata gotta do! First time exhaust system for me, and works fine so far, so good. Good luck on the truck dude!

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My headers started out life as a pile of used sprint car headers that I bought off of ebay. I still have enough header parts to last a lifetime!
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Old 07-27-2008, 10:37 PM
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Man, what a hot nasty weekend for working on a truck!

I started out by making a ton of plugs for all of the holes in the firewall.



Yes this was fresh, clean metal a day earlier. 100% humidity sucks! I welded them in from inside the cab to preserve the 60 year old dirt on the firewall.

Then I installed bubble wrap.


Then installed most of the carpet. I still need to cut pieces for the firewall. I also attempted to make door panels, but the clips I had were too short and didn't really work.



Dad didn't want me doing burnouts on the concrete, so we rutted up the yard One set was mine, the other was his!


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Old 07-27-2008, 10:49 PM
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I went ahead and snapped a few more pictures...including one of the blinkers for whoever that was asking.







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Old 07-28-2008, 12:12 PM
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Looking good Thank you for the pic of the turn signal.
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Old 07-28-2008, 04:47 PM
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i like this shot right here
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:55 PM
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this is a great project. i have my 59 frankenstiened onto an s-10 frame. i was wondering if you could tell me what the overall wheelbase is in back form when you put in the new axel?
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Hot rod trucks are the best

Awsome trucks make the best rods. lookin good man. Me, I would go with the original bench seat a genie shifter a few extra carbs, some glass packs and primer but whatever you do I bet its gonna be awsome!! keep use updated man and remember- SWEETN THE RIDE!!!
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HAMB's forever!!! There are some great guys in that bunch.
Hope to see you on Joplin this Labor Day weekend.
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Just read this thing

have to say- nice job- inspirational

now i will have to go find an original+neglect and revive it

you da man
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this is a great project. i have my 59 frankenstiened onto an s-10 frame. i was wondering if you could tell me what the overall wheelbase is in back form when you put in the new axel?
The new axle bolted into the same place that the S10 axle was.
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Old 08-10-2008, 02:09 PM
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The new axle bolted into the same place that the S10 axle was.
yeah, but you said it was a wider axle. how much wider is it?
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Dad was hot rodding around the neighborhood and somebody called the cops on him.

They didn't figure out who he was or where he lived, but they were driving around for quite a while and set up radar in the area for a couple of days.

He dodged the bullet that time, but didn't want to get it out with the loud pipes again.............so we made silencers from left-over hearder tubes and other misc junk.

They look like crap, but they work good and can be removed in 15 seconds.







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I also modified the air cleaner base so that it was no longer low-profile...it now clears the distributor cap/plug wires.



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