|04-18-2014 02:20 PM|
well guys been gone a long time.I got my shop and my lift at my new place in Henderson.My son and I have been working on the truck finalyafter haveing the frame straitened out we rerouted some brake lines and welde up a bunch of holes in the frame and have the crossmember reinstalled.We have the old air installed after installing sound deadening mating and a new carpet kit.Also installed power assisted stearing and modern tierod ends
Next is the new insturment panel and wireing and controls for the AC.
|02-10-2014 06:57 PM|
|vortectim||Can I see a picture of this on your truck? It looks nice, just not sure how it would work.|
|02-09-2014 10:06 PM|
Go to a marine store and buy latches they use on boats.Hatch Fastener Anti-Rattle 3-3/4" Chrome by Seachoice | Marine Products Pro Shop The ones I used were the same type but were made by Perko. They won't be hidden but will be on the inside corners.
|02-09-2014 09:43 PM|
Hidden tailgate latch
Hey guys, it's been a while since I've checked in. I just wanted to see if any of y'all have used a hidden tailgate latch kit in your truck. I'm trying to decide which one to use. Need some help. Thanks.
|12-05-2013 06:04 AM|
I want a 4x4 that sits slightly lower than these, so I'm going to try the later chassis, such as a 2000 or newer. We'll see how it goes.
|12-01-2013 09:53 AM|
|Oregonite||I've heard that the older '69-'72 K5 Blazer running gear works great.|
|11-30-2013 10:24 PM|
|dsraven||for 2 wheel drive the tread width is 60.75 front, 61.02 rear. this is from the assembly manual. tread width appears to be the centre line of the tread where it contacts the road surface. don't know if that does you any good or not, but hopefully you get something figured out.|
|11-30-2013 09:49 PM|
NAPCO link and a source for good info
Bill, here's a link to a NAPCO organization that you may may helpful;The NAPCO 4x4 Homepage
Also a member/contributor to this thread 57halfton(Gene) has built (converted) one before and may be able to give you some tips on what to use, etc. Nolan
|11-30-2013 09:07 PM|
I am looking to convert one to 4x4 and was looking for dimensions of hub to hub to get a more accurate dimension.
Thanks again Bill
|11-30-2013 06:27 PM|
Cl to cl
Bill, the front tread width is 60 1/2" center to center, the rear is 61" center to center. Here is a link to the original specifications;
1956 Chevrolet Specifications
|11-30-2013 04:09 PM|
|11-30-2013 03:48 PM|
1955 - 1959 Front and rear end width wms to wms
Hello I've been looking everywhere, well everywhere but where the info is, for the front and rear end wms to wms width of the 55-59 trucks.
Thanks for your help
|11-12-2013 11:57 AM|
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|11-11-2013 05:15 PM|
|cal1320||Maybe not near death, just sleeping. Loads of info in this thread for those that need it. Nothing to really do on mine except keep driving it as often as possible. Even though it's a beater, it never fails to attract questions and from people.|
|11-10-2013 01:43 PM|
bringing this thread back from a near death experience
winter project list...
high beam head light relay
fine tune cruise control (adjust dip switches) which involves removing the console and getting at the control box
maybe some touch up paint (it's a driver)
book rooms for 2014 hot rod power tour
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