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05-22-2016 08:15 PM
Originally Posted by whinny View Post
That my friend is a work of art, I would so love to have your skills. Awesome result. As an aside what would that be worth, just roughly? I know it's what someone would pay, but just roughly so I can see what I would have to spend to buy something like that.

Later gator
Russ, I missed your post before.

I really don't know much about pricing but show-oriented builds like that depend heavily of course on the mechanical components used, and the condition of the starting point. And who you ask. Something with looks like that will probably cost six figures to build. I have heard of some pro shops starting at over a quarter million but for half that you can amaze your friends, thats for sure.
05-22-2016 06:48 PM
55-59 Traction Bars

What is a good traction bar set-up that will work on a lowered leaf spring truck
03-29-2016 03:27 PM
Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
A past bodywork project-
That my friend is a work of art, I would so love to have your skills. Awesome result. As an aside what would that be worth, just roughly? I know it's what someone would pay, but just roughly so I can see what I would have to spend to buy something like that.

Later gator
03-29-2016 12:10 PM
spacytracy Can someone give me the location for the rubber door bumpers on the 55-59 Chevrolet truck doors?
03-10-2016 06:10 PM
idrivejunk A past bodywork project-
03-10-2016 03:48 PM
ogre no one checks build journals, most of them are empty
post up some pics
03-10-2016 09:22 AM
1955-59 Chevrolet 3100 Small Window to Big Window Conversion

This project is coming to a conclusion. Just about done and ready to start the next phase on the truck. Painted the interior and had a pro install the rear window glass. Even got the Cruz sticker off my old small window and planted on its new home.
Check out my build Journal to see the process of the small window to big window conversion. Anyone could do it.
03-03-2016 05:46 PM
idrivejunk A truck I barely worked on. Just posting it to bump my last pic.

03-01-2016 06:44 PM
1957 Chevrolet 3100 Truck small window to big window conversion

Thought I would post my most recent project on my 57 Chevrolet Truck. I bought a big window section a few years ago with the intention to cut my truck and implant the new section. Finally got around to starting last Tuesday. I am adding all the photos from this weeks progress to my build journal.
02-23-2016 05:24 PM
ogre best website for the engine is right here (had to get that in the intro )
best website for your truck and more chevy truckohaulics projects is
The 1947 - 1959 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Message Board - The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network

that side mounted spare looks a little low for a 3100 6 ft bed
looking again, if your truck has has 8 lug wheels and a 7 ft bed it is a 3600, 3/4 ton truck
3100 half ton to 3800 one ton are pretty much the same truck with few suspension modifications
same cab for 55-59 trucks, same stepside bed 54-mid80s, same rear fenders 55-66
front fenders, hood and grill changed year to year except 58-59
parts: lmc truck, brothers trucks, jim carter, mar-k to name a few

fyi... apache was 58 to 63
task force is 55-59, no idea why chevy split the apache name between 2 completely different body styles
02-22-2016 09:20 PM
New owner- 57 Apache

My dad and I recently reconnected. I've got my own family now, but he is invloved in my life in a big way again. We always talked about restoring a truck together. The past is the past , here is to the future.

This week (2.22.16) we purchased a 57 Apache ... I believe 3100.
It's got a 327 w/ a 4 speed trans ... It may be the sm465

I will post more pictures soon.

We don't really know what we're doing to begin. But we are excited to learn.

Hoping this community will help us out:

What are the best websites to locate parts. Also looking for other people projects and how to's
12-16-2015 09:58 AM
cal1320 Made some more improvements on the truck. Changed the engine to a GM 10067353, moved the fuel tank to the rear with a 57 Belair tank, and am in the process of installing a new roof. Need to have the seat refoamed and install seat heaters before March 2016. Planning a 2200 mile trip to Austin Tx and back.
10-08-2015 12:14 PM
57halfton Sold my 57 almost a year ago, it went to a gentleman in Texas, when he got it he tore it down to the bare frame and started rebuilding from there.
10-08-2015 12:10 PM
57halfton dag , I had 8 1/2 inch wide wheels on the rear of my 57 with 275-60-15 tires and they just barely fit between the outer fender lip and the side of the bed. I don't think you can go much wider without tubbing the bed.
10-01-2015 09:07 PM
dsraven just wondering if anybody has used the aftermarket vertical inner fender brace at the rear of the fender. it is supposed to be for a 58-59 but does it fit the 55-57 as well?
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