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Old 08-23-2003, 01:15 AM
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Hey guys .. just w0nderin.. how far are u on your project(s)?

Me.. for you guys who dont know... Mines a 65' chevy pick-up Shortbed Fleetside..

what i need to do is...

1) Get engine together
2) Redo (paint) engine compartment and replace my inner fenders
3) Get the truck running smooth
4) The cab and body work
5) Hopefullu sometime remove the bed and redo it seperatly
6) Interrior
7) paint the beast - get the chrome grille and bumpers
8)when its driveable and i save up enough money.. ill redo the suspention and redo the breaks.. maybe some new rims

does that seem like alot?..

What are your guys's status!

All i want to do is drive it

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Old 08-23-2003, 01:22 AM
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72 ford f-250
get engine together.
finish body work.
paint.
new steering box and tie rods.
reinstall my interior.
relocate gas tank.
^^^^^ just to get it out of my shop.........
find a matching bed.
rear bumper
body work
paint
new ignition.
forged slugs
turbo charger
beefed up tranny and rear end.
gooseneck hitch.....

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Old 08-23-2003, 01:23 AM
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Well, on a 1953 Packard Clipper

Complete ground up restoration. I can start anywhere I want, to a degree.

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Old 08-23-2003, 01:24 AM
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Nice.. sounds like a some nice projects..

i just wanna get mine drivable .. so i can fix it up as i go along..

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Old 08-23-2003, 02:53 AM
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54 Chevy pickup

LOL! I doubt the list will ever end, even though my truck is pretty much "there."

Here's what I've done since January: (pics R at my site - see link below sig)
Gennie Shifter & Hand Brake
Built console for Gennie Shifter
EZ-Wire Kit
New AC/Heat & Defrost
Dolphin Gauges & Sending Units
Bed Roll Tail Lights
Edelbrock Performer 4bbl Carb 600cfm
Headlight Bezels & Visors
Borgeson Steering Components
New Door Window Channels
New Stock Outside Mirrors
AM/FM Cassette Stereo System
Coolant Return System
Chrome Exhaust Tips
Backup Lights
New Door Handles w/keys
New Glovebox Lock w/keys
Insulated Floor & Firewall
'55 Headlight Switch w/Chrome Knob;
Chrome '55 Knobs for all dash stuff (inc'l. AC/Heat Knobs)

Here's what's next:
1 - Doors are being rehung + new weatherstripping (this week)
2 - Waiting for Seats from a 2-Door Lincoln (recent wreck)
3 - Carpeting
4 - Make my own interior panels w/2 colors of vinyl (doors, ceiling, kickpanels, behind seat, etc.)
5 - Remove AC/Heat plenum and place knobs in bottom of dash
6 - New bed boards
7 - New 2-stage Paint Job ... entire truck
8 - New radiator and shroud
9 - Swap gear drive for double-roller timing chain

And, oh yeah! -- I bought this really cool double-mount (side-mount) antenna that I'll be installing this week. I think this is the coolest looking antenna (for a truck) that I've ever seen! It's just a plain, straight, 24-inch, chrome antenna, but the 2 mounts give it a great "truck look" and to my great surprise, it opens fully to 7 1/2 feet!!! LOL! I should be able to pickup stations in China with this puppy, eh?

There will be pics at my site by the end of next week.

Alan
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Old 08-23-2003, 03:15 AM
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Sounds like your havin a blast!

i cant wait till i get a better job and have more money commin in!

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Old 08-23-2003, 03:44 AM
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I know what you mean, Nos.

I sure have been spending the bucks ... but here's my take on it all : I was at a car lot, attempting to buy a "new car" when a light went off in my head and I decided to buy this truck instead : New-car-payments are what ... like $350 per month? And then insurance is another $150 (especially here, in New Jersey) ... also, new cars go for $20,000 - $30,000 and more, and after you get done with the note or the lease they're WAY more than that, eh?

I'm making a decent buck, so I was able to buy this truck and ship it up to Jersey from Texas without borrowing (I got it for $9,650.00 -- I think I got a great deal) ... then, for the past 7 months, I've been dropping a good amount getting the truck where I want it, but once I'm done, I'll have the "vehicle of my dreams," no payments and insurance that costs practically nothing. Not a bad investment.

I figure, once I'm done, I'll have a $35,000 truck that cost me a little over $20,000 ... and with no payments, I'm adding $500 per month to my "income."


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Old 08-23-2003, 05:02 AM
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'62 Impala

Frame is completed and back together
Engine is back together and sitting in frame
Car is currently being welded (new panels, wheelwells, trunk pans)
By the time I get it back, shoulder ought to be in pretty good shape. Then we can start putting it all back together. Will be a couple of years before it is back on the road.

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My wife says I'm in way over my head. I have two chevelle projects, one 37Dodge, a 69GTO Judge clone and my pro-street 53 Chevy 210 post. I am never finished with a project till its sold. There is always something else to change or up date or or make shine. When I got my 53 Chevy it had been setting 10years. I added disc brakes front and rear, put in the floor, drive shaft, exhaust from parts I had laying around, fuel tank in the trunk and got wheels and tires to fit. That was last year. When I got the 65 Chevelle I began stripping off the paint, that job is 3/4 done. I found fenders and a trunk lid, still looking for a fiberglass or steel hood with a big hood scoop on it, maybe a Ford looking tear drop?? I have a mastercylinder to mount and a gas tank to find. I'm building two SBC engines. I have a 4blt main 350 with a 400 crank and roller cam and a 400 bored to 406 in the works. I have two th350 trans to rebuild and one sbc 350 to build up for a friend working on his 36 Ford. I have a Buick 301 to go through and save for later and my wifes 69 GTO clone is giving me headaches--AGAIN!! I put a complete exhaust on that car, finished getting her engine running, new shocks, new mastercylinder, new brake works and lines. She wants to go with disc brakes up front and now its time to sand and strip off the Orange paint, its only a year old but she dosn't like it????????? Then there is the 37 Dodge to get on the road and my 64 chevelle is waiting for floors and glass. And my 53 Chevy needs carpet installed in the back over the tubes. God I love this Hobby!!




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Old 08-23-2003, 07:51 PM
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everything that horvath said, plus normal rust, paint, front bumper, grill, bed wood, rear roll pan, relocate gas tank, power/disc brakes, maybe air bags, rear end, all glass, power steering, and i'm thinking about putting my 454/TH400 in.
all that needs to be done before i feel like i'm done.
it has rebuilt 350/350 in it and is driveable, but as any car/truck, its never done.
oh yeh, its a 1965 chevy pu SWB. bought it for $2500 as is.
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Old 08-23-2003, 08:01 PM
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Click here for pix of what mine looks like right now. , check out all 3 pages of pix. It's almost ready to start, with the right amount of work it will be running with in 2 days of the time I get home from offshore. I took a break from it the last time I had 2 weeks off, but now it's time to get it as good as possible, Crusin The Coast is coming up & I want to be able to do some crusin in it. Besides the intake that's on it now, I have a port matched Victor Jr. with a direct port Nitrous fogger setup ( 300 shot ) on it for after I'm done with the break in, but now I'm having second thoughts & am thinking about changing it to a Tunnel ram. I'll have it running soon, when will it be totally complete 6 maybe 8 months.
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71 Chev short box fleetside. This truck went through a complete body off resto 14 years ago in stock condition. Know my son owns it and down it came again. This time and it's about a month away from finishing we have....Built up 350, lowered, interior, carpets, paint, tires, wheels, duals (flowmasters) tinted glass, billet acc, bumpers, deluxe stainless window trim, chrome vent windows, etc etc $$$$ having fun. Should be a head turner and a fun ride....
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89 S10 (V8) Project...
1 door shaved
1 Tail light shaved
1 Caddy light installed
All in passenger side
1 toyota bumper welded up and ground smooth.

Tomorrow...Shave other tail light and install other Caddy light.
Later, shave other door, relocate t/gate handle and weld on smooth t/gate skin...weld in smooth rollpan whenever it gets here. Save pennies for 4 1/2" Cowl hood, block entire truck,re-prime, block again, re-prime, block again.... Finish bumper, get new fenders...then there is the air ride after that,then the interior, then the small-block....
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Nice guys.. sounds like were all having fun..

hey akm what u gonna do wit that x-tra th-350 when u do the swap with that 454/th-400?

if its up for grabs .. i might be interested..

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Old 08-24-2003, 02:16 AM
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Amazing ... everyone sure is busy.


More pics! I want to see pics!

I'm into interiors ... doesn't seem like anyone gets as busy or creative about their interiors as much as they do mechanics and body, eh?

I was looking at my dash the other day, and the new AC unit I installed, when it suddenly struck me that I don't need the black plastic plenum that custom-fits the bottom of my dash! I was gonna cover it with vinyl when I got around to doing all my interior panels, and that not only would've been a bit of a job, but also detracts from the looks of the interior -- it's an obvious "add-on."

I realized that all it serves is to hold 4 knobs and 3 vents, and there's plenty of room for me to put those knobs in the lower area of my dash, where the ciggarette lighter is ... and then I can mount the vents in the panels I make under the dash!!! WOW! What a revelation!

Also, it took some doing at first, and 3 different headlight switches, before I realized the ONLY way I could match ALL my dash knobs (and keep the period look) was to order a '55 Chevy headlight switch which comes with a really, really nice (heavy, steel) chrome knob that not only looks great but feels good, too. Brothers Trucks sells the same heavy steel chrome knobs with allen set-screws (beware -- they also sell a radio knob of the same design, but it's CHEAP plastic and looks like total crap!), so I bought the matching cigarette lighter and enough knobs to do my windsheild wiper and AC/Heat controls.

Wait till you guys see what I do with my interior! Hehehe!

Alan
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