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Old 10-08-2009, 10:21 PM
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Seeking a place to begin..

Greetings every one.
I recently got a 1958 Chevy 3100 Big window. I am pretty certain I would like to do a chassis that has IFS and therefore believe going with a ground up custom frame. I also need to relocate my fuel tank as I desperately need the extra few inches of room to include a tilt steering column. I do not know where to make these posts and I hope to not offend as I am only but a seeker of knowledge. To make it possibly easier I can list what I need help with and perhaps someone can help guide me in my journey, give me advice as to the path I choose to take as I am sure there are many whom have traveled my road and made mistakes and I can learn from your experiences.

Thank you for your patience and I truly appreciate any help. So allow me to begin with a few questions.

1. Is there a fuel tank/cell replacement that I can place under the bed? If so could you direct me to where to begin my search as I have not had much luck on the internet.

2. With the above fuel tank question in mind, does any one suggest a delivery system?

3. Tilt steering column. Suggestions on from which model vehicle would work best?

4. Can anyone suggest a chassis builder where I can almost do a direct swap? Perferrably one that doesn't require my first born as payment

5. Finally, I would like to post some photos of my new ride. How do I do that?

Bill
Clovis, Ca

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1958 Pu Chevy as is

The only difference is that now I have the bed completely off
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I only use flaming river column's... I buy the alum fuel cell's, And the frames I usually build my own..Here's a frame I'm building for my 41 willys..Making A Willys Frame !!!!!!!!


I have some pictures of a 58 Chevy in my album I customized for someone... Hope this helps you out..
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Thanks for the reply. Being new to this whole experience, is there a column you suggest? Or are they pretty much universal. I am going to assume the length plays a part? Also, about the fuel cell. The current one in the truck is "mechanical". Is it possible to place it in another location? Aside from lines is something else I am missing to move the tank?

Your frame looks awesome, unfortunately I am a wood working guy. I have not tackled welding yet. While I would love to have a custom frame. I cannot build one. Therefore you are fortunate.

If you have any advice for me, I appreciate the time you have to provide it.

Thanks,

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Thanks for the reply. Being new to this whole experience, is there a column you suggest? Or are they pretty much universal. I am going to assume the length plays a part? Also, about the fuel cell. The current one in the truck is "mechanical". Is it possible to place it in another location? Aside from lines is something else I am missing to move the tank?

Your frame looks awesome, unfortunately I am a wood working guy. I have not tackled welding yet. While I would love to have a custom frame. I cannot build one. Therefore you are fortunate.

If you have any advice for me, I appreciate the time you have to provide it.

Thanks,

Bill
Clovis, Ca
I do understand.. The column's I get is universal.. They are GM column's.. I always buy the longest one.. I like to cut them down to fit what I'm building.. The fuel cell's I buy is also universal.. I buy them on ebay.. I run new fuel line every time I do a car or truck.. And the column's, They will plug right up to a new EZ-wiring harness.. I also rewire every car.. And I'm just the oppossite when it come's to wood... I can really mess up some wood !!!! Hope this helps... Thanks Randy... I will not be on here for a couple of days.. I'm leaving for Mississippi right now.. Catch you when I get back..
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