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Old 04-12-2018, 09:57 PM
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Another day not working on my truck, too tired, went to three Giants games this week, first time I ever went to a complete series, fun stuff!

But today I did work on a badars show car. A 56 Chevy pickup, and I mean a main arena show car here. It's not often I have to empty my pockets, take off my belt and cover the snap on my Levis with tap so I don't scratch a gas tank of the car I am sliding under! LOL

I had to align the drivers door (cab and doors were lengthened 6") and align the bed, one side was low behind the cab.

But honestly looking under this thing, damn what a build!

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Another day not working on my truck, too tired, went to three Giants games this week, first time I ever went to a complete series, fun stuff!

But today I did work on a badars show car. A 56 Chevy pickup, and I mean a main arena show car here. It's not often I have to empty my pockets, take off my belt and cover the snap on my Levis with tap so I don't scratch a gas tank of the car I am sliding under! LOL

I had to align the drivers door (cab and doors were lengthened 6") and align the bed, one side was low behind the cab.

But honestly looking under this thing, damn what a build!

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Tell me what big mod there is to this truck. It may look like an illusion from camera angle or something, but it's not.

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Tell me what big mod there is to this truck. It may look like an illusion from camera angle or something, but it's not.

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dActually, you alredy told us Brian but it really does look good. It really looks like the factory built it that way.

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Brian, I'd bet that mod makes it more pleasant to use. Nice truck. I wish I had a bunch of belts like mine to pass out here, the no scratch kind. But you are way ahead of a lot of guys just being able to fit under that truck. And being able to get back up. That is a fine, tastefully done truck you was wrenching on. Your task didn't sound like much fun but did sound cool.

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Tell me what big mod there is to this truck. It may look like an illusion from camera angle or something, but it's not.

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Yeah, it's really nicely done, the only thing I see that SUCKS is the microscopic square gas door on the rear fender. I don't have a clue as to why they did that.

But other than the gas door, it has beautiful dimensions, they did an awesome build for sure.

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Old 04-13-2018, 11:10 AM
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New back tires on the GP = greatly improved yank / zoom factor. I am much safer too and that was a long wait.
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Yeah, it's really nicely done, the only thing I see that SUCKS is the microscopic square gas door on the rear fender. I don't have a clue as to why they did that.

But other than the gas door, it has beautiful dimensions, they did an awesome build for sure.

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I have seen a lot of gas fill treatments that defy logic to the passerby. Some of those early FF 33 kits pretty much needed a jack at the gas pump. Just to get gas to go in. My take on it is actually filling tanks tends to be an afterthought.
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I have seen a lot of gas fill treatments that defy logic to the passerby. Some of those early FF 33 kits pretty much needed a jack at the gas pump. Just to get gas to go in. My take on it is actually filling tanks tends to be an afterthought.
But what about the look! Other than the tail gate there ins't a single line on the whole truck shaped like that, the WHOLE IDEA of the GM design studio of the day was flow, round lines, aircraft space travel kinda stuff, that thing fits the overall look of the truck like friggin Model T spoke wheels and tires would fit it!

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Old 04-13-2018, 11:32 AM
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But what about the look! Other than the tail gate there ins't a single line on the whole truck shaped like that, the WHOLE IDEA of the GM design studio of the day was flow, round lines, aircraft space travel kinda stuff, that thing fits the overall look of the truck like friggin Model T spoke wheels and tires would fit it!

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Having the filler in the fender eliminates the cap in bed and opening the gate to put gas in. I agree, it's different and catches the eye in that flat panel, but it looks better than a cap extending from the side of the box, or something.

That is a REALLY polished tank to reflect the tire to appear whole, in the tank...
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New back tires on the GP = greatly improved yank / zoom factor. I am much safer too and that was a long wait.
Glad you did that. I was looking at them last fall and wondering if we should start a go-fund-me account so you could replace them. I didn't know if that would offend you, like a strike against your man card, so, glad you scraped the dough up for replacements.

I just got back from a local purchase of 195/60/15 roller tires for the Chevelle. The rears only had 3/4" clearance to the pinchweld and left no room to maneuver a paint gun. These are 4 inches smaller diameter. Still hoping to get this ready for and painted yet this year. I've accepted that it won't be ready to drive by June...
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Glad you did that. I was looking at them last fall and wondering if we should start a go-fund-me account so you could replace them. I didn't know if that would offend you, like a strike against your man card, so, glad you scraped the dough up for replacements.

I just got back from a local purchase of 195/60/15 roller tires for the Chevelle. The rears only had 3/4" clearance to the pinchweld and left no room to maneuver a paint gun. These are 4 inches smaller diameter. Still hoping to get this ready for and painted yet this year. I've accepted that it won't be ready to drive by June...
And you didn't make plywood pizza cutters?

Hell I thought I was gonna have to cash in my vacation chips to go squat on your Chevelle so this is thrilling news as well. Them dang tires had had it but yeah I've had a few holes punched out on my man card already, so... steady as she goes, br'er. It was this greedy uncle who wanted me to loan him money every month interest free and took a year to pay me back that done it. Somehow, the universe has granted me permission to continue posession of the GP all this time so we are meant to be.
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But what about the look! Other than the tail gate there ins't a single line on the whole truck shaped like that, the WHOLE IDEA of the GM design studio of the day was flow, round lines, aircraft space travel kinda stuff, that thing fits the overall look of the truck like friggin Model T spoke wheels and tires would fit it!

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You are right, the flap doesn't belong. I am not terribly visually opposed to it but think it might not be easy to gas up. The truck setups I like best are bed floor doors but on a tri five truck, a round flap might look and function better and I think I'd want it high on the rear of the fender where a tail light or tag or is attracting all the attention or theres a bed rail shadow.
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I put a filler door on the top of my fender, shaped like they would have at the factory,fit like a charm. It did put it a little high and the top of the bed made it hard to fill, but not too hard.

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