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Old 08-30-2011, 12:10 AM   #1
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Jackalope

Hello there 47-59 guys and gals. Well I'm building a 59 Apache for a good friend and thought I would throw up some pics and keep y'all posted on it's progress. I welcome advice from you guys as there is a ton of talent here.

I gotta tell ya that building stuff for Sam is what all fabricators and builders hope for. He's got great style ( in trucks, not sure about wardrobe) and really trusts my opinion. So with that said he sends me down to San Diego to check out a 59 Apache CL find. She was a little rusty but Sams likes em dirty so I loaded er up and brought it home for some upgrades.
Here is the plan:
No limit front IFS and 4 link
LS 5.3 with a 4L60E
Camaro disc brake rear
Some new wire
Radiator upgrade
Some sort of fuel tank out back
He's still trying to talk me into the triple roll bar with 8 lights. Hahaha J/K


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Old 08-30-2011, 12:15 AM   #2
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Thats going to be a fun project , keep us posted with pics
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:24 AM   #3
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we have jackalopes out her in the A.V.
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:45 AM   #4
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Saw some in southern Oregon a couple of weeks ago. Nice find, original road too.
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:18 PM   #5
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Looking good baby!
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:51 PM   #6
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Yay! Another Del build!
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:28 PM   #7
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Delmo maybe you can talk Porterbuilt into designing a new suspension for 55-59 TF's
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:56 PM   #8
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rusty ? Thats sweet aged patina !!!! Way cool !!!
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Delmo, all your builds do is clog up the forum with CRAP!


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Old 08-30-2011, 10:40 PM   #10
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I can't wait to see what you are going to do with this project. I always look at your other builds and they are bad a$$! Good look and post alot of pictures!!!
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:19 PM   #11
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Saw some in southern Oregon a couple of weeks ago. Nice find, original road too.
Ment radio, but you guys knew that.
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:47 PM   #12
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:08 AM   #13
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So I'll spare you the gruesome details of pulling the engine and trans. She came apart surprisingly well considering how old and untouched everything is. Other than the one front frame horn the chassis is in great shape.


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Old 08-31-2011, 01:30 AM   #14
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Looks good man!! People back east wish their '99 trucks frames were that rust-free and solid.
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:12 PM   #15
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Approved!
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Old 09-01-2011, 01:51 AM   #16
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Thanks buddy.

So with the body off I got right at it and welded all the No limit stuff together. It went together very nice, with a nice clean frame you can get one of these rolling in a couple days. Here is the progress.




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Please tell me you plan on keeping that beautiful patina.
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Please tell me you plan on keeping that beautiful patina.
no kidding. if you're gonna go through the pain of body work and paint, do you want to trade sheet metal and cabs with me?
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:12 PM   #19
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Nice!!! no time to play around,,,, are you going to powder coat the frame?


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So with the body off I got right at it and welded all the No limit stuff together. It went together very nice, with a nice clean frame you can get one of these rolling in a couple days. Here is the progress.




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Old 09-01-2011, 10:33 PM   #20
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Your truck looks brand new compared to mine when I brought it home. Mine's still untouched, haven't started playing with it yet. I'm planning on keeping the patina for sure. Probably lose the box and flatbed it.
Got a 454 and TH400 to swap in.
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:32 AM   #21
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Your truck looks brand new compared to mine when I brought it home. Mine's still untouched, haven't started playing with it yet. I'm planning on keeping the patina for sure. Probably lose the box and flatbed it.
Got a 454 and TH400 to swap in.
Sounds cool man, get it goin.

Yep she is stayin as is with the exception of door rubbers and felts etc. Just sent the frame out yesterday to get coated and took a spin down to the The Truck Shop to pick up some goodies. Complete teardown, chassis welded and coated within the week.
Here is a quick shot of the power plant.
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:00 PM   #22
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you did get that front frame rail straitened first right???
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:33 PM   #23
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Hahaha good eye. You bet.
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:45 PM   #24
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Sounds cool man, get it goin.
Here is a quick shot of the power plant.
What is that orange motor in the background that looks like it has a big old Paxton on it??
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:48 PM   #25
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That's a Model A 4 banger with a 1955 Kaiser supercharger. It's going to be on the block asap for a full rebuild. It's begging to be stuck in an old roadster.
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