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Old 11-20-2012, 10:05 AM   #1
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56 made2drag

well, i've been seeing this 56 for 3 or 4 years sitting in a junkyard. we made a deal on it for 500 cash. it's going to be a tough project, but i've always wanted one. the guy said it had been sitting in the same spot for 25 years....

















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Old 11-20-2012, 10:27 AM   #2
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Welcome to this side of the board.
What are your plans for it?
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:52 AM   #3
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knock as much of the rust off, repair as much metal as i can, 71 or 72 c10 frame from the firewall forward. z it while im there 3 inches. mostly stock inside and out, 20 inch boss 338's like what i have on my tan c10. static in rear and 3 inch spindles and coils or bags in the front. engine either a stock straight six with a powerglide or a 350 with a 700r4. not too worried about power.

but were talking at least 5 years before i will be putting an engine in it.
body work and suspension will take 5 years since its going to be a truck fairly neglected due to my lack of time or money.

i've got a 67 c10 i've had for 5 years that's been neglected and ive only driven it about 10 miles. i drive it a mile or 2 twice a year.

the main reason i bought it, was the guy sent a buch of his cars to the crusher and i wanted to make sure i got this one and put it on the back burner.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:55 AM   #4
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kim57, i glanced a the first couple pages of your build....amazing work! will definetely be reading the whole thing
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:32 AM   #5
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Another one saved from the crusher
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:20 PM   #6
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:30 PM   #7
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Great another one saved. Welcome to this side of heaven, good luck with her and remember no matter how long it takes we love pictures.

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Old 11-20-2012, 01:31 PM   #8
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Great another one saved. Welcome to this side of heaven, good luck with her and remember we no matter how long it takes we love pictures.
i will definetely take pics and post them. im not very good at metalwork yet, but this will be a project to sharpen my welding and metal skills.

thanks guys for the welcoming
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:03 PM   #9
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kabwe, checked some of your build thread....you definetely have skills bro
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:22 PM   #10
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kabwe, checked some of your build thread....you definetely have skills bro
Thank you sir and I hope my pm helped you out.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:20 PM   #11
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kim57, i glanced a the first couple pages of your build....amazing work! will definetely be reading the whole thing
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:44 PM   #12
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Thank you sir and I hope my pm helped you out.
it did, thanks
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:51 PM   #13
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good save from the crusher
5 years for the motor? nice to see you have realistic dreams
my 59 panel body looks a lot like that one, i have hopes for it too
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:57 PM   #14
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good save from the crusher
5 years for the motor? nice to see you have realistic dreams
my 59 panel body looks a lot like that one, i have hopes for it too
lol, yep 5 years of body work and then another 5 years to get a motor in, it may be 10 years before i drive it.....
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:57 AM   #15
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Check out "Sloth's Build" in the projects and builds section. Looks like you both are starting on the same page, LOL.

Good luck with it. At least you have realistic expectations as far as time for the build.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:56 AM   #16
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id put this entire body on a new chassis, wouldnt touch the body one bit. id leave it just the way it is, and rock it everywhere
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Check out "Sloth's Build" in the projects and builds section. Looks like you both are starting on the same page, LOL.

Good luck with it. At least you have realistic expectations as far as time for the build.
thanks, i'll check it out and get some pointers
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id put this entire body on a new chassis, wouldnt touch the body one bit. id leave it just the way it is, and rock it everywhere
i have thought about knocking the scale off and letting the severe patina stay and maybe fix outside metal and let it rust again. ive seen several threads where people change to another chassis and it may definetely be cheaper and way more effective since im almost starting from scratch anyway. a friend of mine had a 69 rolling frame for 200 bucks but that was 2 years ago. i have to find out if he still has it
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WOW. She has certinly earned her scars. Props to you for taking her on.
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Looks like your kids have already laid claim to it.lol

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Old 11-27-2012, 10:44 AM   #22
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i tried to put to 5 lug steelies on the rear. got the right side off but the 5 lug pattern was smaller than the 5 on 5 chevy wheel off my 86 c10. can anyone tell me what kind of rear end this is? the coilover setup looks fairly stock to the rear end. i know its not factory but i dont know year and make. i didnt count the bolts on the pumpkin yet. the back side (side facing the rear bumper)is like a ford 9 inch alittle because its smooth. any help indentifing it would be great...the guy said it was stock like that?
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:48 PM   #23
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Looks like your kids have already laid claim to it.lol
yup, ive definetely got my hands full.

my kids think im crazy and cant stop laughing at it...lol... they keep wanting to know why it doesnt have a motor. it just blows their mind that a truck can be missing a motor. lol
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yup, ive definetely got my hands full.

my kids think im crazy and cant stop laughing at it...lol... they keep wanting to know why it doesnt have a motor. it just blows their mind that a truck can be missing a motor. lol
That's okay my wife laughed at me every time I've brought a piece of crap car home, but she learned to stop laughing.lol Now she thinks she is the Miss American the way she waves her hand at the people who honk their horns or give a thumps up as we drive by.lol

Now when my kids laugh my wife tells them to shut up.lol
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That's okay my wife laughed at me every time I've brought a piece of crap car home, but she learned to stop laughing.lol Now she thinks she is the Miss American the way she waves her hand at the people who honk their horns or give a thumps up as we drive by.lol

Now when my kids laugh my wife tells them to shut up.lol
my wife laughed too. i told her it was only 500 and i even could scrap it for probably 400, trying to show her how cheap it was, in comparison to what the metal alone is worth....she said "so you over payed by $100 bucks and paid to tow it here too?"
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