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Old 10-01-2018, 08:38 AM   #2651
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Re: Danny Boy is BAACK! w/ '55 Big Window

Thanks JJ,
I’m in France as I type this. On a walking tour of a small village along the Seine. I’ll be back next week to pick up the truck and pictures will be coming shortly thereafter!
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Old 10-01-2018, 06:46 PM   #2652
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I知 in France as I type this. On a walking tour of a small village along the Seine. I値l be back next week to pick up the truck and pictures will be coming shortly thereafter!
You will enjoy it Dan, this much I know...
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:38 PM   #2653
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OK so I知 back from vacation and went to check on the truck this morning. Marcoz was working on the final polish and the truck should be ready the day after tomorrow for pick up.

Obviously I need a front bumper and I値l try to get that tomorrow. I also need longer rear wheel studs for for the spacers I知 using though I can get by with what I致e got temporarily.

It still needs carpet and headliner, AC charged, tail lights connected and I知 sure a few more things but the majority of the work is 電one for now.
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:41 PM   #2654
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For some reason the site doesn稚 wanna let me post more than one picture on that first post. I値l try again now.
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:47 PM   #2655
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Wow Dan, Truck Looks Beautiful!!!!! Very Nice Sir!

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Old 10-11-2018, 03:04 PM   #2656
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Thanks!

I’m not sure I like the wheels. Well, actually I “like” them but I’m not sure they’re right for the look I’d really like it to have. A bit too blingy. They’re 17’s because I need something that will clear the Corvette calipers. 16” would but there is very little selection of both wheels AND tire sizes in 16’s anymore.

When I get it home I will see just how close 15’s fit and if it would be possible to do minor grinding on the calipers to allow them to fit. If so, I’ll have my vintage 15” Torq Thrust knockoffs restored and use them instead.

A lot of guys put 20’s on these trucks - I’m NOT one of them. I prefer taller, traditional sidewalls on vintage vehicles. I’d like 60 series tires ideally. What’s on it now are 235/55x17’s. Here’s a pic from when it was in process and the front calipers hadn’t been installed. The rims obviously need restoration before I’d use them but you’ll get the idea.
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:32 PM   #2657
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Truck looks great.
Good luck with the wheels.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:22 PM   #2658
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Dan, truck looks suuuuuper...Jim
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:48 PM   #2659
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Truck looks amazing Dan! It's been a long road, but you're almost done!!

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Old 10-12-2018, 02:53 PM   #2660
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Re: Danny Boy is BAACK! w/ '55 Big Window

Thanks for all the kind words guys!

It’s been a long road. It would have only been longer if I’d done the work like all of you have. I can’t claim much credit for how it’s turned out except spending the money. I haven’t (& wont!) total receipts because I’d probably faint!

I’ll continue to post as the small stuff starts getting worked off and of course I’ll finally “pose” it some picturesque place for a few shots.
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Old 10-13-2018, 05:28 PM   #2661
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Stopped by the paint shop and was surprised to see this. He wasn稚 satisfied with the fit of the grille (good) so he removed/replaced it and in the process chipped the body work slightly (bad) so it痴 sanded and masked for a touch up of front panel. DAMN.
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Old 10-14-2018, 03:58 AM   #2662
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Re: Danny Boy is BAACK! w/ '55 Big Window

Danny

You and I share the same like for 60 series tires, Because the C-4 requires a 17" rim not many tire companies have 295 / 60/ 17 for out trucks.

That color is fandamtastic!!!!! Right arm!!!!! Outa State!!!!

Strong work.

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Old 10-15-2018, 09:57 AM   #2663
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Re: Danny Boy is BAACK! w/ '55 Big Window

Nut Case - I've been told a 16" rim should fit over the C4 calipers. I've not found much selection of either wheels or tires in 16's anymore. Once I get the truck home I will try to install a 15" rim and see if it's possible to do minor grinding on the caliper body to allow them to clear.

I have the Tor Thrust knockoffs in the picture above and I have a set of 15x8 GM Rally wheels. Either of which I will consider using (sometimes) if they fit.
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:31 AM   #2664
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Thanks!

I知 not sure I like the wheels. Well, actually I 斗ike them but I知 not sure they池e right for the look I壇 really like it to have. A bit too blingy. They池e 17痴 because I need something that will clear the Corvette calipers. 16 would but there is very little selection of both wheels AND tire sizes in 16痴 anymore.

When I get it home I will see just how close 15痴 fit and if it would be possible to do minor grinding on the calipers to allow them to fit. If so, I値l have my vintage 15 Torq Thrust knockoffs restored and use them instead.

A lot of guys put 20痴 on these trucks - I知 NOT one of them. I prefer taller, traditional sidewalls on vintage vehicles. I壇 like 60 series tires ideally. Why痴 on it now are 235/55x17痴. Here痴 a pic from when it was in process and the front calipers hadn稚 been installed. The rims obviously need restoration before I壇 use them but you値l get the idea.
Dan - I think what you have looks really good and not too "blingy". Even tho they may be 17's, the combination of satin finish and your taller sidewall makes up the look and IMHO, one needs larger diameter tires to fill the wheel wells. Just some feedback from one who likes more the old school look.
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Old 10-15-2018, 05:28 PM   #2665
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Dan,

My opinion is meaningless, but I like the wheels pictured in post #2653. I prefer a little less sidewall. I also don't think they make your "blingy."
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Thanks for the opinions, guys! NO, your opinion is not meaningless. Maybe they're worth MORE than someone I see at a show, a neighbor, etc. because here you're anonymous and can say you hate them if you like. Guys on this forum know and like these trucks have a more meaningful opinion to me. Though of course I will be living with it so I will make the final decision.

As soon as I pick it up for good and can really consider what; if anything, I will do about the wheels. I'll take some pictures in various places and poses and "live" with them awhile and see how I feel then.
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WOW that is looking killer!! love the red you picked.
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I love the color, looks like you dipped the truck. great job.
what color is that anyway? is it a stock color on something? not doing red so don't worry about me copy catting. I just like the color choice. it looks a foot deep.
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I love the color, looks like you dipped the truck. great job.
what color is that anyway? is it a stock color on something? not doing red so don't worry about me copy catting. I just like the color choice. it looks a foot deep.
Thanks and I wouldn稚 care if anyone else chose the same color. It痴 2012 (and later) Honda Milano Red. The darkest red I could find (that I liked) that wasn稚 burgundy or metallic.
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