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Old 04-17-2017, 11:16 PM   #2951
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Re: How about some pics of 47-59

KevinMac, super nice ride...Jim
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:28 PM   #2952
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Did a rat rod clear coat a friend thought me. Works pretty good for transmission fluid lol made my 57 GMC look pretty good. Then I stripped my 59 down to the frame then mounted a mustang gas tank in the rear and wanted to see if you can see it with the bed on. So far I like it just wish I had a shop!!
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:48 PM   #2953
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Here is a side shot. Thanks Jim for the kind words. I like your ride as well. I was sick when I seen the post about hitting the deer.
I can't take credit on building this truck. I raced small boats for about 30 years and wanted to do something different. I sold the racing stuff and the search was on. Never had a "cool" car and set out to buy something "cool". Didn't think I would ever get one done if I started from scratch. I have been doing a lot of small stuff to it. I will try and join in on posting a little more. Love reading and looking!





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Old 04-18-2017, 09:05 AM   #2954
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Nothing wrong with buying, who ever did the work did a nice job, enjoy your new toy. And thanks for checking out my truck..Jim
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Old 04-18-2017, 04:28 PM   #2955
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Here is my new 1954 Chevy 3800. Just what I need, another project.





I have it turning over nice with the starter, but no fire yet.
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:25 PM   #2956
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Old 04-18-2017, 10:50 PM   #2957
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Thanks Lower50's, I have had fun with it so far. 400 miles since November. Been making it "mine" doing small things. I don't think they are ever done.
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:10 AM   #2958
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Are you Ready for this?
Looking for Grill parts, all the Badges and V8 Badges
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:15 AM   #2959
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Thanks for the side view pic kevinmac..thats a sharp truck..
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:18 AM   #2960
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I might have one laying around and I also live in washingtion I have 58 gmc complete as well and just replaced the grill should have the old one laying around still


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Old 04-19-2017, 11:23 AM   #2961
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Wow, that is great, did you find a reproduction grill? where do U live? I am in Graham, Near Puyallup
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:28 AM   #2962
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I live in monroe I didn't want a reproduction I like to keep things all original. I like the fun trying to hunt for the parts and cleaning them up and putting them back to use and with the hat grill I was a pain to find.


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Old 04-19-2017, 11:59 AM   #2963
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I do too, when ever possible, I find the original parts fit better, are made from better materials and are often cheaper, Cheaper is also very good, I sent you a PM maybe you didn't find it, I would like to buy that section of Grill from you, have you seen any Bumper overriders? do U have any Badges? Mine is a V8 truck with the Pontiac Motor, would like to find the V8 badges too. And the Tach, I saw a beautiful Tach on eBay but no drive for it, and my speedometer is faded to the point it can't be read any more.

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Old 04-20-2017, 01:11 PM   #2964
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Really Like those Full Length Running Broads !

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Old 04-27-2017, 10:44 PM   #2965
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here is one I just finished.


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Old 04-27-2017, 11:46 PM   #2966
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Any more pic's boardog, engine, interior, looks great.
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Old 05-01-2017, 03:27 PM   #2967
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Old 05-02-2017, 01:57 PM   #2968
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heres a picture of my old truck im slowly fixing up

only picture i could find doing a image search (im at work) its basically all in pieces now.

1951 chevy 3800 9ft bed, pretty solid except for that passenger side running board and i dont ever see those things come up for sale anywhere



just gonna make a ugly weekend driver out of it using 1991 silverado running gear and 70s chevy suspension and brakes.
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Old 05-02-2017, 07:45 PM   #2969
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Steady progress on the 55 2nd...
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Old 05-04-2017, 12:57 PM   #2970
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This is my 1949 Chevy truck project.
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Old 05-06-2017, 02:40 PM   #2971
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My pretty much daily driver 51, 3600. Original, not rebuilt 216 (yep, 85hp baby) with a WC T5, .72 5th gear and 4.10 rear gears. Huck brakes refreshed and modern 16" tires now.

Drove it from central Arkansas to Luckenbach Tx about a month ago, 1.300 miles. The trip's excuse was to see the bluebonnets, but fact is the beer and music at Luckenbach was the real reason, just don't tell the wife. Round trip was 1,300 miles and luckly no problems, just a nice enjoyable back road drive.

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Old 05-06-2017, 04:14 PM   #2972
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My pretty much daily driver 51, 3600. Original, not rebuilt 216 (yep, 85hp baby) with a WC T5, .72 5th gear and 4.10 rear gears. Huck brakes refreshed and modern 16" tires now.

Drove it from central Arkansas to Luckenbach Tx about a month ago, 1.300 miles. The trip's excuse was to see the bluebonnets, but fact is the beer and music at Luckenbach was the real reason, just don't tell the wife. Round trip was 1,300 miles and luckly no problems, just a nice enjoyable back road drive.

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Wow, she's a beauty Ron. But you'd better call yourself something other than "Moparguy" if youre driving a plus sized beauty like she is.

May I suggest (Oh no, here it comes!) adding ribbed beauty rings and repop chrome dog dish caps to those rims? Then she'll REALLY be a prom queen. Yeah, a BIG prom queen but a knockout. Think of her as Ashley Graham - not a bad thing at all!
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Old 05-07-2017, 09:32 AM   #2973
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What is your Cruising speed in that Truck Ron?

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Old 05-07-2017, 01:49 PM   #2974
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My current project
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Old 05-07-2017, 10:15 PM   #2975
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Dan, thanks for the compliment, the Moparguy handle comes from another of my vices, the 340 Duster I've had for 46 years is shown below. But...the 51 is photobombing the Duster. And I do agree with your wheel suggestions, a couple weeks ago I did attach hub cap clips (from Chevy's of the 40's) on one wheel. Unfortunately they're too short and I'll need to MacGyver up some 1/2" spacers.

Ross, I've just (last week) installed the 4.10s, replacing the stock 4.57 gears we had on the Luckenbach trip. On that drive, happy cruise was 55 mph. Now with the 4.10s and local two lane driving, it's looking like 60 to 65 is going to be very OK.

I've got a minor but annoying vibration that occurs at about 62mph, this is a bit of a speed limiter. Brakes are another.

If you're asking due to considering a T5, my suggestion is do your due diligence, find a transmission with a .72od and go for it....you'll like it.
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