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Old 10-20-2019, 01:11 AM   #1
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1954 3600 Frankinsten project

Hi, guys I just picked up a 1954 3600 chevy truck now I'm kind of worried tell you guys about it because how you might judge me for what I want to do.
Before I start purest the frame has been messed up so that's not an option.
I picked up a 1954 3600 chevy truck just the cab and front end but no bed so I'm going to put it on a rolling chassis from a 1999 c2500 with a Vortec 5.7 and a 4l80e tranny.
I have a bed from a 1960's I think that look close so I'm going to use that.
I just finished building a lifting rig to lift the cab off the frame and to pull off the bed. I plan to build this truck as my long-range tow truck if I need to take my boat out or haul the 25ft trailer to get another truck now I plan to build this from my parts trucks I have 2 parts truck so many parts but they are 1995s.
This will be a hoge podge I know many of you will try to talk me out of it on my 1972 chevy I took your advice but that truck makes sense to leave it alone it's a working truck the 54 is not a working truck so I feel ok with it I plan to take the cab off this week and start modding it to fit the 1999 frame.
I want to be clear this will be a mess and i'm ok with that.
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:40 AM   #2
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Re: 1954 3600 Frankinsten project

my mantra is doowhatchoolyke

I bet you will get nothing but encouragement. cant wait to see it.
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:41 AM   #3
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Re: 1954 3600 Frankinsten project

I've always loved watching the non conventional builds. Diesels, 4x4's, daily drivers, body swaps, etc. Can't wait to see what you do with it.
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:11 PM   #4
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Re: 1954 3600 Frankinsten project

Thanks for the support guys but I ran into a problem I lost my job so right now I have to worry about keeping the lights on.
As soon as I make any progress I'll let you know.
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Old 10-21-2019, 03:46 AM   #5
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Re: 1954 3600 Frankinsten project

looking forward to the build, just remember it's your truck and it's your build, so do it the way you want and guilt free!

and for the record my '54 is on a '78 Camaro subframe with a '99 Suburban engine, ha ha about to get an '03 Silverado drivetrain

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Old 10-21-2019, 10:18 AM   #6
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Thanks man.
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Old 10-21-2019, 10:28 AM   #7
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Re: 1954 3600 Frankinsten project

Oh, and some of us need pictures to follow the dialogue. So post some already.

Welcome to the fun.
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