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Old 03-06-2015, 10:14 PM   #1
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slammed 57

just joined, looks like a really good site.. heres the build i'am currently doing and where iam at...click on the link below is of from the beginning from another site that i belong to....would be a lot to up load if i started fresh.. but I'll add from this point on and update as i progress... please let me know what you think...the good AND the bad..LOL

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Old 03-07-2015, 03:16 AM   #2
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Re: slammed 57

Slammed 57, Cool looking 57 Chevy !! I'll be watching.

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Old 03-07-2015, 06:48 AM   #3
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Re: slammed 57

I'm in too!

Too bad I can't see your pics in your other thread..
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Old 03-07-2015, 09:14 AM   #4
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Really a nice looking truck!
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Old 03-07-2015, 09:41 AM   #5
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Good looking truck!
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Old 03-07-2015, 08:33 PM   #6
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Re: slammed 57

Welcome.
Looks like a real nice truck from the pic here.
Can't see the ones in your link.
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Old 03-08-2015, 02:52 AM   #7
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Old 03-08-2015, 07:41 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone..
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Old 03-08-2015, 07:54 PM   #9
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Re: slammed 57

here i transferred over from the other forum of all my build pic's....I built the frame my self ...i figured by the time i add a front clip and ad the rear clip like my last 57 truck i just might as well built a complete frame since there is only 3 ft left from adding the front and rear..








































and this is where Iam at for the moment

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Old 03-08-2015, 08:09 PM   #10
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This is cool! Love your build table...awesome work!
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Old 03-08-2015, 08:18 PM   #11
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Nice chassis work, and nice build you have going. The angle of the shocks seem way off, and don't look like they would work, or is it just me?...Jim
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Old 03-08-2015, 08:21 PM   #12
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Very nice.
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Old 03-09-2015, 04:21 AM   #13
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That is some mighty fine chassis work!!
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:07 PM   #14
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Thanks All, MUCH appreciated!
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:50 PM   #15
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Nice chassis work, and nice build you have going. The angle of the shocks seem way off, and don't look like they would work, or is it just me?...Jim
Totally agree, BUT shocks dampen spring oscillation. On bags there are no "springs" per se but I still have to believe if that upper shock mount were moved up to as close to the top of the frame notch as possible the function would be exponentially better.

Looks like he might have to lightly notch the lower bag mount and since I'm not an air bag kinda guy I don't know if inflating the bag ONLY extends its length or if its diameter also grows a little. Cause if it does, it will limit how upright he can move the shock. But otherwise some VERY nice fab work.
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Very nice sofar. How much did you pay for your fenders and doors if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:32 AM   #17
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Thanks Dan, I'll look into relocating . I did have the same set up on my last truck I and it rode fine. But I do see your point.
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:35 AM   #18
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Tan man . I paid right around $1500 for 2 front fenders and 2 doors...But I strongly suggest trying to find some originals even if you have to do some rust repairs... this new sheet metal sucks, for I still have to do some cutting and reshaping
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Looks like a nice project. looking forward to this one.

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Old 04-19-2015, 08:48 PM   #20
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well after a couple of weeks of working on the truck i finally have a little progress that i can report. I installed the driver side step and floor... and if you been following my thread , I mentioned how hard of a time i was having aligning the door ,cab and fenders up. Well come to find out the guy who had the truck before installed new steps ( but with the cheaper sheet metal step which is a thinner gauge and no support) but after cutting the old step out i noticed the cab door jams were torqued out of shape , which i can only assume that he didn't re-enforce the cab when he cut out the original steps...but after many measurements of a older cab a friend had , I finally got them back in to shape...at least for the driver side....I sill have to do the passenger side...But with that said the door fits GREAT now!!




I also scraped up enough dough for these guys!



as you can see the cab,door and fender alignment is much better.. Thank GOD!!!!
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Old 04-19-2015, 10:00 PM   #21
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Nice work on straightening out the cab! Always appreciate new parts just coming out of the box.
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Repair looks real nice, so do the goodies.
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Nice repairs to someone else's goof up...Jim
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Old 04-20-2015, 05:27 PM   #24
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Cab is looking very straight!
Nice trans!!
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