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Old 02-06-2014, 12:44 PM   #1
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Another 59 with LS

I started this project about 2 months ago. About time to start a build thread!

1959 Chev Apache step side.
Plan on installing 5.3 LM7 from a wrecked 2002 suburban.
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:46 PM   #2
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Removed original straight 6...it runs, anyone want this?
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:47 PM   #3
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Re: Another 59 with LS

Boxed frame using Progressive Automotive pre-cut plates. Installed their tubular crossmember.
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:50 PM   #4
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Progressive automotive MII front suspension tacked in. Rear 8.8 w/ triangulated 4 link next to install
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:53 PM   #5
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Looking good buddy and keep the pics coming.
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Old 02-07-2014, 04:56 PM   #6
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Body back on. Axle moved 1.75" forward. Time to burn front end in and then start on engine mounts, etc.
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:53 PM   #7
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Re: Another 59 with LS

looks good! keep on keepin on! too dang cold to work on mine for another month or 2 so i just keep collecting parts....
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:06 PM   #8
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looks good! keep on keepin on! too dang cold to work on mine for another month or 2 so i just keep collecting parts....
Cold? Heck it was snowing most of the time I worked on it today. It's a miserable 28 deg here! Stay warm
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:32 PM   #9
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Re: Another 59 with LS

Welcome.
Looks like a real nice start.
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Old 02-08-2014, 01:18 AM   #10
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Re: Another 59 with LS

Nice work so far
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:06 PM   #11
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Installed engine but my headers won't work. Time to look for another set. Any ideas?
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:07 PM   #12
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Headers no good
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:26 AM   #13
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you need camaro headers they are tighter to the block
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:21 PM   #14
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you need camaro headers they are tighter to the block
Camaro headers? I assume u mean from a 2010 or newer car?
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:25 PM   #15
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I'm the third owner of this truck. The guy I bought it from had it for a year and primed the body. Obviously hard to tell how much bondo was used...so it's all going back to bare metal soon. He bought it from first owner after it sat in a barn for many years.

Today I pulled out the rubber floor matts and found and almost perfect floor! Amazing. I've restored three other vehicles and they each had tons of floor pan rot...this truck, nothing. I think the body will be the same way
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That floor looks great.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:26 PM   #17
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Just surface rust under pedal
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:17 PM   #18
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nice start for sure, minimal rust replacement on that
i hate you guys from tx
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:11 PM   #19
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nice start for sure, minimal rust replacement on that
i hate you guys from tx
Yep, we are lucky here.. No salt on the roads! This truck spent its first 54 years in arkansas. Many of them put away in a barn. Looks like little rust around lower door hinge mounts on body...but very minor. Nice to not have to spend all my time fixing rust like I have w my past projects.
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Re: Another 59 with LS

Think i am actually using these:
http://www.sandersonheaders.com/Sand...Set-1-5/8.html
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:20 AM   #21
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Those are what I put on mine.
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:36 AM   #22
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I talked w Sanderson today... Getting same ones.
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:05 PM   #23
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4 link installed.
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:10 PM   #24
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good lookin project
! where did you get your 4 bar set up?
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:18 PM   #25
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good lookin project
! where did you get your 4 bar set up?
Paul Horton welder series. Nice kit. Still Need to
Finish weld and add shocks
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