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Old 12-14-2019, 03:31 PM   #201
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Re: 1958 SWB C4 Fleetside - NZ Build

Actually that picture helps a lot thanks. I have two vertical holes as well on the left side that looks like I can fill.
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Old 12-19-2019, 12:44 AM   #202
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Re: 1958 SWB C4 Fleetside - NZ Build

My Latest Video is now up covering off all the bits Ive been attacking.

Basically I have strated to bolt the front end back together now. I have a small alignment issue on the front panel to the door location on the RHS which I am sure I will sort before too long.

I mounted my early xmas present to myself, a massive 14"x5" K&N air filter .... Now thats what I call an engine bay ... time for the napkins fellas.

Today I decided to re-route the LS steam vent piping today from the engine to the radiator as I wasn't happy with placement before. Well worth the cost of some new -4 and -6 fittings. (see pics below)
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Old 12-28-2019, 12:53 AM   #203
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Re: 1958 SWB C4 Fleetside - NZ Build

So I have been busy over the last few days and buttoned up the front end hopefully for the last time.

I made this QUICK VIDEO showing my plans for the front bumper mod and for the 2nd engine start up of my modified LS1 engine (and I dont even have a mafless tune yet).

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Old 12-31-2019, 12:52 AM   #204
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Re: 1958 SWB C4 Fleetside - NZ Build

well I've been at it again over the last couple of days. no video updates but I do have a couple of pics.

basically I redid my kick panels without the speakers and covered them in a black vinyl. I used some black screws to the inside panel and even made some brackets for the courtesy lamps to mount up out of sight. I also mounted the a/c vents for the final time.... super happy with the end result.

I finished the steering column and bolted it all in place. for the last video it was just sitting there. with that done I was able to finally join the column to the steering rack with my 2 piece intermediate shaft. I still need to figure out how/where to mount the rose joint for the lower support but my certifiers not back for another week. still looks awesome as well
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Old 01-07-2020, 08:25 PM   #205
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Re: 1958 SWB C4 Fleetside - NZ Build

I had a question about your steering joints. I'm to the point of ordering couplers for mine. Was planning on going with Flamming river stainless 17mm DD on the rack and 1"ddx3/4 DD for my Ididit column. I noticed you went with a splined middle joint. Did you go splined for adjustability? Also what manufacture did you go with. I only saw flaming river list DD or splined on both ends. I wish I could use the original vette setup as it still looks brand new but I'm running out of time and can't mock it up until I get the rack back(two weeks), firewall finished, engine sorted and re-installed
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Old 01-07-2020, 09:39 PM   #206
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Re: 1958 SWB C4 Fleetside - NZ Build

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I went splines centers to ensure we could get accurate clocking top to bottom (plus that's what they had anyways). Unfortunately I dont know the manufacturer. Being we are in New Zealand they probably come from China or Tailand. They are stainless and good for 38 degree angles. I couldn't tell you more than that though.

good luck with your install.

p.s I've just got my 2x custom p/steer tubes back and installed and have designed the L bracket to hold the rosejoint to the chassis on the lower section. almost complete now


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Old 01-07-2020, 09:56 PM   #207
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Re: 1958 SWB C4 Fleetside - NZ Build

ok, good to know. I may have to wait till I have my rack in. Currently looking at around $600 in joints and shafts.$550 for my power rack, $560 for my column and drop and looking like another $4-500 on my wheel. Who knew steering would cost so much but its all useless unless you have all the pieces.
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Old 01-21-2020, 04:04 AM   #208
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Re: 1958 SWB C4 Fleetside - NZ Build

Just a couple of pics to show the steering intermediate finally fitted.

Didn't take much really, just a piece of 3mm galv plate, extend the 90 degree bend (with use f a hammer and vice) , then I drilled a couple of holes in the plate and the bracket for the C4 Corvette Suspension chassis boxing and presto ..... the steering column is complete

The top bearing is a bit graunchy so I might pull it apart and replace it (are all late model chevy car/truck columns the same (bearings held in a piece of plastic)

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Old 02-04-2020, 04:39 PM   #209
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Re: 1958 SWB C4 Fleetside - NZ Build

Why is it that the small things take longer to fix than the big things.

So my steering is completely finished (bar the mount for the bottle). I made this quick YOUTUBE VIDEO showing all the components from start to finish incase it can help someone else in the future.

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Ive also been working on the column selector setup to work with the 4L60E. Why is it non of the aftermarket guys support this .... they all seem to say evverything but the 4L60e.
Regardless I bought the Lokar ACA-1804 cause I figured I could mod it to work and well..... I did and it doesnt take much.

Here is a LINK TO MY HELP TREAD on this forum

Here is a YOUTUBE VIDEO showing the mods and how I did it. If Im no professional and can figure it out Im sure some of you smart cookies can as well. (KEEP IN MIND) ... that the angle of the column support bracket will effect the length of the cable throw between park and low.

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I have also come up with ingenious ways for the factory VT Commodore (SS CHEVY) accellerator pedal and cable to work with the Holley 4150 throttle body I am using and for the factory VT Commodore handbrake (e-brake) to work with the old clutch hole which I am not using ..... pretty trick if I dont say so..... more to follow as I find the time to finish those bits and relocated the remote brake resevoir to make it all work and look purdy.

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Old 03-08-2020, 11:42 PM   #210
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Re: 1958 SWB C4 Fleetside - NZ Build

So i have finally got back into it just before I move and put the truck into storage for a few months.

The accelerator cable and pedal are installed and while working I think I need another bracket to assist with some flex I am getting through the pedal near full throttle. I made this Video which kind of shows it,

No major picks other than the one below.

Ive also made some custom alloy breather and expansion tanks for the engine bay ( which you can also see in the bow pic)

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Old 03-14-2020, 01:01 AM   #211
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Re: 1958 SWB C4 Fleetside - NZ Build

Well I guess i have done something right .....

IT MOVES UNDER ITS OWN POWER.

YOUTUBE Video can be found here ...

Now I can get it to storage next week .... woohoo ....
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Old 04-10-2020, 11:42 PM   #212
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Re: 1958 SWB C4 Fleetside - NZ Build

With Corona Virus locking NZ down since mid March 2020 I was unable to move at then end of March but managed to get the truck back from storage on the last day before lock down. Over the last few days Ive managed to get some work done on it.

I've hung the hood and doors on the 58 Apache Fleetside and while there is some alignment work to do Im pretty happy so far.
The RF guard has a threaded lower nut at the bottom of the guard so i will need to do something there to allow it to fit correctly and the hood hinges are shot so I will need to get some billet replacements i guess :P

All of this can be explained in my latest Youtube Video.

Ive almost fully installed the one piece Specialty Power Window electric window kit however cant do any more as the lockdown means I cant get the door glass made to allow completion.

Ive also final mounted the Vintage Air fan controls and glovebox panel as well as modifying the 1/4 kick panels so I dont need to keep removing the vents to access anything behind.
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Old 07-12-2020, 07:32 PM   #213
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Re: 1958 SWB C4 Fleetside - NZ Build

And we have moved into our new place, sorted out a few small issues with it, nand now I have tools and truck all in 1 place so can start working on it again....

I just received the custom 1 piece glasses so can start installing them into the doors too.
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