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Old 01-29-2017, 12:37 AM   #76
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Re: 55 C4 Suspension/Nailhead Build

Nice looking bed.
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Old 03-11-2017, 07:14 PM   #77
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Re: 55 C4 Suspension/Nailhead Build

Made a little more progress. Steering is all connected. I went with 3 Unisteer U joints. I like the Unisteer joints because they clamp down and you just need to notch your steering shaft for them to lock in. I also installed a Flaming River support bearing. It is a bolt in kit and seems to do the trick. Steering feels good lock to lock. It is close but, I will have room for the exhaust to bolt to the header flange. I mocked my front sheetmetal on to get an idea of wheel fitment. Those are 15x7 with 4.00 backspacing up front and they look good. Overall I'm happy with the stance. Not sure what the final wheel will be. I want something classic looking so, I was leaning toward American Racing Salt Flats.
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Old 03-11-2017, 08:49 PM   #78
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Looking good Chief. Steering came out well and the Salt Flat wheels will be a good choice imho.
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Old 03-12-2017, 12:48 PM   #79
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Re: 55 C4 Suspension/Nailhead Build

Nice!!
I like your engine set up!!
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Old 03-12-2017, 04:03 PM   #80
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Re: 55 C4 Suspension/Nailhead Build

Helo, I think the salt flats would look great on your truck, size is your call...Jim
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:51 AM   #81
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Re: 55 C4 Suspension/Nailhead Build

Thank you for all the compliments and encouragement. I'm still undecided on wheels and paint. I could always run the steelies that are on there with a different color and caps/rings. The seat for the truck is finished. It is a torch red leather blend to match the corvette steering wheel. I'm leaning toward black with a red gut and red engine should look good. The seat was built by Cambridge Upholstery out of Minnesota. I highly recommend them. I also purchased all my extra material to make door panels, kick panels, headliner and whatever other panels.
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Old 03-21-2017, 04:15 PM   #82
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Seat looks great.
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Old 03-22-2017, 01:21 AM   #83
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Yep, that seat looks nice!!

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Old 03-31-2017, 10:33 AM   #84
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Re: 55 C4 Suspension/Nailhead Build

Is that a new seat or just re-upholstered? Looks great, I like the fold down armrest is why I am asking. would like to know what kind to look for. truck is looking awesome!!!

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Old 04-05-2017, 06:41 AM   #85
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Is that a new seat or just re-upholstered? Looks great, I like the fold down armrest is why I am asking. would like to know what kind to look for. truck is looking awesome!!!

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The seat is a new build from the tracks up. He has everything in house to build these. Folds forward for access as well. He is backed up on orders. That is why I ordered the seat so far out. Ordered it in November and just got it this past month.
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Nice - Salt Flats = LIKE
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Old 04-07-2017, 06:55 AM   #87
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Catching up on progress. Great work and love the dash!
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Old 04-07-2017, 08:12 AM   #88
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Thanks for the reply, I will check those out!
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Old 06-25-2017, 11:10 PM   #89
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Thanks for the reply, I will check those out!
I recently saw classic industries carries a new seat from TMI for these now if that helps. Progress slowed down. I've been working overseas quite a bit. I installed my lokar throttle pedal and cable. Still need to figure out the bracket for my throttle cable and transmission kickdown to sit in. I also installed my filler door for the master cylinder. It was a cheapy $20 billet bed fill unit off ebay. I also have the seating position figured out. I will have the front rail mounts in the original location but, will mount the rear on the flat portion of the floor. It felt most comfortable in that position. The reproduction doors seem like they will fit ok.
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Looks real nice.
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I installed my inner fenders. Had to clearance them for my A Arms. I also installed my radiator and electric fan. The sidewinder fan solved my clearance issue. I lucked out and found a bottom radiator hose that fit once I cut it down. I'm still going with the custom water neck which will allow me to just fit a straight piece of hose on it. I also installed my fuel pump to fuel pressure regulator hose. Transmission cooler braided hoses have been ran. CPP shift column linkage is installed. Next I will be running my battery cables and installing the battery box in the bed. I'm thinking about putting it inside an old coca cola cooler since the red will match the interior and engine. I'm very close to being able to fire this up. Just need to order my wiring harness and battery stuff and I will have the last few big items out of the way so I can start her.
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That baby is looking good...Jim
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WoW!!
This is really nice!!!!
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:03 AM   #94
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Re: 55 C4 Suspension/Nailhead Build

Looking real good.
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i also am running a sidewinder fan ---pulls really well and does solve tight fit issues

truck looks great --- and great lookin engin!
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:18 AM   #96
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Hello,

I love the satin blue on your truck. What color is it, and who makes the paint?
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OK. Just found this old thread. Tell me this is up and running and you are having a ball!
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