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Old 12-12-2018, 06:36 PM   #51
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Re: 59 Apache/C6 Corvette build

I like the shape of that modification to your firewall. Looks good.
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Old 12-12-2018, 06:52 PM   #52
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very nice build
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Old 12-14-2018, 11:47 PM   #53
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Some more updates today. Still have metal work to do on firewall, but we are getting closer. Waiting for the torque tube to make it's way back from Gamel to make sure the engine is in the exact spot before finishing firewall.
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Old 01-16-2019, 04:06 PM   #54
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Re: 59 Apache/C6 Corvette build

Finally have the front end all lined up and ready to make more attractive core support mounts.
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:16 PM   #55
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Sorry for the hiatis...
Finally back on things. Chassis was off a little bit so we had to take the cab mounts off the pass side and zero in the cab and front end assembled before welding back on the mounts.
Well, mounts and and the front mounts are tacked on too. Everything is lining up nice now and centered...
Here are current pics.
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:19 PM   #56
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And to anyone that may have purchased an old truck or parts from Johnny Junk in Queen Creek, AZ... R.I.P. Johnny. He had a big personality and loved traveling across the country in search of old trucks.
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Old 06-14-2019, 12:56 PM   #57
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Re: 59 Apache/C6 Corvette build

your shop floor is not dirty therefore you must not be working hard enough....
good job on the firewall, looks great.
nice build. nice shop, great to have a hoist eh? I'm jealous.
keep on posting pics, maybe get me off the couch.
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Old 06-17-2019, 07:01 AM   #58
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All caught up on your thread. Great build!
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Old 06-23-2019, 08:17 PM   #59
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Very nice build. I enjoyed reading through your posts.
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Old 07-24-2019, 12:18 PM   #60
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Re: 59 Apache/C6 Corvette build

I was asked about the frame rails, so I thought I would post a few pics of the chassis. This is before several cross rails were added after the body was mounted.
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Old 07-24-2019, 12:20 PM   #61
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Anybody have one of these laying around by chance? I'm missing one. Happy to buy and pay for the ride. This is one of the inside front cab mount washers.
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Old 07-24-2019, 03:17 PM   #62
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i have used the similar washer from a front strut on a newer car. cant remember which car though. i always keep those for future uses like this. you could try a front end shop, maybe they even have one laying around.
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Old 07-25-2019, 08:09 PM   #63
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Thanks for the pictures of the chassis rails A big help for sure! Loving your truck too!!
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Old 08-19-2019, 05:53 PM   #64
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Here are some updates. Slowly coming together. I bought the corvette wheels and wanted to stick with the Corvette Z06 factory wheel size and offset. I have to split the rear fenders and add about 1-3/8".
Here is the Mar-K bed coming together. raising the floor about 4-1/4" too.
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Old 08-19-2019, 10:48 PM   #65
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more progress today:
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Old 08-23-2019, 03:31 PM   #66
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Nice Work!!
What are you using for the rear tubs?
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Old 08-23-2019, 05:01 PM   #67
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The rear tubs are cut down factory fleetside inner tubs.
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Old 08-26-2019, 09:39 AM   #68
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Impressive project and very nice level of quality in your work.

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Old 08-26-2019, 06:44 PM   #69
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This build is over the top, I think you have done this kind of thing before, LOL. When I read through this build I check out what you are doing with the truck and then look at the background to see what other cool rides you have in the shop.
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Old 08-26-2019, 08:05 PM   #70
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Re: 59 Apache/C6 Corvette build

great work!!!
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Old 08-26-2019, 09:58 PM   #71
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really nice work..!!!
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Old 09-28-2019, 08:13 AM   #72
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Anybody have one of these laying around by chance? I'm missing one. Happy to buy and pay for the ride. This is one of the inside front cab mount washers.
16 gauge sheet, hole saw, press, easy to make.
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Old 10-14-2019, 01:43 PM   #73
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Re: 59 Apache/C6 Corvette build

I have built a few Corvettes over the years and love the cove(bullet) on the side. I want to keep this truck 50's with the 59 Impala dash and decided to see what the Corvette cove would look like on the side.
I didn't like it so I thought I would see what it looked like with just the Spears behind the front tire and the same color as the body. I like it.
I changed my mind on the color combo too...
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Old 02-27-2020, 09:23 PM   #74
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Any more progress on your truck.. I love that your using c6 corvette stuff..
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Old 02-29-2020, 03:49 PM   #75
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Starting back up in March. Been getting dusty and just finishing some other work. I'll get some new stuff posted soon.
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