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Old 08-25-2008, 10:57 AM   #1
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new to me 1957 3100

hi ive been floating around this site for years now, my brother found it and hooked me on it.

i am finally able to post about a truck i own 1957 task force.
i needs a lot of attention everywhere but im planning to make it a
daily driver type truck. running good and fully functioning then move on to other parts
from there.
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:07 AM   #2
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Welcome!! Nice project too!
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:31 PM   #3
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Nice looking truck.
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Old 08-25-2008, 03:34 PM   #4
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welcome from Pa, looks like a nice rig for a project
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Old 08-26-2008, 10:06 AM   #5
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Re: new to me 1957 3100

thanks for the welcome. ive been following your thread CAL 58 since i found this site it is fitting the you should be on he cover of classic trucks.

here are a few more picts of the truck before i bought it.
the po had it on blocks about 4 in the front and 5 in the rear i ordered new u-bolts to bring it back to stock and i plan on lowering a bit more than that. i am thinking of keeping the flat look but changing the color and possibly w/ a white top. i would love any sugestions.

any photoshopers that would like to share what they think would be a cool look for my daily driver?

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Old 10-11-2008, 02:07 AM   #6
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Re: new to me 1957 3100

hey i got the truck lowered down about 6 or so inches.
i put some tires that were laying around on it and the black wheels.
it looks better. still need to drive it to see what else it needs,
but thats the fun part, usually.
i would still like to get lower but... maybe later.
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Old 10-11-2008, 06:50 AM   #7
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Nice project! Looks like a race/police truck in the last pic.
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Old 10-11-2008, 09:54 AM   #8
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Looking good. If you're going to keep the paint flat I think black would look cool.
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Old 10-11-2008, 09:57 AM   #9
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Looking good. If you're going to keep the paint flat I think black would look cool. This link is for a photoshop thread. If you post a pic and ask real nice someone could show you what it would look like.
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Old 10-11-2008, 10:26 AM   #10
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to the board from Mid-MO!!!

Great looking project!
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:20 PM   #11
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:11 AM   #12
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im back! i was driving the truck for a little bit but i hated the ride.
the whole front needed to be overhauled, i didnt want to spend $ doing that
knowing that i really wanted to put an ifs under this. so i have an 1980
camaro subframe on another frame now and i plan on doing the swap.
i know i will be asking for advice but i would like some ideas to make this a smooth transition. im planning on this being my daily driver.
thanks guys
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:54 AM   #13
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That's a great looking truck! Good luck with it...
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:52 AM   #14
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im back! i was driving the truck for a little bit but i hated the ride.
the whole front needed to be overhauled, i didnt want to spend $ doing that
knowing that i really wanted to put an ifs under this. so i have an 1980
camaro subframe on another frame now and i plan on doing the swap.
i know i will be asking for advice but i would like some ideas to make this a smooth transition. im planning on this being my daily driver.
thanks guys
Welcome Back.. I'm doing a '57 big window also. I have a '78 camaro subframe to mate to the frame. I've seen two or three different installation options here on this board. I hear that No Limit also has a video that details the process.
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:01 PM   #15
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weelcome onboard from sin city
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:46 PM   #16
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suicidoors
That is a sweet truck, holla if you decide to move onto something else... reminds me of my 57 I used to use at ascot park to push start the midgets and sprints..... did several turkey nights until they shut her down.... sold the truck and wished I hadn't... loooooove big windows....
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:48 AM   #17
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i got some work on the truck done tonight. this is the most attention ive given this truck in about three years! the weather was nice and my "garage" had just enough light, with a flashlight too, for me to remove the front sheet metal.
im excited to get the new (old) frame to my house and see how the 57 looks on it.
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:41 AM   #18
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didnt think you'd do it.....
you got any other pics with the
slammed blue c10?
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great pict. !
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:08 AM   #20
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i did a compression test today with my brother. the motor was not warmed up and heres what we got.

158 #8 #7 160
150 #6 #5 160
130 #4 #3 158
160 #2 #1 170

i honestly dont know if these # are bad or good. anyone have any info or advice? i believe its better to have the #s closer together but i have a range
from 170 all the way to 130...
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:20 AM   #21
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yo yo suicidoors

your best bet is to find a ''motors manual'' that carries your year motor - look up the #s that are on the back of the block - should be a 7 number code - unless you already know what the motor came out of . i have a 70's motor manual and it gives me all that kind of info for GM cars and trucks.usually the higher #s arn;t a bad compression - the 130 i aint so keen on. Hope this helps a li'l . i am sure others will have good advice here also . juss my 3 cents worth - good luck
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:06 AM   #22
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Re: new to me 1957 3100

still at it...
i have the cab swapped out to the new frame and im now mocking up the front sheet metal. i had to move the radiator support back toward the grill to line up the radiator mounting tabs on the new frame. now my og radiator will fit without a problem but the radiator tabs seem a bit too high, i believe the front frame horns are set up a bit too high which is the real issue. well see.
picts coming soon.
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:46 AM   #23
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Re: new to me 1957 3100

its been slow working on the truck. but my dad and brother have been rekindling my interest in an inline. and now i have access to a "built" 292 with split exhaust and four barrel intake and a 5 speed already attached to it also with the deal is a camaro 3.08 rearend. all for pretty close to the cost of new split headers and an intake.
what do you guys think?
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:02 AM   #24
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Nice truck, I too just got my first classic truck (58 apache) and can't wait to tear into it. Please show more interior pics, looks custom.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:13 AM   #25
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its been slow working on the truck. but my dad and brother have been rekindling my interest in an inline. and now i have access to a "built" 292 with split exhaust and four barrel intake and a 5 speed already attached to it also with the deal is a camaro 3.08 rearend. all for pretty close to the cost of new split headers and an intake.
what do you guys think?
I think you should jump on it with both hands!
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