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Old 05-05-2019, 08:53 PM   #26
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Re: 55 Chevy Truck Build...Finally

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Thanks Dan!
Slammed...trying to clean up the bed so made 1 1/4 spacers and welded bolts so no bolt holes in bed. Double walling the exterior and deleting stake pockets. Widen and extend and shaved the steps. And yes, tank is in front of bed behind cab.
great work! now you got me thinkin for my bed... I'll be following bud
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:19 PM   #27
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Getting new parts...
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Old 05-31-2019, 11:09 PM   #28
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Should have new frame in about 2 weeks, ordered my TMI interior today, harness and headers should be in within 2 weeks then the fun starts!

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Old 06-03-2019, 08:53 PM   #29
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Went by painters and he got the Kindig handles figured out
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Old 06-03-2019, 11:13 PM   #30
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Nice door handles!...
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Old 06-04-2019, 08:47 PM   #31
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Thanks Mongo!
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Old 06-04-2019, 11:24 PM   #32
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Looks great. Like the double walled bed panel idea. May be incorporating that in my build. Iíll be following
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Old 06-05-2019, 02:53 PM   #33
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Thanks Jason...I hope it turns out as well as I imagine LOL
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:35 PM   #34
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Frame is loaded and coming home! Special Thanks to Russell and his father Jim at Nerd Rods!!
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:12 PM   #35
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very nice frame bud!
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:40 AM   #36
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Thanks Slammed!!
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Old 06-23-2019, 08:21 PM   #37
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Looks really good. Nice work.
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Old 08-30-2019, 02:14 PM   #38
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Well..got the frame and decided to change colors. Repowdercoated everything, new bushings, bearings and hubs and reassembled. Motor is in. Just chugging along..
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:45 PM   #39
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Wow been awhile. Decided to redo frame color. Installed LS3 and 6L80. Polishing exhaust and polish and paint exhaust hangers.
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Old 10-30-2019, 09:11 AM   #40
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Beautiful...Jim
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Old 11-09-2019, 08:53 PM   #41
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Got the body on the new frame. A couple mods and ready for paint
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Old 11-10-2019, 12:34 AM   #42
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nice...Jim
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Old 11-10-2019, 08:49 AM   #43
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Looks really good......what color?
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Old 11-22-2019, 11:51 PM   #44
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Sweet project!
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Old 11-23-2019, 12:12 PM   #45
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Thanks for the kind words guys! I waver back and forth on the color but think I will do the color that Ive wanted one for many years even tho I know of a few already that color. 02 Chrysler Prowler Orange. Plan is use either Schott Accelerator or Raceline Smuggler wheels with the bronze centers.
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Old 11-23-2019, 02:38 PM   #46
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Lookin great! bot of those choice of wheels are goin to look killer! what size are you thinkin about?
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Old 11-23-2019, 02:51 PM   #47
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Thanks Slammed! I think 18x8.5 with a 275 front and either a 19x12 or 20x12 rear with a 345 rear
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Old 11-23-2019, 03:59 PM   #48
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yep! good choice. the 20s in the back would look great in my opinion... then again I have 20s in the rear, lol
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