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Old 09-01-2016, 08:50 AM   #26
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

All last winter i worked on the truck after i bought it to get it ready for summer. Then i spent the summer fixing all the unknown issues so it would operational to the point i could drive it and enjoy it.

This week i have put more miles on it than i have in the last three months and i love it. Stopped in at my favourite coffee shop yesterday and snapped this pic.
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Old 09-02-2016, 04:02 PM   #27
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

truck looks real nice.

I have been driving our 55 for most of the week and so far no major problems, lots of rattles and such but it goes down the road nice. Had the front end rebuilt, new rear springs, new seats, had the 700r4 hooked up properly seems to be working ok. no pics yet will try this weekend.
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Old 09-04-2016, 01:51 PM   #28
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

Got an new set of aluminum valve covers off the guys at "The Speed Shop" on ebay. Came with gaskets, allen bolts and grommets. I had a inexpensive chrome set on the engine for the last 3 years, and they never did seal correctly. These should seal up better and look good as well!
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Old 09-09-2016, 11:41 PM   #29
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

Installed engine and tranny to see what I have to do with the cab

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Old 09-10-2016, 12:45 AM   #30
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Old 09-10-2016, 02:43 PM   #31
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Installed engine and tranny to see what I have to do with the cab

Wow,Sweet looking LS engine,superclean frame...nice work,please keep us all posted..I'm jealous .....lol
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Old 09-10-2016, 07:01 PM   #32
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

I fixed my taillight and turn signal problem, installed new side mirrors, new headlight. Lots more to do but getting there.
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Old 09-11-2016, 10:58 PM   #33
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Wow,Sweet looking LS engine,superclean frame...nice work,please keep us all posted..I'm jealous .....lol
Thanks man, mission accomplished. Pictures might not show but it actually turned out really good . It tried to makes curves in the firewall kind of original looking.



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Old 09-13-2016, 04:12 PM   #34
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

Been doing final body work so I can shoot the blocking primer (again). Last night while removing back fender it got away from me and I dropped in on the only part of the spear that I had not had to work on. Could have cried, getting that crease right has been a major hassle, now I get to do it some more.
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Old 09-16-2016, 09:16 PM   #35
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

Here are the parts primed, dents in bed side don't look as bad painted, easy fix.
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Old 09-17-2016, 11:35 AM   #36
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Took the old gal to her first drivein! it was an awesome time.
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Old 09-17-2016, 10:48 PM   #37
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Here are the parts primed, dents in bed side don't look as bad painted, easy fix.
Looks like good body work. keep it going.
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Old 09-17-2016, 10:52 PM   #38
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All last winter i worked on the truck after i bought it to get it ready for summer. Then i spent the summer fixing all the unknown issues so it would operational to the point i could drive it and enjoy it.

This week i have put more miles on it than i have in the last three months and i love it. Stopped in at my favourite coffee shop yesterday and snapped this pic.
Looks really nice. I like the black and white a lot. very cool.
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Old 09-18-2016, 12:12 PM   #39
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

Bought it ,a 1959, So now my 58 step side will have a sibling rivalry. Had to just put it in storage for the time being, till I get the 58 on the road. Plus ,with storage fees at $160 mo. , a little motivation to get the 58 legal, City code inspector would be like a kid in a candy store if he saw two of them sitting in the driveway.

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Old 09-18-2016, 10:09 PM   #40
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

WE insulated cab interior, installed new seats out of an 03 silverado, installed new hinges and a few missing bolts here there
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Old 09-20-2016, 07:33 PM   #41
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

Dropped Frame and Misc. Brackets off to powder coating today. Going with Satin Black.
They say 2-4 days max. will post pictures when I get it back.
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Old 09-24-2016, 07:32 PM   #42
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Went to Charlotte swap meet yesterday, bought $200. Worth mostly door parts.
Patch panels for lower door. Bunch of little stuff. Was a good day
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Old 09-26-2016, 02:50 AM   #43
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What is that insulation you used? It looks good.
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Old 09-28-2016, 02:56 AM   #44
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

Today I made a 100-mile round trip hauling a half-ton load of concrete mix. Squatted the suspension down pretty good.
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Old 10-01-2016, 11:35 AM   #45
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Fixed my gauge cluster for my 58 GMC I think it turned out really for the first time doing it myself.
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Old 10-04-2016, 12:38 PM   #46
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Made some seat brackets for my 1957. I have the seats from my 1995 Chevy Blazer that has a rod knock and I will be installing them into my truck. I installed gussets on the brackets for strength and so most any seat can be installed.
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Old 10-04-2016, 01:02 PM   #47
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I have the center console from the blazer that will go into the truck
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Old 10-06-2016, 08:13 PM   #48
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

Picked up a 2002 5.3 and trans, wiring harness for my 53 ad. What is my next step.
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Old 10-08-2016, 07:54 PM   #49
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

Put the battery in cab and ran cables out to engine.
Also ran a length of fuel line to regulator.
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Old 10-08-2016, 08:33 PM   #50
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

Went to the swap meet in our home town of Monroe, wa bought a really good shape tail gate for my 1958 GMC stepside truck for 85 bucks and bought some COE headlights that are like new for 50 bucks don't know why but I did. Oh almost forgot then I picked up a complete rolling napco frame with tranny and the case with spare front end and rear end for 1200 buck
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