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Old 12-31-2014, 03:32 PM   #101
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Re: Matt's 56 3600 4X4 Build

Yes, the kit I got from Dave at Hollister Road is set up for a rear fill behind the license plate.
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Old 01-30-2015, 10:18 PM   #102
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You have any new pics of fuel tank install?
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Old 03-01-2015, 08:27 PM   #103
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You have any new pics of fuel tank install?
Sorry, haven't installed it yet. Plan on getting back working on the truck this week.
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Old 05-09-2015, 12:28 AM   #104
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Have you figured out the height difference for the front / rear yet?

I was thinking instead of raising the rear 4", what about lowering the front 3"?

They have 3" lowering front springs, they are de-arched a bit but have the same number of original leaf's. This way the front isn't spongy and wobbly.
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Old 09-30-2015, 01:46 PM   #105
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Re: Matt's 56 3600 4X4 Build

Matt,

Any progress on the truck? Also, do you have any relatives in Mississippi? I have a friend whose last name is Vitale. His immediate family is in Biloxi/Ocean Springs area.
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Old 04-30-2017, 10:46 PM   #106
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Hey all, been awhile since I've posted. Didn't get much done for a long time but I've been back at it again. I'm having trouble uploading pics to the thread but I'll try again tomorrow.

Truck is back on 4 wheels with the front and rear suspension completely redone except shocks. Also, go the motor (without heads) and trans in the truck too.
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Old 04-30-2017, 10:47 PM   #107
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Here's one pic from today.
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Old 04-30-2017, 10:48 PM   #108
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Old 04-30-2017, 10:49 PM   #109
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Old 05-01-2017, 05:13 PM   #110
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Glad to see you're back at it. I'm waiting to see what you come up with for steering. I'm doing the same build but with a 59 cab...didn't look right on a lowered hotrod frame with 4 headlights but looks totally bada$$ as a lifted 4x4....now just need to find a 55 to put on my Camaro clipped,spring flipped hotrod frame....Looking Great so far, keep up the good work.
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Old 05-02-2017, 02:10 PM   #111
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Thanks. Steering is one of the next things I'll be working on. I want to use the CPP power steering kit that uses the original mounting locating, but I'll need to figure out a good setup for drag link etc. I removed the original steering arm from my knuckle knowing it wouldn't work. I have seen some alternative steering arm options around. I need to do some more research.
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Old 05-05-2017, 06:50 AM   #112
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I have the cpp kit and haven't been able to figure it out...we need a steering arm that has a vertical mounting hole landing in front of the axle. The one on the axle we're using lands horizontal behind the axle leaving about 6-8" for a draglink that even if I could find one short enough the 2 angles would bind on turning. I hope you have better luck than me. If I find out something that works I'll let you know.
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:42 PM   #113
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looking back i think i mounted my engine too far forward. the harmonic balancer is almost hitting the front factory crossmember. would have to modify the crossmember to run any belts. thinking my best option is to relocate my engine and trans custom crossmembers about 3-5 inches towards the rear. thoughts?
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:03 PM   #114
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Re: Matt's 56 3600 4X4 Build

another question I have for you guys is the best way to repair the "eyebrow" where the windshield meets the roof? Replace the whole roof or piece it together with patches?
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I moved my engine back about 3.5 inches and up about a half inch. There is plenty of clearance now and I think it is sitting in a much better location. I will post some new pics soon.
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Re: Matt's 56 3600 4X4 Build

Installed my mustang tank yesterday. I am happy with how it came out.



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Change in the motor build. I am going to use some Vortec heads from a 5.3 LM7 I had sitting in the garage. Sending them out for machining this week. Ill post some new pics
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Going to be mocking up all my sheet metal this week while Im waiting on the heads to be done. This is the fun part!
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Heres some pics of my recent progress





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Rebuilding my door hinged this week and then hanging the doors. Finally ready to brace the cab and start the metal work. And Im still waiting to get my vortec heads back from the machine shop. Next time I post pics Ill try to resize for better quality. See ya'll soon
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thats a big girl!
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That is coming along nicely!

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