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Old Yesterday, 01:46 PM   #1376
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

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Made a couple of Stainless Steel 1/4" thk "FLEETSIDE" emblems for my 58. if anyone is interested in a pair let me know
They look good.
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Old Yesterday, 01:48 PM   #1377
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

thx ... just got to machine them down to look more like the originals then polish them.
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Old Yesterday, 01:49 PM   #1378
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thx ... just got to machine them down to look more like the originals then polish them.
Do you do any for a 48?
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Old Yesterday, 01:51 PM   #1379
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MARTINSR Like?
I am not sure, Cameo' but not the originals, a different font?

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Old Yesterday, 01:57 PM   #1380
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

Boshears send me a pic and ill let you, know i see why not tho
material?
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Old Yesterday, 01:57 PM   #1381
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MARTINSR sure just send me a pic with the size, font and material
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Old Yesterday, 02:10 PM   #1382
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

Made my own version of the Lokar 350 shifter bracket and cover for my series 60 B&M shifter.
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Old Yesterday, 03:10 PM   #1383
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Nice bracket...Jim
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Old Yesterday, 03:23 PM   #1384
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oldman3 thx
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Old Yesterday, 07:54 PM   #1385
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anyone know what size socket I need to remove factory running board bolts? I remember them being a common size but I don't want to get out to the yard and find they are a star bolt or something.
Just took my '51 running boards off - they were 1/4-20 carriage bolts, however I have no idea if that's original or not.
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Old Yesterday, 08:02 PM   #1386
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Couldn't face another day of adjusting fenders, so a appeased myself with an easy job - installing the front hood emblem.

I just picked up this emblem off Craigslist last night and I'm very pleased with how it blends with my truck. I'd tried a brand new one but it was too shiny and conspicuous for the "old truck" theme of my build. It's not a rat rod, but I do want it to show it's age and "experience."
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Old Yesterday, 10:40 PM   #1387
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

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Made a couple of Stainless Steel 1/4" thk "FLEETSIDE" emblems for my 58. if anyone is interested in a pair let me know
Looks nice, I bet one that said Chevrolet would look nice on a glovebox door or on the interior
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

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Just took my '51 running boards off - they were 1/4-20 carriage bolts, however I have no idea if that's original or not.
MiraclePieCo, I think my running boards are stock in all ways on my '54 and the nuts on the 1/4 inch bolts are square. Had to make a special socket to get them off. My factory assembly manual shows the nut to be GM part 131395 nut but I don't have a cross reference so not sure what that nut is in real life.
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Old Today, 12:18 AM   #1389
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MARTINSR sure just send me a pic with the size, font and material
Interesting thought!

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Old Today, 12:19 AM   #1390
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

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Couldn't face another day of adjusting fenders, so a appeased myself with an easy job - installing the front hood emblem.

I just picked up this emblem off Craigslist last night and I'm very pleased with how it blends with my truck. I'd tried a brand new one but it was too shiny and conspicuous for the "old truck" theme of my build. It's not a rat rod, but I do want it to show it's age and "experience."
Perfect!

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Old Today, 12:20 AM   #1391
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I put in my five minutes on the truck cleaning up under the dash and going to spray some rust magic stuff and then found holes in the floor! Geeeez, more welding, I am telling you I am NEVER going to say I am done welding on this cab.
But again, thought I would cut it out and make the easy patch, and that would be it, I took another step and another and got it finished completely, it's like it never existed.

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Old Today, 02:50 AM   #1392
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

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MiraclePieCo, I think my running boards are stock in all ways on my '54 and the nuts on the 1/4 inch bolts are square. Had to make a special socket to get them off. My factory assembly manual shows the nut to be GM part 131395 nut but I don't have a cross reference so not sure what that nut is in real life.
Lol, for square nuts my "special tool" is a crescent wrench Or a blow torch.
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Old Today, 09:50 AM   #1393
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Lol, for square nuts my "special tool" is a crescent wrench Or a blow torch.
Ha ha, Crescent wrench will not fit in the "U" shape step hanger. Blow torch maybe.
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