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Old 03-14-2008, 09:59 PM   #1
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My 57 Pro Street

Been here for a while reading everyone elses threads and thought I'd start one.
I bought my truck 16 years ago with the intention of building it after raising my kids. One thing leads to another and its taking longer than expected but I try to do a little when I get the chance and funds.
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:06 PM   #2
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Re: My 57 Pro Street

When I removed the old fire wall and rusted floor I needed to replace some metal in the front corner. I couldn't find any replacement parts so I made my own.
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:09 PM   #3
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I made my own smooth fire wall out of 16 gauge steel. I know when I start setting up the engine I'll have to modify it but I want it to fit around the rocker covers so I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:13 PM   #4
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I made my own replacement floor also.
I'll post more pics when I get the chance.
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:32 PM   #5
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Re: My 57 Pro Street

It looks like you've had some fun! Got any pics of that rear end with 4 link? Did you have to narrow the rear axle?
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Old 03-15-2008, 12:16 AM   #6
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The axle was narrowed. Heres a couple of the rear.
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Old 03-15-2008, 12:57 AM   #7
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Excellent! That'll look great with those fat meats!
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Old 03-15-2008, 01:24 AM   #8
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i like idea of making up my repair panels also, keep up the work looks great
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:11 AM   #9
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The axle was narrowed. Heres a couple of the rear.
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I'm doing a '73 XJ6 Jag IRS in my '57, it's not too late to change my mind and that sure is tempting.... man that is sweet!


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Old 03-15-2008, 08:46 AM   #10
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Thanks for the compliments guys.

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I'm doing a '73 XJ6 Jag IRS in my '57, it's not too late to change my mind and that sure is tempting.... man that is sweet!
When I first started mine I had a 77 vette rear suspension in it but got worried it wouldn't handle the torque of the big block so I went with the pro street look.
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Old 03-15-2008, 10:37 AM   #11
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Heres a custom bed I built for my truck. I'm using the original fenders.
I had some metal bent and then welded it all together.
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Old 03-15-2008, 10:42 AM   #12
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I wanted to tilt the bed to make it easier to remove the tires so I fabbed up some brackets and a frame for it.
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Old 03-15-2008, 07:06 PM   #13
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that's gona look bad a$$....keep up the great work, and pics
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Old 03-15-2008, 07:47 PM   #14
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Re: My 57 Pro Street

Very cool, nice work. Thanks for sharing. Once the 71 GMC is done, I'd like to tub my Studey a bit more than it currently is.
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:05 PM   #15
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Nice job Kim!
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Old 03-15-2008, 10:26 PM   #16
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Nice work Kim,
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:08 PM   #17
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Looking Good.
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:56 PM   #18
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Re: My 57 Pro Street

Keep us posted! Looking good. Any chance the "kids" will want to help or be interested in the rod scene?
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Old 09-10-2008, 02:25 PM   #19
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Re: My 57 Pro Street

I"ve been able to get a little more done on the bed of my truck.
These are the parts I started with to build the roll pan.
I used 1" tube to create the curve for the rear pan.
I made a jig so I could keep the 2 sides at the same size when they were welded.
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Old 09-10-2008, 02:30 PM   #20
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The rear was rolled to match the rear fenders as much as possible but didn't quite make it so I had to strap it down before I welded it.
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Old 09-10-2008, 02:38 PM   #21
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Re: My 57 Pro Street

Here are a few more pics of the rear pan and the front bed corners.
I used carriage bolts in the ends of the 1" pipe to clean them up.
Hope you all enjoy the pics and I'll post more when I'm able to get more done on it.
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Old 09-10-2008, 05:44 PM   #22
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Re: My 57 Pro Street

Looking good! I am in the process of building a 50 five window Pro Street right now. I am using the same TCI crossmember you are. I am going to run a 9" rearend with svo disc brake set up. Good luck with your build!

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Old 09-11-2008, 10:18 AM   #23
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Nice work Kim!
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:54 AM   #24
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Re: My 57 Pro Street

Nice work! Whats your plan for the steps?
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:03 PM   #25
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Re: My 57 Pro Street

Thanks for the compliments and encouragement guys, I do appreciate it.
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Nice work! Whats your plan for the steps?
Cal, I plan on having my exhaust exit where they would be. When I get to that point in the build I'll have a little more work on the bed but I seem to do that a lot anyway.
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