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Old 12-18-2009, 10:02 PM   #1
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1956 3100 build

hi everyone thought i would post up my progress of building my 56. i am going pro street with big block power.
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Old 12-18-2009, 10:40 PM   #2
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flat black after taking off some surface rust and cutting rear box sides for the hoosiers.
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:45 PM   #3
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Man I love the look from the back with thought big tires.......did you shorten your rear end????
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:02 AM   #4
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Man I love the look from the back with thought big tires.......did you shorten your rear end????
i am in process of cutting a ford 9''down to about 54" overall width. i have chris alston pro street 4 link for back . after christmas i will start fabbing some more on rearend and suspension.
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:09 AM   #5
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Hi from Winnipeg, cool project you have there.
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:41 AM   #6
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thanks jean-marc. we have you cold weather here now! i have been gathering parts for truck since i bought it in 1995 i figured it was time to start the build. it was fun to drive stock for a couple years with the pitina look?(right spelling). you could see massy ferguson on bottom of door faded in. some plumbing company name could be seen in another spot. what was funny is someone using drivers side inner roof for records. it had the amount of wolves and grass hoppers someone might have saw/counted plus acouple of oil change dates written in as well. i am waiting on a pair of rear fender tubs that would finish out the bed of truck . flange on tubs match bed stips when using wood bed.
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thanks jean-marc. we have you cold weather here now! i have been gathering parts for truck since i bought it in 1995 i figured it was time to start the build. it was fun to drive stock for a couple years with the pitina look?(right spelling). you could see massy ferguson on bottom of door faded in. some plumbing company name could be seen in another spot. what was funny is someone using drivers side inner roof for records. it had the amount of wolves and grass hoppers someone might have saw/counted plus acouple of oil change dates written in as well. i am waiting on a pair of rear fender tubs that would finish out the bed of truck . flange on tubs match bed stips when using wood bed.
What are those tub out off?
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Old 12-19-2009, 11:52 AM   #8
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suburban 66-72 i have been told.
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:52 AM   #9
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hi jean, i looked at your build and nice big back window swap.gas tank looking familiar! cleaning garage this weekend so i can start back at rear portion of truck again. cant wait! pics soon.

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Old 01-16-2010, 06:19 PM   #10
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Hey, that's my picture of the tubs and yes they are from the suburban! I'm trying to get mine installed soon. Just a note on the tubs, the passenger side has a cut out for the spare tire well, so it's incomplete on the rear edge.
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:00 AM   #11
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hi chuck i hope it okay using you pic? i will look at you link how. i just emailed the guy i am getting my set of tubs from and it shows that . is the section on the spare tire well flanged like rest of lip at all? i have spare sections of bed strip so hopefully get really close. tubs will look kinda factory is part i like.
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:56 PM   #12
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No the whole corner is completly missing. But if you plan to cut them down to make them narower you could use a section from the drivers side to finish off the passsenger side, I think. Not sure when I'll get to mine so I'll look to se what you do with your's! My pics are free for anyone to use!
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:43 PM   #13
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looking good. I was told not to mount my tank that way because the welds will eventually fatigue and leak due the weight. I ended up mounting mine with steel straps like they come from the factory. good luck with the build
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Old 01-23-2010, 04:53 PM   #14
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thats interesting about tank 50adrod. bit of a bummer chuckdriver about little bit of flange on wheel tub but we can make it work.a fellow member on this site is sending wheel tubs to me monday so that will help alot. i got 4link brackets to fit on housing today.finally making progress.
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looking good fellow canuck. What are you using for housing ends? are you jigging it when welding just curious. Will be nice when done.
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:13 AM   #16
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thanks there nuke1.yes goona use jig type that has bar through housing and solid ends that go in axle tubes. i have another housing that is close to width i need so i will cut end off that.

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looking good! nice to see more projects.
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:54 PM   #19
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hi everyone sorry i havent posted in a while i took abreak after seeing rust around windsheild area of roof. i didnt want to lose interest. i have since found a decent roof of an old fire truck for $250 better price than $900 dynacorn/goodmark replacement.i have made some progress on rear supension. 4 link crossmember is welded in. i mounted 6" hoop up top for 2 reasons: 1: i recieved wrong drop by mistake and it would have cost price of it or more to ship back.(wont see anyway)2. dropped hoop might scrape in a sloped spot in my driveway.9" housing is sand blasted end tapped in ready for welding. lower coilover mounts are on and set at 10 degree angle using tubing shock simulator. upper shock crossmemeber and track locator next then rear almost done!lots of measuring.

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Nice tub! I had a set for a couple of years that I still need to install.
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:21 PM   #22
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I had that Alston's Chassisworks suspension in a previous truck and plan to put it in my '56 soon. It's a great suspension that handled great and had a really nice ride.

You should be pretty happy with that choice.
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:06 PM   #23
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Looking really good, really good.
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Old 09-19-2014, 12:22 PM   #25
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went to a local car show recently and got my motivation back. have to start back at finishing rear suspension soon. scored a really decent and complete Camaro subframe on the weekend.gonna do front old school way. lots of good info here so far and have no limit video. I have been on the fence about the Camaro vs mustang ii due to fact of weight of going with a big block and ac. the Camaro clip wins. if anyone looking for some aftermarket mustang ii see ad. got some sheetmetal cleaned of old paint and rust. usual bottom of front fender rust.
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