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Old 12-19-2010, 01:12 PM   #1
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56 Chev Garage build

I have to use phone pics my wife took the camera with her on Xmas Vacation in Arizona to visit our Kids.
So far I installed MK II TCI crossmember, Drop spindles, Tubular A Arms (Egay find) looked Like Heidts?, 80's GM Van Tilt (FREE) , Black Powdered Coated Exhaust Headman for 57 car fit good, why $50 thats why. Replaced all the usual rust area's. 89 Chevy Seat, Factory Radio and it works, Option on dash clock I am not sure if I will install already painted dash. New winshield my daughter works for Gorilla Glass company in Arizona got to buy at their cost. Smoking deal on that so we wont talk about it just to let you know auto glass companies have a big mark up. Rear Fuel Tank 67 Mustang modified to use original 56 fuel sender, Rear suspension= Dearched Spring, Flipped, C-Notched and Boxed rear Frame, 12 Bolt Chevelle 396 Rear End (free) from an old wreck when I was young and Crazy. New 1967 Camaro Radiator welded strips 3/8 on core support ( I dont like original sticking in the air thats just me)
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Old 12-19-2010, 01:16 PM   #2
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Old 12-19-2010, 01:23 PM   #3
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This driver side door was okay just had to patch it, My truck built in Van Nuys Ca plant, sold new in Arizona. So now it is back home along with me!
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Old 12-19-2010, 01:49 PM   #4
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Re: 56 Chev Garage build

For info the rear shocks are new gas KYB's they are listed as 65 Ford Econoline Van perfect fit for lowered rear. Found on Amazon dot com for 63 dollars each in case anyone is interested. The Brake Booster is Corvette 1968 and pedal is 67-72 Truck cut down to fit real easy. I am to Dam Old To crawl under truck and it is just going to be a nice driver for work any how.
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:12 PM   #5
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Re: 56 Chev Garage build

Pics of cut down 89 Seat brackets,I pie cut 1'' at rear bracket, I dont like back top of seat viewed from rear window that's me, plus it tilts the seat more comfortable position. I have leather covers and steering wheel small 1956 Chevy Car Steering Wheel (China Made) bought at Pomona Swamp Meet from importer. Bit of advice wait til the seller is packing up he gave to me for $225 they list for over $300 on web. The pics are of Seat in Truck with foam (to much body filler dust to dirty new seat covers)
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:06 PM   #6
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I forgot to add a comment about wheels. The rear are 15x8 Corvette rallys with rounded over trim ring (Stock), Front are 15x7 rally wheels from camaro with 90's GMC Safari van trim rings match perfect! (stock camaro are square edge and dont match vette style) Sorry about the pics but at least you can the style rings for info
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Old 12-19-2010, 04:53 PM   #7
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I would like to thank eveyone for inspiration on my build and especially Kabwe,if don't remember me I am the one that sent you the door bolts.
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:35 PM   #8
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The bed and rear fenders are done and new wood waiting for install will post pics later
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:44 PM   #9
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Re: 56 Chev Garage build

Hey man,

Of course I remember you, and once again I thank you for those bolts. I'm glad to see you started a build thread. Keep the pics coming.

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Old 12-19-2010, 11:03 PM   #10
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Welcome Rude Dude, looking forward to seeing more of the truck. Thanks for sharing the pic.
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:25 PM   #11
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Yes Kabwe as soon as i get camera back from the Wife it will be better quality



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Old 12-21-2010, 12:52 AM   #12
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Nice work, and its even the "right" year !!!!! lol..... just curious how many here have been influenced by Kabwe ??? I'll admit it....
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Old 12-21-2010, 01:12 AM   #13
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Nice work, and its even the "right" year !!!!! lol..... just curious how many here have been influenced by Kabwe ??? I'll admit it....
It would take less space to find out who hasn't been influenced by him.
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:59 PM   #14
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:58 PM   #15
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What steering column are you using?
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:12 PM   #16
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Early Eighties Chevy Van

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Old 12-21-2010, 08:29 PM   #17
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Nice build and yes keep the photos coming,I would check your flash powder when you take more photos because their a little blurry.........
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:39 PM   #18
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Rear Plates on rear end are off Jeep, about $25. They are sold at any off road supply house width of leaf springs were perfect size and thick too about a 1/4 inch. U bolts are take off used at Truck Acessories Shop $10 for set.


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So far I installed MK II TCI crossmember, Drop spindles, Tubular A Arms (Egay find) looked Like Heidts?, 80's GM Van Tilt (FREE) , Black Powdered Coated Exhaust Headman for 57 car fit good, why $50 thats why. Replaced all the usual rust area's. 89 Chevy Seat, Factory Radio and it works, Option on dash clock I am not sure if I will install already painted dash. New winshield my daughter works for Gorilla Glass company in Arizona got to buy at their cost. Smoking deal on that so we wont talk about it just to let you know auto glass companies have a big mark up. Rear Fuel Tank 67 Mustang modified to use original 56 fuel sender, Rear suspension= Dearched Spring, Flipped, C-Notched and Boxed rear Frame, 12 Bolt Chevelle 396 Rear End (free) from an old wreck when I was young and Crazy. New 1967 Camaro Radiator welded strips 3/8 on core support ( I dont like original sticking in the air thats just me)
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:42 PM   #19
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Dude read further down it was my cell phone...LOL

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Old 08-11-2011, 08:09 PM   #20
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Re: 56 Chev Garage build

Did some more work on truck changed design on lower a arms made double shear rear of arms and cross tube is 1 3/8 steel tube drilled for 5/8's, mounted $20 electric swap meet fan came with shroud and sucks in air like the dickens, Had to changed headers to my spare ones I put dropped spindles and cut a coil so it went down 4 inches,
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:16 PM   #21
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Grinded the welds down on rear c notch, setting up sway bar dont know what it is off but fits perfect thank goodness for u pull junk yards, installed new rear e brake cables $30 bucks egay find for two.
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Thought I would share what my family is up too, my uncle's 29 Model A truck, my younger Brothers new toy 66 C10 he picked up from alabama $5K, and my older brother new toy a 51 Chev sedan delivery $2K.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:21 PM   #23
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Dont mind the steering wheel it is not bolted on, better pics of van tilt
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Is that the steering wheel you are going to use, its pretty cool.
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Looking good.
The wheel is sweet.
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