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Old 04-06-2012, 08:00 PM   #1
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1959 Fleetside REBORN

Well I finally get to rip into her! I bought a truck about 4 years ago to help me get stuff from home depot for our house expansion. It is a 1959 fleetside 3200. It was a good truck til a couple of months ago when the cam snapped (I think). It is a 350/350 change over. I have been collecting parts for several years....
1959 impala dash with 1956 belair steering wheel
LY6 from a 2007 Silverado 2500HD
6L90e from the same
Mustang II front end
2010 camaro rearend
several body mod to clean up
power latches on tail gate
1958 Impala bumpers
Prowheel X5's 18x8 and 20x8.5
Two tone paint
--Blazin copper w/ golden almond (champagne)
--root beer brown w/ golden almond or tan
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:08 PM   #2
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Re: 1959 Fleetside REBORN

Day ONE!
More to come dinner. STARVING!!!
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:07 PM   #3
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Still Day ONE!
Ride Height......
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:13 PM   #4
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End of Day ONE!
Dad The comedian.......
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:48 PM   #5
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Re: 1959 Fleetside REBORN

Cool build.
Keep the pics coming.
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:21 PM   #6
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Re: 1959 Fleetside REBORN

Day 2
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:25 PM   #7
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Check your fluid bucket before useing!!!!!
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:11 PM   #8
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Re: 1959 Fleetside REBORN

I'm a aircraft strutures mechanic, so I rivet and install mechanical fasteners 8-10 hrs. aday.OK, so I removed some sheet metal, removed an engine and trans., And a steering wheel and assembly over 2 days. So why am I so SORE???
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:39 PM   #9
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To bad about the spill.
You're sore because it's hard work.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:49 AM   #10
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Re: 1959 Fleetside REBORN

Two tone paint --Blazin copper w/ golden almond (champagne) --root beer brown w/ golden almond or tan

Nice truck can't wait to the the paint colors
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:40 PM   #11
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Re: 1959 Fleetside REBORN

Nice 4eyed wide bed.
Looks like some nice original steel
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:33 PM   #12
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Re: 1959 Fleetside REBORN

Looks like your off to a good start. Good luck.

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Old 04-08-2012, 06:10 PM   #13
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Re: 1959 Fleetside REBORN

Thanks guys!!!
Well not alot done today. If I had worked on it I would have been skinned alive. Here are some pics I took while the boy where in the garage. I was thinking of keeping the vent grill. Key word WAS.......
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:21 PM   #14
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Re: 1959 Fleetside REBORN

I think that's the best reason to close it up, although it looks really cool also.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:58 PM   #15
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Well NO going back, we removed more stuff tody. Man thous rivets are tough. When do I get to adding........
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A little progress every day and you'll be surprised at what you get done.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:07 PM   #17
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number one reason to shave the cowl vent on these trucks (and yours isn't bad)

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Old 04-10-2012, 11:23 PM   #18
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I love the 4 eyed ... especially the fleetsides. I'm in!! Keep the photos coming.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:26 PM   #19
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Re: 1959 Fleetside REBORN

The last couple of days were used to remove rivets, clean the frame, and mocked up IFS.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:09 PM   #20
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Re: 1959 Fleetside REBORN

Wow! You've done a lot of work in a very short time. Please keep the updates coming!
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:19 PM   #21
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ChuckDriver,
I had a head start, I have been reading and watch here for sometime. And THANKS to all that share there stories and builds.
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:51 PM   #22
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Re: 1959 Fleetside REBORN

Today seams like a waste, but we decited after adjusting the suspension geometry several times that I need dropped spindles. So now I get to.... dismantel IFS
weld new cross bar not suspension cross member
remove old bulky one
trim frame rails for boxing
In the 3rd picture you can see a thick line and a dot. Thick line = 1" drop,
dot = 2" drop. Sorry about pic 3....
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:29 PM   #23
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Thick line = 1", dot = 2"...Take 2!
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:01 AM   #24
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Re: 1959 Fleetside REBORN

I would wait untill you have spring and engine in before buying some dropped spindles, I did the same thing and cut a coil, and after it the spindle intall and it came down way more than I anticapted. Just some friendly advice, really nice build.



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Today seams like a waste, but we decited after adjusting the suspension geometry several times that I need dropped spindles. So now I get to.... dismantel IFS
weld new cross bar not suspension cross member
remove old bulky one
trim frame rails for boxing
In the 3rd picture you can see a thick line and a dot. Thick line = 1" drop,
dot = 2" drop. Sorry about pic 3....
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Re: 1959 Fleetside REBORN

Looking good home boy.
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