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Old 05-02-2012, 11:36 PM   #1
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My Blue 1957 build

well this will be my first post for restarting an old build. My father and I began building this 57 back when i was in high school. Needless to say it was started and never finished. It has been in my parents backyard for about 16 years sitting. I told my parents they can keep the motor and trans that are in it for there 58 build hopefully. The motor is/was new at the time. I want a little more power under the pedal then a stock 350.

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Old 05-02-2012, 11:39 PM   #2
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i have done alittle to it already. Finished pulling front clip off to get the motor ready to come out. Just need to pull it out now. I have a TCI front IFS on order as well as a new Currie ford 9". i plan on putting in a chevy Gen IV 5.3 with a cam kit and some head work with the 6 speed automatic transmission.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:40 PM   #3
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Welcome.
What are the rest of your plans for the truck.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:43 PM   #4
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paint is going to stay the same. It will get a/c and power steering for sure. The fuel tank is going out back. I already have an IDIDIT column for it. Everything else we will see as it goes.......
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:22 AM   #5
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Lets get to it!!!

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Old 05-03-2012, 12:30 AM   #6
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haha.... so do i. means its getting done. lol
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:08 AM   #7
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cool project, welcome
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:22 AM   #8
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Very cool project. Welcome
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:54 AM   #9
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Looking good man. Looking good.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:12 PM   #10
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Looking good man. Looking good.
thanks, but it is no comparison to yours. Wish i had the sheet metal skills you have. Definately going to need some metal work replaced.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:26 PM   #11
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Very nice project, I like your thinking of keeping the blue paint you have on it now! Keep the updates coming!!!
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:28 PM   #12
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good looking project
glad your getting back to saving that old iron.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:29 PM   #13
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keep at it!!
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:57 PM   #14
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Well i got the engine and trans out. Started pulling lines off the frame. Ended up going with the Ls1 instaed of the genIV 5.3. More bang for the buck in the long run. Should be able to pick it up on thursday. Having a cam, push rods and dual valve springs thrown in it. Still waiting for the TCI front end and my Currie rear end.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:51 AM   #15
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i got my IFS kit on. Came out nice. Not as bad as i thought it was going to be. I will get some pics up shortly. Went to the Pismo classic car show this past weekend. Feeling motivated and might try a couple things i didnt plan to do.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:56 PM   #16
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so here are the pics.....
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:58 PM   #17
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:09 AM   #18
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The install looks very nice.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:05 AM   #19
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The install looks very nice.
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Thanks. Wasn't as bad as i thought it was going to be once i got the right parts. Apparently ford boxing plates dont work on a chevy. Still have some work to get done. Should get motor and trans in it within a couple weeks then i will finish cleaning up the front frame rails. I planeed to finish boxing them in and going to fill all the holes. Figure i should put my new welder to some good use.
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:42 PM   #20
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Looks very nice, great work!
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:12 PM   #21
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Lookin' good. But check for clearence on your rack under your frame if you are planning to put air ride in.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:29 PM   #22
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Lookin' good. But check for clearence on your rack under your frame if you are planning to put air ride in.
Not planning on air ride. Figure I would do something different and run coils.
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:56 PM   #23
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i am looking for a passenger front fender if anybody has one hiding out back or in the rafters.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:21 PM   #24
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got my motor and trans in. As soon as i am able to load the pics i will have them up.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:45 PM   #25
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okay load them we are waiting.lol

BTW everything is looking really nice. Nice work man and keep the pics coming.
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