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Old 12-04-2004, 02:06 AM   #1
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Nominate 47-55 1st series Jan. TOTM

Here we go guys and gals.
Please give a history/bio and details of the truck!

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Old 12-06-2004, 03:54 PM   #2
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No bites yet!!!!

So many nice trucks here.
OK I nominate Heatwave.



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Old 12-07-2004, 10:51 PM   #3
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Talking Bold thang....

Yes its kind of a bold thing but can I nominate mine?
ps.... over 86k miles on mine since I built it almost 20 years ago, and yes it gets driven!!! with living in colorado its been to spokane,st paul,oklahoma city, etc..... planning trip to louisville ky this summer also!!

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Old 12-07-2004, 11:56 PM   #4
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Yes its kind of a bold thing but can I nominate mine?
ps.... over 86k miles on mine since I built it almost 20 years ago, and yes it gets driven!!! with living in colorado its been to spokane,st paul,oklahoma city, etc..... planning trip to louisville ky this summer also!!

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I was going to nominate Marty's as well
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Old 12-17-2004, 04:57 PM   #6
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Thanks for the Nomination! Wasn't expecting one.

The truck is a 1955 1st Series chevrolet (of course).
Native Texas truck from El Paso.

Original restoration/rod was completed in 1989. It consisted of a new 12 volt system, Stock SBC 350, TH-400,Heiht's MustangII front end, blocked and lowered rear, gm 7.5" 10 bolt Posi rearend,new wood bed, all new chome bumpers and exterior mouldings.
We repainted in 1999 and started the update this past year with my 15 yr. old son. He's very proud of the truck and thinks he's gonna get to drive it when he gets his permit!

The update consists, so far, of an engine rebuild/replace...long story!

-350 SBC .040 over, Steel forged crank, TRW rods, flat top forged pistons, Edelbrock RPM power package (aluminum 202 RPM heads, Hyd. roller cam, AirGap intake, 600CFM carb. (think it needs a bigger carb!), block hugger shorty headers, and all the pretty stuff my son likes!

-Interior was done with RodDoors cab package, really easy to "do it yourself" My son and I did the whole job ourselves except sew the seat. It was done with Beige Ultraleather and Ostrich highlights. The shifter is a Lokar 23" nostalgia with an LED billet boot, now redone in Ostrich leather.

What the future will bring.....(maybe Santa ...)

-I have all the parts on order to replace the steering column with an Ididit chrome column, billet steering wheel, new Power Steering rack, new rotors,
flaming river steering u-joints, Borgeson polished stainless steel DD shaft.
I'll do a photo report on the installation after the holidays.

-next will be a new 4 Bar suspension...the motor is trying to twist the rearend around with the old leaf springs.

And a bunch of other things that I would love to do....Air ride suspension, Blower motor, new wheels....the list goes on and on! This thing has been in the build stag since 1989 and there is no end in sight!

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Here is an updated interior picture. Completed Steering wheel and some of the parts to be installed Dec. 26th.
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Old 12-29-2004, 07:46 PM   #8
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id like to nominate horvath's 54 truck
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Old 12-29-2004, 11:30 PM   #9
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my vote is for heatwaves truck
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Old 01-01-2005, 12:25 PM   #10
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Thanks for the nomination Budweis!

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Old 01-01-2005, 12:33 PM   #11
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my vote is for heatwaves truck
I will post another poll for voting.
Come on guys and gals, we need more entrys/nominations.

Trucks can be found on the "show us you stuff" thread/sticky on the message board.
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Old 01-01-2005, 12:36 PM   #12
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I will also nominate wingnut's '54

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'54 3100, 235, dual Offy intake with Fenton headers, T5 trans, and 12 3:56 rear end. It's still got the straight axle, but with mone leaf suspension. Rides a little rough, but what the heck, it's a truck.
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Old 01-05-2005, 03:39 PM   #13
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Ok, I guess this is all the nominations we are going to get.

Go here for voting.

http://207.44.196.117/vboard/showthr...10#post1076410

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