55/58 Chevy Truck Project.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:52 pm
Undercoated the bottom of the cab with a bedliner kit. I will also be spraying it on the interior floor.
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I welded up all the interior seams and grind them smooth to give it that smooth and finished look that was lacking from the factory. I got it in primer and now it needs to be blocked sanded. I'm happy with the look so far. It was a lot of work but I've been told many times that the devil is in the details.
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I mocked up the hydroboost unit and plumbed the brake lines.
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I know its over kill but I base coat cleared the gas tank just because. No other reason.
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Here is the tank installed between the frame rails.
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Corvette filter/regulator installed
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Modified the tank a little for the in-tank fuel pump and lines.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:53 pm
I knew I had to raise my bed floor 2 inches due to my c-notches. I was looking in metal yard for some scrape tubing and I could not find anything I liked, I decided to make my own 2 inch spacers. I try to keep things simple it makes life easier, but of course I will have to move the angle strips on the bed up 2 inches so that bed sits in the same spot as factory.
I will use the bolt to hold the washers in place and then weld it together.
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Here is one of the spacers completed. I will need six of them for the three cross sills.
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I welded the spacers to the frame.
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Just checking cross sill bolt alignment.
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Finished and repainted.
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Before I mount the bed I have to move the angle strips up two inches and bed should fit like factory but the floor will be two inches higher.

Anyway, here is a test panel I sprayed to see if I like the color I chose. Yeah its kind of flashy and I'm usually conservative when it comes to color but with all the mods I think the truck called for a flashy color.
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Here is the panel with wheels I bought for the truck just to try to get an idea. The truck will have no emblems and the only chrome will be the bumpers. So I wanted to see the color against the polished aluminum wheels.
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Shifter
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Seats mock up.
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Time to start blocking everything. The firewall is looking pretty good.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:55 pm
Well if people seem interested I will continue to update. With a wife, kids, and another ride to work on, I'm really not rushing the truck. But I will get her done.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:36 pm
WOW! Holy ****! :shocked: :shocked: :worthy: :clap: :clap: :goodjob: :rockon: :shocked: :shocked:

Im Blown away wow Nice work very nice work and yes I would love to talk shop with ya!!!

And Yes I would love to see more
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:01 pm
Doright wrote:WOW! Holy ****! :shocked: :shocked: :worthy: :clap: :clap: :goodjob: :rockon: :shocked: :shocked:

Im Blown away wow Nice work very nice work and yes I would love to talk shop with ya!!!

And Yes I would love to see more

No problem buddy I'm here to help and learn. Any questions or insights are welcome. Thanks so much for taking a look and finding my work worthy of comment.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:17 pm
Great project, and excellent craftsmanship there -- very nice!

Thanks for sharing this with us, we love to see project photos like that.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:29 pm
chris wrote:Great project, and excellent craftsmanship there -- very nice!

Thanks for sharing this with us, we love to see project photos like that.



Thank you for looking. I love this stuff and I love to share whatever knowledge I have and pics.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:10 am
Nice job on the truck, I really like the sliced hood look.



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:16 am
Hi Bam
Wear you learn how to work metal like that? you didn't learn that in no school.
And you did all that Frame work yourself too? I like this guy! he my new Hero :goodjob: :clap:

There is a lot of work in those pics a lot of hi quality hi detailed work I am very impressed sir I wish you lived close by there are about a million questions I have for you. Im just learning how to beat sheet metal.
Chevman also does amazing sheet metal work if you get a chance check out the 57 Nomad he did truly amazing sheet metal work & skills very talented man.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:38 am
chevman wrote:Nice job on the truck, I really like the sliced hood look.


Thanks man I really appreciate you taking and look and leaving a comment.




Doright wrote:Hi Bam
Wear you learn how to work metal like that? you didn't learn that in no school.
And you did all that Frame work yourself too? I like this guy! he my new Hero :goodjob: :clap:

There is a lot of work in those pics a lot of hi quality hi detailed work I am very impressed sir I wish you lived close by there are about a million questions I have for you. Im just learning how to beat sheet metal.
Chevman also does amazing sheet metal work if you get a chance check out the 57 Nomad he did truly amazing sheet metal work & skills very talented man.


I am self taught. I've never took one class for this stuff. I've learned everything I know through trial and error and of from being too poor to pay people.lol

Yes I do all frame work from z'ing frames, clip installations, or whatever is needed. I wish I had help but I don't I'm all on my own. I started out stick welding back in the day. I use to install camaro clip, volare clips and things like that on my brothers trucks, cars and low riders. I was about 13 years old when my brothers had me doing that stuff. As time when on I moved to metal fab and sheetmetal work once I got a mig welder, I've been tig welding for about 2 years but I practice everyday even if its for 20 min.

I'm going to start another thread of some projects I've worked on for others in the past couple of years. I don't want to murk this one up and confuse people who may be interested in the truck. I put pics of several different projects on another site and it just confused people.lol
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