55/58 Chevy Truck Project.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:48 pm
Hi Bam,

Your post couldn't have come at a better time for me. I am working on a custom 55 chevy truck right now. Its slow going since I have never done one before and two other people started and worked on this project before I got it. Plus I work a lot and only get about 10-12 hours a month in on this truck.

Did you have to make the mounting bracket for your brake booster assembly? Just finished one up myself because I needed that pedal over another 2" to line up in original location.

I hope to finish plumbing the brake lines tomorrow afternoon, pour some fluid in and start checking for leaks. LOL

Great work you are doing, very impressive and I like your vision for the finished project. Have you purchased the air suspension system yet? I am curious as to how you plan to set that up.

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'68 Coronet R/T wrote:Hi Bam,

Your post couldn't have come at a better time for me. I am working on a custom 55 chevy truck right now. Its slow going since I have never done one before and two other people started and worked on this project before I got it. Plus I work a lot and only get about 10-12 hours a month in on this truck.

Did you have to make the mounting bracket for your brake booster assembly? Just finished one up myself because I needed that pedal over another 2" to line up in original location.

I hope to finish plumbing the brake lines tomorrow afternoon, pour some fluid in and start checking for leaks. LOL

Great work you are doing, very impressive and I like your vision for the finished project. Have you purchased the air suspension system yet? I am curious as to how you plan to set that up.

Jim


Hey Jim its very nice to meet you.

I checked out your build thread on the truck, its actually what made me post my truck build. I noticed a lot of newer rides here and when I saw your truck I thought it was cool so I posted mine.

The brake assembly on my truck is an aftermarket unit designed to fit in the stock location. I'm running a hydroboost unit from a Chevy Astro Van and I had to modify the push rod to make it more adjustable.

Suspension. No I'm not running air bags I have adjustable coilovers front and rear. I have nothing against air bags I actually thought about running them, but I decided I wanted a static drop that made people think the truck was bagged. Well until they realize I can't drop it anymore.lol The ride height will be low.

With your experience I don't see how I can help you much but if you find something I can help you with please feel free to ask.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:22 pm
Awesome work! Can't wait to see the finished truck -Mike

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:20 pm
pleiku10 wrote:Awesome work! Can't wait to see the finished truck -Mike

Thanks man.

I really wish I had more time to work on it but it will get done. I can't wait to drive this thing. But having a wife, kids, and two classic cars to work on eats of time.
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BAM55 wrote:I really wish I had more time to work on but it will get done. I can't wait to drive this thing. But having a wife, kids, and two classic cars to work on eats of time.


Not to mention eating up lots of money. I work on other peoples projects so I can pay for mine. :wink:
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'68 Coronet R/T wrote:
BAM55 wrote:I really wish I had more time to work on but it will get done. I can't wait to drive this thing. But having a wife, kids, and two classic cars to work on eats of time.


Not to mention eating up lots of money. I work on other peoples projects so I can pay for mine. :wink:


Yeah thats true. I really don't work on other people projects as a rule unless I know and trust them. I've been burned in the past so I keep that at a minimum, so that I can stay civil with people.lol When it came time to pay all of a sudden their money got funny. BTW I posted a thread of some other projects I've worked on.

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More smoothing seams.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:27 am
Nice work, I look forward to following your build through to completion

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Man you are very talented! Extremely nice work on the truck. Exactly what I can use for motivation to get in gear. Keep up the great work. :goodjob:
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