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#1415153 Mon Jun 28 2021 02:56 AM
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Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 108
1958 Chevrolet 3600 NAPCO

Family owned since new, 235, 4 speed, line built NAPCO, Cardinal Red/Bombay Ivory trim. Mods - power master cylinder, 285/75/16 radial tires, alternator, high tone horn, fuel cell located behind rear axle.
Last edited by J Lucas; Sun Mar 13 2022 04:13 PM.
Joined: Aug 2019
Posts: 244
It's hard to give me truck envy: but this does it.
I bet it's a workout to steer those tires!

'59 Chevy Suburban, NAPCO
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 352
Looking at your story in the gallery, it looks like you did a lot of good stuff on this truck. It is a real beauty.

Do you know where to find tech specs for the Napco conversions? I have been curious about it for a long time, but can't find a decent resource for hard info. Things like the new spring rates/sizes, how much the body is lifted compared to the 2WD, that kind of thing.

58 Apache, long bed fleetside, V8 w/SM420
Drivable but the rear axle needs work.
Joined: Aug 2019
Posts: 244
Here's some specs:

Mine has 6" lift blocks on the rear axle.

'59 Chevy Suburban, NAPCO
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 283
That is a Beautiful truck ! Thanks for sharing with us !


50 Chevy 3100
77 International Scout ll
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 108
I will be converting the headlights to a relay controlled setup this summer. I ran dedicated ground wires from the bulbs and still have kick-out from the headlight switch overload. I bought a kit from Daniel Stern Lighting that has HID elements inside GE bulb Pods sourced from Belgium; they look like OEM if you don't put your head next to them.... I am excited to drive it this summer and not have the lights kick off. Now all we have to do is have our administration fix the gas crisis.
I replaced the BFG radials with Cooper Discover radials (made in Ohio!!!) and went up one size to gain some more diameter. 285-75-16...
It doesn't steer to bad with the tires set to 50 psi!
The truck is a line built NAPCO from Willow Run Michigan, Chevrolet started this in mid production year for the 1958 truck.
Not a show goes by that someone asks me what kind of a lift I have on it.......

Last edited by 58NAPCO3600; Sun Mar 13 2022 01:05 AM.

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