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1958 VIKING BUILD #1305857 Wed Apr 03 2019 11:24 PM
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Sven Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Hello all,

Wanted to share progress with my build.

1958 truck I bought out of Nebraska.

I swapped the axles for a Dana 60 up front and a Dana 70 in the rear.

The rear, I have a parallel 4-link suspension system with airbags.

Up front I am in the process of designing a radius arm suspension system with some coil over shocks, but before I do that I need to mount the engine in place.

I am putting in a 1997 Cummins 5.9L engine, with an NV4500 5-spd transmission. That should be enough to pull the truck around!

**(Hopefully you all can see my attached images)**

So my question for all you guys out there is, who has a matching 1958 chevy suburban they want to sell/ know of? I want to get a suburban to match the truck... It would be killer.

Any help to locate a truck would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: 1958 VIKING BUILD [Re: Sven] #1305933 Thu Apr 04 2019 02:19 PM
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69Cuda Offline
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can hardly wait to see the progress on this, looks like it is going to be a sweet ride when done! You probably already know this but, if you find a 59 Suburban and just change the fender and hood emblems to 58. The rest of the body should be identical....


Mike

1955 Chevy 6400 ex-flatbed (no bed now!)
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1958 Chevy 6400 flatbed W/dump
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1959 Chevy Suburban Owned for almost 20 years, Daily Driver -- sold May 2016
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Re: 1958 VIKING BUILD [Re: Sven] #1305979 Thu Apr 04 2019 10:18 PM
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Sven Offline OP
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I can hardly wait for the progress too! Its a slow build, taking my time and enjoying the ride...

Yes, I'm honestly interested in any 50's or 60's suburban. I need to find time to go hunt for one out midwest somewhere.

Re: 1958 VIKING BUILD [Re: Sven] #1305984 Fri Apr 05 2019 12:00 AM
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2-Ton Offline
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Watch for them in mid Missouri and let me know if you find one.
I'll check it out and can get it and hold it for you.
But you'll have to pick it up sometime this summer.
Virginia is as far as I'm going east this year.

Don


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Re: 1958 VIKING BUILD [Re: Sven] #1306034 Fri Apr 05 2019 09:33 AM
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Bill Marlow Online
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Cool build. Keep up the impressive work!


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Re: 1958 VIKING BUILD [Re: Sven] #1306052 Fri Apr 05 2019 01:22 PM
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sstock Offline
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Yes, I subscribing to this, very cool indeed. I love big truck builds.
Sven, make sure you leave enough adjustment in the parallel rear bars for pinion angle to be correct at ride height. It is hard to tell from the picture and dont know if you have finished welding and bolting up the mock up.
Steve


1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 cu inch, sm420, 3.55 rear, omaha orange, still 6 volt, RPO green glass, side carrier spare
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Re: 1958 VIKING BUILD [Re: Sven] #1306089 Fri Apr 05 2019 05:41 PM
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Possum Offline
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Following! cool


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Re: 1958 VIKING BUILD [Re: Sven] #1306341 Sun Apr 07 2019 11:49 PM
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Sven Offline OP
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Thanks 2-ton for the info! I got some good family friends out is Missouri, and I myself have worked there for a couple internships, so I know the St. Louis Area well. I have spent some time online looking for some out in missouri.

sstock, I welded all of my link/bag brackets on with the pinion set at 6 degrees. I have plenty of room on the rod ends to fully adjust the pinion angle to match the tranny. That's the nice part about using links.


I am hoping to mount the engine within the next 2-3 weeks, then I can build the front suspension.

Re: 1958 VIKING BUILD [Re: Sven] #1306384 Mon Apr 08 2019 01:22 PM
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VEW Offline
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Impressive!!!
Nice work!


Victor

41 3/4 Ton Pick Up (in process)
55 Grumman Kurbside (Doughboy) 235/3 on tree w/ OD
57 3100
58 C4400 Viking (Thor)
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Re: 1958 VIKING BUILD [Re: Sven] #1306422 Mon Apr 08 2019 06:24 PM
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Sven Offline OP
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So, has anyone made custom mirrors for their trucks? Or has anyone bought replacement mirrors?

I want to get some new ones. I could probably easily re-make mine but I want to see what else is out there. Where is the best place to get new ones?

Any input would be great!

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