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Re: 1958 VIKING BUILD [Re: Sven] #1306490 Tue Apr 09 2019 05:08 AM
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69Cuda Offline
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I just put some newer rectangle heated ones on that I had (took off a step van I used for my business 25 years ago). So, they are newer than my truck, but not exactly new! I used the mounts that were o my truck, had top replace a few of the bars to get them adjusted roght, my existing bars were rusted together so, no adjustment. I used some 1/2" conduit, cut to length and squished the ends in the press and rounded the corners.


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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Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof
Re: 1958 VIKING BUILD [Re: Sven] #1306712 Thu Apr 11 2019 12:07 PM
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Sven Offline OP
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69Cuda, which truck was this on?

Also, was on your profile and saw the rendering for an extended cab truck. Any progress??? I am dying to do a 4-door 58 with a big flat bed. I would love it. The rendering for the extended cab looks awesome!

Re: 1958 VIKING BUILD [Re: Sven] #1306863 Fri Apr 12 2019 07:41 PM
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my 58 viking 60


Mike

1955 Chevy 6400 ex-flatbed (no bed now!)
In the Stovebolt Gallery


1958 Chevy 6400 flatbed W/dump
In the Stovebolt Gallery

1959 Chevy Suburban Owned for almost 20 years, Daily Driver -- sold May 2016
In the Stovebolt Gallery

Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof
Re: 1958 VIKING BUILD [Re: Sven] #1308231 Tue Apr 23 2019 12:36 PM
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Sven Offline OP
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I am taking my time with this build which is why I don't post as much as I should... Sorry about that ohwell

Anyways, I did make some progress this weekend. I got my engine somewhat mocked up in the truck so I can figure out where everything is going to sit. To do so I had to remove the old transmission mount/cross-member. And I had to take out the original clutch assembly.

I did not cut anything. It is all in decent shape. I ground down all of the rivets and then punched them out with a punch and a hammer. I have already done this in the rear to remove the leaf spring mounts. Knocking out those rivets by hand takes up a lot of energy and it is not fun lol. I should probably invest in an air hammer...

Once I got the transmission mount/cross-member out of the way I was able to slide the engine in place. I got a general rough idea of where it is going to sit. In order to mount the engine, I need to cut a section of the front cross member out of the way so the engine oil pan has some clearance room. Hopefully, I can do that this coming weekend!

I am trying my hardest to mount this engine without cutting up any of the firewall or floorboards. I have seen a couple of Viking builds online and other forums where guys just say, "oh well won't fit," then cut it all up. I do not like cutting up these trucks. I am taking my time. The only issue I see could be clearance between my differential and the oil pan, when the axle or front suspension will be fully compressed. But I guess I will see what that will look like when the engine in perfectly in place.

Engine mounts I purchased from diesel conversion specialists. Very helpful over there and they make some quality parts.
https://www.dieselconversion.com/mount-set-1967-1979-ford-4-wheel-drive-with-6-cylinder-cummins.html
The mounts are for a 1967-1979 Ford 4wd truck. The nice thing about them is that they bolt right up to the engine and then sit right on top of the frame rails with bolt center to center spacing of 31.5" or you can get ones for a bolt center to center spacing of 30.75".

I easily could have made some but chose just to purchase these, as it would save a lot of time.

Thats it, for now, I guess, enjoy!

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Re: 1958 VIKING BUILD [Re: Sven] #1308506 Thu Apr 25 2019 06:45 AM
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69Cuda Offline
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looking good!


Mike

1955 Chevy 6400 ex-flatbed (no bed now!)
In the Stovebolt Gallery


1958 Chevy 6400 flatbed W/dump
In the Stovebolt Gallery

1959 Chevy Suburban Owned for almost 20 years, Daily Driver -- sold May 2016
In the Stovebolt Gallery

Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof
Re: 1958 VIKING BUILD [Re: Sven] #1308633 Fri Apr 26 2019 06:15 AM
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Frozone Offline
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That looks good, clean engine as well!


'52 Cadillac Coupe de Ville (to be restored)
'56 GMC 450 (work in progress)
'79 GMC C15 (fully restored)
Re: 1958 VIKING BUILD [Re: Sven] #1308654 Fri Apr 26 2019 02:18 PM
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Sven Offline OP
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I should have painted it after getting it mocked up and mounted. I cringe every time I touch it with dirty hands... Should be easy enough to touch up.

Re: 1958 VIKING BUILD [Re: Sven] #1309806 Mon May 06 2019 02:00 PM
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Sven Offline OP
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I trimmed up the original engine mount and made it deeper for clearance of the oil pan. I have plenty of room now.

Sadly I had to cut up the firewall. I knew I was going to have, but never really knew how much I would need to. I definitely cut more than expected. The good news is that I now have plenty of room for the engine and trans and still have room in the cab for the gas and brake pedals. I really want to make use of the original brake pedal and clutch.

I need to clean up the firewall and make sheet metal to infill what I cut out. This should be a fun process, I am definitely going to take my time with it because I want it all to look perfect and I want as much room as possible. I think I am going to plug up all of the factory holes as well and drill new holes as needed.

Before I do the sheet metal work, I am going to fab up a tranny mount and then I am going to make sure the transfer case (NP205) has plenty of room. THEN I can finally get some progress on the front suspension.

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Re: 1958 VIKING BUILD [Re: Sven] #1309920 Tue May 07 2019 05:00 AM
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1958Viking Offline
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Hi Sven,
Nice work , looks great and the motor is looking very nice- did you remove the injector pump for paint?

How are you going with clearance for the exhaust dump pipe? I needed to use the motorhome exhaust manifold to get firewall clearance.

Looks like you are going along at a great pace , nice work man and i look forward to more updates here is a pic or two of my firewall and exhaust mods if they can help with set out.

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1958 Viking 4400
Re: 1958 VIKING BUILD [Re: Sven] #1310280 Fri May 10 2019 03:54 PM
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Sven Offline OP
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Yes, I took the pump off for paint.
Thank you!

I am not sure what to do yet for a downpipe. No clue about the manifold yet either lol.

I am just trying to find a good place to mount the engine. I need to move it a little further but I am limited due to the placement of my shock tower mounts and my ideas of where the intercooler/radiator will be.

Sven

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