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1957 Frankenstein Build #1308495
Thu Apr 25 2019 03:39 AM
Thu Apr 25 2019 03:39 AM
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RaiderGT  Offline OP
New Guy
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 10
Southern MD
Well I figured this would be the best place to gather my thoughts since I am not really sure where I actually fit in here. Some of this may be a rehash of my welcome post but I figured I would lay it out again.



I bought what I thought was told was a 1957 4400. After some research and getting it home it appears what I have is a 4400 Cab and frame, with a later model 1/2 C10 front axle/hubs, that has been bobbed and had a F250/F350 ford 10 1/4" rear axle, with a 230 out of a 1967 C10 This is as it was the day I picked it up.

[img]https://i.imgur.com/dhCIxVs.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i.imgur.com/aNF4xMF.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i.imgur.com/obn7OKs.jpg[/img]

The first thing I did was give it a bath and remove the rotting flat bed. I gave it a basic tune up as well. The rear brakes were in poor shape so they were disassembled, rotors turned, axles seals replaced, ect. I pulled the seat out of the cab along with the vinyl floor and washed out the interior.

[img]https://i.imgur.com/YYJ6Ll9.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i.imgur.com/JRFr8Ob.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i.imgur.com/jAXt5p6.jpg[/img]

Re: 1957 Frankenstein Build [Re: RaiderGT] #1309156
Wed May 01 2019 04:40 AM
Wed May 01 2019 04:40 AM
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Hotrod Lincoln  Offline
Boltergeist
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 18,572
Dellrose, TN
Hmmmm- - - - -interesting! One thing in its favor is that a small block V8 will drop in onto those engine mounts and bellhousing without much if any massaging. If you're not into belly button (Everybody's got one!) V8's, a 292 big six will fit with a slight reposition job on the passenger's side front motor mount. The 230 might be a little on the lightweight side, power-wise, for the rest of the truck you've got there!
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: 1957 Frankenstein Build [Re: RaiderGT] #1309271
Thu May 02 2019 03:37 PM
Thu May 02 2019 03:37 PM
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RaiderGT  Offline OP
New Guy
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 10
Southern MD
All new lines plumbed, mounted correctly, ect. Master cylinder was dry but no rust so filled her up and bled it. I have brakes now!

[img]https://i.imgur.com/NaXfqME.jpg[/img]

Took her out for a spin and it was obvious that the carb needed some help. Basic tune up was done as well. Started fixing some wiring. Pulled the valve cover off and everything in the valvetrain looked really good. Carb was disgusting. Using a few guides i think i managed to get the right kit on order. New choke cable on the way along with some odds and ends as well.

Also seriously does this board not support embedded images? I have use IMGUR {IMG} tags for years on forums without issue.

Re: 1957 Frankenstein Build [Re: RaiderGT] #1309272
Thu May 02 2019 03:48 PM
Thu May 02 2019 03:48 PM
Justhorsenround  Offline
Grease Monkey
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 7,275
El Reno, Okla
RaiderGT, the official Stovebolt photo posting instructions are in the left margin of every page. Simple easy to follow procedure.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: 1957 Frankenstein Build [Re: RaiderGT] #1309281
Thu May 02 2019 05:42 PM
Thu May 02 2019 05:42 PM
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RaiderGT  Offline OP
New Guy
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 10
Southern MD
Ok yeah I looked at that, so the answer is No, the board does not support embedded images. Seems kind of crazy.

Re: 1957 Frankenstein Build [Re: RaiderGT] #1309288
Thu May 02 2019 08:00 PM
Thu May 02 2019 08:00 PM
Justhorsenround  Offline
Grease Monkey
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 7,275
El Reno, Okla
I’m a bit dense with computer stuff. What exactly do you mean by embedded images? Photos are all over our site. What’s different?


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: 1957 Frankenstein Build [Re: RaiderGT] #1309292
Thu May 02 2019 09:02 PM
Thu May 02 2019 09:02 PM
tclederman  Online
Boltergeist
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 27,925
Jarvisburg, NC
An embedded image usually refers to the display of the image in-line in the text.
We cannot do that.

We can, however, display images below the text in most fora.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 50 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: 1957 Frankenstein Build [Re: RaiderGT] #1309301
Thu May 02 2019 09:38 PM
Thu May 02 2019 09:38 PM
Justhorsenround  Offline
Grease Monkey
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 7,275
El Reno, Okla
Thanks Tim. I fail to see there being a problem. But that’s just me.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: 1957 Frankenstein Build [Re: RaiderGT] #1309305
Thu May 02 2019 09:43 PM
Thu May 02 2019 09:43 PM
tclederman  Online
Boltergeist
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 27,925
Jarvisburg, NC
I also see no problem, Martin


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 50 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: 1957 Frankenstein Build [Re: RaiderGT] #1309373
Fri May 03 2019 12:27 PM
Fri May 03 2019 12:27 PM
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RaiderGT  Offline OP
New Guy
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 10
Southern MD
Not a problem, just confused me at first. I will change how I link them from now on.

Im having a bit of trouble with wheels at the moment. The units on the truck are obviously aftermarket, built the only thing I know about them is that they are 16x8 made in USA manufactured in 2009. Obviously the fronts are 6x5.5 and the rears are 8x6.5. I found a set of american racing outlaws that are manufactured in both patterns but I am reading here that the 6x5.5 will have too small of a hub circle since I am fairly confident I have early 1/2 ton c10 front end on the truck (any way I can know for absolute certainty?) My point being a previous owner, as recently as 2009, was able to find a set of matching wheels that fit. What do you guys recommend?

Re: 1957 Frankenstein Build [Re: RaiderGT] #1309378
Fri May 03 2019 01:06 PM
Fri May 03 2019 01:06 PM
Justhorsenround  Offline
Grease Monkey
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 7,275
El Reno, Okla
Raider, I think (and I could be wrong) you will find most folks don’t come to the Project Journals to answer questions. This forum is for “Blog” type posting of what you did and how you did it. Your questions will get better response when posted in the appropriate garage forum. BTW, I’ve been through the frankenbuild a few times myself. It can be a real challenge. Good luck.🛠


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: 1957 Frankenstein Build [Re: RaiderGT] #1310920
Thu May 16 2019 04:53 PM
Thu May 16 2019 04:53 PM
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RaiderGT  Offline OP
New Guy
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 10
Southern MD
So not a huge update as I have been on the road for nearly 2 weeks. But I got my carb rebuilt last night. Rockauto dropped the ball though and didn't send me the correct intake/exhaust manifold gasket so I don't think I will be taking those off before I get it running again. I am having a hard time picking a direction to go in with my build at the moment. For right now I just think I am going to get it reliable for the summer and then plan a full body off for the winter.

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Re: 1957 Frankenstein Build [Re: RaiderGT] #1311636
Thu May 23 2019 02:05 PM
Thu May 23 2019 02:05 PM
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RaiderGT  Offline OP
New Guy
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 10
Southern MD
Well I found what was a complete mess in the cooling system. So I flushed it out a few times, eventually just running the truck with a hose hooked up to it and the block drain pulled. Tried to clean it out as best I could. Then i installed a new water pump, thermostat, and shot blasted and painted the pulley,fan, and water neck. I have a rule that even if its temporary, if I pull something off it gets cleaned and painted before getting bolted back on. Makes me feel better anyway. I also installed a mini tac. Have no fear, I drilled no holes and spliced no wires to mount it up. I wanted to get a sense of where the truck was at for tuning purposes.

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Re: 1957 Frankenstein Build [Re: RaiderGT] #1311745
Fri May 24 2019 03:22 AM
Fri May 24 2019 03:22 AM
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Fox  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,410
Breton, Alberta
Raider, I love your rule. It sure is fun bolting on clean stuff! I try my best to follow your lead but can’t seem to do that consistently!



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Re: 1957 Frankenstein Build [Re: RaiderGT] #1312356
Wed May 29 2019 08:32 PM
Wed May 29 2019 08:32 PM
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RaiderGT  Offline OP
New Guy
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 10
Southern MD
Turns out new water pump was a poor casting and the dimensions are wrong so the pulley grinds against the pump body when running. So all that has to come apart again. Started messing with the doors to see how bad the damage was. Realized the old weatherstrip is doing nothing but holding water in so that got 86ed. Found some bondo over rust in the rocker steps. Ground everything down and shot over it all with some rust reformer. This isnt permanent. This is just to stop the bleeding until it all comes apart for a proper redo.

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