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1957 Frankenstein Build
#1308495 Thu Apr 25 2019 03:39 AM
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Wrench Fetcher
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
RaiderGT #1309156 Wed May 01 2019 04:40 AM
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Posts: 20,351
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Boltergeist
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
RaiderGT #1309271 Thu May 02 2019 03:37 PM
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Wrench Fetcher
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
RaiderGT #1309272 Thu May 02 2019 03:48 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 8,654
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
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)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)


"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"! Hug a cop!

Re: 1957 Frankenstein Build
RaiderGT #1309281 Thu May 02 2019 05:42 PM
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Wrench Fetcher
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
RaiderGT #1309288 Thu May 02 2019 08:00 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 8,654
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
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)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)


"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"! Hug a cop!

Re: 1957 Frankenstein Build
RaiderGT #1309292 Thu May 02 2019 09:02 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,005
ace skiver
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 [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE [1954advance-design.com] - 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. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: 1957 Frankenstein Build
RaiderGT #1309301 Thu May 02 2019 09:38 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 8,654
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
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)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)


"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"! Hug a cop!

Re: 1957 Frankenstein Build
RaiderGT #1309305 Thu May 02 2019 09:43 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,005
ace skiver
I also see no problem, Martin


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE [1954advance-design.com] - 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. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: 1957 Frankenstein Build
RaiderGT #1309373 Fri May 03 2019 12:27 PM
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 27
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Wrench Fetcher
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?

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