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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1397494 Tue Feb 16 2021 12:34 AM
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Ordered my first tire for this truck today. My all time favorite, BF Goodrich Radial T/A!

I ordered a 205 60 R15, hoping it will drop the front at least an inch, as the current skins are 235 70 R15. They were on the truck when I got it and I hate them, lol.

EDIT: per the web, the new tire will be 3" smaller in total diameter, so it looks like I'll get 1-1.5" drop. Woot!

Last edited by pan3lman; Tue Feb 16 2021 12:54 AM.

1957 Chevy Panel Truck, powered by SBC 350 from 1977 Camaro
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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1398693 Wed Feb 24 2021 11:27 PM
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New tire is on- I also have a new chrome center hub on the way.

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1957 Chevy Panel Truck, powered by SBC 350 from 1977 Camaro
Author, Bring CHANGE Into Your Life (a truly easy investment tool)
https://www.amazon.com/Bring-CHANGE-Into-truly-investment/dp/1077276869
Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1398716 Thu Feb 25 2021 02:00 AM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Looking good!

Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
MNSmith #1398779 Thu Feb 25 2021 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by MNSmith
Looking good!
Thanks! I'm hoping I didn't go *too* small. I wanted the front end to drop down a little closer to the ground, which is why I went with the "60" in 205 60 R15. But, now I have a bigger gap between the body and the tire. It is what it is I guess. The original tire on that side had a slow leak, so it needed to be replaced anyway!


1957 Chevy Panel Truck, powered by SBC 350 from 1977 Camaro
Author, Bring CHANGE Into Your Life (a truly easy investment tool)
https://www.amazon.com/Bring-CHANGE-Into-truly-investment/dp/1077276869
Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1399550 Mon Mar 01 2021 07:09 PM
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The first center cap arrived in the mail today. It's gotta make this look better than its current state!

https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread...umber/28433/filename/20210224_174822.jpg


1957 Chevy Panel Truck, powered by SBC 350 from 1977 Camaro
Author, Bring CHANGE Into Your Life (a truly easy investment tool)
https://www.amazon.com/Bring-CHANGE-Into-truly-investment/dp/1077276869
Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1399784 Wed Mar 03 2021 02:11 AM
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Got my center cap on tonight, looks much better (attached).

I also learned tonight that my truck would have had clear parking light lenses! I have to check a box in the garage, to see if the seller included those (4 years ago, lol).

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1957 Chevy Panel Truck, powered by SBC 350 from 1977 Camaro
Author, Bring CHANGE Into Your Life (a truly easy investment tool)
https://www.amazon.com/Bring-CHANGE-Into-truly-investment/dp/1077276869
Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1400762 Wed Mar 10 2021 12:05 AM
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Ordered a used inner fender today. I don't have either one, and I think it was a good deal (still has the OEM wire clips on the inside), so we'll see how it goes.

I always have a tough time when it comes to buying parts. I have no self control with car parts, so I really have to tell myself OK THAT'S IT FOR NOW!!! smile


1957 Chevy Panel Truck, powered by SBC 350 from 1977 Camaro
Author, Bring CHANGE Into Your Life (a truly easy investment tool)
https://www.amazon.com/Bring-CHANGE-Into-truly-investment/dp/1077276869
Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1400809 Wed Mar 10 2021 03:24 AM
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I only get in trouble once a month for buying car and truck parts... when the credit card bill comes in! I used the Classic Parts web site for my missing inner fender (67 Suburban).


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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
Rusty Rod #1400867 Wed Mar 10 2021 04:40 PM
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I like buying OEM parts, when possible, because:

1. the quality is better
2. the metal used at the time is better
3. the price is usually cheaper (as they usually need to be sanded and repainted)

I will buy repro parts when I have to, but I like using original stuff for a driver, when possible.


1957 Chevy Panel Truck, powered by SBC 350 from 1977 Camaro
Author, Bring CHANGE Into Your Life (a truly easy investment tool)
https://www.amazon.com/Bring-CHANGE-Into-truly-investment/dp/1077276869
Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1401637 Tue Mar 16 2021 08:57 PM
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Passenger side inner fender arrived today! I'll be looking it over tonight.


1957 Chevy Panel Truck, powered by SBC 350 from 1977 Camaro
Author, Bring CHANGE Into Your Life (a truly easy investment tool)
https://www.amazon.com/Bring-CHANGE-Into-truly-investment/dp/1077276869
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