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Hello from a '57 panel owner!
#1341532 Sat Jan 11 2020 03:44 AM
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I found you guys when searching for a downloadable copy of an assy manual for my truck. Thank you so much for having it on your site!!

I look forward to reading in this section of your site!!


1957 Chevy Panel Truck, powered by SBC 350 from 1977 Camaro
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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1341537 Sat Jan 11 2020 04:25 AM
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Welcome to the garage Panel Man!!
In this garage there are no stupid questions.
So ask away.

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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
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Welcome to the 'bolt. Please introduce yourself in the welcome forum as well.


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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1374396 Sat Aug 22 2020 01:02 PM
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I could swear I posted pics here already, but here are some. This is around when I first got it:

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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1374399 Sat Aug 22 2020 01:06 PM
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Removal of water-filled engine in 2017:

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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1374494 Sun Aug 23 2020 12:34 AM
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Huuuuuuge progress today!!!!

1. The engine has been running, but I didn't have time to throw the timing light on it until today. I had blindly turned the distributor when I got it running at the beginning of the month, bc it sounded a little off, but really needed to check it with a light.

Today I threw the light on it, and thankfully, it was only at 8 deg BTDC (I thought it was much worse). I adjusted the timing to 4 deg BTDC and she sounds great now. I let it run for about 15 minutes, and it didnt get any hotter than 210.

2. Since I put the new valve covers and gaskets on, I'm not seeing anymore oil leakage from the heads.

3. I had a very minor oil drip by the timing cover when I first ran the engine, which really bothered me bc the pan gasket is a brand new blue rubber 1 piece. I tightened the 2 bolts at the front of the pan, and no more leak. Whew!!

4. I test fit my driver's seat and started prepping it for install. It's a power seat, and I need it moved back on the tracks in order to get it set up. After reading about it online, I learned how to hook it to a battery and move it. So far I only have the tilt option working, but I'm just so happy to see it working!

5. My Lokar gas pedal arrived today, so once I get the seat adjusted, I can test fit the pedal and install it.

Great day!!!

Last edited by pan3lman; Sun Aug 23 2020 12:35 AM.

1957 Chevy Panel Truck, powered by SBC 350 from 1977 Camaro
Author, Bring CHANGE Into Your Life (a truly easy investment tool)
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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1374545 Sun Aug 23 2020 12:56 PM
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Here is the test fit of my driver's seat yesterday, and its power connector:

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1957 Chevy Panel Truck, powered by SBC 350 from 1977 Camaro
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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1374586 Sun Aug 23 2020 07:51 PM
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Got the back and forth motion working again. Thank God for the internet and WD-40!!

Also found my windshield wiper linkage that's been MIA in the garage grin

Last edited by pan3lman; Sun Aug 23 2020 07:53 PM.

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 #1375633 Wed Sep 02 2020 08:07 PM
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New gas tank on the way, should be here Friday!


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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1377766 Sun Sep 20 2020 05:13 PM
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3-row aluminum rad from Summit went in today grin

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1957 Chevy Panel Truck, powered by SBC 350 from 1977 Camaro
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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1377767 Sun Sep 20 2020 05:15 PM
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Perfect.


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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1380647 Tue Oct 13 2020 08:26 PM
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I test fitted the new gas tank on Saturday, it's going ok but is going to take me some time to do, as it's my first. I am also waiting for the sending unit and pickup tube to arrive. I'm hoping I can get this thing installed within the next month, before the REALLY crappy weather kicks in. I'd love to see if the tranny's good, and if it will move on its own, before year-end.

Last edited by pan3lman; Tue Oct 13 2020 08:26 PM.

1957 Chevy Panel Truck, powered by SBC 350 from 1977 Camaro
Author, Bring CHANGE Into Your Life (a truly easy investment tool)
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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1380980 Fri Oct 16 2020 11:44 AM
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I needed to add a few items on my recent Summit order for free shipping, so I added on some Cherry bomb mufflers. grin


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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1382127 Sun Oct 25 2020 12:12 PM
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It will require some tweaking, but I got the gas tank installed yesterday:

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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1396956 Fri Feb 12 2021 05:06 PM
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Hope everyone's doing well- my project is sitting out in the crappy weather, waiting for Spring to arrive. Someone please shoot that groundhog.


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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1396959 Fri Feb 12 2021 05:14 PM
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All is cold in Colderado. Except my shop heater that keeps my shop so hot I have to leave the door open.
Do you have any "armor" around your gas tank? Jeep put receiver hitches on the mid/late 90's Grand Cherokee's to protect the gas tanks.


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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
Rusty Rod #1396964 Fri Feb 12 2021 05:55 PM
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No, nothing yet. I have in-fact considered a hitch for that truck, though.


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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!

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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)
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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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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)
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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


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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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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


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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)
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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.


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Author, Bring CHANGE Into Your Life (a truly easy investment tool)
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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1402396 Sun Mar 21 2021 07:35 PM
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Installed a new Lokar dipstick and filler tube today in my PG! The other tube I had did not look to be correct.

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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 #1402581 Tue Mar 23 2021 12:39 AM
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Got my Lokar gas pedal temporarily installed today. I'll get a pic once I have it finalized.

I'm really surprised the OEM gas pedal is missing from this truck, but I guess I shouldn't be.


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 #1403347 Sun Mar 28 2021 12:43 AM
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The gas tank is officially in! I started running the new fuel line, we'll see if it leaks.

I also finished the install of the gas pedal and hooked up the throttle cable.


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Author, Bring CHANGE Into Your Life (a truly easy investment tool)
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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1404700 Sun Apr 04 2021 02:58 AM
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Finally got a steering wheel nut. Only took 4 years 😁

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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 #1405356 Fri Apr 09 2021 03:37 PM
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I put gas in the new fuel tank last night, and started bolting up the Cherry Bombs smile The new 5/16" steel fuel line has been run all of the way up to the engine (that's quite a bit of fuel line on this truck!).

With any hope I'll be firing it up either tonight or tomorrow (Sat).


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 #1405531 Sun Apr 11 2021 01:38 AM
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Ran the truck today, the cherry bombs sound like mechanical music, and I was so proud to see the new custom tank feed the engine on its own!!

Next steps: test brakes and tranny.


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Author, Bring CHANGE Into Your Life (a truly easy investment tool)
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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
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Your progressing very nicely!

When you get to your brakes, I strongly suggest buying rebuild kits for the master and the wheel cylinders and rebuild them, as brake fluid absorbs water and any cylinder that has sat for more than a few of years will no doubt have some rust issues. My cylinders, on my ‘52 which were replaced by a previous owner about 5 years prior, were pitted so bad I couldn’t hone them out.

Keep up the good work and keep us posted!


Phil

1952 Chevrolet 3100
Project Journals
Stovebolt Gallery

‘59 235 w/hydraulic lifters
“Three on the Tree” & 4:11 torque tube
12v w/ Alternator
Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
Phak1 #1405574 Sun Apr 11 2021 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Phak1
Your progressing very nicely!

When you get to your brakes, I strongly suggest buying rebuild kits for the master and the wheel cylinders and rebuild them, as brake fluid absorbs water and any cylinder that has sat for more than a few of years will no doubt have some rust issues. My cylinders, on my ‘52 which were replaced by a previous owner about 5 years prior, were pitted so bad I couldn’t hone them out.

Keep up the good work and keep us posted!
One of the last owners actually ran newer brake lines and replaced at least one wheel cylinder, so I'm *hoping* that won't be something I have to completely revamp as well, but we'll see I guess.


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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1405981 Wed Apr 14 2021 12:49 AM
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I got the throttle linkage hooked up today. I guess it's time to tell the neighbors to make sure their cars aren't on the street by my house, lol.


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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1408375 Mon May 03 2021 12:32 AM
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Got the driver door on today. It needs adjustment and bodywork, but it closes and latches successfully with the new latch. It has never been on the truck in the time that I have owned the truck because the lower hinge pocket needed to be replaced.


I also drove the truck around the block for the first time on 4/21/2021 (sans driver door, lol):

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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1410111 Sun May 16 2021 07:05 PM
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Tach installed and tested. She is idling at 800 rpm. I had it dialed in at 900 by ear, not too shabby for an old dude. smile

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1957 Chevy Panel Truck, powered by SBC 350 from 1977 Camaro
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https://www.amazon.com/Bring-CHANGE-Into-truly-investment/dp/1077276869
Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1411349 Tue May 25 2021 08:00 PM
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Trying to determine my next steps forward. I mean, it starts, it runs, it stops, what else do ya need? grin

I'm guessing that from a logical perspective, I need to start working on the brake lights and headlights next. I'm wondering if Motor Vehicle will let me get away with just having the light on the barn door as the actual brake light?


1957 Chevy Panel Truck, powered by SBC 350 from 1977 Camaro
Author, Bring CHANGE Into Your Life (a truly easy investment tool)
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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1413051 Tue Jun 08 2021 01:45 AM
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Went for a spin in the neighborhood tonight, this time with a new to me speedometer from 68ironhead. I now know that my truck can go 30 grin


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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1434795 Sun Dec 26 2021 08:15 PM
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Did you ever get any photos of your Lokar gas pedal installed? Curious what you used, what worked, what didn’t…..

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