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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
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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.


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 #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.


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 #1405564 Sun Apr 11 2021 12:52 PM
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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

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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.


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 #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.


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 #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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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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