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The question, initially posted May 23, 2005, was:
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Re: New Project Truck
TUTS 59 #1425056 Fri Sep 24 2021 11:32 AM
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Crusty Old Sarge
Evan, that is spot on the approach I was thinking. I have a new vacuum booster that I didn't use with my 59' so that will be donated. Both the driver side and passenger front tires have about an inch of negative camber, there are about 3/4 inch of shims on the upper control arms now. The front end will take some figuring out, a good friend of mine does the set ups on the local round track cars, he should be able to help. I will get the truck up on the lift this weekend and get a better look at the overall chassis.


Craig

Come, Bleed or Blister something has got to give!!!
59' Apache 31, 327 V8 (0.030 over), Muncie M20 4 Speed, GM 10 Bolt Rear... long term project (30 years and counting)
Re: New Project Truck
TUTS 59 #1425172 Sun Sep 26 2021 01:46 AM
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What's annoying or depressing about that one is that it is kind of pretending to be finished. Looking all cool and custom as it does (at a glance) I'm sure that it brought a substantial price.

On the bright side , nice job putting on the happy face in the 1st image. Very entertaining!


Age 68 is not too late to start hot rodding , right?
Re: New Project Truck
TUTS 59 #1425181 Sun Sep 26 2021 02:36 AM
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With the distance the fan is from the radiator, three miles and the engine will boil over!
And that is not Tuts with the smiley face.

Don


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Re: New Project Truck
TUTS 59 #1425194 Sun Sep 26 2021 02:13 PM
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Crusty Old Sarge
I put a of 50 Miles on it bringing it home and it never got a have 160. The smiling face is my BIL David. He is just happy that he has me to work on it.


Craig

Come, Bleed or Blister something has got to give!!!
59' Apache 31, 327 V8 (0.030 over), Muncie M20 4 Speed, GM 10 Bolt Rear... long term project (30 years and counting)
Re: New Project Truck
TUTS 59 #1425202 Sun Sep 26 2021 02:54 PM
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You can probably find some adjustable front control arms easily. I had camber issues on a 39 chevy coupe with a nova front end that the adjustable arms "fixed".

I found a mostly complete chevy truck in a wrecking yard and pulled the proportioning valve ect off it, then bought new parts from the FLAPS to complete the project.. it all worked great.

If you have flat door glass, then the "Hot Rod Glass" company might be able to help you out at a decent price.

Good luck... and make him to the work as you supervise!!


Another quality post.


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Re: New Project Truck
TUTS 59 #1425217 Sun Sep 26 2021 04:57 PM
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Rusty, I thought about adjustable control arms, good call. He thinks he needs a "Beer Assistant" not sure how much real work would get done.


Craig

Come, Bleed or Blister something has got to give!!!
59' Apache 31, 327 V8 (0.030 over), Muncie M20 4 Speed, GM 10 Bolt Rear... long term project (30 years and counting)
Re: New Project Truck
Waveski #1425283 Mon Sep 27 2021 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Waveski
What's annoying or depressing about that one is that it is kind of pretending to be finished.
Lipstick on a Pig! I bet you can’t wait to dig into that project!


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Re: New Project Truck
TUTS 59 #1425292 Mon Sep 27 2021 04:15 PM
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Crusty Old Sarge
He's already talking about fuel injection, it doesn't even have brakes yet! I reined him in a little for now, he needs to figure out what front clip is actually under the truck so we can find parts. He is fine with just making it safe at the moment, brakes, steering and suspension are the priorities. I'm sure it will get completely out of hand before long.

Building my 59' has taught me many lessons, most the hard way. I should have never disassembled the truck, should have tackled one project at a time with and end goal in mind. My BIL (David) has never kept a project for very long, he goes from one to another leaving a lot undone. The Big Block F@&d is just the latest, it was just painted and doesn't have the drivetrain completed and he is already wanting to sell it. Time will tell.


Craig

Come, Bleed or Blister something has got to give!!!
59' Apache 31, 327 V8 (0.030 over), Muncie M20 4 Speed, GM 10 Bolt Rear... long term project (30 years and counting)
Re: New Project Truck
TUTS 59 #1425322 Mon Sep 27 2021 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by TUTS 59
He's already talking about fuel injection, it doesn't even have brakes yet! I reined him in a little for now, he needs to figure out what front clip is actually under the truck so we can find parts. He is fine with just making it safe at the moment, brakes, steering and suspension are the priorities. I'm sure it will get completely out of hand before long.

Building my 59' has taught me many lessons, most the hard way. I should have never disassembled the truck, should have tackled one project at a time with and end goal in mind. My BIL (David) has never kept a project for very long, he goes from one to another leaving a lot undone. The Big Block F@&d is just the latest, it was just painted and doesn't have the drivetrain completed and he is already wanting to sell it. Time will tell.

We have to keep people like him around to sell partially completed projects to the restof us cheap.


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Re: New Project Truck
TUTS 59 #1425327 Tue Sep 28 2021 12:11 AM
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[quote=TUTS 59] He is fine with just making it safe at the moment, brakes, steering and suspension are the priorities.

That was exactly my intention !!!

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