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The question, initially posted May 23, 2005, was:
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Re: New Project Truck
Fibonachu #1425618 Fri Oct 01 2021 03:33 AM
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 222
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'Bolter
Originally Posted by Fibonachu
We have to keep people like him around to sell partially completed projects to the rest of us cheap.

That's how I got most of my old vehicles! Some people rescue cats & dogs...I rescue old cars and trucks!

-Kevin

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This is what happens when you live with a house-full of women, the wife and daughters name all the cars:
1960 Impala - "Frankie" (Frank Sinatra)
1961 Apache - " 'Mater Jr." (wrecker)
1972 SuperBeetle Convertible - "Juliet"
1976 SuperBeetle Convertible - "Olaf"
1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce - "Romeo"
Re: New Project Truck
TUTS 59 #1426237 Fri Oct 08 2021 11:07 AM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,996
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'Bolter
Before investing in adjustable control arms take it to a GOOD front end shop and have the front cross member bent back to factory specs. Most have sagged during the years to a point shims can't correct. Once the upper A-frame mounts are back in position alignment problems disappear.


Evan
Re: New Project Truck
coilover #1426242 Fri Oct 08 2021 12:10 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,612
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TUTS 59 Offline OP
Crusty Old Sarge
Originally Posted by coilover
Before investing in adjustable control arms take it to a GOOD front end shop and have the front cross member bent back to factory specs. Most have sagged during the years to a point shims can't correct. Once the upper A-frame mounts are back in position alignment problems disappear.

I'm not sure if we have a shop around here that would get that involved. Locally we only maybe one shop that still may have that kind skill, the guy is a little grumpy, think "Jerry" and add a very mean disposition. grin


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 #1426719 Wed Oct 13 2021 02:34 AM
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 46
7
'Bolter
You wish the guy who built the truck kept records of the parts he used. The front clip, the rear end so you know where to start. Brakes, suspension and frame. Hope all works out.

Re: New Project Truck
TUTS 59 #1426841 Thu Oct 14 2021 03:51 PM
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Crusty Old Sarge
Well I got the truck on the lift today and had a good look at the frame and modifications. It's about like I thought some scarry stuff going on under a pearl paint job.

I'm going to start a thread in the projects forum to track the work being done.

Some pics just for a taste.

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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 #1426845 Thu Oct 14 2021 04:19 PM
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Posts: 4,990
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Mixed Up
WOW Craig, some major Cobalogee stuff going on under there.
And as for the welds, we’ll wait for Jerry to comment.

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
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'46 2-Ton grain truck
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Re: New Project Truck
TUTS 59 #1426868 Thu Oct 14 2021 07:21 PM
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back yard wrench turner
Looks like you have some cutting ahead of you.


Wayne

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Re: New Project Truck
TUTS 59 #1426889 Fri Oct 15 2021 12:20 AM
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Posts: 181
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'Bolter
You think those are booger welds?
I’LL show you booger welds!!!

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Age 68 is not too late to start hot rodding , right?
Re: New Project Truck
Waveski #1426911 Fri Oct 15 2021 04:31 AM
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Posts: 5,319
Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Originally Posted by Waveski
You think those are booger welds?
I’LL show you booger welds!!!
I think we all have examples of those. Maybe not hanging on the shop wall for all to see, but.....


Kevin
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
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Re: New Project Truck
TUTS 59 #1426918 Fri Oct 15 2021 11:30 AM
Joined: Nov 2020
Posts: 181
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'Bolter
Right…
Better ground down , cut out , plated over and properly welded.


Age 68 is not too late to start hot rodding , right?
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