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#181 TonyBrown

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 08:41 AM

Check this guy out and see if he can help you. He is in your neck of the woods.

 

I used him for a rear suspension kit for my 58 Chevy. Everything came as advertised and very nice stuff.

Very helpful with any/all questions.

 

http://www.jimmeyerracing.com/


http://www.jimmeyerr...ont_steer.shtml

FTR - I noticed they have tri5 gasser chassis', i can't fecking stand that look.  

 

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#182 GeoDick

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 08:45 AM

Putting this here for reference - I kind of like the look of the 1/2 painted grill.

https://imgur.com/gallery/doszVI9


That’s sweet, even though the owner parks like an asshole
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#183 BFB

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 09:35 AM

FTR - I noticed they have tri5 gasser chassis', i can't fecking stand that look.  

 

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I don't mind the gassers too much...but I personally would not build one.


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#184 EWW

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 12:18 PM

kinda?? that looks really good.

The other alternative is all chrome for the grill

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Painting 1/2 would be a whole lot cheaper

Edited by EWW, 10 July 2019 - 12:19 PM.

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#185 TonyBrown

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 12:20 PM

The other alternative is all chrome for the grill



Painting 1/2 would be a whole lot cheaper

if you're going for OEM look the full chrome is better, if you're gonna 'hot rod' it a little, the half chrome looks a bit sportier imho


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#186 GeoDick

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 12:20 PM

The other alternative is all chrome for the grill

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Painting 1/2 would be a whole lot cheaper


I think the half n half looks great
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#187 EWW

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 06:32 PM

Fully painted looks good too...

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 06:42 PM

Another option

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 07:02 PM

They all look good, but the half and half gives you the best of both worlds... you could also powder coat all the chrome matte black?

Edited by Finn McCool, 10 July 2019 - 07:03 PM.

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 09:32 PM

I think top chrome is the best. Other two with chrome (bottom or all) are almost just as nice. All painted is my least favorite.
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#191 EWW

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 07:11 PM

I’ve decided to keep it 6v for now.

The main downfall of 6v in a 12v world is that it’s (nearly) impossible to get a jump if you need one.

However, this is a car I can hand crank the motor if needed.

Any downsides of hand cranking a dead battery if I need to get the motor running?
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Posted 13 August 2019 - 07:22 PM

Other than snapping your wrist in 3-4 places, you’re golden!!!


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Just be careful of the kickback.
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#193 EWW

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 07:25 PM

I’m aware of that. I’ve been researching the technique
Thanks
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Posted 14 August 2019 - 04:50 AM

I’ve decided to keep it 6v for now.

The main downfall of 6v in a 12v world is that it’s (nearly) impossible to get a jump if you need one.

However, this is a car I can hand crank the motor if needed.

Any downsides of hand cranking a dead battery if I need to get the motor running?

You can jump it, just make sure the lights and radio are turned off. And be fast about it. 


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Posted 14 August 2019 - 09:26 AM

You can jump it, just make sure the lights and radio are turned off. And be fast about it. 

and remember that positive ground!


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#196 EWW

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Posted 24 December 2019 - 06:47 AM

I need better brakes...

So naturally now i’m also contemplating a frame swap, disc brakes, better suspension, and a crate engine

What crate engine would you drop in this?
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Posted 24 December 2019 - 07:30 AM

Seems like you want a new truck
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#198 EWW

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Posted 24 December 2019 - 07:32 AM

Not exactly.

More of a light hot rod / restomod
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#199 Sidney Porter

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Posted 24 December 2019 - 07:38 AM

For a crate a chevy 350 engine seems like the obvious choice.

Since you want a new drive train it might be easier to get a used truck and swap bodies

Edited by Sidney Porter, 24 December 2019 - 07:41 AM.

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#200 KSUwildcatFAN

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Posted 24 December 2019 - 07:42 AM

LS swaps are so common it's almost cliche. But it is a modern engine that is capable of putting out more HP than you'd probably want in that truck and huge aftermarket support.

Hell people even do them in 60's Era Lincolns. They're cheaper than the Ford counterpart and fit better in those engine compartments. If I ever do a swap, I won't be able to do it because the family it belongs to, buy you have a Chevy so LS is the route I'd go if replacing the motor.
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