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the 58 NEW VIDEO LINK BEFORE & AFTER 2/12

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 58 apache, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. 58 apache

    58 apache 1/2 ton status

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  2. 58 apache

    58 apache 1/2 ton status

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    58

    Nice, very nice!

    I have a 56 chevy that has 72 Blazer running gear that I drove all trough college. I'm now trying to upgrade/modernize some things and wanted to ask you a few questions if you don't mind. I want to put power steering in it but I'm not sure what kind of steering box to use. I once saw a truck that used the box off a 78 chevy that was mounted to the side of the frame like it was on the 78, but I didn't like how the tire hit the box when the wheels were turned far right. I've seen a van steering box that sat on top of the frame rail that might work. What do you think? What did you use?
    I think I have the brakes worked out. I bought a power booster kit from Classic Performance Products out of California that bolts up right where the original master cylinder was under the cab and allows me to use the original brake pedal. Once bolted into place I just need to run the vacuum lines to the V8 and plumb new hard lines.
    What springs did you use to lift your 58? Did you change the spring mounts or use the originals? All I did was re-arch my original springs when I first converted it to 4x4, but now they are sagging and I'm looking for a better ride.
    Any help or advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
    Gaspass
    P.S. I just read over what I wrote and realized maybe it should have been a PM instead. Oh well. I'm too tired to mess with it now so forgive me all-yaal.
     
  4. sandawgk5

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    It says the video is not available.:o

    Ira
     
  5. 58 apache

    58 apache 1/2 ton status

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    says the video is working now. i dont know what the deal is. gaspass, i will pm you some pics of what i got, and used. basically i used a k5 front clip and a truck frame. 17 in longer than a k5. used k5 steering. ill pm you and feel free to ask anything... eric
     
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    sweet!!! sounds a little rowdy!! are ya gonna put a bed on it? or flatbed? or what?
     
  7. 58 apache

    58 apache 1/2 ton status

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    i have the bed. im putting a steel sheet in it for a floor and doing body repair

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  8. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    that thing is killer dude!!! great work...
     
  9. 58 apache

    58 apache 1/2 ton status

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    i cant take all the credit. my buddy on carolinak5.com ridgerunner helped alot!! or i helped him alot its still undecided .... heres some pics from today. dont wanna kill my fenders so i'm beeing careful for now. lol. i'll see how long that lasts!!!!

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    THANKS FOR THE COMMENTS GUYS... IM PROUD OF HER
     
  10. 1978Blazerk5

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    hey what size tires are on there by the way sweet truck man
     
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    37x13.5x16 Mt Baja Claw
     
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    Looks and sounds damn good man. One question though. Is this a street/ trail truck? Sounds like a you have an alful loose converter, what stall is it?
     
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    3000 stall. it was cool with the small tires but a little much with the tires regear etc. gonna go a little smaller 18-2200 i think. this is just a toy. i aint skeered to use it for whatever but will see more street time im sure
     
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    Well it is a fine ride brother! Beautiful body style, unique, and cool looking. I give it an A+
     
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    freaking amazing, i love its sound/looks
     
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    X ELEVENTY Billion!
     
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    Damn! I think I'm in love with your truck.... :bow: I hope it's a girl:blush: :haha:
     
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    Looking good! You need to post up some more of the specs on the build for the rest of us. Glad to see the old iron on the road.
     
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    Awesome truck! I have always dreamed of building a 72' Chevy pickup for a nice clean DD! Congrats.....it looks awesome:)
     

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