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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by CRAZYHORSE55, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
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    You all are lucky to have trucks with that style... Don't lose it.
     
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  2. squirrel
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    It's a rare thing, style that nice, in a truck! I know what you mean
     
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  3. Tobywan
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    Thats a Cameo the Fleetside didn't come till 58
     
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  4. Bad55Chick
    Joined: Jan 19, 2011
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    Thank all of you!! I love that purple!! And soon I'll be buying the parts and spending the weekends in the shop
     
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  5. AlkyWagon
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    pretty lady, lucky guy
     
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  6. Woogeroo
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    ok, play time's over, back to work.

    :D

    -W
     
  7. Bad55Chick
    Joined: Jan 19, 2011
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    Took the bed and front clip back off the truck to get started in flaring the break lines!
     

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  8. Hotroder95
    Joined: Jan 26, 2016
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    My shop is packed right now so I'm trying to get everything cleaned up so we can continue work on this truck haha, but she's excited to get going on it!
     
  9. Bad55Chick
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    Working on putting some primer on my fenders to get them started
     

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  10. treb11
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    Hon you'll get more exposure if you post this in the classified section
     
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  11. saltflats
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    What did that poor truck do to deserve that?
     
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  12. Bad55Chick
    Joined: Jan 19, 2011
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    It was like that when my boyfriend bought it. We wanted to try and save it but we don't have the time since I have my truck I'm working on and he just got a New project
     
  13. Bad55Chick
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    My baby bought another project for him
     

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  14. Hotroder95
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    Emily hasn't been posting update......
     
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  15. Bad55Chick
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    Santa brought me a gas tank!!!:)
     

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  16. saltflats
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    You look all Jazzed up about it.
    That's good...no rust.
     
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  17. Bad55Chick
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    I can't wait to get started on it again
     
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  18. Bad55Chick
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    I'm not sure what style I wanna do yet..... cruiser with white walls or the street truck look..... whats yalls opinion???
     
  19. RMONTY
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    Get the mechanicals completed where it's driveable then decide what style you want cuz that's mostly cosmetic stuff. Have you done much to it lately?
     
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  20. Very cool truck! Sometimes it's hard to stay motivated but it looks like you definitely have what it takes Emily!
    White walls always look cool, especially with killer paint.
     
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  21. And by the way, how did you change your name on here? I know someone else mentioned it as well.
     
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  22. Late to the Party
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    The Boss changed it for her.
     
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  23. Bad55Chick
    Joined: Jan 19, 2011
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    Hey guys! And gals! I know I haven't been posting a lot lately but I've been busy! Well! Updates! I have worked on my fenders getting them prettied up to where when my motor is done I can fix what I need to and be just a step further in the right direction!! I got my crank back a week ago and next I'm saving up to have my motor bored (40 over) and working on getting the rebuild kit! Now the question is... How big of a cam can I go without a stahl? (Or is it stall? ) I want a 282 becuase I love the sound they give the 350 but I've been told I can only go 270.. And which brand would be best for the beautiful loping sound I'm looking for? And front clip.. I have a 70s style nova front clip and I've been told I need to swap it out or z the frame (which will put me behind) and I want to airbag it so I can sit it low at shows but raise it uP to drive it! Thank you all for hanging with me and helping me!
     

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  24. saltflats
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    I would call at least half a dozen cam grinders and ask there recommendations.
    After you talk to them you should be able to tell witch company you want to go with.
    The cam will be the hart of the engine so do choose wisely.
    You have the best opportunity now to build the best engine for your needs and wants.
    And you need to know what other things you want to go with it like intake,carb,heads,exhaust and ignition system.
     
  25. Nice! Good luck with the proj!:cool:
     
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  26. IMHO, as far as the cam goes, as saltflats said, there's a lot that goes into the camshaft choice and the other components the advice to talk to lots of cam makers to figure out what's right for you is a great suggestion. Lumpy idles sound great but they also require higher compression, for instance. And I'd guess you don't want a motor that's not very drivable on the street, so take your time making your choice. Good thing is, if the cam is too much or too little for what you're looking for, worst case scenario you could take the weekend and swap it out for a different one.

    Keep us posted, I love this stuff.
     
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  27. gsnort
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    I like an old truck wearing its work clothes. My '57, the General, is not a Chebby but a Jimmy and I receive more compliments concerning it than I do my beautifully painted street rods. It has a lump-ported stove bolt six with a Holly 370 4-barrel. Goes like a bat out of hell.
     

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  28. Bad55Chick
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    I'll post the link to the sound I want!
     
  29. Bad55Chick
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    This one is what I originally wanted but

    Here's where I'm looking too


     
  30. RamJet1
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    They all sound sweet to me.
    Like others have said, make sure the heads, intake, cam, carb, ignition, headers, and torque converter all compliment each other. A sweet lumpy cam and a tight, factory-style torque converter won't play nice with each other. You'll have to go less lumpy or have a higher stall on the converter for it to work, but it will still be fun.

    Good to see progress, keep it up!
     
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