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Hot Rods 56 Chevy 3100 - Ma New "Shop Truck" / Daily Driver

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  1. 340HilbornDuster
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    For a looooooooong time I've been looking for a 56 Ford Truck...(Very specific!)
    Then I "fell for" the 56 GMC trucks...which led to 56 Chevy Trucks...(cleaner!)
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    Finally:
    The other day I Finally found My "Dream" Truck!.....In Hawaii!
    Plan on using it as daily Driver / Hauler...
    My Buddy gave me a tow hitch for a 58 so I can Tow my Hot Rods.
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    Condition:
    Got some rust here and there L&R Windshield panels, Lower doors...(nothing major)
    Roof line, Front & Rear fenders & Hood , Bed is CLEAN!
    383sb - 4 speed-700R - Dana - AC - Heidts IFS (needs new bushings and hoses and stuff)
    And it wears really nice Americans - Stance Good!

    Life's too short to drive POS Cars everyday!.............my 10¢.....
     
  2. Mr48chev
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    That is one nice looking truck. I wanted one of those real bad in the mid 70's and even sold my 48 to go buy one only to have it sold out from under me and ended up buying a 57 Panel that I ended up trading back for the 48.
     
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  3. LM14
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    from Iowa

    Had a '56 big window with a '57 front clip as my first truck many years ago. Gave $200 for it and drove it home. 283/3 speed, formerly owned by the local speed shop. Fun little truck with EVERY piece of rust that ever appeared on a 55-59 truck cab! It was rough but drove it a couple years, would love to have another one. Yours is a lot nicer.

    Great looking truck and I have a soft spot for those wheels.
    SPark

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  4. Black_Sheep
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    Very sharp looking TF, congrats on finding your dream truck.
     
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  5. loudbang
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    OK now finish your other project so you can have something to tow around. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. 340HilbornDuster
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    Thanks guys...Bad Car Dealer Blues..just couldn't stand that POS Nitro...
    Sold the 'Cuda & Charger! GOOD!
    Truck:
    Not sure if I found it...or it found me?....Mahalo!
    Those wheels was on the truck way back....Black paint, fender well headers...(.looking for a tri five set)

    Yes Sir...back to work!

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  7. 340HilbornDuster
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    That's like Swenglish + Beer...
    And I'm s stoked to finally find one!!!!!
    Makes perfect sense?

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  9. catdad49
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    I built a model of that truck! Great find, Carp.
     
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  10. Congratulations on the find, nice looking truck and intended use, just like how I'm going to use my 57.
     
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  11. 41rodderz
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    Let me ask a ? to you Chevy guys. I am in the market for one as well, is there weak spots/areas that rust out on the frames? I know rockers, can corners and door hinge pockets but what else . Body mounts?. Didn't mean to still thread just want to get opinions.
     
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  12. MO_JUNK
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    Congratulations
     
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  13. lumpy 63
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    Iv'e probably owned 10 of these over the years , never any frame issues , but then again I live in Ca . To the OP , Looks like a great find!
     
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  14. Ahotrod.nz
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    That's a great looking truck.......oh and I've sent you a message
     
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  15. 340HilbornDuster
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    All the bushings are shot...
    Tires are 2004!...looks good but...
    Anyone knows what these calipers are off...Mustang II, Chevy?
    Rear drums are Mopar stuff! 20190607_170351.jpeg 20190607_170419.jpeg 20190607_172341.jpeg 20190607_172346.jpeg

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  16. Yes there is a crossmember right behind the cab. and sometimes dirt will collect on the frame where it attaches and cause rust out. of course cab corners headlight area and lower front fender are rust prone.
     
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  17. 340HilbornDuster
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    Dana 60 getting rebuilt...getting new bearings seals & 4:10's
    Some New brake lines - hoses, rear cylinders, shoes, pads, all bushings.
    No slicks! 20190608_160109.jpeg 20190608_192618.jpeg 20190608_164335.jpeg

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  19. What size are those slots ???

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  20. Check above the windshield too, probably the worst place to repair on a 55-59, this is mine without rust.

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  21. catdad49
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    Hey 340, here's your truck in 1/25th! Except the 3-Deuce 409. IMG_1897.JPG IMG_1898.JPG IMG_1899.JPG
     
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  22. 340HilbornDuster
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    Slots-Probably 15" x 12" ish...
    Roof rust...I don't see the spot welds on my fold...but the roof / driprails look good inside and out...we'll see?
    Nice Model....rust free?
    I built a lot of models when I was "smaller"...still younger...

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  23. catdad49
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    Thanks. Have you seen the other Morris Minor build on here? Do you know anything about the Lil Varmint that races with Southeast Gassers? Good stuff, check them out if you have a chance.
     
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  24. 340HilbornDuster
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    New HEIDTS polyurethane bushings 4 the front end done.
    Green bearings & pinion rebuild kit in today for the Dana 60.
    New "antique Euro" headlights & 56 Chevy rear lights...those flat tri blue center headlights & billet thingies in the backyard is not my cup of tea!
    Can't wait to cruise / DTCO the Hot Rod Hauler ..
    Paul's (Brian's (Bob's) old yellow/purple) 58...
    Shortened long bed.. itsa Nice! 20190608_162119.jpeg 2060300066626759956.jpeg

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    The Blue Gasser? ...looking for a set of those headers...sb chevy.

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  26. 340HilbornDuster
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    Tri point head & billet rear lights...Gone!..
    Couldn't find any studs on the island for the Dana60 bearing caps...tomorrow! 20190623_101109.jpeg 20190620_190706.jpeg

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    E-bay....ordered Ricmond 4:10 thin gears for the Dana...got Richmond Excel thick gears...[seller clueless]..refund...correct gears should arrive Friday!... Soon...
    New Front calipers pads hoses...

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  29. I just bought these out of the classifieds here on the HAMB, I think they're going to work fine.
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  30. 340HilbornDuster
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    Nice...Are they going on your truck?...year?
    Is it raised in the front?
    If not, how's the clearence to the tires?

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