The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by LEE 01, Nov 2, 2009.
This is how I got it early summer
I pulled the fog lights off, those stupid mirrors, and the bumper. Then pulled the bed off, cleaned up the frame and painted with the rear suspension. The springs were put under the axle along with a c-notch. The under side of the bed was cleaned and painted while it was off.
I then pulled the front clip off. Cleaned and painted inside and underneath.
Pulled the motor and trans and front suspension.
dropped in a freshly painted 302/c4, 2.5 dropped axle from sid. Reversed the main eyes and had de arched 1 inch. Front fame and suspension painted. Fresh paint on the wheels with a set of $100 cokers all 4 corners.
Got the front clip back on. Got to ditch the chrome covers. I hate them.
Here's how she sits. I prolly take a few springs out of the front next summer to bring it down a little in the front.
That's all for now. The whole underside is painted black. The interior is is done satin black with a few red accents (no pics yet). Next summer the outside will be painted.
sits good now! you go to low and your gonna hate it because you'll be fixing or replacing the oil pan! ask me how i know. 57's are cool.
P.S: were did you put the old engine?
some reversed eye mono leafs in front will do you just right.
Sold the motor. I can drive stick but not as a daily due to medical condition. So I sold it for the auto. I may do front monos next year but they are $4-500. I'll see how it drives and handles.
Man, you did a nice job. I see its a Calif black plater.
Yeah, I had it shipped to Illinois from Sacramento. No rust and very clean. Hard to find that in Illinois.
Looks good, man. Stay with it.
Looks great man! I have still yet to drive mine with the motor I picked up off of ya. Think I'm going to run a T5 manual in it instead of the 3.
How does it ride/drive with the drop axle, and suspension set up like that?
The outside looks like it's painted plenty good to me!
Looks great! how does it drive with the front down. I'm going to clip my 59 with a 76 nova frontend. Nice job!!
Haven't really took it out yet. I still need to replace the points, mount the radiator, and make a few carb adjustments. Hopefully I'll get it out this weekend and then I'll update. The front end could come down a little more. There is bigger rake than the pic shows.
I think it sits just right but that my own opinion. Fantastic job. Same with the paint. I say leave it.
I wish I could afford those wide whites. Very cool!
I'm actually on the hunt for something just like your pickup right now.
So I got it out today. The stance has grown on me. I like the little rake that it has. As for the ride, I'm not complaining. I'm used to driving lifted trucks with stiff suspension and this is really no worse. It rides fine. No bump steer. The only tough spot is when you hit a big bump. Other than that, the little stuff doesn't affect it as much as you would think.
Nice truck. Did you have to cut out the middle crossmember?
Nice post! You show just what is possible using good taste and elbow grease. Thanks
I didn't cut out the crossmember. The driveshaft is about an inch away when it bottoms out. Could use a trim maybe but whatever.
Very nice.The 57 is the best style.good job
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