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Projects 59 apache fleetside build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dew468, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. tjet
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    1. Early Hemi Tech

  2. dew468
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    finally got to work on my truck some.
     

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  3. dew468
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    thanks, Joe. is that your truck in your avatar? if so it looks very nice.
     
  4. dew468
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    hood is almost ready for epoxy
     

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  5. dew468
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    well, I didn't turn them right, so maybe stand on your head to view, lol. not sure how to fix this
     
  6. I have owned this 56 since 1990 and been playing with it ever since. Have been thinking of some wide whites/steel wheels to change it up...less of hotrod and more period correct if there is such a thing...Joe
     
  7. Looks like your deep into a project....thats a good thing...Joe
     
  8. dew468
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    yes I am Joe. never thought I would do another one from the ground up, but my friends at the body shop changed my mind.
     
  9. I'm doing a 62 C-10 that I thought I would not do a frame off but one thing led to another....I posted some build pictures in an album since I haven't started a build thread...Joe
     
  10. dew468
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    hood is getting fitted and ready to do very light amount of body work. this is probably the cleanest one I've seen. was very lucky to get it.
     

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  11. I love those long shifters.
     
  12. 1959apache
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    looking good! glad to see you are making progress again
     
  13. dew468
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    yea, it's good to be back at it. I'm working on the bed sides now. no sides or patches made for this fleetside. it's a 2 year bed only, and that really sucks.

    apacheben, it's a lokar and they have a longer one than that.
     
  14. mt94ss
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    Yep, had the same issue with mine. I had to replace the lower 2" or so all along the inside perimeter and build a new rear sill (which is available new but I fixed mine) and the front header panel needed about 5" of the bottom replaced.

    I hope you don't have to do the outsides of the bed but I think I saw patch panels for them somewhere.

    A ton of welding but they sure look cool when they are finished. Anyone can buy a narrow kit... :D

    Good luck!

    Mike
     
  15. dew468
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    Mike, I bought the rear sill and front panel for mine. the bedsides are solid but needed a lot of metal work. still doing work on them.
     
  16. dew468
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    well I;m back at working on the truck again. hope to get a lot done now.
     

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    Lookin good brother, keep pluggin away.


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  18. dew468
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    got different wheels/tires for my truck. just waiting for his to show up so I can get mine put on. IMG_2194.JPG IMG_2196.JPG IMG_2198.JPG
     
  19. dew468
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    gotta clean them from all the wet sanding on the 55.
     
  20. dew468
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    GetAttachment[1].jpg GetAttachment[1].jpg well I cut a hole in my fleetside today. gonna put a fuel door there. I hope, lol.
     

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  21. What tank will you be using?
     
  22. dew468
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    I have an aluminum tank between the rear frame rails GetAttachment[1] (8).jpg
     
  23. dew468
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    sorry, pic is side ways
     
  24. dew468
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    GetAttachment[1] (4).jpg GetAttachment[1] (3).jpg almost done with fuel filler neck GetAttachment[1] (3).jpg
     
  25. rockabilly-medic
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    subscribed.... yours is coming along great.. making great progress and I too love the orange.

    my 58 Apache,, it's getting there
     

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  26. dew468
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    GetAttachment[1] (2).jpg GetAttachment[1] (3).jpg GetAttachment[1] (2).jpg fuel filler done and ready for paint
     
  27. dew468
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    GetAttachment[1] (5).jpg I got the pattern made to mark my bed slat so I don't mess up the wood I will use. GetAttachment[1] (4).jpg GetAttachment[1] (5).jpg
     
  28. mt94ss
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    That's how I was going to do mine. Now I can copy your tech. What hinge mechanism are you going to use? Seems like a natural place to put one on the side. I was going to use the magnetic cabinet-type latch so you push it in to open and push it in to close. Pretty simple.

    p.s. Love the wheels!
     
  29. dew468
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    I'm using a door off of a 07 Silverado, modified for the hinge part to mount the piece I cut out.
     

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