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Projects Build Thread ~ '58 Chevy Stepside

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Black_Sheep, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
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    I did manage to put a little over 300 miles on my truck before being forced to park it for the winter. Here's a shot from an unveiling of sorts at a late fall gathering of friends. So now it sits, waiting for spring rains to wash the roads. About 2 months from now, driving will begin in earnest...

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  2. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    I missed this first time around...Condolences on the loss of your Bro. I really liked the flamed look but you have also done an admirable very thorough update to this and continue to live the dream with his spirit no doubt always close by. Thanks for sharing the journey.
     
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  3. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
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    You're gonna leave that "column shift" in that work-of-art!?! "Don't-make-me-take-my-belt-off-to-you"! J/K:mad:
    I woulda done it different but hey....it looks great and ....it-ain't-my-truck"!!
    No kidd'in....I really like it! Great job.
     
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  4. WOW!,...this is by far the nicest Task Force p.u. I've ever seen;..I'd be afraid to drive it.
    Love the paint choice, the white cab roof sets it off nicely with the interior.
    ...I'm sure it drives every bit as nice as it looks....unreal job you've done.
     
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  5. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
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    Stogy I have no doubt that Chris was there every step of the way. He was a graphic artist and the colors and flames were his vision. I really wrestled with putting some purple flames back on but in the end, I just couldn’t do it. I’m a less is more kind of guy.

    If there’s a floor shifter in the way, mama can’t slide on over...

    I built it to be a nice driver, surely there are many nicer TF’s running around but I appreciate the compliment. You are correct about how it drives, with the Nova front sub and the spring / shock combo it rides pretty smooth.
     
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  6. Been following your build on another board. Great thread, awesome truck!!
     
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  7. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
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    I was hard pressed to find the best adjective for the truck and your work they are so nice. Finally found the closest one that fits. MAGNIFICENT. What a beauty and "saving" your brothers truck just adds to the story. Truly beautiful.
     
  8. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
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    3363480A-892E-44CE-9949-0A2A76CA7449.jpeg 8DD6B851-FC31-418C-8009-187B4220937F.jpeg 132871A5-50D6-45CB-8559-E1426B142160.jpeg 49E32EB7-620E-4D81-BAEE-EA5D92621496.jpeg 79CD8763-8ACF-4506-9FD0-285686C44795.jpeg When your build is “done” but you’re bored...
     
  9. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
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    Nicely done..beautiful truck.
     
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  10. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
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    This truck is beautiful! Someday mine will look 1/4 as nice as that! LOL
     
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  11. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
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    Last piece of the puzzle, new headliner without the unsightly 2” wide retaining rubber... image.jpg
     
  12. papa's 39 koop
    Joined: Apr 20, 2011
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    That is truly a beautiful truck..I wouldn't change a thing on it.I am sure your brother would be proud how it turned out. Did you by chance leave his note on the inside? What did you use for the taillights?
     
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  13. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
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    I did leave the note, it’s covered by sound deadener but it will always be there.

    For tail lights I cut down the flange on ‘60-‘61 Chevy passenger car lenses to fit the stock ‘58 truck housings. The guts of the housings were also reworked to position the bulb farther into the lens so the light is more visible from the side.
     
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  14. Black_Sheep
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  15. Buck28
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    Phenomenal truck!
     
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  16. loudbang
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    Well deserved for this beauty Congrats.
     
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  17. Joe_dirt1
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    very nice job, super clean build
     
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  18. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
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    It's been a full season of fun with no problems, although a couple of upgrades are planned for this winter...

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  19. alfin32
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    Daaaamn!!!!!
     
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  20. Dick Stevens
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    How do you make this any better than it already is? :cool:
     
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  21. buschandbusch
    Joined: Jan 11, 2006
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    This is an awesome build thread, Black Sheep. I am sorry about your brother. It hit me hard, because my brother and I are just starting to work on my basket case Apache. Your story will make me appreciate every hour that we spend working on it that much more. Thank you for sharing your story, and the tons of photos. Both have provided us a lot of inspiration!
     
  22. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
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    Well into the second season of driving the ‘58 whenever and wherever possible. This photo popped up on social media after enjoying the Saturday night cruise in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. I’ve always wondered how it looks rollin’, now I know...

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  23. olscrounger
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    Beautiful truck!!
     
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  24. This is one of my favorite trucks on here...everything about it is stunning


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  25. earlymopar
    Joined: Feb 26, 2007
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  26. Dick Stevens
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    I know it is a cliche, but the only thing I would like to do is change the title of that truck into my name! :cool:
     
  27. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
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  28. Nicholas Coe
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    No joke! That's a good idea. Hahahahaha.... Outstanding truck sir. Beautiful.

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  29. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
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    What a Great tribute to your Brother. You are Both Artists, Thanks for sharing with us!
     
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  30. Great pic and I agree about it being one of my favorite pickups here on the HAMB! Looks great going down the road!
     
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