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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by joshuatest, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. joshuatest
    Joined: Feb 20, 2011
    Posts: 8


    Guess its about time to register myself on here. I've frequently dropped by to read up on some great threads with tons of useful info in the past, just never registered.

    My names Josh, and I live in Smiths Grove, Ky... Went to dinner with a buddy tonight and met a friend of his family who's frequent on here... Prior owner of the "rotten apple"... Anyway, if things go bad, everyone knows who to blame for bringing me around lol.

    I'm on my motorcycle, and off road related forums fairly often, but last summer started a truck build, that yesterday turned into TWO truck builds, and I'm hoping to gain some great knowledge and idea's here on H.A.M.B.

    Last summer I brought home a 1959 Chevy Apache 3200 Stepside, that was complete with a 283 and a 4-speed manual... It had sat for 10+ years, but was actually very complete and really hasn't been to much work so far... It doesn't have any brakes, or gas lines, but with very little effort the old 283 sprung back to life and fired up for us. After lots of debating over short bed or long bed, I was really leaving at shortening it, and thats when all the work seemed to double.

    I found a parts truck last week... 1957 Chevy Apache 3100 Stepside. No motor or trans, but had a wonderful condition short bed on it. I bought it so cheap, I feel like I still owe the guy money lol. After getting the piles of trash out of the thing, and getting it home, I realized that every bit of the chrome was laying on the seat covered up by a truck cover, and the dash was in GREAT shape.... The truck is fairly solid... He said he bought it that way, but its had a front end swap done to it, and to be honest, I'm not sure what it is, and he wasn't either... I'll post some pics of the front end to see if anyone recognizes the control arms or frame set up. Anyway... After seeing all the goodies and gathering up what was there, I didn't have the heart to rob any parts from it... And since i debated short bed or long bed... And because this one has a good title...

    Why not build both lol...

    Well thats my story, and how i came about registering here...


  2. Rodshop57
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 94

    from Berry Ky

    Welcome from Northern Ky.
  3. wingedexpress
    Joined: Dec 24, 2006
    Posts: 894


    Welcome from Murray ,KY.
  4. 26 roadster
    Joined: Apr 21, 2008
    Posts: 2,015

    26 roadster

    Hey from Tennessee, still have the owners manual for my 59!
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  5. pdc
    Joined: Nov 25, 2008
    Posts: 346


    Hello from Coxs Creek KY.
  6. 32-3 WINDOW
    Joined: Nov 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,696

    32-3 WINDOW
    from utah

    welcome from utah
  7. joshuatest
    Joined: Feb 20, 2011
    Posts: 8


    Nice! A year or so back I found a Sinclair oil and lube manual that covered a wide variety of Chevy car's and trucks that would have included both my 57 and 59...

    Ever leave a flea market and wonder why the hell you didn't buy something? I'm still wondering why i don't own that manual...

    but a 59 owners manual has got to be rare.
  8. Welcome to the h.a.m.b. From maryland
  9. Total Performance
    Joined: Jan 4, 2011
    Posts: 1,496

    Total Performance
    from Nor Cal

  10. Welcome from CT.
  11. REBEL43
    Joined: Feb 17, 2007
    Posts: 679

    from TENNESSEE

    Welcome to the HAMB from TN
  12. Abu Dhabi
    Joined: Feb 8, 2011
    Posts: 81

    Abu Dhabi

    welcome from lexington, ky.
  13. stretch 1320
    Joined: Oct 1, 2006
    Posts: 1,861

    stretch 1320

    Welcome from west Ga.
  14. Welcome from Texas

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