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Hot Rods Official 1959 Chevy Apache Build Thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 1959apache, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. bad440
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    yeah they do,this is a truck a friend of mine has me working on....
     
  2. 1959apache
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    Thanks ShastaStyle, I want to go work on it right now, but am at my big boy job, so I can't :D:D:D
     
  3. 1959apache
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    cool truck
     
  4. 1959apache
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    the seats in!!!!

    It looks like the door panel script will work fine where it is!!

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  5. 1959apache
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    oh yeah I just sat in it, it is so comfortable and fits in the truck perfectly, I have like 4 inches more of leg room easy and gained about 4 inches more head room. This is definitely the ticket for you tall guys with these trucks.

    I also fired it up after its 8 month slumber and man this thing is going to be killer when I head down to the car show maybe this next weekend.

    I will put in the headliner and the visors tomorrow and will bolt down the seat and get it buttoned up in there. I will need to make sure everything else is ready to go, since the tranny leaked a little from sitting so long. Same with the rear end and the brakes. Easy stuff.
     
  6. Camaro Mike
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    The interior turned out great! Nice work.
     
  7. 1959apache
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    thanks Camaro Mike! I still need to put sound deadener, jute padding, and carpet in there, but this is a good start!
     
  8. 1959apache
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    I decided to put the headliner and visors in for fun, I need to glue the headliner down, but for now this will work. Here is what it looks like:

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  9. farmer12
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    Looks awesome Scott, impressive interior!!
     
  10. woodbutcher
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    :D Hi Scott.Maybe I missed it,but how did you do the script on the door panels?Thanks.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  11. 1959apache
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    Thanks Eric! Your turn!!! :p
     
  12. 1959apache
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    Hey Leo. Check the previous page, all of your questions should be answered :D
     
  13. dubie
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    what kind of glue do you use to get that head liner to stick?
     
  14. 1959apache
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    you have to use this interior glue that can stand a lot of heat (from sun beating down on the roof). The 3M stuff in a can is garbage and does not hold up to heat very well, which will cause it to become gummy and sag. I don't remember the name off the top of my head, but I will find out and get back to you.
     
  15. dubie
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    thanks. My wife made a sweet headliner for me but now we need to figure out how to hang the damn thing
     
  16. Shane Spencer
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    Holy shit man !!!!! Been a little while since I hopped on your thread. The interior looks SICK. great job dude. You make me want to get back on my truck so bad lol. I love the door panels, and your upholstery work is freakin sweet lol. Keep it up dude

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  17. 1959apache
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    Can you shoot me a picture of it?
     
  18. 1959apache
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    Thanks Green, its nice to have my own flavor on something that others appreciate.


    I did a lot of checks last night and it looks like I maybe ready to fire it up and let everything warm up since some of the seals are leaking a bit from sitting; they need to swell. I still need to go through and make sure the bed is all bolted down, one brake cylinder replaced, and the fender braces installed. Other than that it looks like I am going to be driving this maybe around the block this weekend or next. I am still missing a couple braces for the rear fenders, if anyone has a couple laying around let me know.
     
  19. dubie
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    This is the only picture I have of it laying over the side of the bed. It's vinyl and blanket stitched together
     

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  20. 1959apache
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    Okay if it is vinyl you really need to have it foam backed (really thin stuff like 1/8" thick), also known as headliner foam or cloth back it. The reason is because glues don't react well to the vinyl/steel and make it bubble/wrinkle before it dries... its a mess.. That would be a good start. I am going to be calling my bud at the upholstery shop and find out what brand is good for headliner.
     
  21. woodbutcher
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    :D:SCOTT.You cheated.They looked like you embossed them into the metal.Thats sneaky,but NEAT.Got to get NEW glasses one of these days.Hehehe.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  22. metalguy
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    from down south

    Great little truck. Love the interior work you did.
     
  23. 1959apache
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    Yeah, I cheated.. :D:D:D

    I see what you are looking at now. Cool idea!

    Thanks Leo
     
  24. 1959apache
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    thanks metalguy
     
  25. 1959apache
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    I decided to get the bed all buttoned up, which includes making sure all of the bracing is installed for the fenders. I was missing two braces for one fender, so I ordered those, I also ordered the seat filler plugs as well (whoop-de-do!). I spent about a hundred bucks on stainless hardware on the bed since I ran out and spent several hours tightening the bed down and getting all of the wood taken care of so the slats are rattling. I also replaced the leaking wheel cylinder on the drivers rear, man it was really bad. I think this will fix my problem with low pedal now. I topped off a lot of fluids for the engine (some stuff is leaking because it was sitting). I also bought a new cork gasket for the tranny pan, which was hard to find. I am going to replace the gasket because its leaking again (son of a). As long as the brakes hold up and the trans stops leaking then I can finally drive this thing around! More to come this evening!! I will post pictures soon.
     
  26. 1959apache
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    Alright here we go:

    Here's the initial walk around...



    The truck needed to be timed better and carb adjusted, but I took her out anyway



    Listen for it.... :p



    After adjusting the timing and carb... man that fan is obnoxious... looks like I will be taking care of that soon :D



    I actually got a "nice truck!" from a group of girls in their 20's from when I passed them horsing around below




    finally back in the garage! It was very exciting to be able to drive it!!!

     
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  27. Lunchboxlbc
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    Love the videos! Great job! Nothing like that first drives. CONGRATS!!!
     
  28. dew468
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    from Austin, Tx

    can't wait til I can make my first cruise. looks good
     
  29. 1959apache
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    Thanks guys! Looking forward to working on it sometime today!
     
  30. farmer12
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    Great vids Scott, congrats on the drivable truck! Very nice! I may have missed it/forgotten, but what colour are you going to paint it?
     

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