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    Default 58/55 Chevy Truck Project

    Hello guys I'm new here and decided a nice way to introduce myself is to show you the project I've been working on. Its taking longer than I thought but things got out of hand with the mods.

    Here is what I started with.
    1958 Chevy Big Window I only bought it for the cab. I bought it from a guy that kept it
    in a trailer park.

    So I’ll start with the frame I install a Mustang II, 4 link and c-notched the rear of the frame.

    Last edited by bam55; 01-13-2014 at 10:53 AM.

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    I made a frame rotisserie out of two engine stands to get the frame ready for paint.




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    8.5 Chevy Rearend Narrowed to 58 inches (mounting point to mounting point) with moser housing ends and axles.




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    4 Link install.


    I had to modify the caliper bracket and the axles retainer to install my disc brakes. Here is what I came up with.


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    The rearend completed . I cut those micky mouse ears off the rearend to make it clear the bed floor and it also looks better.


    I had to redo the c-notch for more clearance for a lower stance.




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    There was extensive rust damage on this cab but I wanted a big window cab and I had to have it.lol I should have waited because I ended up building a cab.lol I had to replace both cab corners, the steps and rockers, floors, and the roof.
    Cab corners replaced


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    Steps replaced



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    Floor replaced




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    Roof replaced.




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    Door Repair




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    58 Fender repair



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    After all this work I knew what I really wanted was a 55-56 truck. I have a 55 210 and I always wanted twins.lol


    I decided to change the front clip to a 55. How it came about was a friend challenged me to fix some terrible 55 fenders and they came out nice so I said why not.
    55 Fenders


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