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Old 03-20-2011, 08:30 PM   #1
powerdriver 1958
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Location: Kansas City
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Truck Info
Manufacturer: Chevrolet 3/4 ton
Year: 1985
Suspension type: modified 6 inch lift
Front Brakes: Disc
Modifications: stock
Rear Brakes: Home built disc
Steering: steering arm raised for the lift
Front differential type / Gears: Dana 44 4:11
Rear differential type / Gears: GM 14 bolt full floater 4:11
Tire and wheel size 38 12:50 16.5

Color Scheme: Orange flat
Bodyman: me
Modifications: shortened bed and frame
Paint Type: Acrylic enamel
Painter: me

Interior ; some
Color: black
Material: cloth
Upholsterer: na
Wiring: me
Modifications: 6 point roll cage , gutted for the most part
Steering wheel/Column: stripped
Stereo/Speakers/Amps: if it had anything the open headers would drown it out
Air Conditioning: Nope
Instrument Gauges: basic mechanical Oil , water , volts

Cubic Inch: 355
Manufacturer: Chevrolet
Camshaft: .510 lift with .100 longer pushrods and 1.6 ratio rockers, mechanical flat tappet
Cylinder heads: 1.94 stock heads pocket ported by me
Valve Covers: tall cheapy chrome from a swap and shop
Intake Manifold: Eldo Torker II
Ignition System: MSD and a modified stock distributor
Exhaust type: Older style Blackjack long tubes 3 1/2 collector
Carburetor or Fuel Injection: 750 holley double pumper choke tower removed and smoothed ....jetted fat

Automatic / Standard: 350 turbo
Torque Converter: 3500 stall BM
Modifications: rebuilt by me with raybestos kevlar clutchs , Shift kit from B&M
Shifter type: B&M full ratchet
Drive Shaft:rear ; stock / front ; Rebuilt without the front CV joint

What is your name? Dave Poling

Please share a few things about yourself. (Bio, family, background, hobbies, your favorite pizza topping, your favorite vacation spot, etc)
Father of 3 boys of the 3 best boys on the planet , working as a truck driver "will-fit" for the same out fit since 1980 .Have played with cars and trucks forever

How long have you owned your truck?
close to 6 years now

What made you decide to buy this truck? Chevy and a price tag of 400 bucks

How do you store your truck, at home, garage, outside etc? What do you enjoy about your truck the most?
it sets outside or on the trailer...This one is strictly for weekend fun

Who or what was your biggest influence in building your truck?
Neigborhood kid (his daddy died a couple of years earlier).he and my son talked me into working on his truck and after following him around from mud hole to mud hole I had to have one

What has been the biggest obstacle you have faced in working on your project? How did you/do you handle it?
Cash . This truck is a strickly for fun deal so if cash gets short ,It gets parked

What/who is you favorite/best part source? Motorsports of Kansas City

What are some things have helped your project to be a success? My ears , I asked a lot of questions and listened to the answers from everyone

What is the history behind your truck?
was owned by my brother, He had due to a guy owing him money

What do you use your truck for? (hauling, cruising, daily driver,shows, drag racing, work truck, mudding etc):
Mudding yeah i am still a kid playing in the mud

What is your favorite memory with your truck?
Oldest boy and I winning trophies at the same race

Whats your favorite modification done to truck and why?
shortened the frame to make it a short bed helped the way it handled and made it dig harder

If you had one thing to do over on your build, what would it be and why?
Take 4 inches of height out of it from the start , I have dropped it twice since I have 1st started running it .
Bump steer is way better and handles better

What are your future plans for your truck? Not sure if I will run it another year or rob parts for a new build .

What words of advice do you have to people who are just starting out with their project? Don't rush through or you will be going down the same road again
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