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Old 02-12-2017, 08:45 AM   #751
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Re: My Pro Street '56 GMC Pick'em Up

Good to hear you on to something big
Would be nice if you shared that built with us.

Hands are really important when you're wrenching, so take the surgery, listen to your wife!!! and relax a bit
Then you have plenty of time to make a buildthread of the El Camino

Good luck on your surgery, keep us posted!!
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:31 PM   #752
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I bult hot rods once and was not allowed to join SEMA. To this day I am not happy with them.
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:48 AM   #753
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What's up man? I hope you are still making progress.
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Old 09-28-2017, 05:04 PM   #754
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Yeah I'm still here and still working on the truck. Taking care of mom's full time too but I haven't really done anything worthy of taking pictures. I'm blocking and painting the bed, fenders and wheel tubs and doing my final mods to the frame. Then the cab & door are next. The 1 piece door windows are complete, got a new ADE 650 CFM mech. secondary carb. Taking it to a performance shop for the final tune. I have been unfaithful, I have been cheating, on the '56 I have been working a lot on the '67 El Camino. So before the DMV Nazis turn over the salvage title to me I have to get the Camino in an operational state to drive it over to a License Brake & Light inspection station. Lord willing if I live long enough LOL..... as I mentioned once before, I am dropping in a Roots Blown 496 BB Chevy with a Tr -400 and Gearvendors Overdrive, Ford 9in., set the engine back just enough so I don't have to have a notched windshield made. I have most of the parts for the engine. No big tubs out back but the meats will be wide enough and notch kit to the frame will make it look like a full tubbed car but actually mini-tubs, but I am going to post pictures of my intentions and explain why I am doing what I am doing. After the inspection is done the car will be taken down to the frame and begin the transformation.

I haven't posted many pictures of the Camino to be honest coz I don't feel like explaining or justifying why I want to do something a certain way. A lot of times I do something because of cost and limited skills and other things I do because I have a vision but no amount of words can explain what I am trying to do. So I will gleep some pics off the net and give folks an idea of where I'm going with the project.
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:06 AM   #755
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One piece windows complete, but because I didn't keep the old wing window channel and had to make my own channel the window regulator rubbed up against it. That could have been avoided if I had measured my friends channel when I went to his shop. The regulator had to be notched per the instructions from Blackdiesel here on this site and on his You Tube videos but that wasn't enough due to my channel being a little wider than the original. So I had to notch my channel but there was no interference with the window felt. Here are the pics of what I did and more photos of other work I'm doing to it.
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:17 AM   #756
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The passenger door had at the top was a little wavy at the top after I welded a metal strip at the top to hide a small gap between the gutter rail and the top of the door so I had to straighten it out before I completed the window installation.
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:22 AM   #757
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Here's the completed windows and interior of cab is done just have to reinstall the seat belts and when truck is done putting in shoulder harness. Yes the gauges are mismatched, I will deal with that much later they all work so that's whats important to me.
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:29 AM   #758
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Here's the completed windows and interior of cab is done just have to reinstall the seat belts and when truck is done putting in shoulder harness. Yes the gauges are mismatched, I will deal with that much later they all work so that's whats important to me.
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:38 AM   #759
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New motorcycle LED tear drop tail lights will replace these old fat/ bulky round tail lights. And new mounting hardware for Iron Cross tail lights will replace the brackets shown here in above photo.
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:47 AM   #760
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BEFORE AND AFTER pics of bed work/primer/paint and minor work to frame.
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:53 AM   #761
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:58 AM   #762
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BEFORE AND AFTER pics of bed work/primer/paint and minor work to frame. Because the new rear springs from No Limit Engineering brought my truck so far down I have to notch and weld my shock cross member. I just want that little additional clearance for peace of mind. I will post more pics when done here is what I just started on.
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Old 11-10-2017, 02:14 AM   #763
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More photos coming soon.
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Old 11-10-2017, 04:06 AM   #764
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Later will be replacing the 750 Carter AFB carb with this chokeless mech. secondary 650 AED Holley carb. for better response and tuning.
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Old 11-10-2017, 04:17 AM   #765
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Here are some more update photos of my friend Donnie's '57 long bed now a short bed Chevy pick up.
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Old 11-10-2017, 04:23 AM   #766
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Here are some more update photos of my friend Donnie's '57 long bed now a short bed Chevy pick up.
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Here are some more update photos of my friend Donnie's '57 long bed now a short bed Chevy pick up. And a before photo with the bed and cab on before the mods to frame were completed.
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Here are some more update photos of my friend Donnie's '57 long bed now a short bed Chevy pick up. Donnie's new toy a Precision Mathews PM-940M mill.
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:58 AM   #769
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Looking real good BC.
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:15 PM   #770
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Nice, Nice, Nice!!!

Donnies truck looks clean too!
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Old 12-04-2017, 12:54 AM   #771
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I love the tail lights. and i like the fact you just make your own stuff, like who just makes one piece windows oh wait BC does.....
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Thanks for the kind words Rods57. Things have slowed down due to my second operation for carpal tunnel. Now that both hands are done hope to get back to work on the truck in a couple of weeks.
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Good luck to you BC - hope your doing better and can enjoy the hobby some more! ---
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Old 01-05-2018, 05:37 PM   #774
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Thanks for the kind words Rods57. Things have slowed down due to my second operation for carpal tunnel. Now that both hands are done hope to get back to work on the truck in a couple of weeks.
Sometimes i wish i had the knowledge that i have now and the energy i had at 20. but, i would just do the same stupid stuff over again.... Glad your able to get back at it.
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it seems like Donny is taking a chance by leaving the back window in the cab and then setting the cab down on the back wall. the glass is tough but still.....
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