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Old 01-06-2018, 04:17 AM   #776
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Re: My Pro Street '56 GMC Pick'em Up

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The leather straps on the inside of the doors "Brilliant"

Great build, what is the name of the color of the paint you're using.

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Old 01-06-2018, 10:33 AM   #777
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Old 09-06-2019, 05:38 PM   #778
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Howdy neighbors, I didn't give up on my truck. Still working on it, but life happens, there have been more than a few family issues & dealing with moms and her dementia full time care an other stuff. And I became one of those people I made the mistake of saying I would never be. The guy that has more than one project going on at the same time.

Someone said to me, "Hey B! u aint been on the truck forums nobody knows what's happening with your truck" I said I don't think any body really cares, lol. Coz I don't...sometimes dealing with what’s going on in your world sucks the energy right out of ya. I will post some update photos of my truck and other projects later.

Yeah I know it may sound stupid I might drop dead soon an won't nothing be done,(Man Makes Plans & God Laughs) but I was thinking man I aint getting younger I need to step it up and do something with these engines & parts, send stuff out to the machine shop and fix the suspension on the El Camino and other junk laying around coz they aint going to put them self together. Then my wife said she wanted a new front gate for the drive way.... uhhhh very $$$ expensive, so I made one.

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!
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There was a moment however when I did think, "hey I aint posted no pics in a long time people may have thought I fell off the face of the earth or gave up on my ryde". Then I saw this funny meme that put things in perspective.
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Old 09-06-2019, 05:46 PM   #779
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The leather straps on the inside of the doors "Brilliant"

Great build, what is the name of the color of the paint you're using.

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Thanks for droppin' in to take a look. Sorry it's taken this long to respond. The paint is Papaya Orange from Dupont "Chroma Premier single stage"
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Old 09-08-2019, 07:41 AM   #780
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Thanks for the update, I was missing you....

For your info: I do care!!
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Old 05-12-2021, 05:45 AM   #781
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WOW Nice to see all the kool rides that have popped up since I've been away. No disrespect to the '47 -59 crowd but man the 67-72 C-10 folks have got some serious projects going on....Man!

As i said a couple of years ago when i last posted, I didn't give up on my truck. Still working on it, but life happens, there have been more than a few family issues & dealing with moms and her dementia full time care an other stuff. Now I have her in a nursing home and she's doing ok considering her condition. Still dealing with some tough issues with family matters that are out of my control but trying to be supportive and by God's grace and help get through that too. The projects are actually very therapeutic. When I am able to go to my garage and go to the machine shop and chase down parts all over SoCal even during the covid crisis it helps me get my head straight and not to dwell on things I can't fix and keeps me from attending my own self pity party.

So I will probably if time allows Lord willing over the next week or two or three be uploading 47-59 Chevy/GMC project photos including my own and other projects I got going. I'm a big boy don't hesitate to sound off if u see something I did that maybe I could have done better or I did not explain something well. I aint gonna lie I got my ideas from friends and other folks rides here on 67-72 and else where. I have very few original ideas

I will start off where I left off with my good friend Donnie's '57 long bed, step side big window project, now a short bed.

I think you will really like some of the rides and projects I found some of this stuff is WILD! For some of you out there maybe this will encourage you to push your skill level a few notches up. Sometimes farming out stuff we want done can knock the wind out of our sails. That's what the Snap-On truck and Harbor Freight is for ladies and gentlemen. YOU CAN DO IT !
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Old 05-12-2021, 06:00 AM   #782
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So picking up where I left off with my friend Donnie's '57 Chevy truck project.
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Old 05-12-2021, 06:20 AM   #783
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Old 05-12-2021, 01:30 PM   #784
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Old 05-12-2021, 02:32 PM   #785
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Donnie needs to get back on this but he has a lot of projects.
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Old 05-13-2021, 03:41 AM   #786
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Donnie needs to get back on this but he has a lot of projects.
Well maybe when he sees these pictures of the truck maybe he will put his wrench down and stop working on the Porsche. I guess I should be quiet coz I am guilty of working on two projects at the same time myself.
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So we took a break from Donnie's '57 Chevy truck project and went out to the drive way so I could take photos of Sam's '55 Chevy Cameo.
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So we took a break from Donnie's '57 Chevy truck project and went out to the drive way so I could take photos of Sam's '55 Chevy Cameo.
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Question, I see you are running a BB in the truck. Are you using a long or short water pump? What are the brackets you are using for the alternator and the power steering pump? I went back and looked, but didn't see that info.
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Question, I see you are running a BB in the truck. Are you using a long or short water pump? What are the brackets you are using for the alternator and the power steering pump? I went back and looked, but didn't see that info.
Hey Rickysnickers, thanks for droppin' in to take a peek. Donnie is using a short water pump. As far as the brackets for the alternator & p/s pump he got all that from March Performance. He bought the complete Front Runner kit. it came with the a/c compressor, Alternator p/s pump, serpentine belt and pulleys bracket with mounting hardware. It comes in a lot of configurations. He had to go with the electric pusher fan coz it was a tight fit and there was no way he was going to be able to run a mechanical fan. Sorry I don't have any more pictures of it before and after. When I aint spying on what he and my other friends are doing I am working on my stuff.
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Donnie's '55 Chevy Bel Air
NO MAN DON'T SELL IT !!
It aint my ryde so I have no say in the matter, but he sold this gorgeous ryde to start on two other projects. The '73 Porsche 914 and the long bed '57 Chevy truck.
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After Donnie sold his '55 Chevy Belair he threw all his energy into his LS1 engine and stick it in a '73 Porsche 914, and decides to run out and buy a '57 Chevy Truck. After a while he missed not having his Belair to drive around so he went out and bought a completed '55 Belair with a 496 BB Chevy. He made some changes to the clutch set up for the 6- speed TREMEC trans, changed the carb set up a little later down the road to a Edelbrock Pro-Flo 4 EFI kit for BB Chevy and changed the wheels and tires.
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After Donnie sold his '55 Chevy Belair he threw all his energy into his LS1 engine and stick it in a '73 Porsche 914, and decides to run out and buy a '57 Chevy Truck. After a while he missed not having his Belair to drive around so he went out and bought a completed '55 Belair with a 496 BB Chevy. He made some changes to the clutch set up for the 6- speed TREMEC trans, changed the carb set up a little later down the road to a Edelbrock Pro-Flo 4 EFI kit for BB Chevy and changed the wheels and tires.
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One of the last pics I had of Donnie's first '55 shortly after it was sold. The only thing the new owner did was change the wheels & tires everything else remained the same.
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OHHH NO!!! MAN SAY IT AINT SO! Tell me it's a bad dream.

I got a text with this picture of Donnie's old ride. This happened with the new owners. What and how it got this way I can't say. Fortunately no one was hurt.
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I came across these two wild trucks at a local car show in my area in 2019, check them out.
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