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198plus
05-02-2011, 11:02 PM
I'm new here, looks like a pretty cool forum so I thought I would share a few pics..........This truck was purchased new by my Grandfather and when he passed away he left it to my Dad, Then when my Dad passed away he left it to me.

This is just a quick time line of some of the progress that went on in this build.

This is how my truck looked before I started....

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/scan0003-1.jpg

Now it begins.......

Cut the rot away.....

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSC_0561-1.jpg

Replacing inner door hinge plates....Stripped threads

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSC_0002-3.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSC_0009-3.jpg

Mocking the BBC up......

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSC_0601-1.jpg

Cab after Final basting and epoxy primer......

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSC_0595-2.jpg

My Rust free doors being shipped from California.....

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/califdoorsbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb.jpg

Frame blasted and painted........

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSC_0204.jpg

Disc.brake and five lug swap done.......

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSC_0714.jpg

Bottom of cab and firewall Painted....

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSC_0022-1.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSC_0043.jpg

How the truck sits now.....

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSC_0042.jpg

This is the color I'm going with......

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/58chevy2.jpg

Pics of my BBC Engine........Forged pistons 10.5 comp....Custom grind roller cam and much more

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSC_0270-1.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSC_0256-1.jpg

Az Geezer
05-03-2011, 08:42 AM
That's gonna be a fantastic truck! Good job! Oh, and welcome!
Bill

Ragenrat
05-03-2011, 09:21 AM
WELCOME :grin:

That is a very sweet truck I always loved short beds.
Look forward to more pictures.
Mark

Chicago5
05-03-2011, 12:08 PM
For the love of freakin' Pete!! Oh man! Thanks for sharing. Probably my favorite vehicle ever besides my '72, is what you're working on. Very neat that this is a truck your Grandfather used, as well as your Father. Welcome from Montana!

ROYO
05-03-2011, 04:47 PM
Sweet!!! cant wait to see more

198plus
05-03-2011, 06:18 PM
Thanks

That's gonna be a fantastic truck! Good job! Oh, and welcome!
Bill

Thanks

WELCOME :grin:

Thanks.....Hopefully some more pics soon.

That is a very sweet truck I always loved short beds.
Look forward to more pictures.
Mark

Thanks very much......

For love of freakin' Pete!! Oh man! Thanks for sharing. Probably my favorite vehicle ever besides my '72, is what you're working on. Very neat that this is a truck your Grandfather used, as well as your Father. Welcome from Montana!

Thanks

Sweet!!! cant wait to see more

ROYO
05-03-2011, 06:27 PM
Your Welcome. Any details on the motor ?

GMCDAC
05-03-2011, 07:21 PM
Welcome from the Black Hills! That is a beautiful truck in the before pic much less the detail and quality of your build!
Three generations in the family is priceless!

Later---DAC

pxwolvie
05-03-2011, 10:05 PM
Hello from Mississippi, nice build you got going there, very clean, like said before can't wait to see more, and more. Is the truck going to be a DD, or weekend warrior?

198plus
05-03-2011, 11:35 PM
It's a 402, .30 over 408ci......Forged pistons around 10.5 to 1 compression.....Comp roller cam 570/578 lift 234/244 duration @ 50, 108 lobe separation.....Comp stainless steel roller rockers....High Rise.....830 Holley DP......Just a good weekend cruiser :wink:



Your Welcome. Any details on the motor ?

198plus
05-03-2011, 11:37 PM
Thanks.........It is priceless, I can remember riding in the back of it when I was a kid.



Welcome from the Black Hills! That is a beautiful truck in the before pic much less the detail and quality of your build!
Three generations in the family is priceless!

Later---DAC

198plus
05-03-2011, 11:38 PM
Thanks, it's just for weekends.



Hello from Mississippi, nice build you got going there, very clean, like said before can't wait to see more, and more. Is the truck going to be a DD, or weekend warrior?

198plus
05-17-2011, 05:28 PM
Finally fired my engine up, here's a little run video..........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRu4wNvItRk&feature=player_embedded

ROYO
05-17-2011, 09:26 PM
Man that sounds wicked . I like it yep :grin::grin::grin:

pxwolvie
05-19-2011, 09:57 AM
198 That sounds great, I looked at the other videos that you had, so it had a small block, what did you end up doing with that one ?

198plus
05-19-2011, 10:20 PM
Thanks !!!!

Man that sounds wicked . I like it yep :grin::grin::grin:

Thanks............Sold that engine.

198 That sounds great, I looked at the other videos that you had, so it had a small block, what did you end up doing with that one ?

198plus
07-09-2011, 02:23 PM
Couple pics of cab floor and firewall..........

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0113.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0114.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0116.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0118.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0119.jpg

ROYO
07-09-2011, 05:01 PM
OH WOW There is alot of work right there Yes sir Looks good

GMCDAC
07-09-2011, 09:00 PM
Holy crap that's beautiful work! Thanks for the update!

Later---DAC

BAGGED70C-10
07-10-2011, 12:44 AM
I have to agree with everyone here.. It's a gorgeous!!

Welcome from Nevada..:wave2:

Az Geezer
07-10-2011, 09:40 AM
Gorgeous

enigma
07-10-2011, 10:34 AM
outstandingly beautiful truck

Chicago5
07-10-2011, 11:42 AM
Well, these guys described it pretty well. Obviously a high end rest. Thanks for sharing, man.

198plus
07-14-2011, 10:19 PM
I want to thank everyone for the comments, makes it all worth while :wink:


OH WOW There is alot of work right there Yes sir Looks good

Holy crap that's beautiful work! Thanks for the update!

Later---DAC

I have to agree with everyone here.. It's a gorgeous!!

Welcome from Nevada..:wave2:

Gorgeous

outstandingly beautiful truck

Well, these guys described it pretty well. Obviously a high end rest. Thanks for sharing, man.

198plus
07-14-2011, 10:20 PM
Here's a few more.......

Few pics with cab on........

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0157.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0158.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0159.jpg

ROYO
07-15-2011, 04:17 AM
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD dang that looks good me likey lol

Chicago5
07-15-2011, 06:46 PM
That looks so good together. It's a head turner.

pxwolvie
07-16-2011, 11:26 AM
Thats very inspiring , Looks Awesome, something about that color, its a good combo, it reminds a little of the black cherry on our truck.

198plus
07-29-2011, 11:24 PM
Thanks for the comments :thumb:


Here's some of inside of cab painted.........Boy inside of a cab is a bear to work in, can't wait to color sand and buff the inside.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0277.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0280.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0283.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0282.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0275.jpg

ROYO
07-30-2011, 08:15 AM
Wow . You have been working on it . It must be nice . lol

Az Geezer
07-30-2011, 08:55 AM
I can't wait to see this thing done..........it's beautiful!

198plus
07-30-2011, 09:56 PM
Thanks, trying to get er done :wink:


Wow . You have been working on it . It must be nice . lol

198plus
07-30-2011, 09:57 PM
Thanks, maybe within two weeks she'll be paint..........


I can't wait to see this thing done..........it's beautiful!

GMCDAC
07-31-2011, 12:36 AM
Its more beautiful every time you add pics and watching the areas where you mask is educational too! Your progress is going at a quick yet deliberate pace. Nice work!

Later---DAC

198plus
08-18-2011, 09:25 PM
Thanks, I wish it would move at a faster pace.


Its more beautiful every time you add pics and watching the areas where you mask is educational too! Your progress is going at a quick yet deliberate pace. Nice work!

Later---DAC

198plus
08-18-2011, 09:26 PM
Getting so close :)

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0307.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0305.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0306.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0308.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0309.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0310.jpg

198plus
08-18-2011, 09:27 PM
The sickness continues............

Slicking up places that will never be seen.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0305-1.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0306-2.jpg

Welded the seams on front fenders.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0306-1.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0308-1.jpg

198plus
08-18-2011, 09:28 PM
Bed with a few coats of Feather Fill........

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0311.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0314.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0312.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0313.jpg

Chicago5
08-19-2011, 10:26 AM
Great pics. This will be so nice when it's done. I like the idea that when it's back together, it's going to be better than it was new.

pxwolvie
08-19-2011, 08:47 PM
Your very thorough, and it shows in your work, I really like that. This is going to be a awesome weekend warrior.
Alex

RNG
08-19-2011, 09:58 PM
Very nice!!

198plus
08-23-2011, 09:08 PM
Thanks..........


Very nice!!

198plus
08-23-2011, 09:08 PM
Little paint on the inside of the bed today............

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0337.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0336.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0338.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0339.jpg

Chicago5
08-24-2011, 06:53 PM
Wow. Thanks for posting these pics. Very pretty.

Maui
09-02-2011, 06:09 PM
Very nice truck! I think that is so cool that you have had this in the family since new. Stoked for you! And Welcome From North Idaho! :wave2:

198plus
09-15-2011, 09:26 PM
Thanks..........


Very nice truck! I think that is so cool that you have had this in the family since new. Stoked for you! And Welcome From North Idaho! :wave2:

198plus
09-15-2011, 09:33 PM
Little more progress today.....We just sprayed everything with base to help us find any imperfections then it will be wet sanded and then we will put the final coats of base on and then lay the clear to it......


http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0425-2.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0424-1.jpg

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http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0404.jpg

pxwolvie
09-15-2011, 10:08 PM
I just went back to look at them in primer, with pretty much the same last picture, what a difference when you add the paint to the work, looks straight. How many total coats will you be doing over all, clear included? Looks really good nice work.

198plus
09-15-2011, 11:16 PM
It will have two more coats of base. Then for the clear it will get two coats and then we will wet sand that and then two more coats of clear ....Thanks

I just went back to look at them in primer, with pretty much the same last picture, what a difference when you add the paint to the work, looks straight. How many total coats will you be doing over all, clear included? Looks really good nice work.

Maui
09-16-2011, 01:07 AM
Very Nice!

Chicago5
09-16-2011, 09:29 AM
This is great. I just got "the look" from my wife. We were talking and I saw these pics and completely tuned her out. I guess the look on my face didn't help much. Amazing. I painted my S-10 and the cab of my '72. I think the masking was the most tedious and frustrating task out of the whole project. It's neat to see what a professional job looks like. Thanks for sharing man.

Az Geezer
09-16-2011, 09:33 AM
Just awesome!

Danny@ridetech
09-16-2011, 12:42 PM
Sweet color! And nice job on the paint.

198plus
09-16-2011, 02:07 PM
Thanks !!!!!!!!!!


Very Nice!

198plus
09-16-2011, 02:10 PM
Funny how that works with the wife..lol

This is great. I just got "the look" from my wife. We were talking and I saw these pics and completely tuned her out. I guess the look on my face didn't help much. Amazing. I painted my S-10 and the cab of my '72. I think the masking was the most tedious and frustrating task out of the whole project. It's neat to see what a professional job looks like. Thanks for sharing man.

Thanks !!!!!!!!

Just awesome!

Thanks !!!!!!!!

Sweet color! And nice job on the paint.

GMCDAC
09-17-2011, 12:07 AM
You are making me beat the word "beautiful" to death but I have no other words!

Thanks for posting detailed pics!

Later---DAC

198plus
09-20-2011, 09:26 PM
Thanks......


You are making me beat the word "beautiful" to death but I have no other words!

Thanks for posting detailed pics!

Later---DAC

198plus
09-20-2011, 09:26 PM
I got really bored today......So I tried to photo shop my truck back together that didn't work out very well for me. So I wiggled my nose and poof there it was. :lol:


http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0442.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0441.jpg

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http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0440.jpg

Chicago5
09-20-2011, 09:33 PM
Wow. I'm seriously tired of using the same adjectives over and over, but I can't think of any new or better ones. I love this truck and I'm glad you're here to share it with us. Thanks.

Az Geezer
09-20-2011, 09:39 PM
I'm so in love with this truck!

pxwolvie
09-20-2011, 10:07 PM
Now thats coming together, what a difference, man thats inside lighting too. I like the knock offs, those rallys work for the truck. You got to come over and wiggle your nose for me, lol. Thats an awesome job so far,thanks for the updates.

OLD 9
09-20-2011, 11:18 PM
Oh Buddy..............WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

198plus
09-24-2011, 11:04 PM
Thanks for the comments !!!!!!!

I've got a couple new projects at the shop.......

1967 Mustang Fastback that is getting a full restoration, we are going to clone a
GT 500 with a 428Ci........

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/309829_265036276860033_152629941434001_860206_2395 84285_n.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/316549_264944250202569_152629941434001_860097_4437 29974_n.jpg

1962 Pontiac Grand Prix.........Full Restoration

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/307352_264663266897334_152629941434001_859117_1865 520824_n.jpg

OLD 9
09-25-2011, 12:28 AM
Where did you find a 428 CJ? I had one in a 69 Mach, but that was years ago.

198plus
12-09-2011, 09:13 PM
Well I had a change in plans with the color of my truck, I'm going black with the prowler orange on the trim and interior. These pics are with three coats of DC 4000 clear with no buffing. Now we will wet sand and then add three mores coats of clear.........

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0650.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0651.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0652.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0653.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0660.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0661.jpg

[IMG]http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0664.jpg[/IMG

ROYO
12-09-2011, 10:14 PM
WOW Looks good

Az Geezer
12-09-2011, 10:47 PM
Yup, I'm officially jealous!

Chicago5
12-10-2011, 12:22 AM
Man. Very, very nice!

Maui
12-10-2011, 07:37 PM
Sweet!!!

GMCDAC
12-10-2011, 09:28 PM
Cool shop! You do great work. I like the changes you have made to your truck!

Thanks for the update.

Later---DAC

Barn Owl
12-12-2011, 02:02 AM
Wow that was a lot of work to get the truck painted then repaint a different color. Both look fantastic, why the change?

198plus
01-17-2012, 10:59 PM
Finally it's painted ;) Stuck with my original color......

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0835.jpg

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http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0849.jpg

Rich 5150 69
01-18-2012, 08:47 AM
Allen I sure wish I had your talent, as I said before if this was car porn ...yours would be the centerfold...:grin:

pxwolvie
01-18-2012, 08:57 PM
Something about that color just makes that truck look unbelievable, can't wait to see it all together, looking good, can't wait for more pics.:grin:

198plus
01-20-2012, 10:10 PM
Thanks for the comments......Here's a few pics, keep in mind that this hasn't even been wet sanded and buffed yet.



http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0859.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0865.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0870.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0863.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0871.jpg

Ragenrat
01-20-2012, 11:21 PM
Wow :eek: SPEECHLESS !!!

Barn Owl
01-21-2012, 12:25 AM
Looks really good, For some reason I just don't have the patience for all the prep that goes into a really good paint job, you on the other hand have plenty of it. Love everything about it!

Sport/Truck
01-21-2012, 09:53 AM
NOICE! It looks super without the wet sand/buff. What paint did you use BC/CC or a SS?

Chicago5
01-21-2012, 01:06 PM
Man. That is a beautiful truck. Definitely a work of art.

Ragenrat
01-25-2012, 02:24 PM
May have some great news on this build :eek:
Mark

Rich 5150 69
01-25-2012, 09:33 PM
Mark.. you gonna keep us in suspense here or what...:ohyes::drool:

Ragenrat
01-26-2012, 03:21 PM
SteeetSideAuto.Com wants to do a blog post on one of our build threads and yours was the first that came to mind.
I will keep you posted
Mark

198plus
04-02-2012, 11:39 PM
Ronnie I sure wish I had your talent, as I said before if this was car porn ...yours would be the centerfold...:grin:

Thanks

Something about that color just makes that truck look unbelievable, can't wait to see it all together, looking good, can't wait for more pics.:grin:

Thanks


Wow :eek: SPEECHLESS !!!

Wow it's not all that......lol

Looks really good, For some reason I just don't have the patience for all the prep that goes into a really good paint job, you on the other hand have plenty of it. Love everything about it!

Thanks

NOICE! It looks super without the wet sand/buff. What paint did you use BC/CC or a SS?

BC/CC.....Thanks

Man. That is a beautiful truck. Definitely a work of art.

Thanks

May have some great news on this build :eek:
Mark

Any news is great news.....

Mark.. you gonna keep us in suspense here or what...:ohyes::drool:

Not to much longer :wink:

SteeetSideAuto.Com wants to do a blog post on one of our build threads and yours was the first that came to mind.
I will keep you posted
Mark

:cool:

198plus
04-02-2012, 11:45 PM
Been busy at the shop and haven't posted lately. I have my truck back at my body shop getting ready to disassemble it and wet sand and add a few more coats of clear. Time to get this thing done :banghead:


Click on pic for a Video clip..........

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/th_DSC_0002-5.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/?action=view&current=DSC_0002-5.mp4)

Maui
04-03-2012, 01:43 PM
Cant wait to see it finished!
Very Sweet!

198plus
07-05-2012, 10:27 PM
Been busy at the shop on other projects, finally started back up on my 65......Cut and buff done :wink:

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN2386.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN2387.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN2388.jpg

Rich 5150 69
07-05-2012, 10:38 PM
Looks fantastic, I can almost read the plate number on the car outside......!

Az Geezer
07-05-2012, 10:55 PM
Beautiful!

Lakeroadster
07-06-2012, 07:30 AM
Wow..:eek:

Chicago5
07-06-2012, 08:22 PM
This is such an amazing pickup. Thanks a bunch for posting the pics and keeping us updated.

198plus
07-09-2012, 09:11 PM
Thanks for the comments.......Thought I would share a few pics of my 57 Chevy.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0963.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0964.jpg

Sealer done.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0967.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN0999.jpg


Been busy at the shop and haven't had no time for the 57, had some time to today so we cut and buffed the quarters.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN2403.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN2404.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN2405.jpg

Rich 5150 69
07-09-2012, 10:20 PM
Nothig like a black car thats straight....thats just plain sexy........:yes:

Chicago5
07-10-2012, 05:52 PM
Oh man. Love this car!

Az Geezer
07-10-2012, 06:19 PM
Hmmmm...........you're making me rethink the color for my 56 210 door

198plus
07-13-2012, 09:45 PM
A little more progress today, I installed my trim.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/375620_442224232474569_1678990688_n.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/399539_442224412474551_917430163_n.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/406041_442224775807848_1091555887_n.jpg

Chicago5
07-13-2012, 11:09 PM
Excellent. Love your vehicles. This pickup is one of my favorites.

LostMy65
07-14-2012, 05:15 PM
I always smile when I hear stories of family trucks. I would be so proud to have my grandpa's old 65. Although his is a 4x4.
I'm more of a Hot Rod guy.
My uncle has it now.

I would think you keep them alive, bright in your memory, when you think about and work on this truck.

Good for you!

pxwolvie
07-15-2012, 06:01 PM
WOW, there we that looks good with the trim in place, cant wait to see it with all the chrome on. What have you decided to do with the bed floor, which way are you going with that?
Like commented before, yup nothing like striaght body lines with black that just makes that body just pop out from the rest, nice job.

Hey is that a 69' Fire Chicken in the background there :grin:

198plus
07-16-2012, 09:30 PM
Thanks for all the comments, I decided to go with this wheel and tire set up.........

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN2448.jpg

shelgin33
11-09-2012, 08:44 AM
Beautiful, Did you keep the Gas Tank in the cab or move it? I have a 66 Step side and am wanting to moe it from the cab to under the bed. Just wondering if it was easy to do? Again, what a fantastic looking eace of history you have. Sean Holmgren, Elgin, Oklahoma

Danny@ridetech
11-09-2012, 10:33 AM
That is some super slick paint! I cant wait to see some pictures in the sun light!

enigma
11-09-2012, 02:41 PM
truck is gorgeous

BAGGED70C-10
11-09-2012, 05:07 PM
Beautiful, Did you keep the Gas Tank in the cab or move it? I have a 66 Step side and am wanting to moe it from the cab to under the bed. Just wondering if it was easy to do? Again, what a fantastic looking eace of history you have. Sean Holmgren, Elgin, Oklahoma


Man, That 57 is really clean,,, Really like the truck also. You guys have a great body man and Painter! Is that You?

198plus
11-22-2012, 12:00 PM
Beautiful, Did you keep the Gas Tank in the cab or move it? I have a 66 Step side and am wanting to moe it from the cab to under the bed. Just wondering if it was easy to do? Again, what a fantastic looking eace of history you have. Sean Holmgren, Elgin, Oklahoma

Thanks, I kept the tank in the cab.

198plus
11-22-2012, 12:04 PM
Thanks for all the comments. I haven't done much to my truck lately, but I did go with a different set of wheels.



http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/Facebook/Rocket%20Booster%20Wheels/135382_4489591890796_1569084693_o.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/Facebook/Rocket%20Booster%20Wheels/679885_4489592610814_1542419277_o.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/Facebook/Rocket%20Booster%20Wheels/703783_4489579250480_243611229_o.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/Facebook/Rocket%20Booster%20Wheels/703674_4489588370708_564729851_o.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/Facebook/Rocket%20Booster%20Wheels/178196_4489588530712_730025330_o.jpg

Chicago5
11-22-2012, 01:28 PM
Wow! This is SUCH a beautiful truck!

ROYO
11-22-2012, 04:22 PM
I would be scared to drive it.

BAGGED70C-10
11-22-2012, 07:10 PM
Nothig like a black car thats straight....thats just plain sexy........:yes:

Straighter than the factory that one is. One heck of a Bodyman! Great job.

198plus
12-12-2012, 07:56 PM
Thanks for the comments !!!!




I got a few things done this week, drive shaft installed and brake booster installed.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN2749.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/wetscapes1/DSCN2752.jpg

Rich 5150 69
12-12-2012, 09:14 PM
Allen I see a finger print on the air cleaner, whats with that....?:innocent:

ROYO
12-12-2012, 10:23 PM
sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet