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Old 06-19-2013, 10:22 PM
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Default Nerd Rods, 55-59 Truck Frame Project 1956, C4 suspension, 5.3L Auto, Kit Frame Design

Sorry, I forgot to start this thread over here so you'll all get some catch up post.

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George here in Texas contacted up about upgrading his 56 Chevy pickup like we do the passenger cars. So we talked it over and he decided he wanted us to do the work.

We're going to be building a new frame with C4 Corvette suspension, 5.3L LS motor, 4L60E automatic, Dana 44 3.42 gears, and the full swap for him. For you guys that means we're going to be developing a DIY frame for the 1955-1959 Chevy trucks just like our TriFive DIY frame. We'll be posting up updates here as we go and feel free to ask any questions.

George and his friends dropping off his truck the other day.






Looking at these photos again is sad, just wait until you see what was under the paint. Lets just say, we're using the hood....... And that's it.........

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Old 06-20-2013, 02:21 AM
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Hi Russell,

Looking forward to seeing you transform that heap.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:15 AM
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Cool Russel, can wait to see what ou guys to do this one!
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Cool Russell!! I'll be watching this one.
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Gonna be one cool build for sure!
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I'm going to enjoy this !
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Thanks all around. Here's the body, these pictures barley describe the horror that was this truck. The thing that really scared me is that someone was driving this thing on the streets.

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WOW, The sad thing is now that we have it apart the bed is the nicest part of the truck. We can't use any of this. Its going to cost more to fix than it would to just find a better cab.

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Several of the body braces fell out from under the car when we took the body off the frame, the front passengers side fender was braised on to the cab because all the body bracing were rusted through. And thats just a few of the the bad points. I could write a paper on everything wrong with this truck but I'll let the photos speak for them selves.

We've located a new truck, I'll post some photos up of it soon. Can you say barn find?
Sad thing, we're not even using the bed once we cut into it.

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Wow big project Russell, what sort of ride height will your frame give under one of these? Looking forward to this build. I learn a lot from your builds and the way your prepared to change and make parts better in your builds, I like this honesty.....
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