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PostSubject: '59 chevy apache all draggin no baggin   '59 chevy apache all draggin no baggin EmptySat Apr 09 2011, 18:14

hey guys, thought i would start a build thread. had my apache for a few weeks now. shes very solid and straight, come in from texas a while back, then dad found it on ebay during my decision to sell my vw project and come to the us scene. went to look at her and here i am now, no vw project and some us metal!

So, all original at the moment. been sorting the electrics and brakes the last couple weeks with dad. Only in need of a few parts to get all 4 drums working, and got the lights, dip and main and brake lights working, just indicators and side lights todo. hope MOT isnt far off now, then i can get her registered and can get happy with the grinder and welder!

Plans are mustang 2 front end, 4 bar set up at the rear with a later axle. Skinny steels up front and wider at the rear, idea is to look like a truck that could have been built in the 50s, on the floor with no airbags so will be on coil overs all round. respray in a dark sattin blue with lots of pinstriping and some door signs. loads of nice detaily bits, lots of polished custom parts.

Engine wise im staying original too, all from factory engine and box still in at the moment. Will have a good clean up, offy twin carb inlet and fenton headers, hopefuly get some slight tuning on the go and have it set up properly. (heard bad things about getting them set up)

on with the pics and parts so far

being delivered
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new home
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and the parts collection has started!
mustang 2 laser cut crossmember, heidts wishbones with all bolts and fixings.
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very nice quality and welds looks very neat
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got a new stearing rack with all tie rod ends and gators, 11"disk brake kit with all fittings and calipers and 2" drop spindles coming in from the us via jackhammer speedshop, hope to have them soon.

sorry for the huge amount of pictures! still uploading a few too.


cheers joe
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PostSubject: Re: '59 chevy apache all draggin no baggin   '59 chevy apache all draggin no baggin EmptySat Apr 09 2011, 19:48

love this truck, reminds me of Jesus Creepers.......lol

what's the insurance like on one of these bad boys...??
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once you own an american car, you become a man Smile its gonna look sick slammed
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man thats one ugly truck! '59 chevy apache all draggin no baggin 51732
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Fully dope man Cool
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nelds wrote:
love this truck, reminds me of Jesus Creepers.......lol

what's the insurance like on one of these bad boys...??

not checked yet Shocked

billybug wrote:
once you own an american car, you become a man Smile its gonna look sick slammed

haaaaa cheers man, hell yeh it is. cant wait!

MarkGTX wrote:
man thats one ugly truck! '59 chevy apache all draggin no baggin 51732

cheers ha

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Fully dope man Cool

yeh blad fo show
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this truck would make a sick gasser too Razz
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This is too sick Joe, I can't wait to see it's progress Thumbs up


On a side note that engine looks lost in the bay! Defiantly calling out for a 540 big block Razz
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billybug wrote:
this truck would make a sick gasser too Razz

yeh it would! theres a truck in some uk mag a while back all ratty but on a rebuilt race spec chassis wit hsome lairy v8, all ladders and buckets bolted down in the bed too geek

max wrote:
This is too sick Joe, I can't wait to see it's progress Thumbs up


On a side note that engine looks lost in the bay! Defiantly calling out for a 540 big block Razz

cheers man, hopefuly it wont be long before the grinder and welder come out!

ha yeh i think two people could get in the bay with it atm! big block would be faaaaaaaaar to big dad had to cut teh bulk head out of his 56 to get his 460 in! straight six ftw geek
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PostSubject: Re: '59 chevy apache all draggin no baggin   '59 chevy apache all draggin no baggin EmptyTue Apr 26 2011, 18:48

havent updated in a while so here goes. rear wheel drum brake cylenders new and replaced and front wheel bearings new and replaced, so running gear wise im ready for mot! just need to sort indicatros and new lights with sidelights in and away i go.

due to having plenty of time over the 4 day weekend i wanted to get a tsart on the more detail and painting of my new parts from the states. as i cant fiddle with the shell yet its a good way to get motivated to get stuck in and keep up a steady progression. me and dad took a trip over to Miles at Jack Hammer speed shop to collect the reaminding mustang 2 front set up, new rack and tie rod components, big 11" disk set up and the 2" drop spindle set up. will get photos as i go along of the parts as tehres a load of boxes!

i hate casting marks, even though the drop spindles wont really be seen i thought ide go to the effort while there in my face. so ground the marks out and smoothed out with softer pads ready for paint then pinstriping

before and afters
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calipers
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after primer, the parts got a base of sattin blue then a 3 coats of blue metal flake and 2 clear coats
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then a bit of pinstriping, idea is this theme through out. sattin blue body colour and all running gear and parts will be metal flake blue with white and light blue detailing
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and finaly the caliper to spindle carriers. will get some bolted up pics over the weekend
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cheers for looking all comments welcome
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pinstriping bits people wont see love it!
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Pinstriping colour looks similar to my lid Razz


You doing it like a baaaaaus Joe.
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billybug wrote:
pinstriping bits people wont see love it!

all in good practise as i havent picked a brush up in a while, so when i come to other bits ile b back upto scratch again.


lupton blad its the same colours geek
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this is getting very exciting!!! good work so far.
talking of pin striping i still need to get you to do my beetle it feels sad without any Sad
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69rat wrote:
this is getting very exciting!!! good work so far.
talking of pin striping i still need to get you to do my beetle it feels sad without any Sad

cheers joe. well bring it over some time and lets get cracking. some on the decklid with the turbo pocking through would be awsome I love you
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looking good dude keep it up Thumbs up
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looking good dude keep it up Thumbs up

cheers dude, hope to get loads more done thiss weekend and next to keep the pace up ready for slamming once the trucks passed

picked up this yesterday, hope to have a play today and see what all the buttons do
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had a play with the new welder yesterday, really pleased how i got on with it. got the cross member welded up through out the day done a few stitches in blocks in stages as i was unsure how hot it would get, welds ground up today and in red oxcide await to be cut into the truck sometime soon.
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Looking good joe joe !
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Awesome man! Thumbs up
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Looks good mate. Youve got the hang of the welding thing now havent ya Thumbs up Defo be over soon to have a butchers.
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CustomChris wrote:
Looking good joe joe !
cheers dude, will hopefuly have time next week for your coilies

Alpha wrote:
Awesome man! Thumbs up

cheers man, cant wait to get the front end on now!

matty_mk1 wrote:
Looks good mate. Youve got the hang of the welding thing now havent ya Thumbs up Defo be over soon to have a butchers.

yeh the new welder actualy works well which is alaways a helping hand ay! really enjoying welding now instead of dreading it. yeh man foshow! get some slamming on the gogo geek
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looks sweeet!!!

i did my first ever bit of welding thursday! wasnt near as good as yours but it was only on a shitting civic Razz
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billybug wrote:
looks sweeet!!!

i did my first ever bit of welding thursday! wasnt near as good as yours but it was only on a shitting civic Razz

started that new job then man? ah that doesnt matter if its a honda then, keep practising on that old crapper geek
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