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    1957 Chevrolet 3100 4x4...


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    When i first got this truck it had a 350, trashed turbo 350 and 203 running 3/4 ton in the rear and 1/2 ton in the front. no drive lines....since then ive put a 454 with straight headers and an edelbrock card, running an electric fan, turbo 350 and 203. Have 3/4 ton 4:10s. Roughly 4in lift and 3in body lift. Currently have 37s. Big tach on dash and guages in dash.

    Thinkin about running stove pipe stacks and lifting it with 8in to 12in lift with 40s on 20s. May end up mounting a massive grill guard on front orriginally for a ford fire truck.

    Questions: Does having a 2wd steering box matter? Where is a good place to get patch panels for cab corners and rockers. Thinkin about installing a floor shifter, looking at lokar, would that be a good choice. Finally have an option to get a 5spd from behind a cummings diesel. How much fab work would i need for that to work, would it be a good idea?

    Any and all pointers help. Thanks guys.


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    i love it. thats my favorite body style truck of all time.
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    that is really cool and awesome

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    LMC Truck would be the place to get your cab corners.


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    Fvcking beautiful! Dont do stacks though man I wouldn't even lift it any higher than it is.

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    Love it! I have a 57 and thought about doing the same! But Im torn between swapping frames or building a slammed cruiser. I would just fix up the body and put some nicer wheels on it and call it good. Not sure a big grille guard would good on there...

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    Thanks guys, appreciate the feed back. Nick613, im not sure about the stacks yet mostly cuz it would be stupid loud and kinda tachy. Im gonna at least get the 6in to 8in just to get the correct angles on the drive. 91blkstpsd, Ill try to get a pic of the guard on here, havent dug it out in a long time so my memory is kinda hazey. Might lift it up to the front for an idea. The slammed 57's are sweet but there is alot of them out there. A buddy of mine did his 58? that way with the notched frame and air ride suspension but few months later there was another one like 2 blocks away. EdHunter666, i didnt know lmc had cab corners, thanks bro.

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    LMC has almost every replacement part u could need lol.

    I really like that, I agree with 91blk, jsut get it painted, new wheels and keep it clean and simple.

    I love it

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    Crunched some numbers in my spare time today and this is what i came up with. LMC- $1930; fenders, light bezels, blinkers, headliner, glove box door and grill. Then $70 for cab corners from Bobschevytrucks and whatever it will cost to get them done. Then ill still need to do the doors, some glass and some bad bondo repair on the bed plus the bed wood. Then paint. Suspension will be probably an 8in lift from ultimateautoaccessories.com for $1349.95. For wheels, Mickey Thompson sidebiters 17x9 for $739.80 and either superswamper ROK9 39.5x13.5x17 radials at $409.95 or a set of 37x13.5x17 Nitto Mud grapplers or Dick Cepecks from summit. Roughly $6000 for all that. Thats not counting the below bed gas tank, bucket seats, steering wheel, carpeting, building up the 454. Any other ideas from yall let me know.

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    I would like to get this look with my 57. The lift I mean. I can not locate any info on how to lift my truck. Or a lift kit. This stance is exactly what I want. Mine is 2 wheel drive with 235 all original. In the middle of frame off now starting on reassembly.

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    awesome truck. if its not a DD lift it up on 40's and give it a nice clean paint
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    Awesome love the old 50s and 60s 4x4s.

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    This is what it looked like before i sold it. Had a 12in super lift. 3in body lift. 37s on 17s. 454/TH400/NP208. I had a new creme colored grill and front bumper and had dual 3in exhaust straight out the back. But i needed the money. Took a pretty big hit at $5k but stuff happens. Aerialaponte, This was the original frame of the pickup but when i got it they had swapped in a leaf spring front end. If i would have done it myself i would have mounted the body onto a k5 frame. Everything is already designed and set up for 4x4. Thats the best route to go. Im getting ready to do it to 48 ford f5. Everytime i see a picture of it or someone asks about it i get bumbed out. But, happens.

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    This is what it looked like before i sold it. Had a 12in super lift. 3in body lift. 37s on 17s. 454/TH400/NP208. I had a new creme colored grill and front bumper and had dual 3in exhaust straight out the back. But i needed the money. Took a pretty big hit at $5k but stuff happens. Aerialaponte, This was the original frame of the pickup but when i got it they had swapped in a leaf spring front end. If i would have done it myself i would have mounted the body onto a k5 frame. Everything is already designed and set up for 4x4. Thats the best route to go. Im getting ready to do it to 48 ford f5. Everytime i see a picture of it or someone asks about it i get bumbed out. But, happens.

 

 

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