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Re: [oletrucks] Original or Custom

To: "Sean Nygren" <spnygren@visto.com>, oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Original or Custom
From: dcvjrv@covad.net
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 23:06:48 -0500

I would vote for restoring to original.  This is just my opinion.  It is 
easy to customize a vehicle, just throw money at it.  But, to restore one 
it takes a lot of work especially in finding parts for vehicles that are 
not mainstream.  You are right in that you will surely discover many more 
things that will need to be done and parts that need to be found.  This 
list is an excellent source for parts as well as Jim Carter's, Gilbert's, 
and The Filling Station, and many other vendors.  Make all of the swap 
meets that you can and you will be rewarded.  Take a look at my website, 
http://www.angelfire.lycos.com/mi2/jrvvehicles and you will see what is 
possible with work.  I am in no way finished but am making progress.  I 
don't know what is missing on your motor but parts are available for it 
from various sources.

Good luck in whichever direction you decide to go.

Jim V.
1958 GMC Suburban Carrier Pickup (Cameo style) - V8 Hydramatic

At 10:25 PM 3/15/01 Thursday, Sean Nygren wrote:
>I'm torn between customizing or keeping original the '57 GMC C100 project 
>truck I have. The body is pretty straight with very little rust.  Most 
>parts are there with the exception of the hood which I think came from a 
>Chevy- it doesn't have the indent where the GMC hood ornament would fit 
>in. The grill and bumper work is pretty much shot.  The bumper pods are 
>rusted through. The original 347 runs but the exhaust is shot. I'm having 
>difficulty finding parts for a '57 GMC motor or otherwise.
>Should I consider even trying to get close to original or should I just 
>customize the beast?
>I haven't driven it so I don't know what other suprises may be waiting.  I 
>do know the drum brakes seem to be working great!
>Anybody know of a good place to get parts for it?
>Any advice as to what approach I should take would be greatly appreciated.
>Sean Nygren
>Memphis, TN
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