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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: "Hanlon, Bill" <Bill.Hanlon@COMPAQ.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 07:08:36 -0600
Don't give up on the 347.  It is basically the same engine that 
came in the 57 Pontiac, just lower compression and different 
carburetion.  Mine has 72000 miles on a rebuild and is working 
well except for the 10-12 miles per gallon.  It has been my 
everyday driver for 14 years.  It has only failed to get me home 
once and that was a steering problem.  

350 Chevys are everywhere.  Keep the engine and be a little 
different.  Especially if the transmission is a Hydra-Matic 
like mine.

-----Original Message-----
From: Sean Nygren [mailto:spnygren@visto.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2001 9:25 PM
To: oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: [oletrucks] Original or Custom

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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