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RE: [oletrucks] Original or Custom

To: oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Original or Custom
From: "Willard, Andrew" <andrew.willard@experian.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 09:34:47 -0800

This is a very personal decision.  It sounds like the truck is definitely
restorable, it'll just take some leg work to find all the right parts.  What
were your thoughts when you bought it.  did you think "Geez, that would look
so bitchin fully restored", or did you think "Geez, that would look bitchin
dropped in the weeds with 17" rims and blower poking out the hood."?  I
would go with whatever your first gut feeling for the truck was.  When you
finish, you can always buy another truck and take it the other way.

Andy Willard

89 s-10 driver
53 panel project

-----Original Message-----
From: Sean Nygren [mailto:spnygren@visto.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2001 7:25 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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