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RE: [oletrucks] Original or Custom

To: "Hanlon, Bill" <Bill.Hanlon@COMPAQ.com>,
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Original or Custom
From: dcvjrv@covad.net
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 15:36:03 -0500
Hey Bill,

I agree with all you say.  That is why I am restoring my 58 GMC Suburban 
Carrier Pickup (Cameo style) - Hydramatic.  Since yours is also a 
hydramatic, would you happen to have an extra shift lever knob or know of a 
source?  I have looked but have not been able to locate one.

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

At 08:08 AM 3/16/01 Friday, Hanlon, Bill wrote:
>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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