<It is easy to customize a vehicle, just throw money at it. >
I had a good laugh with that one.
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To: Sean Nygren <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2001 8:14 PM
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Original or Custom
>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.
>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.
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