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Re: [oletrucks] 49 truck, new brake system :o]

To: "Norm" <dahorse@jvlnet.com>, <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] 49 truck, new brake system :o]
From: "Doug Pewterbaugh" <dpewter@email.msn.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 14:34:29 -0600
Some of the vendors now supply bed walls, fronts & tailgates.  Golden State
has them I know (as well as others).  The side walls I have seen, though,
have the top rolled over 90 (like 54 & 55-1st series) instead of at 45
(like 48-53).  This would actually make it easier to mount a camper shell;
just depends on how original you want to stay.

Doug Pewterbaugh
Denton, TX
49 3104 216 5-window
----- Original Message -----
From: Norm <dahorse@jvlnet.com>
To: <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 1999 11:47 AM
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] 49 truck, new brake system :o]

> Friends!
> Ok I have some plans that my wife and I have been running through our
> regarding the direction we want to take with our new project! Although I
> have another project takeing priority at the moment.....I would like to
> begin collecting some parts......since you dudes are the masters of this
> subject we figured we will ask you all first what I need to accomplish our
> goals!
> What we have!
> Looks like a 48-49 Chevy cab....on a 51 3/4 ton frame and running gear!
> All sheetmetal is in great shape as is the frame and according to the
> paperwork....it looks like the engine is fresh as well....
> Being a 3/4ton, the thing will be geared quite low I assume....and I
> truthfully, I really want a 4spd....it is a 3 on the tree now! I assume
> the swap from 3spd to 4spd is just a matter of aquiring the parts from the
> parts truck I also aquired? If So....then I will probably use some rear
> gears in the 4.10 range...or maybe 3.73 in the original diff.....and that
> should keep the revs tolerable on the street! And with the 4spd the higher
> gears should be ok elsewhere with that granny gear ready when the
> is needed! I also think I have a Detroit no-spin locker for that rear,
> laying around here someplace....may even install that! (I plan on using
> truck in a truck fashion) While still considering it a toy and pampering
> as much as possible...but a show truck it will not be! But I want it as
> original appearing as I can afford it to be....so my only real concern is
> the brakes! Are they adequate for daily road use?....I know they were in
> 50's.....but how about now?
> If i had to stray from original to update the brakes I will....so then
> saying that....is there a "bolt on " way of converting the original front
> axle to disks?.....if so whats the trick?.....And finally the last big
> question.....where would I find a nice rustfree box?.....I have
> fenders.......just need the box!
> Thanks in advance
> Norm
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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