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[oletrucks] 55-57 vs 58-59 frames, wipers

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Subject: [oletrucks] 55-57 vs 58-59 frames, wipers
From: J Forbes <jforbes@primenet.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 23:04:03 -0700
Hi...wierd, I'm trying to turn my 57 Suburban into a 59!  If you have
any nice 58-59 fenders you want to give away in the Arizona are, please
let me know!

The 58-59 frames are longer, by 2 or 3 inches, at the very front where
the bumper bolts on.  You can probably cut off the end of the frame and
drill new holes to fix this.  Also, the radiator supports are differen,
the bracket that is riveted to the frame will be in the wrong place, and
I think also the wrong height.

The wiper motor thing:  The 55-57 trucks used an electric motor similar
to the 55-57 car motor.  The 58-59 trucks used a 58 car electric motor,
which is quite a bit bigger and mounts way different.  So, you could
probably (not sure, so don't quote me) use a 55-57 motor in any TF
truck, but you CANNOT use a 58-59 motor in a 55-57 truck.  I think all
the vacuum motors are the same.

The front fender stuff looks the same where it bolts to the cab.  I
haven't tried it yet...I really ought to before I get too far along!

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