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

To: Passnb4U@aol.com
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] 55-57 vs 58-59 frames, wipers
From: NEE <nee@cyberport.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 19:53:55 -0700
I have a 59 front clip in NW NM.  Its yours if you want to come and get
it.  Its also got a pretty nice chrome front bumper if you would like.

Ping me offline: nee@cyberport.com

I will be out of touch until after turkey day


58 fleetside stocker

Passnb4U@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 11/21/99 10:05:22 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> jforbes@primenet.com writes:
> > 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.
>   You know Jim,
>   I've been trying to tell folks this for years, but everyone said "Oh no, I
> measure the frames, they're the same".
>   I converted my '59 to a '55/6/7 and after it's all together it looks the
> same...until you mount up the front bumper, and sticks out some.
>   I've left mine as is, and one day will whack off a bit from the frame,
> probaly when I swap out the '55/6 grille for  the '57.
>   I didn't do any modification for the radiator and brackets or anything,
> they're still sitting where they were with the '59 sheetmetal, I did have to
> do a little modding to the hood latch though, I had two or three different
> ones, don't recall how many, but none of the arm bend angles were correct.
> >
> >  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!
>   I had no problems going from the '59 to the single head lght fender, you
> shouldn't have one going the other way.
> >
> >  Jim
>   Mike
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