I just want to say that if every truck was built the exact same way as
someone else's it would be a very boring hobby!!! Original trucks are great
and full of history but modified trucks are also just as worthwhile and very
challenging. Lets focus on the things we all like(old trucks)and not focus
on our differences. And I expect each of you to be in Church this Sunday.
----- Original Message -----
From: "joe" <email@example.com>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2001 7:32 AM
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Original or Custom
> <It is easy to customize a vehicle, just throw money at it. >
> I had a good laugh with that one.
> Joe Garcia
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
> To: Sean Nygren <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com
> 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.
> >Jim V.
> >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
> >>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
> >>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.
> >>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
> >>Sean Nygren
> >>Memphis, TN
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> >>Visto.com. Life on the Dot.
> >>oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
> >oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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