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Re: [Oletrucks] My 1951 project

To: <keelandb@yahoo.com>, oletruck oletruck <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [Oletrucks] My 1951 project
From: K Ohlgren <kjohlgren@hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 16:18:20 -0500

thanks for posting again, don't let them scare you off.

my personal favorite is the 283.

yes it's another sbc but it's a period correct sbc, well within a couple of
yrs ;-)

parts are still readily available. and it's an easy conversion.

thanks for the kudos on my truck

58 3100 Apache project
the "Duracell Project" it keeps going... and going...
When I die, i want to go asleep and peaceful, not screaming and freaking out
like everyone else in the car.

> Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 15:48:54 -0800
> From: keelandb@yahoo.com
> To: oletrucks@autox.team.net
> Subject: [Oletrucks] My 1951 project
> Kurt,
> Well I don't know how many on the list are interested in what I plan to do,
> but I'll give it a shot. But first, your truck looks great. By my standards
> (I've had and been planning my 1951 restoration for 10 years without any
> progress) you have been going fast for only 7 years.
> The truck 1951 1/2 ton 5-window.
> The color will be pretty much the original Forest Green.
> The front fenders and grill will be 1954 (yes, I have most of the 1954
> but it was pretty much demolished except for part of the roof, the rear
> window, and the corner windows - no running gear, no suspension, etc).
> The bed will be either original 1951 or it could be a homemade flatbed
> not sure yet
> The frame will be 1989 S-10 (sorry Mark, but this seems to be the direction
> will go - the kit includes all needed support structures - I do think that
> I'll paint the frame with POR-15 to prevent rust). I need to get a copy of
> 2003 Classic Trucks article on using the S-10 frame/running gear,
> etc. under an old GM truck.
> The engine will be either a rebuilt mid-1960s 283 (if it is still any good
> not even started for over 10 years following the rebuild - it was not me
> did the rebuild). If the 283 is shot, then for the short-term I may use the
> 2.5 L 4 cylinder that is in the S-10. What I would really like would be a
> diesel of about 350 ci, if I can find a good one (not a gas engine reformed
> a diesel engine).
> I can make my own biodiesel from used cooking oil (from a restaurant - I
> the plans off the internet), but that would be another message.
> Wheels will probably look fairly original (but not the split rims that were
> the 3/4 tons) or I may eventually get some late 60s style slotted rims.
> The radio will be a really good modern radio, but it will not be crammed
> into a hole cut into the dash.
> Seats - I don't know at this point. I do still have the original bench
> but it will need a lot of work.
> NO carpet - I'll use some type of rubber mats over sound-deadening material
> Whether you like my plans or not, feel free to make comments to the list or
> just to me. Even if you don't like what I plan I like to hear whatever you
> have to say.
> I need to figure out how to start a web site (that does not cost much) so
> I can do the deerslayer type reports. Anyone got any ideas on that??
> BobK
> 1951 AD 3100
> 1954 AD 3600 in pieces
> Arnaudville, Louisiana
> > bob
> > i think the purists have been quieted for a bit.
> > don't be afraid to post again, they have their forum, we have ours.
> > i subscribe to their's too, post when it's a stock question.
> > here is my truck, a work in progress, has been for 7 yrs.
> > 350 ramjet, 700r4 trans, ac, pb, pw, ps, cruise, shaved,
> > mustII front, 86 firebird rearend, frame boxed, lowered 6'' and killer
> stereo.
> > not too familiar with the old stuff, i've always owned these new fangled
> ones ;)
> >
> > what plans do you have for yours? and don't be afraid to reply to the
> > they'd like to hear what your intentions are too
> > i stole my bye line from another forum, i'm not that original
> > Kurt
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