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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [Oletrucks] My 1951 project
> 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??
> 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
> > 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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