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1. [oletrucks] '58 GMC V8 Panel (score: 1)
Author: "Robert Rogers" <>
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 08:02:11 -0600
I've got a chance to buy a '58 GMC 1/2 ton Panel Truck that has a complete factory V8. The body is badly rusted but there are lots of good parts available like the complete original V8, deluxe heate
/html/oletrucks/2002-03/msg00383.html (7,035 bytes)

2. Re: [oletrucks] Will 59 cab work with 57 front clip? (score: 1)
Author: "Robert Rogers" <>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 08:25:41 -0600
The '57 front end will fit but you will have to make acouple of adjustments first. One, the '58-9 hood hinges mount in a slightly different location than the 55-7s do. Two, the radiator core support
/html/oletrucks/2002-02/msg00004.html (8,520 bytes)

3. [oletrucks] The Return of the One and Only BelAir Bob (score: 1)
Author: "Robert Rogers" <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 10:31:44 -0600
That's right!! I'm baaaack! I know you all missed me, right? Ok so maybe nobody even realized I left the list a year or so ago. ;-) I've been lurking for a few days and I've seen alot of name I recog
/html/oletrucks/2002-01/msg00409.html (8,085 bytes)

4. Re: [oletrucks] 48-53 Battery on Firewall (score: 1)
Author: "Robert Rogers" <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 13:08:18 -0600
The mounting points on the '58 (55-2 through 59) are on the same plane. It should work just fine on your smooth fire wall. I would however recommend re-enforcing the firewall with some shallow chann
/html/oletrucks/2002-01/msg00425.html (9,269 bytes)

5. [oletrucks] P-Track rearends (score: 1)
Author: "BelAir Bob" <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 19:27:51 -0600
Is it possible to convert a non-posi rear end carrier to a p-track? The reason for the question is that I have a '55 passenger car rear stamped for 4:11 non posi but when I jack up one rear tire it w
/html/oletrucks/2002-01/msg00438.html (6,772 bytes)

6. Re: [oletrucks] Go ahead--Tell me I'm STUPID!! (score: 1)
Author: "BelAir Bob" <>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 08:28:10 -0600
Others have answered the TF / AD question so I'll leave it alone. As for Golden State Pickup Parts, check the list archives. I believe you'll find that most of us have had a very bad experience with
/html/oletrucks/2001-02/msg00193.html (8,473 bytes)

7. [oletrucks] TF Panel and later model custom GMC for sale (score: 1)
Author: "BelAir Bob" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 10:16:07 -0600
It's been a long time since I posted this for sale so I thought I'd try it again. For sale: 55 2nd series 1/2 ton Panel, 55K original miles, 3rd owner, 235/3spd, factory overload springs, standard h
/html/oletrucks/2001-01/msg00142.html (9,291 bytes)

8. Re: [oletrucks] Wet sanding (score: 1)
Author: "BelAir Bob" <>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 10:51:01 -0600
There are two stages of the paint process when you can wet sand. The first is the final sanding of the primer coat before painting. The second is after the paint has dried before polishing. I'm sure
/html/oletrucks/2001-01/msg00494.html (10,873 bytes)

9. Re: [oletrucks] Rear-end Conversion - 1977 Monte Carlo? (score: 1)
Author: "BelAir Bob" <>
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2000 09:24:42 -0500
Been there, done that. The Monte Carlo rear is a very good fit width wise. I installed one in my 57 panel back in '90. Needless to say, spring perches have to be welded into the correct places. On t
/html/oletrucks/2000-10/msg00035.html (7,235 bytes)

10. Re: [oletrucks] Joining the club (score: 1)
Author: "BelAir Bob" <>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 09:58:13 -0500
Seeing that it was my question about IFS brand recommendations that started that string, I feel I should try to clear the air some. In my opinion, that discussion is indicative of what make this suc
/html/oletrucks/2000-10/msg00737.html (7,876 bytes)

11. Re: [oletrucks] gauge repair (score: 1)
Author: "BelAir Bob" <>
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 09:12:33 -0500
Hey Charlie, Fix-A-Guage only works on ' 68 and later guages. I've used them for years now on Chevy trucks from the '80s and 90's. The "kit" is actually nothing more than a resistor with a fork termi
/html/oletrucks/2000-09/msg00103.html (7,485 bytes)

12. Re: [oletrucks] gauge repair (score: 1)
Author: "BelAir Bob" <>
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 09:18:45 -0500
I had a brain cramp when I quoted the price of $4.00. I called the parts store where I get the kits and he told me the run about $8.00. Same as at Fix-A-Guage's we site. It has been a while since I b
/html/oletrucks/2000-09/msg00104.html (6,925 bytes)

13. [oletrucks] IFS brand recommendation (score: 1)
Author: "BelAir Bob" <>
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 09:48:43 -0500
I'm going to order the MII IFS for my niece's 57 3100 this week and have a couple of questions ya'll might be able to help me with. First, I like the looks and price of Heidt's Economy MII setup. Th
/html/oletrucks/2000-09/msg00107.html (8,646 bytes)

14. Re: [oletrucks] IFS brand recommendation (score: 1)
Author: "BelAir Bob" <>
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2000 13:38:52 -0500
Not to throw gas on the fire , but our beloved Chevy/GMC used a bolt in IFS on all of the ' 73 to ' 87 1/2 thru 1 ton 2 wd pickups. 16 bolts is all that holds the entire crossmember in place. This f
/html/oletrucks/2000-09/msg00161.html (9,382 bytes)

15. [oletrucks] Off Topic: Project Car From H@#$ (score: 1)
Author: "BelAir Bob" <>
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 08:31:14 -0500
Hey Guys and Gals, Want to see a project car that will make you glad you work on trucks? Check out my photos at I have this beast up for auction at E-
/html/oletrucks/2000-09/msg00332.html (7,130 bytes)

16. Re: [oletrucks] ifs or clip (score: 1)
Author: "BelAir Bob" <>
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2000 09:57:20 -0500
Seeing that it was my question about IFS that started that last barrage of opinions, I'll step up and share some of the heat with you. I agree totaly, clipping a frame is not the way to go. The only
/html/oletrucks/2000-09/msg00574.html (7,976 bytes)

17. Re: [oletrucks] Re: Coil Springs (score: 1)
Author: "BelAir Bob" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 08:06:36 -0500
Have you considered using a set of dropped spindles? 2" dropped spindles for that 79 3/4 ton can be had new for around $120 with a life time warranty from A.I.M. ( they advertise in Truckin magazine
/html/oletrucks/2000-09/msg00648.html (7,622 bytes)

18. Re: [oletrucks] Independent front suspension (score: 1)
Author: "BelAir Bob" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 08:17:14 -0500
Don't overlook the 3/4 ton 73-87s. They have the same crossmember as the 1/2 ton. The spindles and hubs are different but the crossmember is the same. Heck, if you want a 3/4 ton 8 lug unit complete
/html/oletrucks/2000-09/msg00649.html (7,660 bytes)

19. Re: [oletrucks] 1959 APACHE 21 SUSPENSION HELP (score: 1)
Author: "BelAir Bob" <>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 12:49:23 -0500
You should also check the spring shackles and spring eye bolts/bushings, as well as everything Wayne mentioned. These parts are usually worn out and can cuase some bad handling problems. Robert Roge
/html/oletrucks/2000-09/msg00701.html (7,934 bytes)

20. [oletrucks] Electrical question (score: 1)
Author: "BelAir Bob" <>
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2000 13:49:15 -0500
Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't the gas and temp guages in our truck basically ohm meters? If so, wouldn't the use of some sort of crimp-on connector increase the resistance in the circuit and ca
/html/oletrucks/2000-08/msg00950.html (7,250 bytes)

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