L truck build


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Golden Jubilee
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Post Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:29 pm

Re: L truck build

Transmission in! Finally!
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Matt H.
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1953 L-Series truck
1957 Buick Special
1978 Cadillac Superior Hearse

Golden Jubilee
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Post Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:16 pm

Re: L truck build

That's great!

Golden Jubilee
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Post Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:10 am

Re: L truck build

Every time I crawl under my truck I dream of having a lift like that!

Nice job on the truck, nice job on the transmission.
56 S120 4x4,

Golden Jubilee
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Post Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:36 am

Re: L truck build

Binder Mike wrote:Every time I crawl under my truck I dream of having a lift like that!

Nice job on the truck, nice job on the transmission.

After I sold my last car I swore to myself I had to set aside the money for a lift. I will never regret that.....I can get done in 30 minutes what used to take me 2 hours. Thanks for the encouraging words on the truck the next step is to figure out how I want the steering column and get a driveshaft made.
Matt H.
My toys:
1953 L-Series truck
1957 Buick Special
1978 Cadillac Superior Hearse

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Post Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:43 pm

Re: L truck build

I had a contractor give an estimate on raising the ceiling 2 feet in the north end of the shop. A four post hoist would be perfect for me.
The ceiling is 10 feet now and another 2 feet would be great.
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Golden Jubilee
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Post Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:12 am

Re: L truck build

nikkinutshop wrote:I had a contractor give an estimate on raising the ceiling 2 feet in the north end of the shop. A four post hoist would be perfect for me.
The ceiling is 10 feet now and another 2 feet would be great.

Yea my walls are 12ft ceiling center about 14ft
Matt H.
My toys:
1953 L-Series truck
1957 Buick Special
1978 Cadillac Superior Hearse

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Post Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:09 am

Re: L truck build

Finally the column is in. Minor adjustments are needed then clean up and finish the mount. Gotta figure out the steering shaft from the column to the box...
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Matt H.
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1953 L-Series truck
1957 Buick Special
1978 Cadillac Superior Hearse
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Golden Jubilee
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Post Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:10 am

Re: L truck build

looks like that'll work good

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Post Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:49 pm

Re: L truck build

Thanks it still needs a little finesse but I do think it will work well and of course that silly shifter will be gone because it will have the 5 speed in the
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1953 L-Series truck
1957 Buick Special
1978 Cadillac Superior Hearse

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Post Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:43 pm

Re: L truck build

Buick steering wheel looks fantastic!
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