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I thought I would show you guys my current project.. a 1956 Chevy 3200 stepside "Apache".... with 19k ORIGINAL miles (according to title.... and thats what we go by)

It has a 327 with a 4 speed.... unfortunately it's geared so low I can pull out in 4th gear.... but thats something for another day.













 

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Looks good man. I want to do something like this one day. You gonna restore it or rod it out?
 

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I hope that you keep the deep-dish slots on it. I think that I am one of the last few fans of those wheels on the planet.
 

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I say restore it back to lookng stock, nothing wrong with some go-fast goodies.
 

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i swear you change your ride more then i change underwear..... looks like a fun project though nice find john
 

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Right now I'm not planning to do much more to it other than new tires and change out the tranny.

I like to old school/ rat rod look of it.
 

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looks like a great project! shame they painted the bumpers
 

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I say rust the biotch out and remove the hood and call it Mater. [:D]

Nice truck John.
 

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Sweet. My uncle has a white one similar to this. Its always good to keep them rough around the edges! [thumb]
 

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Really nice! This trucks won't die. very good condition to start with.
Yeah, but the driver and passenger will. 4 pt harnesses would be a good addition. Those trucks are tanks, but unfortunately you bounce around inside that tank if you're riding in it.

It's a gorgeous find though John. You should have your own show called "American Auto Pickers". I'd drive the hell out of it too- even if I am afraid of metal dashes and non-collapsible steering columns.
 

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I like it...I like the rims,too. Yes, another fan.

I like what the bed looks like

Re gear it

Spend 2k on one of those small B&M (?) 144 blowers for it. They sound cool and make maybe 60-80 HP, but you can install one in a DAY, and just drive it :).

Great looking truck..I always liked the apache. The cab is awesome
 

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Long bed!!! yah never see anyone building them these days.
I'm in the middle of helping my neighbor build a '71 C30 Longhorn (8.5-9ft bed!)
great project, have fun.
 

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Love it. I'm a big fan of the wooden bed.

PS, ever since Focus Fest my girl officially wants to leave me for your Vette.
 
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