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59 Chevy Apache, new valve covers!

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Good afternoon! How exciting it is designing an engine and how it’s going to look when it’s all put together! Valve covers probably catch the viewer’s eye right off the bat when looking into an engine compartment, maybe except for the air cleaner!     When I picked out my first set of valve covers, […]

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59 Chevy Truck sway bars

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Good evening Classic car lovers! Since I’ve been driving our 59 Chevy, I’ve noticed when going around corners/curves, the truck tends to lean a bit, or body roll. So, I purchased a set of sway bars (front and rear) for the old truck from Performance Online.     The price for front and rear sway […]

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59 Chevy apache rear end

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Good evening! Dne’ here;) The past few weeks I’ve been having a battle with my rear end or differential! However, before I go any further, I have to say, the rear end has to be the most neglected part of a vehicle except for underneath our car seats!! Unless one hears a howl or grinding […]

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59 Chevy truck, choosing a set of headers

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Well, here we are again;) I get to reflect on mistakes that I’ve made along the way~ whoopee! Live n learn eh! Choosing a set of headers for my very nice looking small block Chevy engine proved to be an ordeal in itself. Trying to stay least expensive is a problem. I want the best […]

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55-59 Chevy truck windshield wipers

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Hi! dne’ here, I’ve had a little trouble finding good wiper blade assemblies for my Apache! I’d like ones that don’t flop or look like they’ll come apart while the wipers are doing what they do, wiping the windshield! I have spent a great deal of energy on my windshield installation, even purchased a Newport […]

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Gas trap door for wooden bed

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G’day all! Yesterday I had gotten around to installing the trap door that will allow filling the gas tank. The process was a little testy for me~ I’m not the greatest wood worker, but when working on these old trucks n cars, one has to have the “Jack of all Trades” ideology! The trap door […]

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59 Chevy Apache carpet

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Hi ya’ll! This is an exciting blog for me! The carpet installation means I’m getting closer to an end of my restoration!;) However, there is still plenty to do! Realistically, there is always something to do on these old trucks!   First we must take a look at what I started with! The flooring in […]

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59 Chevy Apache Grill

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Hi! This morning, I thought I’d make mention of the grill that I chose for my build. My truck is going to be a little flashy as chrome bolt on stuff looks good to me, but so does painted parts, but everyone has his/her own taste.;)   My truck came with pretty much nothing on […]

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The Hollister Road Company

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Hi everyone! Sorry I haven’t been posting, but I have something to blog about today! I’ve got just a few more things to do before starting my engine, and that is installing relays for my electric fan and electric fuel pump. I’m not much on electrical, but I have a friend from the www.67-72chevytrucks.com site […]

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59 Chevy truck neutral safety switch- Lokar

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Hi ya’ll! This little blog is about the neutral safety switch and the shifter for my Th350 transmission.  I chose the Lokar brand because it’s simple and easy to install!  We classic car restorers/restomodders have it really easy~ we just find what we need on the internet! I can’t imagine how folks in the past […]

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