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    Registered Member Troy's Avatar
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    It looks kind of "Steam Punkish" Cool I like old tools. I still use my dad's Craftsman tool box he bought when I was a newborn. This thing is 53 or 54 years old!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    I still use my dad's Craftsman tool box he bought when I was a newborn. This thing is 53 or 54 years old!!
    I still use my Craftsman tools that I BOUGHT when I was going to Aircraft Mechanic School in 1973.....that's 44 years ago!
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    A hunderd bucks. It WAS a nice find. Spent $75 on the new 1 inch alloy steel arbor plates. Now looking for a finger brake.

    I checked on the SWAG stuff and it's a smokin deal for what you are getting. I will keep that in mind. Not in a terrible hurry just yet, but eventually will add to the tool collection.

    Back to wiring the Nomad....slow and methodical...
    1957 Nomad- LS1/T56 on C4 chassis- [URL=http://s78.photobucket.com/user/pcardey/library/57%20Chevy%20Nomad%20wagon[/URL]

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    There was a tag on the hydraulic fluid box that said "Wm. S. Pine Inc. Los Angeles CA"
    A google search lead to this ad from Popular Mechanics magazine.

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    So the actual press has no markings on it, but the hydraulic unit came from this old company in LA. No longer there...

    Just some more lore for ya'all.
    1957 Nomad- LS1/T56 on C4 chassis- [URL=http://s78.photobucket.com/user/pcardey/library/57%20Chevy%20Nomad%20wagon[/URL]

    1959 Fleetside Apache 1/2 ton, shortbed, big window- [URL=http://s78.photobucket.com/user/pcardey/library/59%20Apached%20Fleetside%20Big%20Window%20Shortbed[/URL]

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    Made these stands over the weekend, and used the press to bend the top plates. 3/16" cold steel. Easy peasy...

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    1957 Nomad- LS1/T56 on C4 chassis- [URL=http://s78.photobucket.com/user/pcardey/library/57%20Chevy%20Nomad%20wagon[/URL]

    1959 Fleetside Apache 1/2 ton, shortbed, big window- [URL=http://s78.photobucket.com/user/pcardey/library/59%20Apached%20Fleetside%20Big%20Window%20Shortbed[/URL]

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    Nice score!
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    Nice job Paul! Also, great stance on that 57 Nomad!
    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

    You can see my 56 Nomad build here http://www.picturetrail.com/chevynut

    For affordable C4 Corvette Suspension conversions for your car, visit http://www.classicedgedesigns.com

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    56 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    57 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    1961 Willys CJ3B Jeep
    2001 Porsche Boxster S
    2003 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax

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    Thanks for the compliment Laszlo. I have the coil over shock springs dialed all the way "down" at the moment, so it's sitting as low as it ever will. But I still have to add glass, upholstery/interior, etc...so I may need to increase the spring load to hold that added weight. AND....I will know if the front tires rub when turning once I get this beast running and drivable. So I may need to raise the front an inch or so for clearance of fenders when full turns are made. Time will tell. But overall, it's a badass stance for sure.
    1957 Nomad- LS1/T56 on C4 chassis- [URL=http://s78.photobucket.com/user/pcardey/library/57%20Chevy%20Nomad%20wagon[/URL]

    1959 Fleetside Apache 1/2 ton, shortbed, big window- [URL=http://s78.photobucket.com/user/pcardey/library/59%20Apached%20Fleetside%20Big%20Window%20Shortbed[/URL]

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