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    Nice, I love big window '55-57 trucks!~ But I...

    Nice, I love big window '55-57 trucks!~ But I prefer original step side bed to a later fleetside bed.

    The color reminds me of the 'Watemelon' truck... for those of you that remember seeing it?...
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    If it's '186' (and NOT 185- which I'm not...

    If it's '186' (and NOT 185- which I'm not familiar with either).. It's a GOOD head, as good as factory heads of the time can be. They were machined for either 1.94" or 2.02" intake valves...
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    Your under-hood and under-dash panels are looking...

    Your under-hood and under-dash panels are looking very good Timo!!
  4. Good luck to you Beachgirl... for you and your...

    Good luck to you Beachgirl... for you and your friends to make a good safe trip to and from!~

    Myself and several friends from Huntsville, Alabama and Athens, Tennessee will be there either...
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    That depends on what parts you need Tbuff... for...

    That depends on what parts you need Tbuff... for some parts you may need MORE information from the engine you have to determine what you need. Photos, stampings, castings, etc...
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    barnfind55: We'd love to see more photos ...

    barnfind55:

    We'd love to see more photos and hear a bit more about you and your '55....:)
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    I love it just the way it sits! :) '55 post...

    I love it just the way it sits! :) '55 post cars are great even in pinto primer.. :)
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    Put something on it to prevent future rust.. ...

    Put something on it to prevent future rust.. even if just clear coat... :) (or cast iron gray)
    Yes, I think worth keeping as they are thin and do get broken... someone will want it.
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    Hi Lucy, How about you attach some current...

    Hi Lucy, How about you attach some current photos and let us know where it can be seen nowadays? I'd guess many of us might be interested with some current information..
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    Also appears you're out *driving* your Nomad...

    Also appears you're out *driving* your Nomad some, Paul~ That is great... :)
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    That should be an interesting weekend, even as a...

    That should be an interesting weekend, even as a 'viewer'... :)
  12. What kind of 'electronic distributor'? I'm...

    What kind of 'electronic distributor'? I'm uncertain exactly what you mean by 'electronic distributor'... so maybe knowing the distributor you are using will clarify that. For that matter, what...
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    What's wrong with '55 fender holes??

    What's wrong with '55 fender holes??
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    Thanks Timo... I'd say that's a nice way to...

    Thanks Timo... I'd say that's a nice way to modify and update a '57 Speedometer, AND in your case you end up with a km/hr indicator as well.. :)
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    Timo, I like the conversion you did to the...

    Timo, I like the conversion you did to the speedometer.. If I understood you correctly, the GPS speedometer you installed in the center of your speedo gauge cost you $86?? Is that a specific...
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    Sticky: I'd love to even half Robert's skill and tools...

    I'd love to even half Robert's skill and tools even at my advanced age.. :)
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    Actually the CE9B35438 means it's a 'Chevrolet...

    Actually the CE9B35438 means it's a 'Chevrolet Engine' built as a Service/Warranty Replacement. The '9' indicates it's a 1969 engine, the 'B' indicates that the sequence no (35438) is the Second...
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    based on my prior experience with parts...

    based on my prior experience with parts fabricated in Taiwan, the shipping costs will outweigh the production costs significantly, unless perhaps a large quantity is shipped at once on a slow boat......
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    Thanks Domenic... I was curious as to WHY it was...

    Thanks Domenic... I was curious as to WHY it was removed during your restoration... and correcting a past problem is a good answer.. :)
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    I'm in the process of installing curved glass and...

    I'm in the process of installing curved glass and sliders in my Nomad. Curved glass is 99% in and I'm working on understanding the Fisher process for the slider/channel installs..

    Having...
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    Another Nomad project - NOS windshield wiper transmissions

    Recently I've installed the NOS windshield wiper transmissions I've had for 30 yrs am looking at the correct order to install the other 'under dash' items. I think the vintage Air 'defroster' ducts...
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    I had a local metal shop cut out some 2" x 2"...

    I had a local metal shop cut out some 2" x 2" pieces of 16 gauge metal, which I've drilled 1/2" dia holes (3) in each one to allow use for liftgate shimming and then primed them before installing...
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    Lou? Did you call a supplier (Ol' 55 or East...

    Lou? Did you call a supplier (Ol' 55 or East Coast Chevy would be the best one) to see what they have for that??
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    I assume Lou is asking about 'storage of the...

    I assume Lou is asking about 'storage of the jack/etc', since the spare tire itself is held in the continental kit....?
    Here's the jack storage instruction sheet (dating to 1954 but apparently good...
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    Domenic's restorer has welded in the...

    Domenic's restorer has welded in the prepped/painted spare tire well back into the body....

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