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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #90 on: June 13, 2019, 09:08:59 PM »
Engine and tranny bolted back together and back in the frame.  Started on the plumbing.  Fuel lines, brake lines.


 


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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #91 on: June 14, 2019, 11:25:08 AM »
you have to use a special tool to flare your fuel lines or just a standard double flare tool?

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #92 on: June 14, 2019, 02:03:00 PM »
you have to use a special tool to flare your fuel lines or just a standard double flare tool?

standard tool.    however i only use nicopp line now.

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #93 on: December 03, 2019, 01:12:01 PM »
Gif, we need an update!!!
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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #94 on: December 24, 2019, 09:38:17 AM »
I last touched this thing in June.  left off with the plumbing mocked up.   

Waiting for after the holidays to dig back into this.

Next steps are the E brake and column shift.

Followed by engine/PCM and electrical.

I plan to have it on the road this summer...




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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #95 on: December 29, 2019, 11:10:45 PM »
I got a chance to get some work in on this.
E brake setup done.   Column shifter fab done.
Started weeding out the PCM harness.   Got all connections labeled.  All non needed wires depinned and pulled. Started to draw up a schematic.   
Bed wiring harness fabbed up.





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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #96 on: January 17, 2020, 11:21:44 AM »
Started on exhaust.  Just waiting on some mounting hardware and then final welding.



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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #97 on: January 21, 2020, 01:50:15 PM »
Exhaust complete.




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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #98 on: January 21, 2020, 02:18:01 PM »
I like this project better than mine :)

Looks excellent
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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #99 on: January 21, 2020, 02:55:16 PM »
Forgive me if I am out of line asking this as I'm not an engineer.  Do you have any concerns if the red circled part will get bent upward if you hit a bad bump or via fatigue over time?

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #100 on: January 21, 2020, 05:58:40 PM »
 The material in question is 1.5" wide X 3.125" long X .25" thick.
It is welded to a 1.25" od X .188 wall vertical post.  The shock mounting stud hole is 1" from the vertical post.   A shock is non load bearing and should never reach the internal bump stops.

Think of it this way.    Put a piece of the same size in a vice with 1.25" exposed,   then try to bend it hitting it with a rubber mallet.

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #101 on: January 21, 2020, 08:35:22 PM »
Good explanation, thanks. 

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #102 on: January 24, 2020, 02:35:44 PM »
PCM / engine / transmission harness complete.   Power distribution located in/under glove box includes 100a circuit breaker / 200a ignition isolation relay / battery fuse block / ignition fuse block / relay bank / OBD2 port.

All bed wiring complete. Tail lights(parking/stop/turn) / rev lights / fuel pump / tank level sending unit.

Next for wiring is turn signal switch / brake switch / headlight switch & foot hi/lo switch.

List of fluids needed: Oil, tranny, coolant, power steering, brake

Needs a battery and fab a battery mount.

I need to get the PCM flashed too....