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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #90 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 #91 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 #92 on: January 21, 2020, 01:50:15 PM »
Exhaust complete.




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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #93 on: January 21, 2020, 02:18:01 PM »
I like this project better than mine :)

Looks excellent
Quote from: etk300ex
oh lord!

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #94 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 #95 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 #96 on: January 21, 2020, 08:35:22 PM »
Good explanation, thanks. 

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #97 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....   

 

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #98 on: January 30, 2020, 10:32:26 PM »
Battery tray / mount  complete.   

PCM sent out for flashing. 

Front fenders/grill/core support and radiator installed. 
Front bumper and supports installed.

Final front clip wiring started.   Headlights, front marker/turn signals. Horn, cooling fan.

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #99 on: February 09, 2020, 07:30:35 PM »
All wiring complete. New plug wires and heat shield boots installed, (required when using headers). Electric wiper conversion complete. Dash back together.
New hood springs installed.  need to repair hood latch mechanism. bent and missing latch springs...

Waiting for PCM to come back.

Next on the list is: install coolant expansion tank, fab air intake.
Engine should be ready to fire.

Started on Air Ride plumbing.

Every time i scratch something off the list, i think of ten other things i need to do..
But going to keep pushing hard to get this done for spring/summer debug.


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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #100 on: February 10, 2020, 09:05:26 AM »
that looks awesome....
the patina on that truck could possibly be perfect...
I never wanted a red car.. always thought they were tacky and common...
I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #101 on: February 10, 2020, 09:06:11 PM »
Looking good!  8)
Retired

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #102 on: February 11, 2020, 11:17:10 AM »
It looks really good man!

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #103 on: February 14, 2020, 11:43:10 PM »
Its alive!  :)

PCM installed.  Air intake installed.

I wanted to hear it run, so i jumped the gun and added coolant and fired the engine. 

Started up so fast it scared me.  Engine sounds tight.   Runs clean.

Have a real bad fuel leak on the drivers fuel rail somewhere i need to address.   Couldnt get the the coolant to circulate.  Must have trapped air somewhere. 

Sucks to have the shop doors open whens its -1 out...
 
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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #104 on: February 15, 2020, 08:01:52 AM »
fuel rail- if you need any of those orings let me know


coolant-  there is a steam port on the driver side head that probably went through the TB and then to the rad.  put a bolt in a short section of hose so you can bleed the head here.  usually you just have to do this at start up with new coolant.  some guys plumb this to the suction side of the water pump housing.