As much as I hate to admit it, I haven’t turned a wrench on my ’57 in weeks. Honey-dos and side jobs (so I can order up my LS engine from GMPP) have beaten out working on my pickup since around Thanksgiving. So I finally promised myself I’d get back to work and try to at least make some kind of headway. I woke up early and headed out to the garage--not really knowing what I’d do. Staring at the cab, the chassis and the pile of components on the back patio, I finally figured I’d tackle assembling the new LMC Truck front end sheetmetal that had been sitting there for ages.

As you may recall, my Chevy project came to me as a basket case--basically a cab (or at least the remains of one anyway), a tired stock chassis, a few assorted well-worn odds and ends, and roughly about two thirds of the components to assemble a bed were all I’d had to start with. And since I’ve never owned a Tri-Five Chevy pickup before, and the fact that this one was disassembled by someone else, the job turned out to be quite the learning experience--sort of like the Three Stooges meet a Chinese puzzle (which in all honesty is a description that could apply to a lot of what I do out in the garage). So I started the day by reassembling the pieces of the original radiator support that I got with the initial basket case. Once that was done I inventoried and unpacked my LMC Truck components, made sure I had a good supply of 516-18x-inch bolts and nuts, and began an afternoon of I think this part goes here--well, maybe not. CT

SOURCE
LMC Truck
15450 W. 108th Street
Lenexa
KS  66219
800-562-8782
www.lmctruck.com
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