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Just brought home another project. I have been thinking for years about building a hot rod pickup to possibly haul around my cars with. More for fun than for need of hauling them and I wanted to get an early 60's GMC with short box and step side box. Found one and picked it up yesterday after 1050 miles from 4 am until 11 pm last night we arrived home and unloaded it. Right now it has a Chevy 454 and that will be changed to some kind of Buick engine before it is done. At this time it will be driven the way it is for a few years, need to finish the 55 and get some work done on the 58 but it was exactly what I have been hoping find and will be a fun cruiser for now.

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Yeah its pretty hard to steer with that little steering wheel when your driving slow but once you get up to 5 mph or so its pretty easy. Its geared pretty low too and with that 454 about 65 is all I am comfortable with.

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Nice truck Sid. However unlike the other guys I think the wheel looks great in there, Im not sure Id change a thing. The wheel just looks like the kind of wheel you would find in a hotrod truck. Granted a nailhead would be nice, but its kind of like seeing a 32 Ford with a Hemi or a chevy engine it ....... it works but it just doesnt seem kosher. Still its a beautiful truck and most importantly its YOUR beautiful truck so if you want a nailhead in it ..... it shall have a nailhead in it. And the best part is ... it will still be a beautiful truck

Dan

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Well I have been looking on Craigslist and Nailheads seem harder to find than 455's. There is a guy in Sioux Falls that will supposedly give me a 455 if I come and get it. In the end what ever I get I want to rebuild it and it won't be stock so as long as the block and heads are usable that is all that will matter.

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Well I have been looking on Craigslist and Nailheads seem harder to find than 455's. There is a guy in Sioux Falls that will supposedly give me a 455 if I come and get it. In the end what ever I get I want to rebuild it and it won't be stock so as long as the block and heads are usable that is all that will matter.

Have you considered a crate motor ? Comes with a warranty too. It would be for your "Hot Rod"...:)

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