|Star H. '55.1 Chevy
Newman, CA, USa
|Copyright © 2004-2015 Advanced-Design Engineering
|This will be one of the quickest builds of any of our customers. The
truck is a graduation present with a 6-month build time starting
January 30, 2007.
|For the record: A.D.E. does not do installs.
|This install was done in twelve hours.
Start time 08:00 a.m.
|Time Check: 10:00 a.m.
Cab Installed !!
|When installing the bed cross members you'll
need to simulate the thickness of the wood
bed floor. Bed wood is a nominal 3/4" thick.
We normally use 3/4" thick plastic spacers but
you can also just stack washers.
|We installed the bed crossmembers to the bed, with the spacers.
|When trimming the rear frame
rails on 82-83 S10 frames you'll
need to completely remove the
stock spare tire crossmember.
We suggest using a later model
spare tire crossmember
mounted further forward to clear
the back of the bed.
|Before installing the bed, we
swapped in the 4x4 rear axle
|We installed the bed...
|...and then the running boards.
|The truck and frame are now
completely disassembled and
the frame is soon to go out for
|Time Check: 8:00 p.m.
|As the sun set and brain cells
began to fade we loaded up the
truck for the ride home.
|On the front cab mounts, the frame is
boxed, so we used self tapping bolts and
will run short weld beads along the edges
after the install is done.