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Old 10-30-2012, 08:35 AM
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Default 1950 GMC build after 31 year slumber

So some of you might have seen my other thread where I drug our families 1950 GMC out of the woods where it has sat since 1984. Our family bought it in CA in 1977 and used it to move to NH. My dad used it for his MG restoration business and various other small jobs before parking it. The weather conditions up here have not been kind to it but then I have seen some of you guys start with way less. The plan is to drop the cab onto my shop truck chassis. It is a 1990 C1500 running an 04 5.3L silverado motor and trans. The motor has an 04 Z06 vette cam and custom tune. I started this sunday and will be thrashing on it this week as my wife gave me the week to work on my own stuff in the shop. I worked on it until hurricane Sandy drove me back inside.

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My buddy Jim hard at work. He owns the T bucket with the blown 454 I showed a while back.



here is what the truck looked like whole
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:38 AM
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So back at it today in the hurricane. As long as it doesn't blow out my torch flame like it was doing yesterday I should have the big guy stripped to the bare cab. The chassis is down to the roller frame.





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Old 10-30-2012, 11:36 AM
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I like where this is going!
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:06 PM
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:30 PM
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nice.. its cool that the truck has a history with your family
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:17 PM
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Looks like you are doing a lot of work in the rain.......hope you have rubbers on.....LOL... things look like you are moving quickly even with the storm...
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:01 PM
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Thanks for the replies fellas.

Here is what day 2 (or 2.5 if you count Sunday afternoon) brought. The Hurricane had blown itself out by 10 am so I actually got to work in the sun for a little bit. There is a bit more floor damage than I expected. Seems the mice and rats drug some cloth in there so it held the water that leaked in. Add that to 31 years of neglect and you get what you will see here.






Am I the only one who thinks the frame and front axle on this rig is sexy?
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:05 PM
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And here is some more shots of the cab floor and corners. It will need all 4 corners, inner rockers, kick panels, 1 sub rail, inner and outer lower doors etc. Good news is it is all easy panels to make. I might just call up LMC and place an order for some new metal. If I do that then I will quick patch a couple of spots and brace it to square so I can keep going with the frame mounts and such.





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Old 10-30-2012, 11:47 PM
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Liking the whole idea
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:20 AM
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Making good progress..Are you going to run the big truck fenders or find some 1/2 ton fenders to go on it?
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