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My 1955 GMC project

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 55Hydramatic, May 20, 2011.

  1. 55Hydramatic
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    sand sand sand sand sand sand sand.......................................sand
     

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  2. old injun
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    your doing a great job. nice truck. ive been reading all these threads on truck projects and gettin ready to start on my 49 gmc
     
  3. 55Hydramatic
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    Thanks man!
     
  4. T.W.Dustin
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    Cool truck!!! I love the 55-59 Chevy and GMC pickups - always have. I just got a '55 GMC 150 w/ a 248 stovebolt in it. Been in AZ mountains all it's life. I am going to keep it at my place in Overgaard on the rim. Not sure what the plans are for her at this point but I had to pay $2K more than you for my "start" :)

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  5. 55Hydramatic
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    ^ Cool man! That truck looks pretty straight too! Not a bunch of dents in it like mine had :D
     
  6. T.W.Dustin
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    Yes she's pretty straight and no rust - the beautiful thing about AZ as you know :D. I may just get her running and drive her around "as is" in Heber-Overgaard. The truck is just south of Flag where you are. I am going to go pick it up Saturday and haul it to my cabin and use it there. Keep up the great work on your project!!!
     
  7. bbbronc
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    Cool truck, nice project!
     
  8. 55Hydramatic
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    Thats one of the things I like about Az! If my truck had been anywhere else it probably would've ended up at the scrapper! Cool man, if you ever come up here let me know. I know that they are starting to do cruise nights up here more.
     
  9. 55Hydramatic
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    Thanks!
     
  10. Shane Spencer
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    great job. keep it up man. gmc pickups are so cool and unique
     
  11. 55Hydramatic
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    Thanks!
     
  12. 55Hydramatic
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    Finally found a grille bar!!
     

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  13. mr shiftys used cars
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    Great job man that trucks gonna be killer!
     
  14. Israel Casarez
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    from Inglewood

    Ur truck is looking good. I like ur video. Ill will try to do the same with mine.
     
  15. 55Hydramatic
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    ^ Thanks!

    I forgot how cool this thing looked with the grille in it!
     

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  16. LN7 NUT
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    The stock grill makes it look beefy!
     
  17. Camaro Mike
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    Those GMC grills are awesome. Does chrome cleaner come in a 1/2 gallon bottle?
     
  18. 55Hydramatic
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    HA I know right?! Thing is massive, can't wait until the truck is painted and its re-chromed its going to look awsome!
     
  19. servi53
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    excellent work on your truck, can't wait to see it done keep at it, mine cost me a little more than yours and will just be a work truck for an old carpenter
     
  20. 55Hydramatic
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    Thanks! You should put some pics up of your's. I FINALLY started putting some primer on some body panels though!
     
  21. Shane Spencer
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    cool truck man. gmc's have so much more personality than the chevys. very cool
     
  22. sqrlnts
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    How long did it take you to get your doors aligned? They look great BTW!
     
  23. 55Hydramatic
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    Way too long! Lots of grinding, re-welding and filing.
     
  24. WV junkman
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    Really nice project.
     
  25. 55Hydramatic
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    Thanks!
     
  26. "T'RANTULA"
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    Just read the whole thread, love GMCs!
     
  27. T.W.Dustin
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    Man you're not kidding. Even though I didn't have rust in my 55 GMC I had "abused doors". They were seriously jacked up. The lower hinge pockets were way out of shape from fatigue and I ended up drilling out all the spot welds and ordering replacenent pieces to weld in. I had to rebuild all the hinges too with new pins and bushings. I hope when all of this is back together I can align everything.

    Hey do you know anyone with a bumper filler panel for sale for a 55-56 GMC Pickup? Someone had wrapped a rope or chain around the bumper on mine before I got it and mangled the filler panel. I am going to try to straighten it but with the curves in it I am thinking it may be tough.
     
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  28. John Galt
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    I would checkout oldgmc.com I have found a bunch of the hard to find GMC parts there.
     
  29. 55Hydramatic
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    Yea thats what I would do. Took me awhile but I finally found a center grille bar, guy in Wellton had one. My bumper filler panel is a little tweaked too but I think I can straighten it. Have you tried Desert Valley Auto down there? I know they have some GMC's in their yard.
     
  30. T.W.Dustin
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    No I haven't tried them yet - they are usually pretty high and I thought I would surf around and try to find one elsewhere first. I may star a post on my truck and share a bunch of pics and stuff there - I don't want to Hijack your thread :D Tom
     

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