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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 55Hydramatic, May 20, 2011.
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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
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"
^ Cool man! That truck looks pretty straight too! Not a bunch of dents in it like mine had
Yes she's pretty straight and no rust - the beautiful thing about AZ as you know . 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!!!
Cool truck, nice project!
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.
great job. keep it up man. gmc pickups are so cool and unique
Finally found a grille bar!!
Great job man that trucks gonna be killer!
Ur truck is looking good. I like ur video. Ill will try to do the same with mine.
I forgot how cool this thing looked with the grille in it!
The stock grill makes it look beefy!
Those GMC grills are awesome. Does chrome cleaner come in a 1/2 gallon bottle?
HA I know right?! Thing is massive, can't wait until the truck is painted and its re-chromed its going to look awsome!
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
Thanks! You should put some pics up of your's. I FINALLY started putting some primer on some body panels though!
cool truck man. gmc's have so much more personality than the chevys. very cool
How long did it take you to get your doors aligned? They look great BTW!
Way too long! Lots of grinding, re-welding and filing.
Really nice project.
Just read the whole thread, love GMCs!
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.
I would checkout oldgmc.com I have found a bunch of the hard to find GMC parts there.
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.
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 Tom
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