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dyeBARTdie 07-13-2015 04:43 PM

Re: How about some pics of 47-59
 
My son with his 59' Fleet Option Stepside he just bought.


*I'll have to fix the links

dyeBARTdie 07-13-2015 06:26 PM

Re: How about some pics of 47-59
 
Lets try this again...

My son with his 59 GMC Fleet Option Stepside

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/VD...=w791-h1054-no

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/KX...=w791-h1054-no

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Ul...=w791-h1054-no

mud.man.rj 07-13-2015 08:02 PM

Re: How about some pics of 47-59
 
Sounds like a nice build Brownsville, like the being able to drive it part, not much for shiny paint on my end. Good thought on the rake too.

lower50's 07-14-2015 02:02 PM

Re: How about some pics of 47-59
 
What year GMC and what model #. Mine started out as a fire truck and is a '52 9700

Graniteguy 07-14-2015 11:15 PM

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Paint is Graphite Mica Metallic 38R from Mazda.
SBC, 2004R tranny, a/c, dvd nav, cruise, ps, pb, 18s frt & 20s in rear, all fenders and boards widened 2 inches, grill center removed, LED everywhere, Dakota Guages

All sitting on a c10 chassis, would never do that again...

Lovin all you trucks. Keep em comming!

mud.man.rj 07-14-2015 11:32 PM

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Truck looks so good, so why not the c10 chassis again.

Graniteguy 07-16-2015 12:07 AM

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Originally Posted by mud.man.rj (Post 7241537)
Truck looks so good, so why not the c10 chassis again.

First, the width. I had no idea how much work it was to shorten up the track on a vehicle. Bought high offset wheels, widened the fenders, brought in the control arms, an it just BARELY fits without rubbing while turning.

Second, rigidity. Unless you're gonna box it all. I have extra support cross bracing and it still twists easily. I can see it in the box when I jack up a corner.

Finally, the frame of the c10 has a drastic dip for the cabs, in 1984 anyway, then you have to pick your poison, to change it so its all on the same plane, or mount the cab in the dip and fab the front and rear body panels to accept the higher frame. In the end, I welded the center section of the 54 with the cab mounts into the center of the 84 frame. It was a pain. Thinking the s10 would have been the way to go.

mud.man.rj 07-16-2015 12:25 AM

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A lot more of a challenge than I thought, well you sure outdid yourself, nice job, but can see why it may be easier with the S truck chassis, a lot sure use them.

eagleuh1 07-16-2015 03:40 PM

Re: How about some pics of 47-59
 
Lower50's, it's a 1950 GMC FC453 3 ton truck with 270 ci inline 6 with "H" head, bigger ports and valves, and Clark 5 speed manual, no overdrive. Runs great on GM TBI fuel injection. Will do 60 on flat ground. LOL.

eagleuh1 07-16-2015 03:41 PM

Re: How about some pics of 47-59
 
Granite guy, truck came out beautiful.

lower50's 07-17-2015 07:06 AM

Re: How about some pics of 47-59
 
eagleuh1 So cool

Tire Guy 07-17-2015 11:20 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Graniteguy (Post 7241522)
[attach][attach]Attachment 1425469[/attach][/attach]

Paint is Graphite Mica Metallic 38R from Mazda.
SBC, 2004R tranny, a/c, dvd nav, cruise, ps, pb, 18s frt & 20s in rear, all fenders and boards widened 2 inches, grill center removed, LED everywhere, Dakota Guages

All sitting on a c10 chassis, would never do that again...

Lovin all you trucks. Keep em comming!

Great look Graniteguy. Can you tell me the brand, name and size of those beautiful wheels?

Tire Guy 07-17-2015 11:25 AM

Re: How about some pics of 47-59
 
Here is mine. 1957 Chevy mostly restored. Just needs a lot of TLC.

Crap. Pictures won't load. I'll try again later. Something about a security token...

Tire Guy 07-17-2015 01:44 PM

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Trying again.

mud.man.rj 07-18-2015 01:30 PM

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Nice truck in and out..tire guy.

Tire Guy 07-18-2015 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by mud.man.rj (Post 7244657)
Nice truck in and out..tire guy.

Thanks. It is about 80% done. I have some major and minor projects for it. So many are related. I want to do some big brakes all around. That means new wheels and tires. I want to dynamat the inside and new carpet, steering column and wheel. I need to do a full A/C install. The list just gets bigger every time I look at the other nice trucks on this site. So much to do and so little money!

ChuckDriver 07-18-2015 07:26 PM

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Nice 57 Tire Guy!

Chevy500 07-19-2015 04:36 PM

Re: How about some pics of 47-59
 
this is my project that i have been working on for the last 5 years. 57 Cameo pro street.

Chevy500 07-19-2015 04:44 PM

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trying to figure this out?

Tire Guy 07-19-2015 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Chevy500 (Post 7246099)
trying to figure this out?

Beautiful truck. Simply amazing.
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mud.man.rj 07-19-2015 05:01 PM

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I agree is it ever a nice truck, the box also, wow. 5 years well worth it.

Hover 07-22-2015 01:10 AM

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56 Chevy

TX58 07-22-2015 05:11 PM

Re: How about some pics of 47-59
 
[QUOTE=dyeBARTdie;7239956]My son with his 59' Fleet Option Stepside he just bought.

Cool truck, I don't see very many fleet trucks out there. I like how GmC used the Chevy dash and no frills mesh grille. What plans does your son have for this truck? Restore?

50burban 07-30-2015 11:35 AM

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Here is a crappy pic of my newly acquired family hauler. 1950 suburban.

Advanced Design 07-30-2015 11:55 AM

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Welcome 50burban. Very nice Burb you have there.


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