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Old 01-16-2017, 08:37 PM   #26
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Re: 57 GMC, frame swap, 4wd, 454 big block, 4 speed

hey Old57

awesome progress so far
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Old 01-16-2017, 10:25 PM   #27
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awesome progress so far
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Old 02-07-2017, 11:03 PM   #28
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I haven't had much time to work on the truck lately, but I pulled the motor back out and changed to a hydraulic clutch system from Novak, and used an adjustable release bearing and adjustable arm pivot. I got everything set up nice and then reinstalled the motor. Also, I completely disassembled the steering box and cleaned everything, then rebuilt it with all new bearings/seals/teflon rings/etc.
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Old 02-09-2017, 09:13 PM   #29
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Great build!! Subscribed
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Old 02-11-2017, 05:02 AM   #30
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Re: 57 GMC, frame swap, 4wd, 454 big block, 4 speed

OLD 57

Great work, good on ya.

I would go nuts working the that "Wheres waldo towel"

Keep on keepin on

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Old 02-12-2017, 12:34 AM   #31
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Re: 57 GMC, frame swap, 4wd, 454 big block, 4 speed

Thanks guys. Yes, I grabbed the towel out of my "grease rag" pile. After I got the steering box apart and cleaned, I started reassembly with the new seals and parts, and it did cause a little extra looking for the small pieces, haha
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Old 02-13-2017, 11:07 PM   #32
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Re: 57 GMC, frame swap, 4wd, 454 big block, 4 speed

Looking very nice!

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Old 02-24-2017, 06:56 PM   #33
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Re: 57 GMC, frame swap, 4wd, 454 big block, 4 speed

Old57

Great looking build so far! Do you still happen to have some of the 57 GMC grill/trim/pieces available? I'd be interested in a few things if you did. Specifically the front splash apron, bumper bullets, moustache trim and the two radiator support rods.
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Old 02-24-2017, 10:54 PM   #34
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Thanks guys. No, I sold all of the GMC front end parts a couple weeks ago.
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:57 PM   #35
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Its been a while since I've had any time to get work done on my own stuff, but I finally got a few things done. I ordered a 32 gallon suburban gas tank and sending unit to mount at the rear of the frame, got a Summit Racing 750 carburetor, and some Hedman big block headers. Also, I finally made some progress on my cab. I welded in all the holes in the firewall that won't be used, sanded and blended all the welded seams in the firewall and on all of the new replaced steps, cab corners, and hinge pockets, rebuilt the door hinges, and fit the doors. Now the cab goes to a friend's house for some traded out work to make the door gaps nice, and patch the lower driver door, and get truck bed liner sprayed under the cab, on the firewall, and in the interior floor and firewall. The cab can go on the frame after that.
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Old 09-18-2017, 09:00 PM   #36
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Pics of the cab with the work mentioned above
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:08 AM   #37
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Re: 57 GMC, frame swap, 4wd, 454 big block, 4 speed

Looking great. You're going to have a bulletproof drivetrain for sure!
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:21 AM   #38
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Looking great. You're going to have a bulletproof drivetrain for sure!
Thanks, that is my plan... I'll be working this truck.
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Old 09-24-2017, 06:16 PM   #39
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A little more progress this weekend. I have a very nice passenger door, but the driver door was rusted in the bottom. Now the door is fixed on the inner bottom, and cut out and ready to fit the lower skin. Also started fitting and aligning the door gaps.
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Old 09-24-2017, 09:33 PM   #40
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Cool project! Metal work looks great too!

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Old 09-24-2017, 11:25 PM   #41
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Old 09-25-2017, 10:49 AM   #42
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Re: 57 GMC, frame swap, 4wd, 454 big block, 4 speed

Cool build!
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Old 09-27-2017, 10:55 PM   #43
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Old 10-08-2017, 10:40 PM   #44
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Re: 57 GMC, frame swap, 4wd, 454 big block, 4 speed

Another step forward this weekend... My friend got the cab sanded and prepped, then sprayed the liner inside and on the firewall. We'll pick it up off the dolly and spray the liner on the bottom, hopefully this week. I really like how it turned out, and with the rust repaired, epoxy primer sprayed on, and then the bed liner sprayed on, it should last a really long time and be very durable.
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Old 10-08-2017, 10:53 PM   #45
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Another one close up
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:36 AM   #46
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Cool build. This is going to be a nice truck.
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Old 10-09-2017, 03:49 PM   #47
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I'm in!
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Nice texture on the liner, what brand did you use!

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Thanks guys. The bed liner is called Liner Extreeme. Its a 2 part mix, plus crushed rubber mixed in. I really like the look and texture of it.
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:14 PM   #50
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I'm nowhere close to paint yet, but I go through a lot of colors in my mind trying to get ideas for down the line. I saw these pictures and its something I haven't thought of before. I kind of like the subtle look. I looked up color charts, and in 57 there was a color like this called Granite Gray. Does anyone have anymore pictures showing something similar? I'm not sure this is what I'll go with, but I think it would have the look I'm going for. I'll be painting or powder coating my bumpers, grill, and headlight surrounds white, so I think this will look good with that.
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