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Old 10-08-2014, 12:34 AM   #1
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1968 GMC P-10 Ice Cream Truck

Starting a thread for my p-10 that I got about a month ago. It was last used as an ice cream truck. My plans are to make it into a cool ice cream truck low rider. So far I'm really liking the style of these and how different they are.
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Old 10-08-2014, 12:36 AM   #2
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Re: 1968 GMC P-10 Ice Cream Truck

Started with lots of paint stripper and totally rewiring it.
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Old 10-08-2014, 12:40 AM   #3
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Re: 1968 GMC P-10 Ice Cream Truck

I think the previous owners had a freezer right behind the drivers seat. The c channel under the floor and the floor were rotted badly.
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Old 10-08-2014, 12:42 AM   #4
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Started replacing the floor today.
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Old 10-08-2014, 12:45 AM   #5
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More floor
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Old 10-08-2014, 12:45 AM   #6
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Re: 1968 GMC P-10 Ice Cream Truck

Makin alot of progress! Thanks for posting.
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Re: 1968 GMC P-10 Ice Cream Truck

I picked up a steering column from the junk yard, mine was trash. It is a mid 70's column. The previous owner changed the transmission to an auto. All I had to do to make it work was change the steering linkage to the steering box.
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Nearly finished with the floor today. I had to make up a few new floor supports for the section over the transmission.
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I got my new seat and pedastal installed today. It's been nice taking a break from paint striping.
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Old 10-09-2014, 10:35 PM   #10
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Sweet there 2 of us doing the GMC P10 in the world... i just started work on mine also, It was sitting in a construction site back yard since 1988, still has the tags, i changed the to a tilt column, its was a 3 on the tree but i swapped it out to the S10 5 speed and found a remanufactured 250 engine in the wrecking yard on half price day....lucked out. well it going slow but glad to see someone else ready too ratrod these babys out... ill keep a eye out on your progress.
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Old 10-09-2014, 10:46 PM   #11
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Sweet there 2 of us doing the GMC P10 in the world... i just started work on mine also, It was sitting in a construction site back yard since 1988, still has the tags, i changed the to a tilt column, its was a 3 on the tree but i swapped it out to the S10 5 speed and found a remanufactured 250 engine in the wrecking yard on half price day....lucked out. well it going slow but glad to see someone else ready too ratrod these babys out... ill keep a eye out on your progress.
Post up some pictures of yours! What year is it?
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:24 PM   #12
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Re: 1968 GMC P-10 Ice Cream Truck

Question for any P-10 owners, have any of you upgraded to power brakes? I'm curious how the booster fits.
Also, has anyone put in a small block? Seems like the drivers side would be too tight.
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Old 10-10-2014, 10:23 AM   #13
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ok ill post some pics..... regarding boosters,i not that far yet but ill keep you updated when i get there.
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:49 PM   #14
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Here some pics.....
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Here some pics.....
Looks solid! What are your plans?
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Re: 1968 GMC P-10 Ice Cream Truck

Here some more before pics.... like day 1, The truck was used as a shop truck for years and when i got her,she was FULL of nuts and bolts and oil,dirt,grime old funky dirty 70's gold carpet and it stunk.... will the guys whom i got her from was nice and clean it out before they sold it to me but the funk stayed.

Week or two of simple green and purple stuff and elbow grease go her were she is today,just tying to get her new motor running right....
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Re: 1968 GMC P-10 Ice Cream Truck

My plans are to rat rod it out.... bag it,rust patina her out and 18in powdercoated wheels. I love the 6 lugs and real don't want 5 lugs. Add a passenger seat,custom gauges and diamond plate most everything out.....

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Old 10-10-2014, 08:28 PM   #18
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My plans are to rat rod it out.... bag it,rust patina her out and 18in powdercoated wheels. I love the 6 lugs and real don't want 5 lugs. Add a passenger seat,custom gauges and diamond plate most everything out.....

Here are some more pics......
Have you looked under the wood on the floor yet? I just got done re doing some of the floor supports in mine.

Do you know if the front bumper is the same as a c-10?
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Have you looked under the wood on the floor yet? I just got done re doing some of the floor supports in mine.

Do you know if the front bumper is the same as a c-10?
Yes, when i changed the transmission, and dropped the tank,it looks like its been 4x4 in the mud for years but were i live at is very dry so nothing bad just extra dirty.
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Re: 1968 GMC P-10 Ice Cream Truck

Very cool, always liked these. Gonna follow along
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Re: 1968 GMC P-10 Ice Cream Truck

I'm looking to do an air bag set up on mine. I am looking at ekstensive metal works, they have a dual compressor kit for about 1700. I don't think I'll C-notch it. I want to get as low as I can and keep the floor the same.
Any suggestions?
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I'm looking to do an air bag set up on mine. I am looking at ekstensive metal works, they have a dual compressor kit for about 1700. I don't think I'll C-notch it. I want to get as low as I can and keep the floor the same.
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I haven't study my companies yet but i'll check out your and see what i come up with, Im 50/50 on the C-notch, it can work out great as a theft deterrent, can steal a car if its on the ground but also im not too happy about having a hump on the inside of the P-10.

Im always thinking of theft deterrent and safety.
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Re: 1968 GMC P-10 Ice Cream Truck

Check out the LED lights.... they replaced the yellow flashers but im have some killer little flasher im going to install later in the windows.
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Re: 1968 GMC P-10 Ice Cream Truck

I ordered all of my air ride stuff yesterday. Ekstensive had a 20% off sale. This will be my first time installing an air ride kit, wish me luck.
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Check out the LED lights.... they replaced the yellow flashers but im have some killer little flasher im going to install later in the windows.
Looks good!
I went with led signal lights instead on mine. Anything was an improvement on mine!
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