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Old 05-10-2020, 11:46 AM   #1
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57 GMC shop truck

Well this going to be my second truck build. A few years ago i came across a super nice 58/59 short bed fleetside box with great patina which gave me the idea of building a second truck i could use every day. So this is going to be a low budget patina looking shop truck i can use anytime anywhere thru stuff in the back.
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Old 05-10-2020, 12:03 PM   #2
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Re: 57 GMC shop truck

After looking for a good cab for a while i came across this onse, 57 GMC in decent shape, it has the normal issues but very fixable.
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Old 05-10-2020, 01:45 PM   #3
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Re: 57 GMC shop truck

First thing is to find good doors. Gave a friend of mine a call that i knew had a few truck to see if he had decent doors. Got 3 doors that were pretty decent. The last two pictures shows the one i picked and mounted on my cab.
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Old 05-10-2020, 01:49 PM   #4
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Re: 57 GMC shop truck

Just playing around the other day, mucking up pieces together to see what it will look like.
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Old 05-10-2020, 01:53 PM   #5
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Re: 57 GMC shop truck

nice start. That is a verry impressive and agresive front.
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Old 05-10-2020, 02:59 PM   #6
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Re: 57 GMC shop truck

Killer project
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Old 05-14-2020, 07:10 AM   #7
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Deadly! Love the patina!
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Old 07-15-2020, 04:35 PM   #8
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well not too much going on with the shop truck project, got to finish a few other things first. A few week ago i bought a couple of front fenders that look really good from 20 feet away but after a closer look i was amassed by the way the last guy did the bodywork repairs. The guy installed full patch panels over the rusty areas but never cut the old rusty part off, also why use the whole repair panel when probably only a portion of it was required at the time. Now because it was double lair for a while its rusting again but now much further. Any way here's some of the cleaning i did to save those fenders and the rusty bits i cut off.
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Old 07-15-2020, 10:42 PM   #9
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I have been looking for a while now for a short bed frame and see what followed me home today.
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Old 07-16-2020, 08:52 AM   #10
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Re: 57 GMC shop truck

Looks like a fun project...

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and a straight front bumper too?
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Old 07-17-2020, 12:26 AM   #12
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Nice project .

BTW nice Chevy chassis. :-)
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Re: 57 GMC shop truck

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Re: 57 GMC shop truck

She's starting to look like a real truck now.
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