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Old 12-19-2019, 10:08 PM   #76
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Picked up my bolts today. I dropped these off for cad-plating. This was my third bucket worth, now I should have just about everything I need to assemble the truck.

Yellow cad-plated the control arm ubolts, wanted them to match the grade 8 hardware in the frame. I think they turned out cool.

I started cad-plating original bolts when I was building my k/5, it was suggested to me by an old timer buddy of mine. Said he loved how much easier it made reassembly as most bolt kits suck and this way they are all spotless. I agree.

Great job on that hardware.
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Old 01-17-2020, 11:29 AM   #77
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Re: 68 GMC frame off build

Looking back over your thread I noticed the incredible work done to your bedside. That has to be the least amount of paint removed for the shortening process I've ever seen. That is one patient and skilled dude. I say just throw some clear on it, it's too pretty to hide!
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Old 01-23-2020, 02:32 AM   #78
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Great job on that hardware.
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Thanks, I think itll look pretty sharp.
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Old 01-23-2020, 02:34 AM   #79
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Looking back over your thread I noticed the incredible work done to your bedside. That has to be the least amount of paint removed for the shortening process I've ever seen. That is one patient and skilled dude. I say just throw some clear on it, it's too pretty to hide!
Yeah, he does some great work. Im pretty stoked to go pick them up. Ill get some closeup pics when I get them home.
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Old 01-23-2020, 10:13 AM   #80
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Looking back over your thread I noticed the incredible work done to your bedside. That has to be the least amount of paint removed for the shortening process I've ever seen. That is one patient and skilled dude. I say just throw some clear on it, it's too pretty to hide!
I'll second that. That is true craftsmanship.
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Old 01-30-2020, 02:43 PM   #81
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In for the ride!
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Old 01-30-2020, 06:34 PM   #82
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I couldn't grind the paint off that neat with taped lines...let alone weld it back together
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Old 01-30-2020, 11:21 PM   #83
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In for the ride!
Currently a slow ride but its about to speed up.

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I couldn't grind the paint off that neat with taped lines...let alone weld it back together
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I'll second that. That is true craftsmanship.
Theres a few guys out there that have been perfecting this process. Its amazing what theyve been doing.

Im just glad that theres a guy local to me doing it.
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Re: 68 GMC frame off build

Picked up another part of the puzzle.

Scored a nice running 327 from a buddy of mine. Its not the forever engine busy itll do for now.
Putting the little man to work helping out. Hes sorta interested in working on them, he loves the idea but is pretty slow joining me. Im just gonna let him join at his pace. Dont want to push him away
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Started on the brake line install tonight. I bought a kit from Inline Tube. I cant complain about the fitment or quality. Every line required a little bit of tweaking but nothing more than I expected. Id buy it again happily.

The only issue I have is that it didnt come with any fittings to connect the lines where needed. Lucky for me I never throw anything out and all the original lines including unions were up in the attic.
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Re: 68 GMC frame off build

Finally went and picked up my box sides. Theyve been ready since Xmas but Ive just been too busy to make the 3 hour drive to get them.

I couldnt be happier. Heres some close ups.
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Re: 68 GMC frame off build

Fenders look great and you will be proud of that In line tube kit.
It saves time and looks good too.
I put a full set of stainless tubes on a truck of mine years ago.
It was the best looking part of the truck against a black painted frame.
But nobody but me crawled under there to look

Great Progress .
Will you clear coat those rear fenders or ???









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Fenders look great and you will be proud of that In line tube kit.
It saves time and looks good too.
I put a full set of stainless tubes on a truck of mine years ago.
It was the best looking part of the truck against a black painted frame.
But nobody but me crawled under there to look

Great Progress .
Will you clear coat those rear fenders or ???









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Im very happy about the In-Line tube kit. I have zero complaints how it fit and youre right, they look stellar, but only we will know

Im on the fence about the bed scars. Part of me wants to just blend them since Ill have to blend the the rockers and cab corners anyways.

But another, possibly bigger part of me wants to just blend the cab pieces and and then clear the whole truck.

Decisions decisions
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I’m in! I love GMC’s. I kick myself all the time for selling mine.
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Im in! I love GMCs. I kick myself all the time for selling mine.
Agreed! A 67-68 GMC has always been on my wish list.
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Put together the 327 over the last few days.

Was at a swap meet this past weekend and scored some 461 cylinder heads. Completely rebuilt, complete with z/28 valve springs. This allowed me to comfortably install a Comp Cams 274. Complete with headers and the Black widow exhaust, she should sound pretty wicked.

The engine had a billet oil pan on it when I bought it, not my style but its really good quality. So scuff and paint works for me.
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Engine and trans are in.

327/700r4
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Re: 68 GMC frame off build

Now that's just eye candy there...
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Now that's just eye candy there...
Thanks.

Thats the plan, mostly original body, detailed everything else😁😃
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Pulled the rear out of storage and got her all cleaned and painted.

Its the factory 3:73, 5-bolt rear from my 72 blazer. Had it rebuilt a few years before I pulled it from the truck.
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Also pulled the parts truck in and removed and broke down the box. It had been disassembled at some time, and whomever reassembled it used 1/4 bolts instead of 5/16. What a pain in the ass.

The wood floor has some rot at the front and rear but nothing I cant cut off for the shortbox conversion.
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Remember these pics? Looks pretty good, nice original cab in good shape.

Very little rust, just needs some corner work
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Well, let this be a lesson to the newbies.

Rust is like an iceberg, if youre lucky you can see 15% of it

This is by no means a complaint as I new that there would be more repairs needed than what was visible. For a short time I even considered just putting it together and driving it as is.

But to me Patine is faded or damaged paint. NOT RUST THROUGH!!
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An idea of whats needed. Plus a few more parts.

In all honesty, probably shouldve just done the whole floor.

By the way, Im not the one doing the work, farmed it out to a buddy with far better skills in this area.
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Looks familiar! It'll be a better truck in the end.

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