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Old 02-12-2018, 09:37 PM   #101
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Re: 1959 GMC 9310 Canadian built Shortbox Fleetside Deluxe

Stainless trim is being installed, radio, heater and vent controls too!
Engine wiring and fuel line are coming along nicely also.
Ken has been busting his arse on this truck and I know he's doing a great job!
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Old 02-16-2018, 06:16 PM   #102
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Stainless trim is being installed, radio, heater and vent controls too!
Engine wiring and fuel line are coming along nicely also.
Ken has been busting his arse on this truck and I know he's doing a great job!

Looking great, deluxe heater and a radio!

Do you have a tach or clock for the dash?
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:00 PM   #103
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Looking great, deluxe heater and a radio!

Do you have a tach or clock for the dash?
Thanks.
The delete has always been there but I did find a clock for it so that will end up there instead of the delete.
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Old 03-24-2018, 09:32 AM   #104
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Re: 1959 GMC 9310 Canadian built Shortbox Fleetside Deluxe

Cokers, rims and new hub caps are now installed.
The new engine ran like crap with the old style yellow spark plug wires so new black ones fixed that problem! "Runs like a top!"
For the very first time, Ken dropped into low gear and it moved under it's own power! Reverse worked just a nicely too! Yahoo!!!!
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Old 03-24-2018, 09:34 AM   #105
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Re: 1959 GMC 9310 Canadian built Shortbox Fleetside Deluxe

Tires turning down the road... first cruise!!
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Old 03-24-2018, 09:42 AM   #106
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Looking very nice.
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Old 03-24-2018, 02:22 PM   #107
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Re: 1959 GMC 9310 Canadian built Shortbox Fleetside Deluxe

I assume there is no seat, he's sitting pretty tall in the saddle, haha
looks great.
check kijiji if you're interested in some 1959 plates to hang on there. was a set there yesterday
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Old 03-24-2018, 03:54 PM   #108
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I assume there is no seat, he's sitting pretty tall in the saddle, haha
looks great.
check kijiji if you're interested in some 1959 plates to hang on there. was a set there yesterday
Yup... Ken sits tall...especially on two Coke crates! haha
Thanks for the tip on the 59 plates but I have one already.
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Old 03-24-2018, 10:17 PM   #109
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looking good,all red and white. gonna be cool driving around this summer.
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Old 04-01-2018, 10:18 AM   #110
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Re: 1959 GMC 9310 Canadian built Shortbox Fleetside Deluxe

So this past week I drove 500 miles to work on the truck with Ken for a few days. We got lots done!
I spent a few hours working on repairing the steering wheel cracks with Fusor 100EZ and a dremel.

I Vee'd out all the cracks with my Dremel tool and the bit shown in the picture below. It worked perfectly and I would highly recommend this tool for this job!

Fusor 100EZ is a beautiful plastic bonding material that has a 40 minute work time. Because of the long working time, I was able to only use one static mixer by squeezing out a tiny bit of adhesive at a time onto some masking paper and used my gloved finger to smear and push it into the grooved out cracks. I used the static mixer to mix the product as per manufacturer's instructions. I kept applying product as it started to set up as it sunk into the cracks. I made sure I had built up enough product to be sure that when I sanded and Dremelled the excess material off, I could smooth over the cracks and not have any low spots.

I turned out real nice!
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Headliner material was installed by the upholstery professional. Not shown in the pictures, but plenty used, was the special headliner spray adhesive. I wouldn't dream of attempting this job and plenty of extra hands are very helpful.
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Ken and I F'd with the back window and got it in with a lot of soap, grunt and swear words! Not an easy job but we persisted! The lock strip tool was a huge help and made the job possible... I can't imagine putting it in without it!
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Door glass went in too! I had worked on a 55 Cameo last summer where I replaced the broken windows but was a little rusty about the steps to putting everything back in... but the steps are first to drop in the vent window but not screw it into place, then drop in the roll up window, then get the roll up in the tracks and then you can screw in the vent window.
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Dash cluster installation went pretty good. The new dash plates installed easily but the oil pressure line is a little too short so that challenged us a little. All in all, it went in nicely.
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Old 04-01-2018, 11:06 AM   #115
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The passenger door got installed along with the front fenders. Really starting to take shape now!!
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Filler panel and left front fender were next. The filler panel was a donor from a Chevrolet so we had to drill 4 holes to accommodate the GMC grill. Put the headlights in and plugged them in to test the wiring... success!
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NOS park lights installed in the grill and are ready to install on the truck along with the re-chromed 9310 emblem.
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After drilling the 4 extra holes, the grill mounted without any challenges except for a 2 hour f'n around challenge with what we thought was a wiring issue but turned out to be a faulty 1157 bulb!!! ARRRGGGHHH
The hood got installed as well. Still some adjustments to be made at this point.
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The new repop bumper and chrome headlight bezel fitment was really good!
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Door panels were about the last thing to be installed by Ken before I left for home. The gas gauge threw us for a loop. The tank is a late 60's Mustang tank but the sending unit is 90 ohm but the gauge is 30 ohm. After a bit of research here on this forum, we decided to try and use the electrical working parts from the old tank and marry them to the new sending unit. Ken attacked this challenge while I was driving home and let me know it that it was a bit of f'n around to get the float angle and length just right but is happy that it works as it should now.
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Old 04-01-2018, 12:47 PM   #121
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Looking good!!!
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Old 04-01-2018, 12:57 PM   #122
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man o man...that's coming along nicely...starting to look like a truck again...
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Great progress, looks like you are on the home straight.
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Looking very nice.
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Old 04-02-2018, 02:36 PM   #125
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That’s a REAL nice looking truck. Huge congrats!
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