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Old 09-29-2019, 07:37 PM   #1
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68 GMC frame off build

I started a new frame for my 1967 c-10. On a whim I decided to I decided to make it a short box. Even though I got the blessing from the original owner, I got a ton flack from my friends and family for planning on cutting up my Original Paint truck. They wore me down, probably the right decision.
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Re: 68 GMC frame off build

I had had a very good friend shorten and step notch the frame for me. He did an amazing job, and since it would be such a shame to let it go to waste or to someone else. I decided to build another truck. Here’s a few pics of the frame.
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Re: 68 GMC frame off build

Good Choice.
Your 67 is a great looking truck.
I personally like long bed trucks.
But I will admit as far as looks go Short beds are Cool.
I am in for your short bed build.







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Re: 68 GMC frame off build

Spent the last year looking for an original paint light yellow truck. Had to be 67/68 and it had to have either original paint or a very old repaint. Im not interested in Paint prison. The costs are too high and it takes too long.

Here is the first truck i found, A lot rougher than I wanted but it would do if I couldnt find a better truck.

Its a 1968 GMC 1/2 ton had been sitting for about 25 years.
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Re: 68 GMC frame off build

It was super cheap even when you factor in the fluke and time to go get it.

But she needs full floors and the box sides are far too rough to shorten. Its basically a parts truck. So I removed the coils and its driveway art for the time being.
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Re: 68 GMC frame off build

im in for the ride
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:21 PM   #7
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Re: 68 GMC frame off build

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Good Choice.
Your 67 is a great looking truck.
I personally like long bed trucks.
But I will admit as far as looks go Short beds are Cool.
I am in for your short bed build.







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Thanks, I agree. Besides I have a fantasy 4 truck collection in mind. This gives me build #3. The only truck ill need after this is a 67/68 suburban.
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Re: 68 GMC frame off build

Thats how things sat for the last 6months or so. Then last weekend a buddy sent me an ad for this one. Kind of funny since 67/68 GMCs have never been that common around here. But here it is, another 68. Only without all the rust and body damage.

Its an original paint truck that has never been wrecked and barely left the farm, or at least thats what I was told. It definitely never left the area anyways. As the farm I got it from was only 65km away from the dealership it was sold at.
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Re: 68 GMC frame off build

Some better pics now that Ive got it home. Definitely a good builder.
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Re: 68 GMC frame off build

Congrats on the find. And thanks for sharing. Looks like fun, I'm down for the follow.
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Congrats on the find. And thanks for sharing. Looks like fun, I'm down for the follow.
Thanks!! Ill try and keep it interesting.
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Re: 68 GMC frame off build

Pulled the seat and floor mats today. Wanted to get a good look at how good the floor actually is.

For a farm truck thats been sitting for a few years (Last registration was in 2008) its really not that bad. Needs small patches on the cab corners and theres a bit of rust at the floor pan/A-pillar intersection. Otherwise its in great shape.
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Re: 68 GMC frame off build

Thought they looked cool just hanging out.

I love driveway pics.
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Re: 68 GMC frame off build

One more driveway pic for the end of the night.
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Re: 68 GMC frame off build

Gave the GMC a quick wash. No real scrubbing just wanted to see if the Butternut would come through at all.

Not bad at all, cant wait to give it a Comet scrub and some serious polishing. Should be cool.
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Re: 68 GMC frame off build

A good friend of mine, CabuckVetter whos also a board member heard about the new truck and pulled these out of his parts stash. Absolutely killer, and very hard to find in this area of the world.

Not perfect, but this truck will never be perfect
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Re: 68 GMC frame off build

That truck from here in western Canada is in real nice shape. I'd clean it up and drive the wheels off it. Your driveway spells addiction lol. Kind of like my back yard.
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Re: 68 GMC frame off build

Really looking forward to the new build. I'm totally in for the chop'n'drop... My truck was an original paint longbed truck also...but in Ochre. I call it babysh_t yellow. My thinking was this, Its a base model C10, it's as close to rust free as I'll ever find, it's paid for, and it's mine. So now it is a SWB and will soon be light blue and white.
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Looking good! Really like your Blazer too!
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That truck from here in western Canada is in real nice shape. I'd clean it up and drive the wheels off it. Your driveway spells addiction lol. Kind of like my back yard.
Sort of the plan, no real paint or body work. Just fix the rust and shorten the box. Just a restored frame bed and interior.

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Really looking forward to the new build. I'm totally in for the chop'n'drop... My truck was an original paint longbed truck also...but in Ochre. I call it babysh_t yellow. My thinking was this, Its a base model C10, it's as close to rust free as I'll ever find, it's paid for, and it's mine. So now it is a SWB and will soon be light blue and white.
Exactly. The way I look at it, this truck was sitting for about 11 years. I saved it and as long as I get it back on the road in some form. Its a win.


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Re: 68 GMC frame off build

A few pics of the frame shortening. I used the ECE c-channel, cut 12 out and bolted it all together. Then I took it over to my buddies who burned it all together.
She measures out straight and true. Next up will be blasting and paint.
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Re: 68 GMC frame off build

I think painted grill would be best for this build.
Just my opinion.
You have the parts to do this build.
Frame is looking good.
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I think painted grill would be best for this build.
Just my opinion.
You have the parts to do this build.
Frame is looking good.
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Agreed. White is the only option as far as Im concerned.

Im hoping to keep this build as low-buck as possible. I just want my short box truck. A fun little driver and Ill be happy.
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Re: 68 GMC frame off build

Blazer and the 67 are both about to head off to storage, so i thought Id take a little group shot.
Makes for a pretty cool looking driveway. 2 drivers, a project and a parts truck


Im so lucky that i have cool neighbours.
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Re: 68 GMC frame off build

Started the tear down today.
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