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Old 09-22-2019, 01:20 PM   #1
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1950 GMC on s10 named Hook

Hello everyone

This is the construction report for a 1950 GMC pick-up on a 1987 Chevrolet s10 chassis powered by a 4.3L Astro Van drive train. Since it is very difficult here in Germany to get the individual components I have to take everything I get and can not be picky. I have to work with the parts I get and that is why this project will be put together from parts from many different cars and trucks. I started collecting about a year ago. Finally when found the cabin in August and got it for a good price, the project could be started. The idea behind is to build a daily driver with the grate shape from 1950. Due to the strong rust patina I decided to call this project "Hook".
Much of this project may be quite simple and a little bit hillbilly like, but the motto is to use only as many new parts as necessary and keeping the budget as small as possible. So please excuse if some part of the work and problems will be solved quite special.

Here are some pictures of how he looked in the beginning.



And after removing a whole bucket of earth and nuts

The cabin and the front were removed


New chassis and new cab holders





And the first test how it fits together


It looks a bit squashed on the short chassis but with the bed on I hope it should be ok again, we'll see.

New steering column, pedals and brake booster







New frame for the S10 bench


And the drive train
With a lot of problems and some modifications, oil pan of a 4x4 blazer (still waiting for a new oil pump and screen from the USA), exhaust system, shift linkage and many many more




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Old 09-22-2019, 01:58 PM   #2
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Re: 1950 GMC on s10 named Hook

love it!
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Old 09-22-2019, 02:04 PM   #3
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Re: 1950 GMC on s10 named Hook

is that a short bed s10 or are my eyes tricking me?
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Old 09-22-2019, 03:31 PM   #4
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Re: 1950 GMC on s10 named Hook

Welcome to the fun. Good start.
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:02 PM   #5
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Re: 1950 GMC on s10 named Hook

Welcome.....
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:11 AM   #6
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Strong work.....

Keep on keepin on!

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Old 09-28-2019, 09:53 AM   #7
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Re: 1950 GMC on s10 named Hook

Hallo
@paintman yes you are right this is a shot bed frame. The long bed trucks are very rare here in Germany and if there is one for sale it is very expensive.
And another special thing about this build is the engine which is in the original position and not moved back like most of you do this.

Not a big progress but it goes forward
Plumping the fuel pump and filter assembly using the original fuel tank in behinde the bench



Battery holder and radiator first try



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Old 09-29-2019, 10:11 PM   #8
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Re: 1950 GMC on s10 named Hook

Cool work. It's fun to see international builds!
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:41 AM   #9
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Hallo
@paintman yes you are right this is a shot bed frame. The long bed trucks are very rare here in Germany and if there is one for sale it is very expensive.
And another special thing about this build is the engine which is in the original position and not moved back like most of you do this.

Not a big progress but it goes forward
Plumping the fuel pump and filter assembly using the original fuel tank in behinde the bench



Battery holder and radiator first try



So long
Arnd
Wow cool work, hope to see you sometime in Bavaria
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Old 11-17-2019, 01:37 PM   #10
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Re: 1950 GMC on s10 named Hook

Hello all

Slow progress on my build in the moment. A lot of work to do with the garden and around the house with winter coming.
I used the original front mounts for the fenders and the front part. I build some brackets and bolted them to the old radiator frame. With the front bolted to the cab and using the s10 rubber mounts I welded the s10 holder to the frame and everything is quiet strong.



The next step was the radiator. I build a frame that is bolted on the bottom to the s10 frame and on the top to the to original GMC radiator frame. I am not perfectly happy with it but for the first try it is ok. I hope the radiator is not too small for the engine. I am using an extra transmission oil cooler which is bolted in front of the water radiator.




The one is the parking brake. I am using the original pedal on the left side of the cab. It is the same assembly like the one from the s10 but I had one problem. The cable on the right side hits the exhaust pipe and the driveshaft. I am running the cable above them. For this I cut out the holder from the frame and replaced on top of the frame rail. Works.


I take some time and did some wiring work. Tried to take out the one which are not used like ABS and all these things. As far as I want to have possibility to take off the front clip with out a lot of work I decided to use some connectors on the left and right side where the fenders hit the firewall. A lot of work. The original hole in the firewall for the heating regulator is perfect for the wires which run from the engine to the ECU.



So long Arnd
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Old 11-17-2019, 01:57 PM   #11
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Re: 1950 GMC on s10 named Hook

By the way. Is there One of you from Boise Idaho or from around that place? I am asking because I have friend who has some guys on that place who are parting out cars and truck and make the ready for shipping to Germany for him. I still need a bed and the rear fenders. I am looking thought craigslist all the time but nothing. So I thing it would be easier to find something when knowing someone who has more to do with trucks of that type.
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