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Old 12-14-2017, 10:40 PM   #76
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Re: 1959 GMC 9310 Canadian built Shortbox Fleetside Deluxe

Got some chrome work back.
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:22 PM   #77
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Looks sweet!
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Old 12-15-2017, 08:34 AM   #78
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Very nice.
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Old 12-16-2017, 01:10 AM   #79
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Re: 1959 GMC 9310 Canadian built Shortbox Fleetside Deluxe

Just reading through your thread, it's coming along nicely. I really like the look of your bed wood. Do you not need to clear it? How is it sealed? I'm experimenting with scraps.
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Old 12-16-2017, 01:21 PM   #80
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Just reading through your thread, it's coming along nicely. I really like the look of your bed wood. Do you not need to clear it? How is it sealed? I'm experimenting with scraps.
I am not going to put any clear on my bedwood because I believe it will only create more problems when it peels. See this link for a report done by Mar K one different types of wood finishes. Scroll down the page to the articles regarding wood finish and the test results.

http://www.mar-k.com/index.php?p=tips-and-tricks

With Varathane on the bedwood, I will once every year or two simply recoat with a little more Varathane and carry on. This way, I can put stuff in the bed of my truck and not worry about scratches as the Varathane will easily recoat and repair.
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Old 12-16-2017, 01:38 PM   #81
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Re: 1959 GMC 9310 Canadian built Shortbox Fleetside Deluxe

Took a few more days to go out to work on the truck with Ken. We were able to paint the bottom of the cab black and painted the firewall orange. Then three of us lifted it back onto the frame for the last time!

We hooked up all the brake lines, bled the brakes, set up the drums and checked for leaks. Brakes are now ready to stop the truck.

I dumped in a jug of oil into the motor, primed the carb and fired it up for the very first time. We had to monkey with the timing and the distributor placement but in the end, it fired and ran for about 3 seconds as we didn't have a fuel line hooked up, no coolant and no oil filter, but we now know it runs! I fully expected it too as it's a brand new rebuild and had never been fired before! We did discover an exhaust manifold leak at #6 so it's going to go in to get planed.

The seat went into the upholstery shop too. They are going to make a headliner with the same fabric and make new upholstered door panels too.
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Old 12-23-2017, 10:43 PM   #82
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Re: 1959 GMC 9310 Canadian built Shortbox Fleetside Deluxe

Working on the bedside stainless today. Starting with 220, then 400 as you see it here. After the 400, I sanded it with 600, 800 and then 1000 today.
Tomorrow I will finish it with 1500 then 2000 before hitting it with green rouge and the buffing wheel.
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Old 12-26-2017, 02:50 PM   #83
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Finished sanding and polishing the bedside stainless. In all, I must have spent 80 hours or more refinishing all the stainless trim including the deluxe cab trim.
My son gave me a book on GMC's for Christmas.
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Old 12-26-2017, 05:50 PM   #84
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Re: 1959 GMC 9310 Canadian built Shortbox Fleetside Deluxe

those look awesome. it's gonna be worth it when you see them installed.
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Old 12-26-2017, 07:59 PM   #85
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Re: 1959 GMC 9310 Canadian built Shortbox Fleetside Deluxe

Nice to see another Canadian Build & Members... The truck is going to look awesome.
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:05 PM   #86
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Re: 1959 GMC 9310 Canadian built Shortbox Fleetside Deluxe

Cab interior is now painted along with the grill.
Next steps are more masking and paint the outside of the cab.
Ken must have spent at least 6 hours masking and three hours painting just to paint the inside of the cab alone!! Tons of work and perfectionist attention to detail needed in two toning a cab! It's not for the faint of heart!
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Old 01-18-2018, 02:58 AM   #87
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Looking really good, it’s the extra effort that makes the difference.
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Old 01-18-2018, 10:58 AM   #88
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that thing looks GREAT! you're gonna love it when it's all back in one piece.
keep the pics coming, it gives the rest of us slackers some ambition.
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Old 01-18-2018, 02:16 PM   #89
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Re: 1959 GMC 9310 Canadian built Shortbox Fleetside Deluxe

Truck is looking great!
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Old 01-26-2018, 04:45 PM   #90
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Re: 1959 GMC 9310 Canadian built Shortbox Fleetside Deluxe

Cab is masked off now for HB primer, then color is next!
Pictures are going to be hard to get from now on because Ken is getting close to cutting me off from seeing anymore. He wants to keep me in the dark as to how it all looks until I actually get to pick it up.
I have ordered a wiring harness from "Seth" on Facebook who claims it's a plug and play original replacement. It has signal light wiring, generator and amp gauge provisions. I was making plans to go and wire the truck next week with the Haywire kit but now it seems I don't need to since Ken will be able to wire it himself with the "Seth" kit.
Might get a few bodywork pictures on the bed but that is likely all I'm going to get...
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Old 01-30-2018, 04:18 PM   #91
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Re: 1959 GMC 9310 Canadian built Shortbox Fleetside Deluxe

Well Ken sent me more pictures... he was obviously painting!
What do you guys think of my color choice?
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love the red!
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looks great...
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looking good!!!
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Old 02-06-2018, 06:25 PM   #97
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Re: 1959 GMC 9310 Canadian built Shortbox Fleetside Deluxe

I actually found a stock replacement wiring harness! Ken is plugging it in with a few questions but overall it's going very well. The VIN and ID plates are installed too!
I am finding it hard to believe that we are at the rebuilding stage!

I'd like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to my grandfather shown here restoring his 1927 Chrysler in the mid 1980's, when he was in his mid 80's (born in 1899). My family has a long history of vehicle restoration and I know he would approve!
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That’s going to be an awesome looking truck.
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