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Old 06-02-2014, 01:37 AM   #1
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'68 GMC 1 ton dually restoration

Here's what I started with.
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It was my dads that he bought non running then it just sat for 10+ years. I told him I wanted to restore it and that's how this project began.
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Old 06-02-2014, 01:46 AM   #2
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First thing I did was rebuild the original running gear.
327 bored .30 over, kept the SM465 Muncie transmission, also decided to run the Eaton HO72 rear end.
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Old 06-02-2014, 01:51 AM   #3
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Finally moved on to the body completely disabling everything.Name:  image.jpg
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Old 06-02-2014, 01:58 AM   #4
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Finished the bodywork and got it primed, still needs a couple more coats
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Do to neglect and rust I had to change the drip rails, rocker panels and other little areas.
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Old 06-02-2014, 02:21 AM   #5
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Re: '68 GMC 1 ton dually restoration

That's pretty sweet.Are you going to keep the stake bed or do something different?HAve you seen that crew cab dually with the fleetside bed and stepside fenders grafted on?
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Old 06-02-2014, 10:56 AM   #6
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I've seen many of truck done that way and love the the fleet side duallys but I didn't want to cut the truck up. Yes, I'm keeping the same bed but it needs a lot of reworking.
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:08 AM   #7
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Spent the weekend striping all the old paint jobs off the front clip.
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:11 AM   #8
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That is a sweet truck!
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Old 06-19-2014, 01:30 AM   #9
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Started working on the doors today found some bad rust forming at the bottom that had to be removed.
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:03 AM   #10
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Thats good that you found it and are taking care of it now.
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:06 AM   #11
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Love seeing GMC builds!
Ill follow along too...
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:46 AM   #12
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Yesterday was spent fixing the corners and now I just need to buy the outer skins.
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Old 06-24-2014, 01:25 AM   #13
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Bought the outer door skins today and got the driver side done.
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:01 PM   #14
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Mocked up the front clip and doors this afternoon to check my gaps. The lower door skins still need a little straightening.
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Looks good!
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Old 06-26-2014, 01:31 AM   #16
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Nice!
I like that you haven't removed the C30 bits.
To quote a famous member her, flex fans will try to kill you. Get a clutch fan from a late 90s truck.
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Old 06-30-2014, 11:56 AM   #17
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Does anyone know where I can find mirror brackets for these holes?
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:11 PM   #18
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Got the hood and left fender primed. Ran out of paint so I will finish the rest some time week.
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That looks great! I see you have some bucket seats in one of your pics. Motor looks nice too.
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Old 07-24-2014, 12:40 AM   #20
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"That looks great! I see you have some bucket seats in one of your pics. Motor looks nice too."

Thanks, the buckets came with the truck. I would like to find a buddy bucket for the center.
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:19 PM   #21
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those are hard to come by. I'll keep an eye out for one.
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Old 07-27-2014, 01:15 PM   #22
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Old 07-27-2014, 01:37 PM   #23
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Got the rest of the front clip and doors primed yesterday.
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:18 PM   #24
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Laid some primer on the last of the front end parts.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:00 PM   #25
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Got the inner fenders looking like new.
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