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Old 05-14-2018, 09:29 AM   #101
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Re: Fix and Sale 72 GMC 3/4 ton 4x4 K2500

Made more progress on bedside removal this weekend. Finally got it off after a few more sessions with a cut off grinder and a small cold chisel. As you can see in the first picture the bed bolts that hold the bed to the frame were in bad shape and I decided to grind down the heads and then drill center a bit, then hit them with a punch. Took about 1/2 hour to get the bed so I cold move it to remove front panel bolts and the two screws at the top. Those came of pretty easy except top two needed a little heating with map gas from the back.

The last picture is to show how good the wheel arch area is with no rust, this will be cut out and used on the other bedside that is going back on truck. This bedside was really straight but had a little rust on the inside tub area. So a little cut and weld to get it back to a solid bedside.
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Fix and Sale 72 GMC 3/4 ton 4x4 K2500

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The "Fixrupr" build thread

Oh yeah I forgot to mention I have a problem collecting these trucks, as for now I have 7 trucks.

72 Cheyenne 1/2 ton " FIXRUPR "
67 C20 - now daily driver
72 3/4 Ton GMC 4x4
68 C25 GMC LWB - SOLD
68 C10 LWB - SOLD
67 C20 - parts truck formerly known as the " Chicken Dinner"
67 1/2 ton 4x4 short step side - will be a long term project
71 Blazer - SOLD
72 1/2 ton 4x4 - SOLD
70 CST daily driver - SOLD
72 suburban - possible for a 4 door crew cab truck - SOLD

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Old 05-14-2018, 09:48 AM   #102
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Re: Fix and Sale 72 GMC 3/4 ton 4x4 K2500

First picture is the bedside I will be putting on truck, you can see that there is rust in the wheel tub area. I was able to cut out a section from the original bedside and place it on the inside for fit. Next I will be transferring the measurements over and cut out the bad and tack in the good. Last one is the bedside test fit on to the truck, will need to transfer trim holes from old bedside nd do a little touch up body work and mount lights....should be good to go!
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Fix and Sale 72 GMC 3/4 ton 4x4 K2500

67 K10 Short Stepside 1 of 1229

The "Fixrupr" build thread

Oh yeah I forgot to mention I have a problem collecting these trucks, as for now I have 7 trucks.

72 Cheyenne 1/2 ton " FIXRUPR "
67 C20 - now daily driver
72 3/4 Ton GMC 4x4
68 C25 GMC LWB - SOLD
68 C10 LWB - SOLD
67 C20 - parts truck formerly known as the " Chicken Dinner"
67 1/2 ton 4x4 short step side - will be a long term project
71 Blazer - SOLD
72 1/2 ton 4x4 - SOLD
70 CST daily driver - SOLD
72 suburban - possible for a 4 door crew cab truck - SOLD
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:42 AM   #103
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Re: Fix and Sale 72 GMC 3/4 ton 4x4 K2500

Got the inner wheel well area cut out of the old bedside and transferred over to the new one. All welded in and about half of it ground down, need to wrap up around the arch area withe grinder flap disc. Next will be to transfer trim molding holes and finish any other metal and body work. Purchase new bolts for bedside, inner wheel well and bolts that bolt bed to frame.

When I had the bed on the engine hoist to lift and place a few 2x4's under the bed and frame to elevate it and make it easy to slide back and forth while trying to get the bedsides off. I was amazed at how great of shape the under side is, minus rust is always a good thing. I did find one small section on only one of the bed rails that had some rust. I was looking at how things were engineered and wondered why it rusted there and came to the conclusion that it just traps water and dirt, maybe some large drain holes would have prevented it.
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Fix and Sale 72 GMC 3/4 ton 4x4 K2500

67 K10 Short Stepside 1 of 1229

The "Fixrupr" build thread

Oh yeah I forgot to mention I have a problem collecting these trucks, as for now I have 7 trucks.

72 Cheyenne 1/2 ton " FIXRUPR "
67 C20 - now daily driver
72 3/4 Ton GMC 4x4
68 C25 GMC LWB - SOLD
68 C10 LWB - SOLD
67 C20 - parts truck formerly known as the " Chicken Dinner"
67 1/2 ton 4x4 short step side - will be a long term project
71 Blazer - SOLD
72 1/2 ton 4x4 - SOLD
70 CST daily driver - SOLD
72 suburban - possible for a 4 door crew cab truck - SOLD
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:20 AM   #104
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Re: Fix and Sale 72 GMC 3/4 ton 4x4 K2500

Wrapping up with the bedside repair this weekend. First image shows where the rust issues were with the new-used bedside, under the wheel well and extended into the bolt down locations either side of the wells. Second one show where we are taking from the original bedside. Third image is shows after cutting out. To transfer the cut lines I bolted the cut section to the other bedside through the wheel wheel holes, then scribed with a carbide tip and cut it. Fourth image is after I welded it in and did a little bodywork. Last thing to do with bedside is transfer trim hole locations and reinstall rear tail lights.

Next I will work on the front passenger fender removal and replace with donor fender. At this point I will be done with replacing two damaged areas and all rust repair.

Running total so far for the truck expenses:

-purchase price $1100
-starter $59
-rag joint $23
-parts ordered $402
--inner rocker/outer floor x2, rockers x2, sill plates x2, lower door skin, front cab support x2, fuel sender, shifter knob, armrest x2, dash pad, heater control switch, rear light kit
-Wheel dollies (tool purchase will not add to total since I will keep) $97
-new 3-way valve for aux. tank with fittings $28
-pvc valve and oil fill cap $16
-radiator $129
-passenger fender $60
-paint supplies from Napa Auto $133
-radiator hoses, heater hoses, extra fittings $52
-more radiator items, lower hose, thermostat and carpet kit $160
-floor underlayment $38
-seat cover $32
-electric fuel pump $82
-front fender and bedside $260


TOTAL $2574

Listed below are the new items replaced or added to truck

Drive Train

-radiator
-radiator and heater hoses
-carburetor rebuild kit
-fuel filter and hoses
-fuel sending unit
-3 way valve and hoses
-pvc valve and oil fill cap
-battery and new cables
-rag joint for steering shaft
-replaced some wiring
-oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid and filters

Interior
-dash pad
-shifter knob
-heater control switch
-heater lever and bulb
-seat cover
-floor underlayment
-carpet kit
-dome light
-arm rest
-door weather strip
-door sills
-inner door handles

Exterior
-rear lens kit
-inner rockers
-outer rockers
-floor sections
-front mounts
-lower passenger outer door
-single stage paint for new metal repair areas
-used donor panels for front passenger fender and drivers bedside
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Fix and Sale 72 GMC 3/4 ton 4x4 K2500

67 K10 Short Stepside 1 of 1229

The "Fixrupr" build thread

Oh yeah I forgot to mention I have a problem collecting these trucks, as for now I have 7 trucks.

72 Cheyenne 1/2 ton " FIXRUPR "
67 C20 - now daily driver
72 3/4 Ton GMC 4x4
68 C25 GMC LWB - SOLD
68 C10 LWB - SOLD
67 C20 - parts truck formerly known as the " Chicken Dinner"
67 1/2 ton 4x4 short step side - will be a long term project
71 Blazer - SOLD
72 1/2 ton 4x4 - SOLD
70 CST daily driver - SOLD
72 suburban - possible for a 4 door crew cab truck - SOLD
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Old 05-20-2018, 06:15 PM   #105
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Re: Fix and Sale 72 GMC 3/4 ton 4x4 K2500

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Old 05-23-2018, 04:38 PM   #106
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That turned out really nice!
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:25 AM   #107
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Looks Great.
Thanks Greg I appreciate it.

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That turned out really nice!
Thanks, it was a bunch of welding and grinding. Not to mention dolly and hammer with a little body filler mixed in. I look at something like this and think that it is not going to take long to knock out. Then when it is all over I realize it took about 2 to 3 times what I thought it would. Wish I could charge myself by the hour, I would be making some serious coin.
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Fix and Sale 72 GMC 3/4 ton 4x4 K2500

67 K10 Short Stepside 1 of 1229

The "Fixrupr" build thread

Oh yeah I forgot to mention I have a problem collecting these trucks, as for now I have 7 trucks.

72 Cheyenne 1/2 ton " FIXRUPR "
67 C20 - now daily driver
72 3/4 Ton GMC 4x4
68 C25 GMC LWB - SOLD
68 C10 LWB - SOLD
67 C20 - parts truck formerly known as the " Chicken Dinner"
67 1/2 ton 4x4 short step side - will be a long term project
71 Blazer - SOLD
72 1/2 ton 4x4 - SOLD
70 CST daily driver - SOLD
72 suburban - possible for a 4 door crew cab truck - SOLD
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