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Old 07-04-2005, 05:16 PM   #1
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58 GMC Project

I have just started my 58 GMC project. I bought the truck a few years back for $800. It has a 79 camaro subframe, 55 chevy clip and the 58 GMC cab. I have almost all of my parts now for the project. Here's a list of some of the highlights.

CHEVY 350/330hp.(ALL POLISHED & CHROMED)
TCI STREETFIGHTER TURBO 350 TRANS.
DAYNO FLOW CERAMIC HEADERS.
2003 CHEVY BLAZER POSI REAR DIF.
FOUR WHEEL DISC BRAKES.
FRAME MOUNT TCI POWER BRAKE UNIT.
TOURQE THUSTER II RIMS.
18X8 & 20X10 ON NITTO 225/35-18 & 275/30-20.
FLAMING RIVER POLISHED STIANLESS TILT COLUMN & BILLIT WHEEL.
POWER LEATHER BUCKET SEATS OUT OF A 97 HONDA.
COMPLETE 18 CIRCUT WIRING.
SHAVED DOORS.
ALL NEW GLASS & RUBBER.
BROTHER'S ONE PIECE WINDOW KIT.
POWER WINDOWS.
SHAVED GAS FILLER & KUSTOM TANK'S UNDER BED FUEL CELL.
NEW CHROME BUMBER & GRILL.
NEW FENDERS, SMOOTH TAILGATE, FRONT PANEL, CROSS SILLS, ROLL PAN, BED SIDES & STEP PLATES.
AIR RIDE SHOCKWAVE BAGS.
REAR FIRESTONE AIR BAGS.
OLD AIR, AIR AND HEAT UNIT.
OAK WOOD WITH POLISHED STAINLESS STRAPS.
RODDOORS CUSTOM HEADLINER, DOOR PANELS, KICK PANELS & CAB BACK.
PAINT: PPG PLYMONTH PROWLER ORANGE PEARL.
79 Z-28 CAMARO SUB-FRAME.
55 CHEVY FRONT CLIP (hood, fenders, grill, lights and bumper).


I will be sending the frame in for powder coating in the next few weeks. As the project gose on I will post new pixs & update.
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Old 07-08-2005, 02:38 AM   #2
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That's gonna be sweeeeet when you get it done!
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Old 07-09-2005, 01:05 AM   #3
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I just got my create motor in! I will post some pixs soon.
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Old 07-12-2005, 06:12 PM   #4
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Here's the pixs of the create motor I bought.
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Old 07-13-2005, 11:28 AM   #5
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Verry Nice, I can't wait to see the end result of 1000's of hours of work. Should look Awesome!!! Good Luck "Gentelmen start your Creditcards!" LOL it is addictive.
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Old 07-15-2005, 06:36 AM   #6
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Yes it is addictive!! The strang thing is, once your projects done, you want to sell it and start a new one.....Yes it's addictive...LOL! Thanks DLRichard85 for checking it out.
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Old 07-16-2005, 07:42 PM   #7
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Hey

That looks great but it looks to be a 57 or earler 58 and 59 had the 4 head light system.

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Old 07-16-2005, 09:11 PM   #8
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Thanks! It's a 58 GMC cab with a 55 clip.
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Old 07-25-2005, 12:51 AM   #9
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I just got my Tilt column & billit wheel. The column is 30 inch DD Flamming River. The wheel I got off of an e-bay auction. I have a Lokar shifter for the floor. Here is a picture.
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Old 08-14-2005, 08:31 PM   #10
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Instrument Cluster

I just got done putting together the instrumet panel. Since the GMC has a different gauge cluster (which I don't like) then the Chevy, I wanted to have something more custom. The bezel is from Billit Specialties for a 32 Ford. The gauges are Auto Meter. I am filling in the stock dash openning with this cluster
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Old 08-17-2005, 11:18 PM   #11
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Looks like it's going to be a nice one....
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Old 08-17-2005, 11:20 PM   #12
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I think I figured out how to get my photos to post. Heres a try.
If you want to show larger pics just right click on them in your photo album and save them to your hard drive. They are resized small enough that you can upload them from there....
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Old 08-20-2005, 05:08 PM   #13
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Thanks N2TRUX! I will give it a try. By the way, I like your truck! I had a 79 and keep the moldings on like you have....I love the look!

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Old 08-20-2005, 05:40 PM   #14
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Okay, I am going to try and upload a larger photo. I just put my rear diff. in. It came out of a 2003 S-10 Blazer with disc brakes. I don't have my 20's on in the photo. I need to get a set of adapters for spacing and due to the fact when I ordered the wheels I ordered the wrong bolt pattern. I ordered 5x4.25 and it should have been 5x4.75. Summit Racing will not take back wheels if you have mounted the tires.
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Old 08-30-2005, 01:10 AM   #15
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I just got the clip off and is in for paint. As soon as I get it back then the cab goes in. I will post more pixs as it comes further along.
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Old 09-01-2005, 02:44 PM   #16
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Old 09-09-2005, 07:07 AM   #17
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Thanks Denny B. I hope to have more pixs soon.
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Old 09-09-2005, 09:35 AM   #18
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If you are looking for a custom stepside bed let me know, I am selling one that I did not use for my extended project.
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Old 09-09-2005, 12:08 PM   #19
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Looks real good. I hope I can the the old 59 to that stage one day. Where did you get the 55 front end?
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Old 09-09-2005, 06:34 PM   #20
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Thanks OrangeMach, The clip came with the truck when I bought it.



extd56, A few months back I could have used that bed, but since then I bought new fenders, steps, back panel, tail gate, cross braces & roll pan.

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Old 09-16-2005, 09:46 PM   #21
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I just got the cab off the frame. The cab is headed to the body shop and the frame will soon be going in for powder coating.

I used my engine hoist to pick the cab off the frame by making a cradle and bolting it to the top of the hoist. Then I pushed the hoist and the cradle into the door openings and picked it up at the top of the door jams. It worked out really well.

I also put the fiberglass firewall panel on to fill the holes and smooth it all out. I got the firewall panel from Brothers.
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Old 09-26-2005, 12:27 PM   #22
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Any pics of the painted cab yet?
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Old 09-27-2005, 03:18 AM   #23
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Not yet OrangeMach. I take it in on Wednesday to have the floors and under the cab sand blasted. Then on Friday I will pick it up and take it about two blacks down the street were it will be in for paint. As soon as I get it back I will post some new pixs. Thanks for asking.
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Old 10-07-2005, 07:37 PM   #24
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The cab is in for paint now I will have it back in 4 weeks, so they say. Here are some pixs of the C-notch I just put in. I am stripping down the rest of the frame to go in for powder coating. After that I can finaly start putting everything back together.
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Old 10-26-2005, 08:28 PM   #25
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Re: 58 GMC Project

Hey CAL 58, looks like a great project. My father left a '57 GMC big back window custom cab stepside V8 pick-up behind when he passed away a couple years ago. GMC's are like artichokes...you either love them or hate them. I personally think they have great personality and I hope to someday build the '57. Your crate motor is sweet! And it looks like the project is coming along well. The only thing I might say at the risk of irritating someone here: You should really not refer to the truck as a '58 even though that is how it is registered. It's hard to decide what to call a mixed year truck, some guys say right up front,"It's a 58 with a 55 front end" and others would just call it a '55. Personally, if the cab is the ONLY thing '58, I'd call it a '55. It will save you a lot of unecessary explanation and won't confuse anyone in the process. Just my .02¢...but I have been know to be wrong...at least 2 other times that I know of...LOL ;D

PS: Keep the pics coming!
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