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Old 12-18-2006, 12:16 AM   #1
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final assembly begins! 51 GMC

I bolted the cab on for the last time this weekend, thought I would share my excitment! Been workin on this for more than a year and a half.
Anyway, a few pics of the chassis to start.
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Old 12-18-2006, 12:29 AM   #2
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sorry for the quality, not sure how to make the pics any bigger.
I used a "4 way" I built to lift the cab, works great for the bed too.
Been a productive weekend!!
Below is a thread that I have been posting pics of the chassis work.


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Old 12-18-2006, 01:30 AM   #3
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Looks great Kid!!! Nice pics. Keep up the good work...
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Old 12-18-2006, 03:48 AM   #4
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Sweet! You must be excited. Looking good. Nice looking shop BTW!
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Old 12-18-2006, 06:06 AM   #5
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Looking real good. I love the garage also.
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Old 12-21-2006, 01:02 AM   #6
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Re: final assembly begins! 51 GMC

Where is the bed going?
When I saw the C notch I thought you were going with a stock bed ( I was wondering about the differential hitting)
Now with the exhaust?
How much higher will it be?
Just wondering
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Old 12-21-2006, 01:13 AM   #7
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Sorry I think this answers it


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Old 12-21-2006, 11:48 AM   #8
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I have been following your thread Kid. Very nice work, I love the color is that a GM?
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Old 12-21-2006, 03:11 PM   #9
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what are you planing on for a bed.. those pipes might heat up the wood... i do like the enginuity of putting them above like that..
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Old 12-21-2006, 04:43 PM   #10
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Lookin good!
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Old 12-21-2006, 06:23 PM   #11
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Nice and clean looking. good job
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Old 12-23-2006, 11:32 PM   #12
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Thanks for the kind words guys,
to answer Jeb1978, the color is a Dupont Spectrum basic color, (no name)
Mylow53, I plan to use a sheet of steel tread plate, with "speed liner" applied,
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Old 12-24-2006, 02:28 AM   #13
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Man-o-Man is that looking GOOOOOOOOD. I can't wait until I get this damn Skylark done so I can get back on my truck.

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Old 12-24-2006, 04:31 PM   #14
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Looking really good kid! Keep those progress pictures coming!
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Old 12-24-2006, 06:17 PM   #15
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Very nice looking truck! I can't wait to see more. It makes me want mine done now! Keep those picks coming!
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Old 12-25-2006, 03:03 PM   #16
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keep the pics coming!!!
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Old 01-04-2007, 08:27 PM   #17
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What type of front end or IFS did you use? Just curious as to why you didn't choose disc brakes for the rear? I must say everything looks good, can't wait til I am that far on my 54!
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Old 01-04-2007, 11:05 PM   #18
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What type of front end or IFS did you use? Just curious as to why you didn't choose disc brakes for the rear? I must say everything looks good, can't wait til I am that far on my 54!

I grafted an 84 "G" body front clip on the stock 51 frame. There are a few pics of the clip instl. on this thread
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=154951

Since posting these pictures I have purchased a Wilwood rear disc brake kit. Had to wait to get some more money saved.
Haven't had time to post any updated pictures lately. Hopefully this weekend I will be able to.
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Old 01-21-2007, 10:35 PM   #19
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Updating the build thread, getting a little closer.
Been trying to get the Vintage Air system installed along with the wiring. What I thought was alot of space got real small when stuffing th A/C unit.
Unit is a Gen. 2 compac unit. Forgot to take a pic of the controls mounted in the glove box.
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Old 01-22-2007, 06:24 PM   #20
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Good job man looks like you have had your thinking cap on keep pics and info coming, here is a pic of the local chevy pickup gang
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Old 01-22-2007, 11:22 PM   #21
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wow... cant imagine what it will feel like to be at that point w/our '52. looks great

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Old 01-23-2007, 01:15 PM   #22
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Nice very nice. Keep up the good work man.
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Old 01-24-2007, 03:49 PM   #23
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Nice job on the AC install! That's were I'm at right now, wiring and installing the AC box. Keep up the good work, it looks to be paying off for you!

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Old 03-18-2007, 10:10 AM   #24
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been gone for a while, wanted to provide an update, my computer is not working well with pics so I am only uploading 1 for now. This is my version of how a 51 Pu should look when you pop the hood.
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Looking good man.
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