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Old 05-15-2011, 07:38 PM   #1
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Jimbo's 67 Long bed step side build

Hello everyone. My name is Jim, I'm 65, been retired for several years and like messing with cars and trucks (since I was 14). I have been posting on the 47-59 forum with the build of my roadster pickup, just finished wraping that one up. I'm now starting this post of a 67 long bed step side I redid for a friend of mine. I worked on it from 2005 till 2008 (not all the time, you know the drill). I wish I knew about this site then, it would have saved me alot of headaches. Anyhow it's been on the road for about 2-1/2 years. A little background on the pickup. It's been in Jimbo's family for about 38 years. His dad picked it up in 1973, and gave it to Jimbo in 1978. It was an original 6 cyl, 3 speed, long bed heavy half ton. It had been a work truck for many years. Jimbo had a built 327 installed, but keep the 3 spd. Then in 1983 he had it painted. Over the years it sat outside and slowly when down hill. That's where we got together and decided to bring it back to life. So follow along for the next several weeks while I post pictures and tell you a story about a truck called "OLD RED".
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:42 PM   #2
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Pic 1 This is a picture Jimbo has in his basement.

Pic 2 A close up of the picture, this was the 2nd redo in 1983 with new paint, etc. That's where the name Old Red started.
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:43 PM   #3
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The day it came to my shop.
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:45 PM   #4
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Re: Jimbo's 67 Long bed step side build

Various shots of the truck.
Pic 1 cab corners bad.
Pic 2 front of hood shot, rust real bad.
Pic 3 stock dash.
Pic 4 roof mounted running lights.
Pic 5 badly worn seat covers
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:48 PM   #5
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Re: Jimbo's 67 Long bed step side build

A few more shots

Pic 1 Heavy bumper
Pic 2 Spare tire on bed with spare tire fender.
Pic 3 Carpet on front and sides of bed
Pic 4 Door panels
Pic 5 Engine bay.
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:50 PM   #6
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Re: Jimbo's 67 Long bed step side build

Started removing stuff to see what I had to work with.

Found out the frame was cracked on the right side.
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:51 PM   #7
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Re: Jimbo's 67 Long bed step side build

With the carpet out, most of the wood was gone.
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:53 PM   #8
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Re: Jimbo's 67 Long bed step side build

Pic 1 Removed the old bumper
Pic 2 Removed grill, front bumper, etc.
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:55 PM   #9
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Will use most of this stuff, except front bumper.
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:56 PM   #10
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Well, this will get you started, tomorrow will post up some more....Jim
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:56 PM   #11
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Re: Jimbo's 67 Long bed step side build

nice project truck!
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:41 AM   #12
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Re: Jimbo's 67 Long bed step side build

Can't wait to see the rest of this one. The final product looks great from the picture on your other thread. My dad has a longbed 67 stepside. You really don't see many of them redone. Thanks for posting!
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:36 AM   #13
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:43 AM   #14
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Can't wait to see the rest of this one. The final product looks great from the picture on your other thread. My dad has a longbed 67 stepside. You really don't see many of them redone. Thanks for posting!
Thanks Ben. A lot of people tried to talk him into making a short wide, but he wanted to keep it as built, he's had lots of people think we did something different...Jim
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:21 PM   #15
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Re: Jimbo's 67 Long bed step side build

Today I will show some bed work and frame repair.

Removed the bed to see how to make repair to area where old spare tire mounted. Also removed old angle strips.
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Re: Jimbo's 67 Long bed step side build

Here old wood has been removed and I'm checking location of holes needed in new wood. Longbed kit does not come with holes drilled.
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Pic 1 Removed old angle strips and locating new strips.

Pic 2 Here it has been welded every 4" or 5" to bed side, and welds ground down.
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Pic 1 Had to purchase a forestner bit to recess the holes for offset washers.

Pic 2 All new wood installed with new runners.

Pic 3 Another view.
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Pic 1 With the new rear cross still in place.

Pic 2 Here I am removing the bed, so I can work on the frame.
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Re: Jimbo's 67 Long bed step side build

Really can't see it here,the frame had been broken. After getting everything level the right rear section was about 1/2" or more lower on right side.
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Re: Jimbo's 67 Long bed step side build

Here you can see the angle iron piece somone installed to keep it from getting worse. You can also see the crack across the top.
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Re: Jimbo's 67 Long bed step side build

The old bump stop bracket had been welded to the frame. Here I've removed the old bracket.
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Re: Jimbo's 67 Long bed step side build

Here you can see how bad the crack had become. Across top, about 3/4 down and between the two rivet holes.
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Re: Jimbo's 67 Long bed step side build

I aligned the frame, braced in place, and "V"ed the crack and then welded across the top and down the side. Not shown, but a fish plate was installed on the back side.
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Re: Jimbo's 67 Long bed step side build

Pic 1 This is the drivers side with the bump bracket removed. (will later "C" notch the frame).

Pic 2 View from the back, after repairs.

Pic 3 These old bumper brackets had been welded to the frame, they were cut and removed.
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