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Old 04-17-2013, 10:30 PM   #1
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88 GMC Driver / Project

Well I guess it's time to start a build thread for my 88 GMC

Basically I bought the truck a couple years ago with no engine or trans, pulled the engine and trans out of my 89 parts truck, got a new windshield and started driving it
Since then I have swapped the bed for a better one, and bought a new set of tires and put them on some factory round body mags

A while back I had it sitting in from punt of my shop overnight while I was driving my car, the next day I showed up to my truck being shot up by 12ga shotgun slugs

I had planned on swapping out the cab for the one off my 89, but I got a wild hair and decided that I could do better than that, so I started hacking on it today and this is where I have made it to, enjoy some pics if you will










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Old 04-17-2013, 10:33 PM   #2
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:35 PM   #3
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:08 AM   #4
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Re: 88 GMC Driver / Project

That's a pretty cool idea you have there. I like it.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:14 PM   #5
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Thanks, I think it is going to turn out pretty cool

A lil more progress








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Old 04-19-2013, 12:40 PM   #6
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Re: 88 GMC Driver / Project

DUDE THAT IS AWESOME!!!!

never seen that before. very creative and good way to fix the original damage on the truck.
when people see it going down the road they're gonna have to do a double take!
subcribed for sure.....
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:44 PM   #7
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Yeah, especially once I put the caddi tail lights in the bed, it will be hard to tell for sure what it is cruising from behind
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:47 PM   #8
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:19 AM   #9
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Yeah, especially once I put the caddi tail lights in the bed, it will be hard to tell for sure what it is cruising from behind
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you ought to mold in 67-72 tailgate lettering in the tailgate to really mess with some heads
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:04 PM   #10
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Awesome looking Spray-Bomb--What else you gonna do to it !!!!!!!
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:23 PM   #11
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:38 AM   #12
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you could put 69-72 c10 front and rear side markers on it to add to the retro look.
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Lol, I'm good I like 67s better and they don't have side markers

I've had quite a few thoughts of how I could make it look older, but in the end there is no point since I own three 67s, if I wanted something to look like one I could just drive one
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When I get some extra money to dump into it, I plan to put a roll pan on it and some caddi tail lights I have
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Well it's getting close to being back on the road, I dont have time or money to finish painting it right now and the bottom of the graft is a lil too far out so there is a line I can't hide, but if I ever get tired of that I can cut a strip out and weld in a flat piece to fixe it





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Got the bed on yesterday, today I installed the tail lights, bolted the bed down, and pulled the plastic bed liner out



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On the road again


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Well Cadillac tails are getting installed now






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Also got some new turn signal lenses and put a 94-98 grill in, gotta order a new grill as this one is messed up, and also have some new headlights on the way


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Well I got one side done, next up is the other side and the body work






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Well both tails are in




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Re: 88 GMC Driver / Project

Ity really makes the top looked chopped with the small rear window in it....I like it....
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Thanks, I like it too

I think it's coming together really well, and the look is gonna be pretty sweet when it's all done
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Re: 88 GMC Driver / Project

Here's an update for yall

Welded in a roll pan, flipped the rear axle welded in a C-notch, made a new shock x-member and added a rear sway bar





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It now has all the same rims as the rear has and it settled out a lil more and sits about 1-2 inches lower in the rear than the front
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