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Old 08-04-2016, 05:59 PM   #1
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85 GMC dirt cheap refresh

I sold my step box and took this gmc as part of a trade. I will be fixing this old girl up and sending it down the road. It will need outer rockers, small patches on the cab corners, and some patch panels on the right box side. It has a rebuilt 700r4, and a pretty tired 305. It seems to drive pretry good, I drove it home from 3 hours away. It came with front drop springs, and rear lowering shackles, and a new grill, and a new sport bumper for the rear. So far all I've done is replace the driver side window motor, and switch, and cleaned the lock switch, and gave it a once over. I had to put my spare wheels on it, I really should paint them silver. Plan is to install the springs and shackles, try and find a good running cheap 350, fix the body and paint it all black. It also came with new chrome trim for the sides. For the interior I'll put new upholstery on the seat, clean the carpet, and put a dash cap on it.
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Old 08-28-2016, 05:03 PM   #2
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I have been slow to start working on this project, I have driven it quite a bit, and it seems to be growing on me. The big puff of smoke on start up was getting to me, so I decided to start working on it. I started by pulling all of the emissions stuff off the engine, put valve stem seals in it, swapped in a regular hei distributor, and dropped off the carb for a rebuild. The carb won't be ready for another week, so I thought I would tackle some of the rust. I started on the right box side. I was able to work on it for about 5 hours yesterday, this is how far I got. I hope to get the box side done by the time I get the carb back.
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Old 08-29-2016, 02:59 PM   #3
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Re: 85 GMC dirt cheap refresh

Good start!
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Old 11-29-2016, 09:51 PM   #4
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Re: 85 GMC dirt cheap refresh

Any updates?
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Old 11-29-2016, 10:10 PM   #5
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No updates for now, I put this truck on the back burner for now, while I finish up my winter beater. I did buy a parts truck with a goodwrench 350 in it for this truck though.
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Old 01-22-2017, 10:40 AM   #6
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Re: 85 GMC dirt cheap refresh

I know this one is on the backburner but I just want to keep up with it. When you do get back on it i will be ridding along.
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Old 01-24-2017, 02:09 AM   #7
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I know this one is on the backburner but I just want to keep up with it. When you do get back on it i will be ridding along.
My winter truck is just about done, so I might get this truck pulled in next week and get some work done on it. I have another project coming in at some point, so I will use this as a fill in project for now.
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:57 AM   #8
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Re: 85 GMC dirt cheap refresh

Always love your builds, looking forward to this one!
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