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Old 02-23-2021, 10:43 AM   #1
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1964 GMC 1 Ton Dually build

OK, so the time has come to start my next truck...a 1964 GMC 1 ton dually. It is a matching numbers truck with 64k original miles. It was a farm truck and has lots of dents and dings...but I am not sure I care too much except for the hood that is so bent it doesn't close properly...so I either need to source another one or try and repair this one.

My plans are fairly simple in my head so far, I plan on making it a flatbed of sorts. I haven't done anything to it yet except start gathering parts.

Parts I have gathered so far:
  • "New" used OEM front windshield
  • "new" an original bench seat just going to clean up the cover or dye it a darker color.
  • used passenger side cowl
  • 50 gallon gas tank from a c60 (either side frame mount or bed mount)
  • OEM Power Steering pump and bracket

Things I need/want to get:
  • New wiring harness
  • GMC Hood
  • Dana 70 or 14 bolt 3.73 or 3.54 DRW Rear End
  • Fabricate flat bed or find 9' step side bed
  • Repair some dents..not all dents
  • Paint inside of cab Fawn
  • 16" Wheels
  • Power Steering for the 305e V6 engine ( might take a while)
  • Brake Booster and split brake lines for dual MC
  • Clear Coat truck
  • Rubber Floor matt

Going to be similar to my last build...not a ton of body work...fortunately there is only surface rust on this truck...no holes or rust through.

No engine work, no trans work on this one...just clean them up and make sure they are running correctly...although adding power steering is in this trucks future...so if you have power steering pulleys for a 305e v6, let me know. I have feelers out there.

Here are a few pictures as the truck sits now and one at the end that is my bed inspiration (unless I find a 9' bed quickly). This will be a slow build at first while I gather parts, but once I get the truck turned around in my driveway, I am going to start taking it apart and cleaning it up...maybe this weekend/next weekend.
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Old 02-23-2021, 01:23 PM   #2
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Re: 1964 GMC 1 Ton Dually build

This is going to be a good one!

I know of where a GMC hood is, but I haven't taken a good look at it yet. I'll have to run by there some time soon and check it out for ya
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Old 02-23-2021, 01:25 PM   #3
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Re: 1964 GMC 1 Ton Dually build

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This is going to be a good one!

I know of where a GMC hood is, but I haven't taken a good look at it yet. I'll have to run by there some time soon and check it out for ya
That would be awesome Christian...I really appreciate it! Thanks!
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Re: 1964 GMC 1 Ton Dually build

This is going to be a fun project. I will be following your progress. Speaking of hoods, if you get another hood I would be very interested in the passenger side rear corner of of the old one. I really botched the patch job and need to replace it.
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Old 02-26-2021, 03:04 PM   #5
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This is going to be a fun project. I will be following your progress. Speaking of hoods, if you get another hood I would be very interested in the passenger side rear corner of of the old one. I really botched the patch job and need to replace it.
Thanks! Will keep you posted on the hood...
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Old 02-27-2021, 06:30 PM   #6
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Re: 1964 GMC 1 Ton Dually build

I am still gathering parts, PS pump, brackets, pulleys, etc for the 305E V6. Today was a BIG day though in the parts haul! I originally wanted to do a stepside bed on this truck, but to do it right, I would either need an 8 foot bed and stretch it or find the unicorn 9' bed. I have asked people to keep an eye out all over the country. So I had resigned myself to put a flatbed on the truck..but This morning, I received a call from Christian...he found a 9 foot bed! And it is only 2 1/2-3 hours from me...He checked it out for me, made the deal for me...I will pick it up in a few weeks!

To me that is what this board is all about! Friends being on the lookout for other friends!

The bed needs some work, but it isn't bad and can be fixed...has a steel bed floor that will need to be cut out...but no big deal. Here are a few pictures...

Thanks again Christian!!!!!!
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Old 02-27-2021, 09:53 PM   #7
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Re: 1964 GMC 1 Ton Dually build

That is going to look cool! I'm looking forward to following this build. I'm a big fan of these 1 ton's.
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Old 02-27-2021, 10:20 PM   #8
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Re: 1964 GMC 1 Ton Dually build

It's unfortunate that a tree had crushed the roof of that cab, but its parts will live on! I originally went to look at some hubcaps that were still on it, but was pleasantly surprised to see the 36 on the vin tag which indicates a 133" wheel base. I'm glad I could help you out, Andy. I can't wait to see it sitting on the truck
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